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|10/21/2011||7-27 severe pain Left breast. 7-31 I feel egg sized lump Left breast. 8-3 mammo and ultrasound BOTH breasts. Nothing seen in Left breast, but calcification clustering found in Right breast. 8-8 Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy Left breast. 8-11 Results DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in SITU. 8-29 both breasts MRI - nothing found in Left breast, but DCIS is found in Right Breast. 10-4 marked Right breast for cancer surgery, but egg sized lump in LEFT Breast NOT FOUND on surgery day just before entering surgery room. (double lumpectomy planned). Just did DCIS Right breast lumpectomy. Not clear margins. 10-17 2nd lumpectomy Right breast. I have NOT seen an oncologist doctor or radiologist as yet. What I have is a general surgeon, because he is the one who works in the women's center at the hospital where I go. I have also undergone a D&C with hysteroscopy on 7-1 which led to early signs of endometrial cancer. 8-12 Complete Hysterectomy AND hernia repair. I had a bad vaginal infection the 2nd week after that surgery and am now suffering another infection - possibly Group B strep. Vaginal pain is quite SEVERE and BURNING. Have no answers with that yet. I'm exhausted. What is my next step with the breasts?|
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|10/21/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center with your questions. Sorry to hear you are having a difficult journey. Please seek a formal second opinion from a Compehensive Breast Center, even if you have to travel a bit, where a team of breast cancer experts will evaluate you and make recommendations. We would be happy to see you here. Please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2778). Hope this helps, and best wishes|
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