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Patsy's Story

About her story

"I know the feeling that you must be having if you've just been diagnosed or you have a loved one that's just been diagnosed with breast cancer."

In February 2002, Patsy discovered a lump and scheduled a mammogram with her doctor. The doctor performed a biopsy and diagnosed Patsy with Stage 2 breast cancer.

Patsy described her diagnosis, "like lightening had hit me. I was knocked to the ground."
But, like so many, Patsy relied on the strength of her family and friends to look at the hope in each day and to overcome breast cancer.

Hear Patsy's story and learn how she was not alone in her diagnosis.

Related Questions

  • Friday Sosibo Profile

    #Urgent_question...how quickly breast cancer spreads?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 6 answers
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    • Brandi Mixon Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Unfortunately, we can't answer this question. There are so many different types of BC and they all have different ways they act. It would be best to contact your doctor for this type of question. God Bless.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Friday,

      Brandi is right. With every type of breast cancer it depends on many factors as to how aggressive the cells are. If you or a loved one is having a lump or other types of changes in breast tissue, they should have it checked immediately. Breast cancer is a very treatable disease when...

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      Friday,

      Brandi is right. With every type of breast cancer it depends on many factors as to how aggressive the cells are. If you or a loved one is having a lump or other types of changes in breast tissue, they should have it checked immediately. Breast cancer is a very treatable disease when caught in early stages. It would be a shame to let it go to a point when the treatment has to be a lot more intensive. The diagnosis of breast cancer is not a death sentence! There are many, many, women who are alive and living perfectly wonderful lives after being treated for breast cancer. The key is getting to the doctor and having your breasts checked if you feel a lump or have other symptoms happening. . Take care, Sharon

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    Why after receiving 5 mamograms on one breast I need to get an ultrasound next? What could this mean?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 5 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Yes, it sounds as if your doctor is being very thorough. That's a good thing! So many things that are non cancerous can be seen such as micro calcifications, etc. Any changes in the breast need to be checked out. I firmly believe in doing self exams as well.

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    • Donna Gray Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      To start, having 5 mammograms before 1 ultrasound is crazy. But the reason for the ultrasound is to get a more thorough look. It doesn't necessarily mean its something bad. Stay positive!!! God Bless you.

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    First, thanks to God for my successful operation. Secondly, thanks to all of you awesome women for your prayers and support. The operation went smoothly and the "on Q-painball" helped a lot. I still have it in my auxillary area.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Cheryl Wornham Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      So glad everything went well

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Oh Jayme,

      SO happy to hear from you and the surgery went well! This is one huge hurdle toward beating this disease. We are always here for you and again so happy to read your post. Healing hugs and prayers, take care, Sharon

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  • Vicky gannon Profile

    Does a lump in my armpit and pain and discharge in my breast mean im at risk even if mammogram found nothing two years ago?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Vickie, unfortunately all women are at risk no matter how long it's been since their last mammogram or ultrasound. Any changes noticed in your breasts should be checked out ASAP. I had a clean mammogram & ultrasound just 5 months before I found my lump which ended up being stage 3 breast...

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      Hi Vickie, unfortunately all women are at risk no matter how long it's been since their last mammogram or ultrasound. Any changes noticed in your breasts should be checked out ASAP. I had a clean mammogram & ultrasound just 5 months before I found my lump which ended up being stage 3 breast cancer. And I wish I could say mine was just an isolated incident, but sadly that's not the case. It could be nothing major, but you never want to take that chance!! Please get checked by a reliable breast clinic ASAP and keep us posted on how you are.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I absolutely agree with Diana. Get this checked asap. Like Diana, I was given a "clean bill of health" and ended up having breast cancer. If there is any question insist on having an MRI. Let us know how things turn out, we care about each other. Hang in there.

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