Monday, October 30, 2006

Update on Sarah's recovery

Sarah's doing well, her recovery from the surgery is encouraging. She has been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, though, called metaplastic cancer. I've been collecting some of the information Sarah's been sending me on metaplasia and breast cancer at this del.icio.us site.

St. Jude's
defines metaplastic carcinoma this way:
A general term used to describe cancer that begins in cells that have changed into another cell type (for example, a squamous cell of the esophagus changing to resemble a cell of the stomach). In some cases, metaplastic changes alone may mean there is an increased chance of cancer developing at the site. |Link|

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