Tracy's Diagnosis Timeline
April 2013 Notices lump. Visits a GP. Has a mammogram and ultrasound
Diagnosis: Cysts. Nothing to indicate malignancy.
October 2013 Endoscopy and Colonoscopy (still looking for why she felt unwell)
Diagnosis: Hiatus Hernia. Nothing of major concern.
November 2013 Begins seeing a Chiropractor after months of increasing back pain
Christmas 2013/ Pain begins to escalate exponentially and spread
January 2014 Goes to another GP. Has back CT scan.
Diagnosis: Tumours on spine. Pathological fracture of T12. Also known as our ‘What the heck’ moment of disbelief?
Query Breast or Bone Cancer?
Has breast biopsy, CT scans, MRI, Bone scan, Blood tests etc.
Diagnosis: Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage 4). Tumours/Lesions throughout bones. Query spot on liver. Other organs clear (some good news at lastJ)
February 2014 The fight begins.
Radiotherapy Round 1, two week required break, followed by a second set of scans
March 2014 Chemo Round 1