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My Story

Karine | age 77
Retired Nurse
Sun Lakes, AZ
13 years, 3 months since her MammoSite treatment.

Hi, Iím Karine and this is my experience with being informed this last summer that I had breast cancer.

I had a routine mammogram and was told by my doctorís office that everything was okay. Then a couple of days later I was contacted that there was something suspicious in my films. I went back to radiology for another mammogram and an ultrasound. I was called 5 days later and told that I needed for them to do a biopsy of this lump in my breast. They did a stereotactic procedure where they numb the breast and insert a needle in it. I developed a huge blood clot in my breast. They called me and told me it was malignant and was a DCIS. I went to see a surgeon and oncologist and set everything in motion. I had a couple of surgeries to see if there was anything left and to remove the blood clot and then had a balloon put in. I had the radiation treatment through the balloon. I went in twice a day for 5 days and they hooked me up to a machine and the little coil went into the balloon and released the radiation. I had absolutely no reactions of any kind to this procedure. I even went to the ballpark and worked my baseball games as a Golden Glover Ė another story!!!!

I talked to quite a few women and it went as well for them as it did for me. I hope that my story will help other women make a decision to do this too.

This profile is solely the words of the person who received MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy to treat breast cancer. Note that this profile is specific to this particular person, and experiences will vary.