Meeting with Breast Surgeon #1

I met with a breast surgeon, she was very friendly and knowledgeable and I really liked her. She explained to me my options: Lumpectomy: I could have an outpatient surgery where they would remove the tumor and some of the surrounding tissue then I would have to undergo radiation and chemotherapy. Unilateral Mastectomy:  This would be … Continue reading Meeting with Breast Surgeon #1

Meeting My Oncologist

The breast surgeon recommended an oncologist and he squeezed me in at 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 - the day after my diagnosis.  I immediately liked him because he was willing to go into the office early – before it even opened – to see me. I had a restless night of sleep and was up … Continue reading Meeting My Oncologist

Breaking the Breast Cancer News

Once I got the call from the radiology clinic to come back for a magnified mammogram and sonogram I called my sister, mom, childhood best friend, and told a few people who I was very close to, but until knowing more, I kept it a secret – there’s really no reason to freak people out if … Continue reading Breaking the Breast Cancer News

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer…Eventually

My name is Dana. I’m a 35 year old single mother of an 11 year old son, Aiden, and a 2 1/2 year German Shepherd-Corgi mix named Pretty. Breast cancer runs in my family. My sister was diagnosed at 26 years old,  I have a cousin who got it when she was only 24, an … Continue reading Diagnosis: Breast Cancer…Eventually