June 13, 2018
I was relieved to learn that the bump on my right breast was not CANCER but instead a CYST. In fact, today I learned that it’s a removable CYST.
This morning I visited the Medical Team (Breast Specialist and Plastic Surgeon) that will remove the CYST. Together the team makes a very knowledgeable, thorough, cautious and compassionate front. The next step is a Radiology Oncologist.
My appointment with the Radiology Oncologist is scheduled for July the 9th at 9:45am. This step is important because I have a type of skin that scars easily so the Plastic Surgeon would like to use radiation as one of the strategies to limit scarring. Before surgery can be scheduled however, the Radiation Oncologist must verify that radiation as a strategy will prove beneficial for my skin type.
The Plastic Surgeon also would like to use steroids and a special patch to ensure scarring is kept to a minimum. I have been told that the procedure will occur in the hospital on a out-patient basis. Then within 24 hours of surgery I would go for a radiation treatment. The entire process from surgery to complete healing will take approximately a year.
In the end, I am thankful that I did not have Breast Cancer. There are so many reasons that I need to be around for my family and the stress of cancer would be a burden to many. I feel incredibly lucky to have escaped another medical issue and especially one as invasive as cancer.
In the meantime I have 3 1/2 weeks to process the removal of the cyst and the idea of radiation.
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