Breast Cancer Diagnosis - Julie's Story Video

Julie shares how she learned she has breast cancer and how she felt after the diagnosis.
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Well, I’ve had the biopsy. I found it when I’ve had the biopsy and I’d missed her call. My doctor left me a message. And inevitably, they you a message if the results are fine, they usually tell you. Of they’re not, they ask you to call back. And so when I finally did get a old of her, she told me it was ‘in situ ductal carcinoma.’ And I’m like, “I heard what’s carcinoma,” knowing that doesn’t good, and so I said, “That means cancer, am I right?” And she said, “Yes, do you want to come in and talk about it or—” “I’m like, “Well, you’ve just told me over the phone.” So I said, “No. Make an appointment. I want a surgery. I want it out.” “Are you sure you don’t want to talk about it?” I’m like, “No. No, that’s what I want to do.” I mean I don’t know if there’s a good way. There’s probably not a good way to tell anyone that kind of news. But I’ve—I don’t know, it’s kind of—there’s two schools of thought. You either waiting, you make an appointment and they tell you in person and then you’re waiting longer for your test results or you just—they give it to you straight when they get them and they tell you over the phone so, I don’t know. I kind of wish I would have been in person. But, what can I do? Every doctor has their own way of doing it I guess.

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