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8/1/2017 Latest post:
On July 7th at 11:43 a.m. I received a phone call from nurse Vicki at the Northfield Breast Center, telling me that the biopsy I had done on my right breast came back as Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, non-invasive. "You have cancer." I have followed so many Caring Bridge sites over the years and never thought I'd be creating my own some day. Here we go...
June 22 - annual mammogram June 30 - call back for 2nd mammogram, something suspicious on right breast July 6 - biopsy of right breast at United Breast Center in St. Paul July 7 - initial breast cancer diagnosis, DCIS, non-invasive July 10 - meet with surgeon, Dr. Fulco July 13 - MRI of breasts July 17 - MRI results - 2 spots on left breast were found July 25 - ultrasound with biopsy July 26 - results from biopsy, both spots came back cancerous - invasive (no longer DCIS) July 27 - meet with Dr. Fulco to discuss surgery options July 31 - meet with plastic surgeon, Dr. Economou August 3 - surgery (double mastectomy with reconstruction) scheduled for August 16 August 3 - genetic testing results - I am NOT a carrier of the BRCA1 & BRCA2 genes -YAY!