Oct 3, 2009
October is a special month for me. It is my birthday month, and a month that I celebrate 9 years of being free of Breast Cancer. Awareness is very important in treating this dreaded cancer, because with early detection you have a much better rate of survival. It is also important that the person diagnosing and reading your mammograms are board certified in that field.
I have always been vigilant about getting my mammograms, and feeling confident after having them that I was cancer free. Little did I know that many Imaging Centers are not trained to catch the very small pre-cancer calcifications that happen and can eventually turn into full blown cancer. I was at 3 different imaging centers in an 8 year period, and two of them missed the spot. Fortunately it was slow growing insitu-ductal, and I had a very well trained, Board Certified in Mammography, Radiologist the third time that caught it. After a Lumpectomy, removal of a few lymphnodes and radiation, I am cancer free.
I encourage you all to visit this website for up-to-date information on the treatment of Breast Cancer. http://nbcam.org/index.cfm
Posted by Loretta at 9:43 AM