tracy living in Liberty, Indiana, 49 years old. Biopsy last Wed. Diagnosed Monday with lob invasive. Don't know stage or if its agressive.
Gratitude list: Mother and sister are both survivors; our health insurance will cover; my 13-year old daughter is a peach; my 56-year old husband is supportive.
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Janis - 57, till May 8th! Monroe, NC ....divorced 12 years....1 daughter, Kelly who lives in Washington, DC
Had gone 5 years (yes, I know) without mammogram. Had one in November, '04, had biopsy in February, '05, diagnosed with infiltrating lobular March 9, 05 with lumpectomy. Going back April 13th, '05 for another lumpectomy. Will (for sure be taking cancer drug for 5 years .....still discussing which one, 6 weeks of rads and depending on what they find for chemo.
As time goes by, since all of this started, I am not afraid. I think it is because of this website and my sister, Sharon, who has been with me all the way.
The hyperplasia means abnormal cells........same thing they thought I had too......not cancer, but bad cells, that if given time, will become cancer. You can have this and it never becomes cancer, but who would want to take that chance? There are several website you can go to that explains each type of cancer. Most people have the garden variety, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.....around 80%....I have invasive lobular carcinoma ....around 10% have this kind and then there are about 5 or 6 different kinds......but the hyperplasia and the carcinoma are not the same thing. One is cancer and one is not, but could become cancer. Carcinoma is cancer, for sure.
Hey girls, is what I'm saying correct?
I knew nothing about breast cancer until about 3 weeks ago.......very scary, but very interesting.
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