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Old 11-08-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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First Mammogram

Just need to share with someone... I found a lump while doing a breast exam last month, and had a mammogram and ultrasound this morning to check it out. I'm currently hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst- we lost a much-loved aunt to breast cancer last year, and I'm just so scared right now
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Don't panic. A lot of lumps turn out to be benign.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Waiting for medical results is horrible, you did the right thing in getting the lump examined straight away.

Hope everything turns out OK
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thinking of you during the wait. That is sometimes the hardest part.

If and when you can, please try to update us.

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone,
I should hopefully have news by next week, and will be sure to update.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
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It's hard but try not to worry. I've had four benign breast lumps, most involving surgery to remove them but I went through WEEKS of fearing cancer. I'm sure there's nothing I can say to calm you down because nothing worked on me. Just know that you are not alone in this.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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You are defintely NOT alone! I went to my OBGYN yesterday and she also found a lump. She said it was small and "palpable," but wants a mammogram and ultrasound to be sure it's nothing serious. I seriously have myself dead and buried right now, I'm so terrified. I was able to get in for my mammogram tomorrow, and while I'm not looking forward to it, that test can't come soon enough to stop this worrying and pit in my stomach. Hope all works out for you, and keep us updated....just know I'm right there with you right now!
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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You are defintely NOT alone! I went to my OBGYN yesterday and she also found a lump. She said it was small and "palpable," but wants a mammogram and ultrasound to be sure it's nothing serious. I seriously have myself dead and buried right now, I'm so terrified. I was able to get in for my mammogram tomorrow, and while I'm not looking forward to it, that test can't come soon enough to stop this worrying and pit in my stomach. Hope all works out for you, and keep us updated....just know I'm right there with you right now!

Sorry you are going through this too Mookie.
Will also keep you in my thoughts

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:32 PM   #9
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Joining the lump in the breast club....however I did find out yesterday mine is begnin - although very large - which is good! I am having surgery Nov18 to remove the mass....I will recover in WDW Dec 4-10.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #10
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I just went thru this in August also. I have a strong family history of Breast Cancer, and myself have already had Cervical Cancer, and Melanoma, so this would have been the icing on the cake. I'm not yet 40, but my Dr wanted me to have a baseline mammogram, so I went, and sure enough, they found something. Then had the ultrasound, and then the biopsy. It took about 6 weeks from start to finish, and it turned out to be benign. I agree with a PP, nothing we say will help you thru it, or make it any easier. I was totally freaked out thru the whole thing. So big HUGS to you, and will pray for the best for you!!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Thinking of you

Waiting is so hard. I have had numerous mammogrms, ultrasounds, one biopsy. Everything is benign. Just remember the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor. I lost so much weight and couldn't even focus during the wait times. Sleep,forget it Crying over everything. I had my docor give me a script for lorazapam at night just so I could relax.

Going forward, It helps to go to a large breast imaging center that can do everything, typically in one day and have the radiologist give you results on the spot.

Everything will be fine.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:27 AM   #12
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:37 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=cinderellamom123;43200045

Going forward, It helps to go to a large breast imaging center that can do everything, typically in one day and have the radiologist give you results on the spot.


I agree with cinderellamom, if this type of service is available near you it is truly a blessing.

I have benign breast disease and the breast clinic that I attend does all the necessary testing etc and aims to give you results the same day. While it is a longer day than I would like it is always a comfort to leave knowing the results without having the anxious wait.

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Old 11-10-2011, 06:58 AM   #14
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to everyone too.

Last years mammo - I knew I would get a call back - don't ask me why. It was in my gut and not just because my mom was going through her breast cancer treatments (and my sister and dad were dying from lung cancer). Call back the next day and had to go back again. I could barely function. Thank God everything was fine. My OB/GYN wanted me to go to a breast surgeon and I did not.

Just had mammo again and no call back. My OB/GYN wanted me to go to a breast surgeon again and this time I went. I have never had my breast examined like she did it. She felt something by my nipple and said it was nothing. I asked her how do you know/can you tell - and she said she can.

Waiting is a killer. Try to relax though. I know easier said than done.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #15
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Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words. It does help a lot. I leave for my mammogram in about an hour....just ready to get it over with. I worked myself up into a frenzy last night, but today I am doing better...just really want to get the pain of the test done and learn the results ASAP. I do believe I'm going to an imaging center at the hospital, so Im hoping I'll know quickly. JACH, I hope you are doing okay....let's get through this together! Thinking of you, and hoping we both get good news.
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