Breast Cancer Story
You mentioned that they found something in one breast. Please don't wait for few weeks. Please ask them to take action as soon as possible. My sister-in-law (Brother's wife) died of Breast Cancer at age 38 twelve years ago and left two young children behind. One day, she found a small lump in one of her breasts and consulted her doctor who said that it might be of holding water in there. She went home and one month later, the lump became a size of an egg. Other Doctors diagnosed that it was Breast Cancer. She had surgery to remove the breast in two weeks time. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy were to follow. No follow-up was done by the Hospital after these treatments. ( It might be of a saving of hospital cost under HMO Plan). Two years later, she had an abdominal pain and did not know what was causing it. She went back to see the Cancer Doctor and this doctor was not able to find out what was wrong in there and sent her to Physical Therapy for couple times. She was in severe pain also at her back when the Therapist was doing the work. Horribly two weeks later, my sister-in-law could not stand for the pain and went back to see the same doctor. This time, he ordered an X Ray for her and found out that she had a big tumor in her spine (Breast Cancer Spreading to Spine). She walked into the hospital and being carried out later. (She was in severe pain and couldn't move, lay in hospital bed for 29 days on morphie and died). It was horrible that doctors gave up surgery to rescue her (HMO Health Plan). If she were not being misdiagnosed twice, she might be still alive by now. (Sad story !).
Last edited by William Y; 03-25-2005 at 02:22 PM.