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Lisa: Don't miss a moment
In 2003 I went in for some minor breast reconstruction - I had a tram flap done in 1998 and needed a "tune-up". Prior to the surgery, I was having intense belly pain for a few months and went to my GYN Oncologist. After various tests, we learned that I had a cyst on my ovary, so we thought.
When both my doctors, GYN Oncologist and Plastic Surgeon, started to perform surgery, they found breast cancer on both ovaries and my Fallopian tubes were encased with breast cancer. They removed both of my ovaries and Fallopian tubes and closed me up, because I had mets, breast cancer,… » Read More
Carla: Cancer is a growth, not a growth experience
A routine mammogram picked up my initial breast cancer in 1994 when I was 44 years old. Stunned, of course, because neither the doctor nor I could feel any lump, I was drawn into the cancer vortex. A lumpectomy and 6 cycles of chemotherapy and radiation filled the next 7 months. At the end of all that, my prognosis was good and I was hopeful.
After 6 years of ‘all clear", I had pain in my shoulder and attributed it to "middle aged woman out of shape". My oncologist had been following me and watching tumor markers, which now had gone up. And now Part II began. Since… » Read More
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