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Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/16/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Well last night I found a lump.  I thought perhaps since I've been workin out for the past three days it was just sore then I felt it!  I dont know what to think.  I haven't make the call to the Dr. yet so this may take weeks or something.  I'm 42 with a beautiful family.  Is all breast cancer curable?  On one hand I think it's NOT cancer, then I FEEL it and I know in my heart it is.  I'm just afraid and worried.  Will be making that call soon as they open this morning.
 
Have Faith3

gma
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   Posted 1/16/2008 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Many lumps are benign, so just because you have found a lump does not mean breast cancer. However, that said you need to see a doctor have tests done to find out for sure what it is. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure. They are done easily in day surgery with a minimum of down time. Make that call and get on with it, if it is cancer, the sooner you find out the better. As to your question of whether breast cancer is curable, it is treated more like a chronic disease. Breast cancer has many forms, stages and treatments. But first you need to find out what you are dealing with. Hugs MK


Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks MK - I was here about 2 years ago and you all helped me with dealing with my mom. Her cancer had spread to the lungs and bone and we lost her 7-6-06. I will make that call just as soon as they open. I'm just scared real scared MK.

Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll go in at 9:45
WISH ME LUCK like everyone else that has already gone thru this - it's going to feel like months until I know
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MNlady13
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
MK's advice is solid. Eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancer. This could be any number of other things. But you need to know. It's time for a mammogram and/or an ultrasound. Be persistent in getting answers. Good luck and know that you are not alone. Hugs, Lauri (dxed 4/11/96)

"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember you from when you were here last.  I"m glad you came back.  Let us know how it went and how you're going to keep busy during the waiting period, as there usually is one.  Please keep on posting.  Good luck.  I'm hoping it's just a pork chop bone or something.!!!!!  (old joke of the board.  someone will tell you about it i'm sure, because I don't remember the story).  
 
Many Many types and stages of breast cancer are treatable.  Good thing you checked yourself instead of waiting for a doc during an exam!!!!!
 
Looking forward. 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen


postal2
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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Faith, hang in there and let us know how it goes. echo all that the other ladies said. We are here for you no matter what.

Hugs, Gail


  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross


cupycake2
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Faith,

You have come to a wonderful place for getting a wealth of information and support no matter what the tests show. We are waiting with you and holding your hand as you find out those results.

Hang in there dear.

Hugs,
Deb
(dx 1985 with recurrence in 88, age at DX was 33)


"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero

Post Edited (cupycake2) : 1/16/2008 8:41:21 PM (GMT-7)


Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning Ladies...
Well Alot happened yesterday and it happened very quickly...
I went to see my Dr. and she checked the lump and scheduled me for the mammo...
I got in yesterday at 3:30 for this mammo...
Dr. said on the mammo he did not see anything but he wants to do a biop on this lump...
This lump I'd like to ask about, maybe one of you out there can help me out...please let me explain...it's a 3x3 (I overheard the Dr say) and it does move...it is NOT squishy...it's rather hard and it's pushing against my skin and rubbin it rather raw...anyhow yes it hurts and it looks like it's bruising and harad as a rock!!!

I know I'm surely not out of the woods on this so I'm still looking for answers...

Dr called me this am said my orders were sent to the Diagnostic Center and they will call me today to set up this biop, she said maybe tomorrow or Monday...

Okay ladies as in your opinion or past history or even posts on here...how am I doing...???...sound okay or should I worry yet...??....I can help anyone in this world and be strong as an Ox...but when it comes to myself I tend to let it go ...to be honest I haven't had a mammo since 2002...and I was scared to death doing that...this is driving me insane...I can't handle my "Own" pressure...sounds silly I know...I tend to get all worked up over nothing...lol...

okay ladies hit me with your best shot here...lol...

Have Faith - Christa

gma
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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My very favorite advice is "Don't worry until you know you have something to worry about. Sounds like things are going quickly and in the right order. Not all lumps can be seen on mammograms. 3 x 3 what centimeters or millimeters. 2.54 centimeters equals one inch. Does this lump feel like it is a little over an inch in diameter? Not all lumps feel the same. Some are hard and others are soft.

If you think it is hard dealing with yourself, try dealing with your daughter. My daughter was diagnosed two years after I was and is getting treatment now for a recurrence after eight years. I sure wish I was dealing with what she is. but I am doing OK after eleven years.

Take care, one step at a time and hang out here with us to lean on.

Hugs MK


possitive
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   Posted 1/20/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Look at your screen name and " Have Faith" that everything will be alright.If something should come of these tests then your Faith will get you through it.This is a Great place to come for support.I feel like these ladies are my sisters,They helped me so much through my Breast cancer Journey they are my angels. Love Tammy
 GOD WILL NOT GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE!!!!!


postal2
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   Posted 1/20/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Faith, We are all here with you. I think it is great your doctor is taking such an aggressive approach. I know you are scared and worried. Try to keep busy this weekend and let us know when you hear back from the dr. ((((HUGS))))
Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross


babyseeester
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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Faith,
 
It is scary at first until you find out what and if you have anything to worry about.  I'm glad your medical team is acting fast.  Sounds like they know what they are doing.  Keep us posted on the results and we are with you holding your hand.
L & H,
Kathy


Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/22/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the biopsy done on Friday do you believe that?  Everything is moving so quickly...!!!...They siad I may find out tomorrow...
 
I just want to say to my dear ladi friends - each and everyone of you - Thank you so very much for all the words of wisdom, friendship and guidance you have not only shown me but every message I read...and trust me just because I have not posted lately please know I am here everyday reading everyone posts...and you all are absolutely wonderful and amazing...
 
No matter what's in store for me with these results I WILL be back....You gave me hope with my mom and the Lupus Forum has helped me with my dad...I love you all so dearly and I dont have a clue what either of you look like...but I can imagine by the tones of your voices and it paints a lovely picture..
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Thank you from the bottom on MY Heart...!!!...
As Always
Have Faith
*Christa*

Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/23/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi All...well I just got word...

NO MALIGNANCY IS IDENTIFIED

Geeze I think I'm gonna pretend it's a Friday or Saturday night and have me a drink tonight to celebrate...!!!...

Love you all and thank you again for helping me thru this one....I'll be back

*hugs*

 


Jazzy1
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   Posted 1/23/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   

CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTA!!!!!  yeah yeah yeah

Great news!! I am happy for you!! Take care!!

Jen


Have Faith3
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   Posted 1/23/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Jen...
God Bless You All..
Christa
 

babyseeester
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   Posted 1/24/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that is fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!  You deserve that drink!  I'll have one for you, too.  I am very happy for you.
L & H,
Kathy


MNlady13
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   Posted 1/24/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
That's news we always love to hear! Do celebrate. You have every right to do so. Stay well and stay vigilent. Lauri (dxed 4/11/96)
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


postal2
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   Posted 1/26/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -7)   
GREAT NEWS!! Enjoy the drink you deserve to celebrate!!

L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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