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In Feb 2011 I felt something in my right breast in the shower. I had an ob/gyn exam scheduled anyway in Apr so I figured I'd wait til then to tell her. She also felt something & sent me to a local hospital for diagnostic testing. The hospital told me they saw "nothing." Well, thank goodness I'm the paranoid type, because in November I got a severe, steady cramp in that same breast & called my ob/gyn. She sent me to a breast surgeon, he did a biopsy, & it came back positive for invasive ductile carcinoma in Dec. Had a partial mastectomy in Jan, the cancer did NOT spread (thank God) to the lymph nodes - he removed two, & now I'm scheduled for radiation & possibly Tamoxofen when we return from our wonderful trip - an Alaskan Cruise (7 day) the end of May. I wanted to start treatment after we got back since if it hadn't been for MY paranoia, I wouldn't be sitting here telling anyone anything!!!!!!! Plus I didn't want to get side effects, etc. that close to our trip - I want to ENJOY our wonderful Alaskan trip!!! I feel I have the right to make my own choices regarding my quality of life! By the way, I'm 51 & always have been a HUGE breast cancer advocate, so as you can imagine, this came as a MAJOR shock - AND the nurse told me OVER the phone that I had breast cancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still think they should've asked me to come into the office! You don't tell a patient they have cancer over the PHONE! Anyway, I guess you could say I'm a one year cancer survivor!
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