Want to place a bet?
Let me give you some odds....
80% of tumors found on mammograms are NOT cancer...You would have lost had you bet on it NOT being cancer.
Someone who is thin and has cholesterol of 123 and great EKG etc... should not have a heart problem.
You would have lost. Even my cardiologist lost on this one. So don't feel bad...lol
85% of preliminary tests done of lymph lodes in the OR during surgery that shows no cancer is not cancer after the path report. You again....would have lost your money.
However....If you had bet on cancer being in the other breast and it being a "good call" to remove that one too .
You would have won.
Sorry don't know the odds on that one (smile)
There's lots of other odds....such as breast cancer does not run in my family. I had 4 children when I was young and nursed the 3 living that also should have meant I was one of those who would not get breast cancer.
So much for odds !!!
But for now...if you're looking to make good on your bets
Think of the odds
I went for the scan of my thyroid last week
I got a call from Dr.Handsome's office
My results are "inconclusive"
Great I think....
I ask..."inconclusive" ? Does this mean there a chance it is the "C" word?
She says...There is a 50-50 chance it is cancer
Dr Handsome wants you to go get blood work done,before he orders more tests.
Great I think...but say What kinds of tests?
I hear the "B" word again....Biopsy
I am thinking...
Blood work done in June and Aug before surgery showed my thyroid levels are within the normal range
But I will go in to Cleveland Clinic and have them done again.
If I put it off until Wednesday maybe I won't hear the "B" word until next Monday
I am smiling as I type this.
It almost seems to funny to be true.
Love you all for reading. I know it's a pain in the booty to leave them,but I really love all the comments!
I am still trying to figure out a code to add to be able to reply on here. So far no go.
But I am working on it.
A computer wiz , I am not.
A cancer survivor I am !!!
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I've had several people write me and tell me that they follow, but are not getting an Email.That's why...
I started this blog for my family and friends as I'm going thru surgery and treatments. There may be times I am not able to answer a lot of Emails or PM's thru Facebook.So I felt this would be easier for all.
As many of you know I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer 6-23-2011.And will have a double mastectomy 8-11-2011
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