10 employees 2 confirmed 1 in ? breast cancer SCARY!!!!!!

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redbull
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   Posted 12/15/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Within the last 6 months at my employment we have had 2 confirmed breast cancer and now I have to see a surgeon on Thursday my mammo came back with right side stable focal asymmetry birad 2 whatever this means.The dr suggested a 2nd opinion.I am 47 have had mammos every year since 40.One coworker had her surgery and reconstruction she is doing well,the other is in process of setting up her surgery.This is very stressfull and scary.

barkyboys
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   Posted 12/18/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I work with a lot of women-- probably 35 of us. I had only worked there about a year when I was diagnosed. My best friend there was diagnosed about 2 years later. I remember a friend from our board flew out here for her funeral. I took her to a gathering of friends/ coworkers after the service. She was devastated as I introduced her to the women I work with... This is Cathy, she is my assistant, and she is a colon cancer survivor. This is Ellen, we share a classroom and assistant... her husband died of leukemia when I was going through my treatment. And Cheryl...her husband has prostate cancer. And this is Connie. Her mom has ovarian cancer. Ella, my other assistant... brain tumor. Janet... breast cancer. Gina... breast cancer... her dad was dying of melanoma when when she was diagnosed. Chris... breast cancer. And those were just the women we worked with. The list was much longer when we added in her close circle of friends who had cancer.

I don't say this to scare you, but yes, sometimes it is hard to look around a room and not find someone whose life has not been touched by this disease.

Good luck on your followups... I hope you get good news and the "epidemic" in your office stops before your station. Let us know how it goes. We love to hear good news!

Hugs...
BEV
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redbull
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   Posted 12/22/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I went to the general surgean and she said everything looked good nothing alarming,just have my regular mammo in a year which I do, and if anything changes or red flags I will go to San Diego to the breast cancer center where my co-workers are going just to be on the safe side.My mother in 2007 had colon cancer  removed a"big mass" they cut it out she had the colostomy bags for a couple of months until she heeled then had her colon put back together, I helped everyday empting the bags put new ones on I am glad she lives on the same property  as I do I learned alot and glad I was here to help.She has been cancer free since then thanks to the good Lord.But yes there is so much cancer I know at least 8 to 10 that have different cancers.My husband has ulcerative colitis so we have to keep a close eye on that to.Thank you for your reply.

barkyboys
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   Posted 12/22/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you had good news from your surgeon. And glad to hear your mother is doing so well! I'm sure you were a great help to her.

Take care...
BEV
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   Posted 1/7/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
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