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"
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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"