In February of this year, I found a small lump in my left breast. I was seen by my OB, who sent me for a mammogram. On March 11th, I was told I had a Phyllodes tumor, which is very rare. I then had a biopsy and was scheduled for a partial mastectomy on the 26th of this month. I had the surgery and am still recovering at this time. My pathology report came back saying it is benign, but because my surgeon was unable to take wide margins around the tumor, there is a higher rate of reoccurence and it being malignant at that time.
Phyllodes tumors (PT) grow very quickly and are aggresive. Because they are so rare, there is not a lot of information out there on them or what causes them. I have found support groups online on Facebook, and that is a great comfort and support. I plan to continue to fight this and hopefully kick its Phyllodes a## out of my body, never to return.
I just mainly wanted others to know there are other people out here with PT, and you are not alone! None of us fighting whatever it may be that we have are alone, and we all are fighters and will overcome!
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