|Prone to Error: Earliest Steps to Find Cancer
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|Author:||Catherine [ Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:56 am ]|
|Post subject:||Prone to Error: Earliest Steps to Find Cancer|
I wanted to post this because of my own breast cancer diagnosis over twenty years ago. There was disagreement on the biopsy report. It went to three different hospitals before Sloan-Kettering in New York said I had a rare form of cancer that was stage 0 and non-invasive. I opted for mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and have had no more trouble. (knock on wood!) But it's interesting that there are now people who are being misdiagnosed with these types of lesions....read on for more info.
Prone to Error: Earliest Steps to Find Cancer
Nearly a year earlier, in 2007, a pathologist at a small hospital in Cheboygan, Mich., had found the earliest stage of breast cancer from a biopsy. Extensive surgery followed, leaving Ms. Long’s right breast missing a golf-ball-size chunk.
Now she was being told the pathologist had made a mistake. Her new doctor was certain she never had the disease, called ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C.I.S. It had all been unnecessary — the surgery, the radiation, the drugs and, worst of all, the fear.
Read more of the report at the link.
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