Tag Archives: Mammogram

Pre-Op Scan Results

It occurred to me to go back and look at the posts I had made when I first had these tests done. I was surprised and a little disheartened to see that I’d never documented the results of the scans before. So now, the sizes of the tumor and lymph nodes are included below because I’m talking about a decrease in size of each.¬† Continue reading

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New Scans – Episode 1

This morning, I had a new mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. I was hoping this was going to be easy. Of course it couldn’t be. Continue reading

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Recap of the Test Results

I’m just going to go through all of the staging tests to date with the basic results.¬† My oncologist said that I’m staged at 3A/2B because of the size of the mass and the involvement of lymph nodes. Mammogram and … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part V – The Scans

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the doctors need a certain number and type of scans to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. So after you’ve had a mammogram with ultrasound and a biopsy, the next step is … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part IV – The Big Meeting

The “Big Meeting” was scheduled for a week after I’d gotten the biopsy results. They didn’t have any openings left for that week or I’d have been there. I took a colleague from work with me and also had my … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part II – Finding a Provider

If I were still living in Houston, or anywhere within 500 miles of Texas for that matter, this would be a no-brainer. I’d be at MD Anderson and probably Houston¬†Methodist Hospital. Since I moved to Seattle instead, there are about … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part I – Imaging

When you find a strange lump or have some other symptom that tells you all is not right with your body, the standard way of narrowing down its identity and cause is with a visit to a doctor. In my … Continue reading

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