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Old 02-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #31
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My mom died from breast cancer in 2003. I found a lump in my breast 2 years ago. My gynecologist saw me first thing the next day and then had me go directly to get a mammogram and ultrasound done. From the ultrasound and the movement of the mass, it was determined that it was benign, but did a biopsy while I was there and had the lab review. They put a "marker" in my breast that would show up during future mammograms. Like a chip you would put in your dog for tracking purposes. But I opted to have surgery to remove the mass, since it was rather large. Surgery was easy - and the scar is minimal. Scared me though!! Glad to hear yours was benign as well!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #32
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Question So glad I found this thread...

I had my first mammogram a few weeks ago and was told the doctor had found something abnormal and requested further testing. I went for my 2nd mammogram today and, again, the radiologist found a small lump, so I was immediately brought to the ultrasound room. The tech spent a good 20 minutes taking pictures. She then went to get the radiologist to go over the results with me. He then did the ultrasound again and appeared a little frustrated. He stated he could not find anything on the ultrasound, but it was definitely on the mammogram. The results were inconclusive and he requested I get another mammogram in 6 months. Should I be okay with getting a mammogram in 6 months or should I press on for further testing?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #33
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I had my first mammogram a few weeks ago and was told the doctor had found something abnormal and requested further testing. I went for my 2nd mammogram today and, again, the radiologist found a small lump, so I was immediately brought to the ultrasound room. The tech spent a good 20 minutes taking pictures. She then went to get the radiologist to go over the results with me. He then did the ultrasound again and appeared a little frustrated. He stated he could not find anything on the ultrasound, but it was definitely on the mammogram. The results were inconclusive and he requested I get another mammogram in 6 months. Should I be okay with getting a mammogram in 6 months or should I press on for further testing?
What does your OB/GYN think? Because of my mom's breast cancer and especially more so after I got a call back last year - (he advised me to go the year before that but I did not go then), he advised me to go to a breast surgeon. I went and was told everything was okay. Not sure how I would feel waiting another six months.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #34
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Personally, I would ask to go in sooner. That is me though. I like to be pro-active, and would probably have my mind running wild for the 6 months.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #35
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I'm with the others, I would be seeing someone else and getting this resolved. Six months is a long time to wait.

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #36
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I've had a couple of days to digest my results and have decided that 6 months is absolutely too long to wait. I"ll be getting a second opinion. Thank you for helping me think this through.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #37
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I've had a couple of days to digest my results and have decided that 6 months is absolutely too long to wait. I"ll be getting a second opinion. Thank you for helping me think this through.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:17 AM   #38
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I've had a couple of days to digest my results and have decided that 6 months is absolutely too long to wait. I"ll be getting a second opinion. Thank you for helping me think this through.
We all hope it's nothing of course.

I would not have waited either.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #39
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Hi Ladies, I'm going to post here because so far, it seems to be a Good Luck thread. I have to go Wednesday for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. First time for me, and I'm 58. Been getting yearly mammos since I was 40.

I do have Fibrocystic breast disease. Did anyone else know that this is a precursor to breast cancer? I just recently found that out, none of my doctors ever mentioned it.

Kind of mad because I've been pretty darn good the last couple of years, diet wise. Lost 30 pounds, no longer "obese", still avoiding sugar. But then I read that it can take 10 years for a tumor to develop to the point that it shows up, so I guess two years isn't enough!

I'll report back too. I'm trying to stay calm, but not sleeping great.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #40
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Hi Ladies, I'm going to post here because so far, it seems to be a Good Luck thread. I have to go Wednesday for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. First time for me, and I'm 58. Been getting yearly mammos since I was 40.

I do have Fibrocystic breast disease. Did anyone else know that this is a precursor to breast cancer? I just recently found that out, none of my doctors ever mentioned it.

Kind of mad because I've been pretty darn good the last couple of years, diet wise. Lost 30 pounds, no longer "obese", still avoiding sugar. But then I read that it can take 10 years for a tumor to develop to the point that it shows up, so I guess two years isn't enough!

I'll report back too. I'm trying to stay calm, but not sleeping great.
Good luck - will be thinking of you
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #41
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Seems like I'm in the same boat Went for a well visit yesterday and my doctor found a lump. Can't get the mammography until next Monday. Waiting really stinks. I'm going to a treatment center that will do the mammography, ultrasound and biospy if needed right there.
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Hi Kerri, sorry to hear this.

Wish I could get it over in one fell swoop. Had my second mammo and ultrasound today. Have to go back Friday for a biopsy, then no results until next week.
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Hi Kerri, sorry to hear this.

Wish I could get it over in one fell swoop. Had my second mammo and ultrasound today. Have to go back Friday for a biopsy, then no results until next week.
Think good thoughts!! And try to hang in there...the waiting is awful.
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Hoping to hear from Kerri.

Still waiting for my results, biopsy was Friday. That was not fun. Is it common to have a huge dark purple bruise, or was my doctor just extra enthusiastic?
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Hoping to hear from Kerri.

Still waiting for my results, biopsy was Friday. That was not fun. Is it common to have a huge dark purple bruise, or was my doctor just extra enthusiastic?
Sorry to hear that you are still waiting...48 hours is usually normal but with the weekend thrown in...I would call tomorrow if you have not heard anything.
I don't know about the bruising..did they use a fine gauge needle or did they do a breast core biopsy? The latter uses a thicker needle.

I went today for the mammography. Then, they did the ultrasound. It's all in the breast health suite at the hospital. Thankfully, all was well!! I did not need the biopsy afterall, but it's good to know that they would have done it right then at the hospital. The area that was in question, showed on a mammo that I had done in 2008. So, it was just my normal...and I think if my doc had examined me on a different day of the month, she would not have felt it at all.

Praying that you hear some good news soon!!
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