Through a family friend we were able to get a visit with Dr. Cataldo in Baton Rouge. A few new pieces of information came from the meeting but most of all we were able to get a educated version of what we will most likely expect in the future.
There are a few items that will be determined through more tests and then also re-working the slides of the lump that was removed. At this time it is still up in the air as to whether or not the sample of tissue that was removed contained all the cancer cells. This will be determined and if the cancer was contained in the sample and it has enough “margin” (unaffected, healthy tissue) around the area that was determined to be cancerous then there has been a prospective course of possible action laid out.
With Aly’s family history of breast cancer Dr. Cataldo felt it was very necessary to run a BRCA test to determine if Aly is genetically predisposed to breast cancer. The outcome of this test can determine whether we will be looking at a possible mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Today was an informative day. We are more educated with what is attempting to attack my wife. This is not good news for the cancer. The more we know about it the closer it gets to getting a swift, unwashed boot to the face.
My wife is unreal, again today I saw her poked and prodded and hearing about her body being under attack and she is the same constant kind, loving, beautiful, persistent, persevering ANGEL of a WOMAN that I am lucky enough to call my wife.
On Tuesday we will be heading to Baton Rouge to have a CT Scan, BRCA test, then we head to Houston to MD Anderson.
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