Don’t Put Off Your Mammogram!
I know it isn’t Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but last week when a co-worker told me that she was called back for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound to ”have a better look,” my first response was “That happens frequently – it is probably nothing.” When she told me she needed a biopsy I said,”Eighty percent of biopsies come back negative for cancer.” Because I worked at The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center for 17 years and because I have some personal experience with cancer, I just crossed my fingers that everything would turn out to be “just a little scare” for her.
I was wrong. Her positive diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinomia insitu) was upsetting, naturally to my co-worker and all of her family and friends. Although her cancer was found at the earliest, most treatable stage, it still requires her to have a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.
Heck yeah bay-bee keep them cnoimg!
My thoughts go out to our friend at PVHMC!!!
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