I usually don't discuss a lot of my personal life here, other than knitting obvs, but thought this was something I should share.
Last month my primary doctor gave me a script for a mammogram. I sorta rolled my eyes but agreed to do it. Went and had it done no big deal. A week later my doctor called and said there were suspicious calcifications in my pictures and she wanted me to go get a biopsy. I was shocked. There were no lumps so this couldn't be felt with a home check. I went for the biopsy and had an appointment a week later with the head of breast surgery at Beth Israel Hospital here in NYC. Much to my surprise my biopsy came back positive for breast cancer called DCIS. It's a non-aggressive cancer but she wanted to have it removed. Wow. No history of breast cancer in my family so we were all surprised and shocked by this. I had what was called a lumpectomy, even though there was no lump, last week and we're now waiting for the pathology report. If all goes well I'll have to go for radiation for six weeks. If all isn't well they'll either have to go back in to try to remove the cancer or I may have to have a mastectomy. Hopefully it won't come to that but if it does, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I'm so lucky to have such a supportive group of family and friends around me so I know whatever will be, will be. I also have great faith in my doctors so I know I'm in good hands.
I wanted to post this because it's so important to have a mammogram. Get your boobs squished! I know it's not fun, it's uncomfortable but it could be lifesaving. If this post makes one person go have a mammogram it will be worth sharing this most personal part of my life.