Invasive ductal carcinoma
In February 2017, just two months after her last mammogram (where the results came back normal), she felt a sharp pain in her left breast. “I didn't really pay that much attention, but two weeks later I rolled again and felt the same pain. Within a couple days I saw my doctor, who wasn't worried but said I should get a biopsy to confirm” Michal said. On March 13th, she received a call that she had invasive ductal carcinoma. “I knew carcinoma was cancer but what was all that other jargon? I wanted to get off the phone to Google but was further instructed by the nurse to only go to cancer.org to research. I had just had a clean mammogram. How did they miss this?” Michal said. Later that day, Michal visited her gynecologist, who informed her that she had stage I cancer – a small tumor that had not affected the lymph nodes. Her doctor ordered an MRI just to be on the safe side.