Navigation Links
Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life
Date:10/14/2011

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For Diana Rowden, life changed in various ways when she was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago.

During a routine gynecological exam when she was 38 years old, the doctor examining her breasts thought she felt something unusual.

"She didn't feel a lump," said Rowden, now 58 and living in Dallas. "She felt a thickening of the left breast. That was the first indication something might be wrong."

The doctor recommended that Rowden have a mammogram. She'd had a screening mammogram at age 35, so the technicians had a basis for comparison. "They could detect a change in the left breast," Rowden said. "From there, they recommended I have a biopsy."

Worry set in, she recalled.

"I had a friend who was diagnosed at age 36, so I was a little bit concerned," Rowden said. "But I wasn't freaked out. I just wanted to follow up and head off any problems."

This was back in the days before minimally invasive needle biopsies so Rowden had a surgical biopsy, during which they found no cancer but did find areas of abnormal cell growth that put her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

Rowden said she was given two courses of action: They could monitor her closely, performing quarterly breast examinations, or she could have a bilateral mastectomy to remove her left breast.

"I ended up opting for the surgery, based on a feeling that I needed to take care of it," she said. Her mother had died of uterine cancer four years earlier, and Rowden said she's certain that weighed in her decision.

Her instincts were more correct than she could have known.

During the surgery, doctors found a tumor in her left breast, in a different area than what had been biopsied.

"I was actually quite relieved," Rowden recalled of hearing the news that she did, in fact, have breast cancer. "I had basically felt like, well, at least I didn
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brooke Burke Named Spokeswoman for underWAY(TM), Americas First All Natural Appetite Suppressing Beverage & Thirst Quencher
2. Pregnancy Weight Gain, Especially in 1st Trimester, May Increase a Womans Risk of Gestational Diabetes
3. DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Praises President Obamas Leadership on Bipartisan Health Reform Summit
4. Congresswoman Maloney To Be Keynote Speaker: Momentum Builds for Hysterectomy Informed Consent Legislation
5. VCU Pauley Heart Centers 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
6. iVillage Prescribes New Health Site for the Modern Woman
7. Law Firm Dussault and Zatir Settles Lawsuit Involving 92-Year-Old Woman Knocked Down by Neighbor's Dog
8. Woman with MS Summits Everest and Completes the Seven Summits
9. Triple Heart Valve Replacement Saves Local Women's Life at Portneuf Medical Center: Woman Gets a Second Chance at Life After Taking Fen-Phen
10. Given No Chance to Survive with Pancreatic Cancer, Chicago Woman Finds New Life at Northwest Community Hospital
11. With Rainy Season Looming, Florida Woman Rushes to Aid of Haitians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2015)... With cases of head lice on the increase ... administrations to help prevent the spread of head lice with ... parasite that passes easily among children and teens, getting rid ... distress. , The answer may be found in performing ... allow parents and teachers to immediately discover who is suffering ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... York (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 Transfinder ... named one of the Best Companies to Work for ... recognizes the importance of creating a great work environment. ... – yet professionally fulfilling – environment. There’s no reason ... work together,” said Antonio Civitella, president and CEO of ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 BaliniSports is expanding its ... online fitness social platform FITMOO. The collaboration is aimed ... holistic philosophy behind BaliniSports. Users of FITMOO will be ... way and discover apparel that will enhance their workouts. ... environmentally friendly and socially conscious methods to produce its ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... City, UT (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... and Worst Commuter Cities in Florida " report ... data from the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau survey, ... at the time of the survey. , The ... level, including methods of commuting and a breakdown ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... The perennial debate between proponents of an abstinence based ... are for the use of a methadone and suboxone ... enabling addicts to continue to abuse drugs. However, it’s ... opiate based medications designed to compact opiate drug use, ... synthetic opiates satisfy the biological need for substance abusers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:South Florida Parents Put Pressure on Schools to Perform Lice Screenings to Prevent Spread of Lice According to One Miami Lice Removal Company Called Lice Troopers 2Health News:Transfinder Named a Best Company to Work for in New York State 2Health News:BaliniSports Announces Collaboration with FITMOO 2Health News:40 Best and Worst Commuter Cities in Florida Announced by Obrella 2Health News:America’s Stigma Around Methadone Puts Drug Addicts at an Increased Risk for Fatal Overdose 2Health News:America’s Stigma Around Methadone Puts Drug Addicts at an Increased Risk for Fatal Overdose 3
... lessons learned might one day lead to vaccine that works ... to develop an AIDS vaccine has failed, but researchers report ... next one more effective. , "It,s raised a whole new ... to answer to get us to a successful vaccine," said ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 13 HMS Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:,HMSY) ... Inc. Fall,Investment Conference, which will be held November 18-19, ... CFO, will present on Tuesday, November 18th at 11:00 ... is the nation,s leader in,coordination of benefits and program ...
... N.J., Nov. 13 Medco Health,Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ... Jr., and other members of the Medco senior leadership ... financial results and,business outlook to analysts and investors during ... titled "Inventing World-Class Healthcare,Solutions," is scheduled to begin at ...
... Found with Free, Online Resources -, White ... paying out-of-pocket to fill prescriptions, and with those ... "Safe,Strategies for Drug Savings" today on its site ... in the U.S., Canada, and other,countries as well, ...
... options dwindle or are exhausted, terminally ill-patients often ... therapies. However, a team of researchers from Wake ... Medical Center and Unity Health System, report that ... governing end-of-life care may be leaving many medical ...
... Hospital Medical,Center (Northridge) credits TeleHealth Services, TIGR ... organization,s recent awards and top,accreditation, all of ... as its medical experts provide superior levels ... care facility located in Northridge, CA,Northridge recently ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights 2Health News:Medco to Webcast 2008 Analyst Day Conference 2Health News:PharmacyChecker.com Publishes 'Safe Strategies for Drug Savings' to Help All Americans Get Affordable Medication 2Health News:Doctors' questions about end-of-life legalities may result in patient pain 2Health News:Doctors' questions about end-of-life legalities may result in patient pain 3Health News:TeleHealth Services' TIGR(R) Interactive Patient Education System Facilitates Award-Winning Results at Northridge Hospital Medical Center 2Health News:TeleHealth Services' TIGR(R) Interactive Patient Education System Facilitates Award-Winning Results at Northridge Hospital Medical Center 3
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  Mail-service and ... consumers, employers and government health plans $23.3 ... released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). ... drugs offers one of the easiest ways to ... Mark Merritt . "Policymakers should resist efforts ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015  BD Life ... Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading ... innovative company focused on enabling high-resolution biology, today ... unique solutions for highly multiplexed cell isolation and ... are promoting BD,s powerful BD FACS™ single-cell sorting ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015  Lyric Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the initial ... million. The financing, co-led by RiverVest Venture Partners, Sante ... Venture Partners. Lyric is a clinical-stage ... , M.D., M.B.A., President & Chief Executive Officer and ... In 2014, Lyric closed a seed financing round of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Texas Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $23.3 Billion 2BD and Cellular Research Announce Co-marketing Efforts for Single-Cell Sequencing 2BD and Cellular Research Announce Co-marketing Efforts for Single-Cell Sequencing 3
... to respond to agency during first quarterKENILWORTH, N.J., Jan. ... today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... (asenapine) sublingual tablets in the acute treatment of schizophrenia ... or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in ...
... Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis ... Cephalon, Inc . (Nasdaq: CEPH ) ... today announced that the companies have signed an agreement ... capital stock of Ception. Under the terms of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U.S. FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for SAPHRIS(TM) (ASENAPINE) in the Acute Treatment of Both Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder 2Cephalon Signs Option Agreement to Acquire Ception Therapeutics 2Cephalon Signs Option Agreement to Acquire Ception Therapeutics 3Cephalon Signs Option Agreement to Acquire Ception Therapeutics 4
... integration of Trabecular Metal material ... design results in a fusion of ... meets surgeon demands for initial and ... wide variety of shell and liner ...
Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Shells are a true hemispherical shape designed to achieve press-fit fixation by under-reaming the acetabulum....
The Bofor acetabular revision cup addresses cases of severe acetabular destruction....
Implex cemented hip stem....
Medicine Products: