Monday, August 21, 2006


Patty's mom, Kaky, died of from breast cancer in 1992 at the age of 46. Patty was 22. Patty has had several breast biopsies throughout her life. Her first at age 15. We believe she has had six or seven total.

This all begin in January with a screening mammogram. She was called back for extra views and then they advised her to return in six months. We thought about it for a week or two and decided to go ahead and biopsy what they saw. This happened in March. The biopsy came back benign. At that time, they saw another small spot that looked like a lymph node and said they weren't concerned and to just return in September.

On August 4, Patty found a lump that concerned her. After returning from a weekend trip, we made an appointment for the next day. They performed a mammogram and an area showed up that looked suspicious. It was suspicious on ultrasound as well. They decided to go ahead and biopsy it and another small spot that they thought would be benign. They told us they were almost positive it was cancer. That night was terrible. The pathology report came back the next day at 10:30 am. The worse had come true, both spots were cancer. Devastating news.

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