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    Left it up long enough.
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    Re: Hard time

    Speaking as someone whose first wife died (indirectly) from what should certainly be called malpractice ... Aw, well, I got nothing except count your blessings. It could certainly be worse.
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    Re: Hard time

    Amen to that. My wife went through a DCIS operation last year. So far no recurrence. Count your blessings.

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    Re: Hard time

    pursue it as hard as you have too - or you won't have peace.
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    Re: Hard time

    Oh, I am.
    One doctor and one oncology pharmacist I know both expressed shock that no cancer was found at all.

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    Re: Hard time

    To me, the "shock" is that they proceeded to surgery without having enough information to fully justify it.
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    Re: Hard time

    Possibly I am misunderstanding this; but I think the issue is that cancer cells cannot always be detected non-invasively. When they find a growth, there are millions of cells already clumped together (making it visible on MRI or whatever). But they can and do migrate, and small numbers are not always detectable until after the tissue is removed from the body. That's why often, after having a nasty growth removed, they have patients go through chemo and/or radiation, "just in case" there are any more cells they can't see.

    And the "big C" is scary enough to some people, to make a pre-emptive strike seem attractive. Some women, particularly those with a family history, do elect to have surgery, "just in case". Frankly, if I could have surgery to ensure I wouldn't die of the same thing that is killing my Dad, I would do it too.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...e-mastectomies
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