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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

more breast cancer stories, football

thanks to those who donated money to my nephews wifes at komenarkansas.org
she is almost halfway there

my brothers wife and my niece she is walking in the same race
they could use some donations also

another sad breast cancer story
mid thirties patient of mine felt a small lump in breast
mammogram confirmed a probable breast cancer
it was confirmed with a biopsy
it was an aggressive breast cancer
was treated aggressively with surgery and chemotherapy
she had every 3-4 mo followup visits with surgeon
she had a normal mammogram a year later
however a few months later she came to my office
for a lump in her scar
it was confirmed to be a reoccurence of the breast cancer
she had metastatic lesions in her brain
was treated by radiation
she died a few months later leaving a young husband and
two teen age children

now some happier breast cancer stories
early detection can result in stories like these

have a pleasant active 88 year old patient who was diagnosed
with breast cancer thirty years ago
was treated with mastectomy
has been cancer free since
refuses now to get mamograms anymore

have a 75 year old patient with who was diagnosed with
breast cancer twenty years ago
was treated with mastectomy
has also been cancer free since
she gets her annual mammograms

have a mid forties year old secretary who had her routine
annual mammogram which showed lesions in both breasts
she had bilateral mastectomies and had breast reconstrucition
she also underwent chemotherapy
she did well except for some complications from surgery
and chemotherapy
she is now five years out from her diagnosis
has been cancer free since

had a grandmother of my patient come in for an ingrown toenail
got to talking about mammograms and breast cancer
ordered a mammogram which was abnormal
she had surgical treatment  of the breast cancer
she died 15 years later from complications of long term smoking

had a recently retired teacher come in for a sinus infection
go to talking about mammograms
ordered the mammogram which was abnormal
she was treated with surgery and chemotherapy
she has been cancer free for 2 years

had a 50 year old teacher whose mom had breast cancer
she had annual breast exams and mammograms
had a mammogram that was abnormal
was treated surgically and with chemotherapy
now 10 years later she has been cancer free

had a 45 year old man come in the office with a infected nodule
in his breast     was treated with antibiotics and the infection cleared
was left with a nodule that did not feel right
had a mammogram that was abnormal
had a biopsy that showed it was breast cancer
he was treated with mastectomy and chemotherapy
he is now 5 years since his diagnosis and has been cancer free

yes men can get breast cancer

early detection can lead to better outcomes

now to less important things
thank goodness have a dvr so can dvr the texas and ucla game and
dvr the arkansas and alabama game sine they are on at the same time
go horns   go hogs
wish horns and hogs would play each other every year

those boys need to win on sunday or jerry may make heads roll

the organicgreen doctor

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