Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ovaries and Estrogen Oh my!

Last month I went to my Oncologist for my now annual check up. They had to stick me 4 times to get blood but, overall, the check up went well. Then they dropped a bomb on me. They said since I was considered young when I got diagnosed with breast cancer that I should have some genetic testing done and possibly have my ovaries removed. WHAT!!! I had a job and insurance through all of this cancer stuff and then 3 months after my insurance ends I have this information given to me. I am hoping that the cancer protocal has been changed because I could have all this done a long time ago and would hate to think they "forgot" to mention it. UGH!!

Can you sell an ovary and lingering estrogen? One that doesn't function and has been chemofied.....hmmm.....I am thinking NOT. So I wonder how many doctors are sitting in their offices just waiting for my call so they can donate their time and money for me to get the testing done. I have left a message for a social worker to call me from my oncologist's office and a financial counselor at Baylor BUT they have not returned my calls. I will just sit back and pray while I wait for my phone to ring. LOL

If your cancer was "estrogen feed" keep an eye on your ovaries.

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