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Asked on: 2/16/11, 5:24 am

My Mom found a lump in her breast in 3-10 she had a mamogram . They removed the lump in 6-10 and a spot on her breast . The spot that they removed looked like it was infected . She made an appointment and the DR told her it looked normal . She was still concered with the spot and she made another appt and it still was not healed and looked very strange . She asked to have the DR look at it and she stated her concerns with DR and wanted him to test for cancer . He told her that the test they did for that she had to lose 10lbs to have the test done . She is overweight and is a diabetic . He never offered her any advise on how to lose the weight and told her to call when she lost it . She made an appt with PC and he sent her to a dietition . Still concern she called the surgon and asked him if there is anything he could do , he said no you can lose the weight . She finally lost the weight and called the office and made an appt , he told her that it wwas not cancer and that she had no concerns very discouraged she did not know where to turn . Another DR in the practice my sister knew him and explained the situration to him and said call the office and make an appt with me , she did and he looked at it and made the appt to have the test done right away . It came back as cancer not only in the lump but on the skin . She was scheduled for surgery 7 days later and had a lumpectomy , where 9 of 34 lympnodes where cancer . She is stage four breast cancer and the first DR wasted 9 months telling her it wasnt cancer and she was fat . Just wanting some advice to see if she has a case and to have a lawyer contact us . Thank you

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