According to the University of Utah, more than 2.8 million women need cancer surgery every year in the United States.
A lumpectomy is breast conserving surgery, where surgeons remove only the tumor and some surrounding tissue.
Light at the end of the prednisone tunnel! Mike saw Dr. O today … and he won’t see him again for THREE MONTHS!
Fingers crossed that in two months the joint pain is gone.
The scary thing on the right breast was just a cyst.
That’s the biggest news of the week.
Late on Monday 15 May, after business hours, my oncologist called. I had almost convinced myself that she wouldn’t call until Tuesday because there was nothing going on. And then the phone rang.
In December, Mike was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris, a rare (1-in-a-million) autoimmune disease. He’s the first in his family that we know of to experience this genetic disorder.
In May, Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer.
This is our journey. Some posts are backdated.