Written by Deborah Woodbury
Special to The Daily Record, September 30, 2011
Deborah Woodbury’s story is the fourth in a 10-part series by Morris County women who describe their journeys from breast cancer patients to survivors.
Everyone I know who was told, “You have cancer,” remembers the date they heard those words. For me, it was Feb. 20, 2009. I’d like to say my diagnosis came as a surprise, but it didn’t.
I already knew. Even as I drove to my breast surgeon’s office for my appointment, scheduled one week after my surgical biopsy, and took a seat in the waiting room. After five months of mammograms, stereotactic and surgical biopsies, tests and doctor visits, it finally was time for an answer.