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Updates: MRI, PET & genetic test results

June 8, 2021

Good news! Nothing surprising showed on the MRI or the full-body PET scan. These tests were looking for whether or not the cancer had spread to other parts of my body. Often times, breast cancer and ovarian cancer are related (and over-production of estrogen is the main culprit that affects both) but that didn’t show up in my case. There was some activity in my uterus+brain, but looked like it was due to my period starting that same day. Yay!

Finally, got a genetic test back today that screened for the 70 genes that are involved in, or directly cause breast cancer (like BRCA-1 and BRCA-2.) I don’t have any genes that would have caused my cancer so young. So, we don’t know why I got it this early. Shrug. Whatever. It’s here. Let’s deal with it. But, good news in that it may mean I won’t have to deal with *inevitable* recurrence. That’s not to say it will never ever come back, but at least my gene pool isn’t totally shot.

So here’s the plan:

  • Next up: Oncologist appointment this Wednesday, 3pm

  • Next week: UCSF breast surgeon on Monday, 3pm (2nd opinion/trying to move my care over to the #10 breast cancer center in the country, yes please)

  • Then: Maybe know what my treatment will be?
    Fingers crossed for surgery + radiation and NO CHEMO!! (fingers crossed soooo haaarrrdddd)

P.S. I have received gifts and texts and calls from so many of you, and it has been SO helpful to remind me that I have a ton of support. Thank you all SO MUCH! I love you!!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. nanaranch permalink
    June 8, 2021 7:20 pm

    I’m so happy to hear this! Onward Sweet Girl!

  2. Mama permalink
    June 8, 2021 7:41 pm

    Crossing fingers, arms, legs, eyes and anything else I can for you darling girl! 😘

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