It’s surgery time

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 was the day that I had my surgery. I was scheduled for a lumpectomy (removal of the tissue where the tumor was), axillary sentinel node biopsy (removal of the first few lymph nodes in the armpit where the cancer originally spread to see if there were any residual cancer cells), andContinue reading “It’s surgery time”

My own Sophie’s choice: lumpectomy or mastectomy?

Shortly after I turned 26 years old, I was faced with the decision of which surgery to get for my breast cancer treatment. My options were a lumpectomy, single mastectomy or double mastectomy.  A lumpectomy is where they remove the tumor or tissue where the tumor used to be (if chemo was used first andContinue reading “My own Sophie’s choice: lumpectomy or mastectomy?”