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Choosing a Surgeon

Once I had been diagnosed with cancer, my next step was to meet with a breast surgeon. Regardless of my final chosen treatment path, one truth remained – the cancer had to be removed. It could not remain in my body. My doctor’s office sent a referral to a surgeon and told me if I…

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The Core Needle Biopsy

My MRI was in mid-July. I received my results at the beginning of September and just as my doctor had forewarned me there was an area of concern. A biopsy was recommended. My biopsy was scheduled for the end of September the Wednesday after I returned from the annual Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) convention –…

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Mammograms & MRI’s

In my last post I shared with you how I received The Diagnosis of breast cancer.  I would like to backtrack and explain how I arrived at that diagnosis.  A common phrase I am becoming accustom to hearing in response to the fact I am a breast cancer survivor is: But you’re so young! Ok,…

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The Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on October 17th, 2017 at 1:50pm in the afternoon. I know that is super specific! How do I know that from memory? Two reasons. October 17th, 2017 was a typical uneventful day until that call, but I remember the date because it was my friend’s birthday. My plans to…

Do Not Worry

Have you ever found yourself constantly bombarded on every front by the same message? At every turn? Just over a year ago I found myself in such a season. Everywhere I turned I heard the simple message: do not worry. Do not fear. From listening to the radio, to a talk I planned to give…