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Am I reading to much into this or what? Am I reading to much into this or what?

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Unread 05-12-2005, 01:00 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

I was to schedule my TAH in June, but my doctor found a lump in my breast and I have to wait for testing. I had a mammogram, doctor read it and sent me for an ultrasound, doctor read it and now is sending me to a surgeon. I still cannot find the lump, but I saw it on the mammogram. I am now getting worried. I thought a mammogram and an ultrasound could tell if the lump was a cyst or not. Has anyone been through this and am I worrying to much? I am 33 years old with 3 beautiful children. In the past two years I have lost school mates to Breast cancer and Cervical cancer both 30 & 31 years old. This is just too much...
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Unread 05-12-2005, 01:11 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

Hi!

I'm sorry you have this additional worry. I had a "bad" mammogram once as well. I had to go back for additional views to be taken and then had an ultrasound done after that. The doctor who read my ultrasound could tell it was cysts but I was still referred to a breast specialist. She made the final determination that cysts were indeed there and benign in nature. I can't feel them at all even though I know exactly where they are. No doctor has ever felt them either, but they are there.

I hope your worries are all for nothing. I won't tell you not to worry because I know that doesn't work, but we are here to support you and hold your hand while you wait to hear more information.

I'm sending extra s your way!
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Unread 05-12-2005, 01:20 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

My doctor is ordering me to have a mammogram prior to surgery since I am overdue for one. He said that way if they do find something, they can biopsy it while I am out.

What you are experiencing is normal, from what I have heard. They want to be very careful. I'm glad they are being careful for you. If it is a lump of "concern" I wouldn't want to wait till June to find out.

Maybe they can go ahead and schedule the hyst, just so you don't have to keep waiting for that. Then if they need to change the date later, they can.
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Unread 05-12-2005, 01:35 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

Totally understand your concern and fear. Think good thoughts and focus on the fact that you have a good, cautious doctor. I'll be praying for you that it all turns out okay.
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Unread 05-12-2005, 01:47 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

I'm sorry your surgery was postponed, and I'm sorry you had an abnormal mammogram.

I went through something similar two months before my TAH when my very first mammogram came back abnormal at the age of 39. I was so scared! My GYN also sent me for an ultrasound, then to a surgeon, which scared me even more.

The surgeon told me that I had three choices, either have a large-core biopsy, have him go in and remove the lump, or wait six months and have a repeat mammogram and ultra-sound. Well, there's no way I could have waited six months, so I went for the large-core biopsy which was an exeprience in and of itself. And it all turned out okay, it was normal. It was just an area of dense breast tissue, which the ultrasound couldn't identify as such. My last two mammograms have been totally normal, but I usually hold my breath until I get the results back.

I know you are worried. I won't tell you not to be afraid, because fear is natural when your health is involved. But I will tell you that the majority of abnormalities found on mammograms are nothing serious at all. So chances are, you'll be okay.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. We're here for you whenever you need us. And please let us know what you find out.

Best wishes and lots of s,

Lisa
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Unread 05-12-2005, 03:10 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

I'm sending positive thoughts, prayers, and your way as you wait.

Hoping you hear good news soon.
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Unread 05-12-2005, 06:02 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

farris;
You can still schedule your surgery for when you want and cancel if needed. I know I had to wait a long time to get a date.
I had to have a lumpectomy for a non-malignant tumor at age 25. It is scary to wait. I know when I had an ultrasound before the surgery they did a needle aspiration beforehand to determine cells. These fibroids are the 3rd type of tumor I have had and I am worried about that too. Good Luck and let us know how you are doing along the way.
PammyJean
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Unread 05-14-2005, 02:32 PM
Am I reading to much into this or what?

farris1307,

I understand your concern. I went through the same thing about 8 years ago. Bad mammogram, ultrasound, referral to surgeon. I also had the choice of doing nothing and having mammograms every 6 months or having a biopsy. I had a needle-guided biopsy and two benign fibroadenomas were removed. I still had to follow up with 6-month mammograms for about a year and a half. So far, I've had no more problems.

I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this at the same time. At least I had an eight year break between surgeries. I hope everything works out for you.
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