• six weeks after mastectomy surgery
    Kelley's Journey

    Six Weeks Post Surgery

    So, I am now six weeks out and it has been a good recovery. I have had a few set backs, but overall, I am doing really well. The pain took about four weeks…

    July 29, 2019
  • Kelley's Journey

    My Oncotype DX Test Results

    Oncotype DX is the only genomic test proven to predict a patient’s individual benefit from chemotherapy. This is an amazing and accurate test and you should definitely get this done after your surgery. We…

    July 3, 2019
  • lumpectomy vs mastectomy
    Andrea's Journey

    Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

    All breast cancer patients have choices that they have to make. One of the first questions a breast cancer patient has to answer is: lumpectomy or mastectomy? With a lumpectomy, the breast cancer tumor…

    June 26, 2019
  • jackson pratt drains breast cancer
    Kelley's Journey

    Jackson-Pratt Drains

    Let’s talk about Drains! A Jackson-Pratt drain (also called a JP drain) is a closed-suction medical device that is commonly used as a post-operative drain for collecting bodily fluids from surgical sites. The device consists of an internal drain connected to…

    June 23, 2019
  • andrea rodgers dc breast cancer
    Andrea's Journey

    My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    I wanted to start by telling readers about my breast cancer diagnosis. I had been putting off my annual gynecologist appointment, but on May 17, 2019, I scheduled an appointment immediately after I read…

    June 17, 2019