I read the pathology report

When I hand carried the pathology report from the lumpectomy to the oncologist, I asked him if I could look at it. I remember very clearly looking at the pathology report. Toward the very bottom it said "virtual involvement into the margin". When I read it, it was kind of like terror gripped my hide and I said, "Wait a minute - this means that it went all the way into the edge of the tissue that was removed." He didn't get it all. And he said "Yes." And I said "Well, I'm not happy with that." I said, "Let me look at this. Let me look at different options and get some other opinions."

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