On January 14, 2011 grandma had her appointment with the surgeon. To her surprise, the surgeon let her know that the tumor in her breast has been present for at least a year. The tumor is located in her breast tissue, which is a difficult area to see via mammogram. The surgeon gave her the option to do a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, both yielding the same result. If she chooses to do a lumpectomy, it will be an outpatient procedure and she will get to come home the same day. Because of the size of her tumor, the surgeon believes that she will need to undergo chemotherapy, but this is not definitive. Her next appointment is on January 17, 2011 with the radiologist, and after this she will be making her decision on what surgery to undergo. Stay strong and positive! She loves reading your comments, so please continue to send your kind words.