do your own research before making a decision
I was told that only a lumpectomy with lymph node biopsy is all that I needed but with DCIS with invasion that was not the option when I went for a second opinion.
Path report showed same and HER2+ meeting with medical oncologist 2/20/09.
I had routine mammogram on 11/10/08
Mag views on 11/17/08
Stereo static biopsy 12/3/08
breast cancer diagnosis 12/8/08
Second opinion in January.
Surgery on 2/2/09 discharged from hospital 2/4/09--double mastectomy with tissue expanders.
last pain meds 2/5/09 percocet 5 mg.
I am a strong woman and have support from wonderful people like you all.
Power of prayers--lots of them--help.
I also have a medical background and I think sometimes it scares some drs.
I found that when I saw the first dr on 12/1/08 and what he was telling me that I needed a lumpectomy with lymph node biopsy I had to do research myself and the second dr was wonderful and the ps as well--both women. I don't know if women drs are the correct people to see but in my case it was the best.
I will keep coming back to this site for answers and post my experiences as well.
It is wonderful that there is a place where people can share.
My prayers are with you all.
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