Hi everyone, I hope someone can give me insight to a situation I am going through.
In January of 2006,at 39 years old, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I underwent 2 surgeries, radiation and chemo and have been cancer free since then. Yay! I go for regular check ups with my oncologist, etc...
Well, I had my yearly mammogram last week and was called back for further slides yesterday. Of course that was scary enough but after 3 more slides and an ultrasound, the radiologist told me that I need to have an ultrasound guided needle biopsy done to determine exactly what the nodule is that they found. She said that it is 5mm to 6mm in size, has a smooth, round shape and is located right in front of the muscle in my left breast. I haven't had any symptoms at all and the lump can't be felt because it's so small and far back behind the breast. The thing that makes it suspicious is that it wasn't on my mammo from last year.
I am trying not to freak out and mantain a positive attitude, but the thought of the "C" word AGAIN makes my blood run cold.
If anyone has had a similar experience or knows anything about risks of breast cancer after cervical cancer or if you just have advice, PLEASE feel free to reply to this. I need all the info I can get!