So when her doctor asked during a routine checkup in April whether Fagan had any health concerns, she mentioned the bite. The doctor took a sample to biopsy. A few days later, Fagan got a call saying she had to come in to the office.
I said, ‘No, I don’t,’ ” remembered Fagan, 56, a breast cancer survivor. “If you are going to tell me that I have cancer, just tell me.”