“Calcifications.”

That’s the word that Jen Berg remembers in the phone call that informed her she would need a biopsy following her mammogram.

Flash forward a few days on from there, and she had received a diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Intraductal Carcinoma, and within days she was scheduled to meet with the team at the Breast Care Center. “Everything was scheduled right away,” she says today. “They don’t give you a minute to wonder.”

Jen’s treatment plan, laid out by Seth Harlow, MD, was lumpectomy followed by radiation. Her cancer was small and, thankfully, had been caught early.

Her surgery went well, as did the radiation treatments. She was able to keep working and to date she has had no recurrence of her cancer. Annual mammograms will continue for the future.

“I’ll tell you one thing,” she says. “I had waited a bit too long before having my mammogram. I will never delay another mammogram again!”

And she will also tell you that the caring efficiency of the Breast Care Center team made all the difference in her experience. “Everything just ran very smoothly, and that was really comforting. I never had to wait for a single appointment, and everyone kept me informed about what to expect.”

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