Registered: Feb 2000
I am glad to hear that your wife is recovering. I am still convinced that something in our diets is causing the cancer. The cancer rights in North America seem to be higher than everywhere else (this is anecdotral not factual. Will have to do some more research at some point).
I for one know how dangerous how breast cancer could be. On of my favoiurite teachers in high school -- who I was very close to, died from it a few years back and she was just in her 50s.
Originally posted by BobbyMike
Cool, I get a chance to update everybody on my wife's well being and refute the whole "God is dead (or was never here in the first place) business".
First off, for those of you who don't know, my wife was diagnosed with three different cancers in her left breast last year.
First Diagnosis (this was the lumpectomy)
Case # S03-13781
1. LEFT NIPPLE BIOPSY:
Nuclear grade 3 duct carcinoma in-situ involving large duct of nipple (first cancer) and associated Paget's disease (second cancer) present.
2. LEFT BREAST MASS:
Infiltrating duct carcinoma, grade 3 (tubule formation 3/3, nuclear pleomorphism 3/3, mitotic activity 3/3), 1.9 cm. Lymphatic space invasion present.
Tumor extends close, less than 1 mm, to medial margin, probably within lymphatics.
Nuclear grade 3 duct carcinoma in-situ with solid patterning, comedo necrosis and associated microcalcification.
DCIS (thats the first listed cancer) extends close, less than 1 mm, to the superior margin.
No extensive insitu component identified.
ER/PR and Her-2/neu requested.
Lisle A. Eaton, Jr., MD
Document reviewed and electronically signed by LAE
Based on this report, a masectomy was advised, with no other option. They had removed the 1.9 mm aggressive tumor, but had no clear margin around it and the associated Paget's (a type of cancer that attacks the nipple) made them very nervous. There is no known cure for Paget's except radical surgery (complete removal through surgery).
We repeatedly pushed them on this, asking if anyone had ever reported any kind of spontaneous healing, or reversal, of this kind of cancer. They (the doctors and nurses) said no. Our own research also made us believe there was no medical option but surgery (with following chemo, non-hormone responsive).
We prayed, had our friends pray, had our church pray, asked our aquaintances to pray, had strangers pray, and even had friends have their friends pray for Elizabeths' complete recovery.
The day of the surgery she had second thoughts., but decided to go through with it because the scarring on her nipple made us believe she still had the Paget's (after all, no one had ever been cured of it).
This is the biopsy of the tissue they removed from her (basically her entire left breast).
Case # S04-982
BREAST, LEFT, MASECTOMY:
Foci of residual nuclear grade 3 ductal carcinoma in-situ, involving the nipple. (basically the first cancer listed on the first pathology report was receeding by itself to a barely observable level)
No residual infiltrating ductal carcinoma present. (which was expected as they had removed the tumor during the lumpectomy)
Inked deep resection margin negative for tumor.
Negative skin. ( Where's the Paget's?)
Eight axillary lymph nodes negative for tumor (0/8)
Beiqing Liu, MD
Document reviewed and electronically signed by BL
Because they can't explain how the cancer disappeared, they recommended that she go through chemo anyway.
We laughed and said we'd think about it.
(all of this was experienced at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY, an excellent world-class facility that we would recommend to anyone)
Based on your believe this "miracle" could be the direct result of:
Now we're praying for a complete regeneration of her breast.
My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?