August 07, 2012 09:25 PM by Shayla Perry
This week on ABC‘s NY Med… Ever doubt the importance of a mammogram? Talk to Andree Brown. After a yearly check-up, the 40-something single mom finds out that she needs a mastectomy. But why is she trying to hide her cancer diagnosis from her employer, and what’s her prognosis after the surgery?
Tonight on NY Med. Dr. Arundi Mahendran and Dr. Anthony Watkins are working together on a complicated case (other than figuring out how Dr. Watkins can be a better husband) — a living donor liver transplant, with a 20-year-old donating half of his liver to his brother.
The hope is that each half of the healthy liver will regenerate to its normal size inside each of the brothers’ bodies, but the surgery itself can lead to complications, which could result in the death of the donor.
With Dr. Tomoaki Kato operating, the transplant is done without any problems, and he’s able to deliver the good news to the family.
Dr. Maryjane Farr isn’t as fortunate. Her patient, Andree Brown, came in for a routine mammogram, but is leaving her office in need of a mastectomy. Andree’s concern, however, is her employer. She doesn’t want her paperwork to show that she has cancer; especially not breast cancer, because she worries that she’ll lose her job…and her insurance.
After her surgery (and a lot of medication), Andree is eventually able to walk out of the hospital, all smiles.
A week later, she returns for her pathology report, expecting to hear that the cancer is completely gone. Instead, Andree finds that the cancer was caught very early, but that she’ll still need chemotherapy.
The thought horrifies Andree, who doesn’t want to tell her son, James, who’s studying abroad.
But the two eventually reunite and are able to spend some quality time together.
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