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My Breast Cancer Journey
Jan 29, 2016 Latest post:
Oct 4, 2018
I'm a 52 year old mother of two wonderful young ladies. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast on 21 December 2015 (Stage 2A). I have no family history and I am BRCA negative. My Oncotype DX score is 14, which should mean a low recurrence rate. My cancer is hormone treatable with the current prescription being tamoxifen since I'm pre-menopausal. I've had three biopsies, two lumpectomies, and two lymph nodes removed. Since cancer was still present throughout the ducts and in the surrounding tissue, a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction was completed on 28 June 2016. I'm currently progressing through the reconstruction process as well as dealing with the side effects of tamoxifen.