Now all this begins with an abnormal self exam in February. It is followed by an appointment with the family doctor, Dr. MacDonald in early March and then a mammogram. In spite of the normal mammogram, Dr. MacDonald referred Deb to a surgeon. A subsequent exam on 4/13/07 included a biopsy.
On Tuesday, 4/17/07 Deb learned she has cancer in the left breast. This was not a total surprise because there had been a physical change in the nipple and a hardness in the breast.
Today, 4/18/07 Deb is having some blood work. Tomorrow she will have a CT scan and a bone scan. A meeting is scheduled for Friday with the surgeon and a MRI in Buffalo Grove takes place in the afternoon. I will probably go with her on Friday.
We won't know the treatment plan until the tests are complete and we meet with the surgeon again.
This follows my dealing with a high PSA test in March. A subsequent biopsy was benign and I'm doing well.
I hope I can have Deb share some of her thoughts here.
Deborah Lynn Keller was born on June 15, 1959. She attended Wauconda High School.