Why Cancer Chmancer Poo Poo Poo? Well, for one, I spelled it wrong. I wanted “Cancer Schmancer, but I forgot the S, or my finger didn’t work that day. Whatever. I’m here now.
I was diagnosed with DCIS (Stage 0) breast cancer on April 14, 2011. This diagnosis came after a lag in the revelation of my need for additional follow-up mammography. My PCP never called me to let me know that I needed more mammograms, nor did the institution that did the films. The only way I found out that I needed more mammograms, and then a biopsy, was that I happened to ask about the mammogram while I was in the doctor’s office for a sore throat. She looked at them and said, “No one ever called you on these? I signed off on these…” Four months later! Had it been a more aggressive form of cancer, that could have been a death sentence. Why do I share this? DON’T ASSUME NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO TEST RESULTS! Be a wellness street fighter and take matters into your own hands! Get the information you need to empower yourself and get options for wellness and health!