You may have met IM 1997 and her C.O.P.D. story here on the Smoking page, but this is what happened to her in regards to cancer. She discovered a lump in her upper-left breast in 2008. The mammogram did not show it because the lump was too far above the scope of the device/ I/M 1997 complained about the lump getting bigger, but she was told that is was “just a bone.”

In 2014 she was sent to the Women’s Center in Mesa AZ. When they performed an ultrasound on her lump the mass was as large as a grapefruit! The Women’s Center was so concerned they called the DOC for permission to do a biopsy. It came back positive for cancer. On February 3, 2015 I/M 1997 had surgery to remove the mass. Fortunately, the cancer had not spread.

This woman feels another lump in her right breast, and it is growing. She requested an ultrasound to be performed on this mass, but Corizon denied it, saying “it’s probably just bone.”