Post Archives from the ‘Diagnostic Tests’ Category



Dear Oncologist

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by
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Dear Dr. B: You were dog-tired. And I was dog-angry – and scared out of my mind. The last time we saw each other, we discussed the bone scan report from hell. You know, the report that said I likely had metastases to the bone. You misread the report during the appointment, repeatedly telling me that the key sentence said Continue reading the story "Dear Oncologist"

Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Prequel

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by
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I enter the hospital for a stereotactic core biopsy on a suspicious mass in my right breast. I leave the hospital having had a different kind of biopsy and an unofficial-but-pretty-certain diagnosis of cancer, the prequel to the official diagnosis two days later.  At the Core of the Matter I am naked Continue reading the story "Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Prequel"