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   Posted 7/1/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am 51 yrs of age, and today went for my six month mamogram.  Nothing was found there, but because of the density of my breast and my family history (mother, aunts) had breast cancer, he recommended a ultrasound.  After speaking with the radiologist he then recommended a breast biopsy in both breasts.  He said if he knew for sure it was malignant (cancer) he would tell me today, he said he did not know and that is why he was recommending biopsies.  He said the areas of interest are very small.  I am scheduled for a consultation mid July, but of course I am anxious and wonder if anyone else went thru a similar situation.  MKR

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   Posted 7/1/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I've never had an ultrasound. I did, however, have dense breasts, and my initial mammogram report hit my mailbox the day after my biopsy confirmed cancer. Congratulations! There is no evidence of cancer on your mammogram! Unfortunately, the two lumps in my breast begged to differ with the radiologist. I thank my lucky stars every day that I had a doctor who insisted on biopsies, even though the mammo read "clean." I had two different types of invasive breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, I'm 52 and have been NED since mastectomy and chemo those many years ago.

Your biopsies may be benign, and odds are on your side that they will be. But if they aren't, whoever is recommending biopsies could be saving your life. Thank him, either way for his care and attention. Too many women come here who do not get that level of care.

And we'll be hoping those biospies come back benign! Let us know how it goes.


"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Bev's advice is exactly what I would say! Biopsy is the best way to find cancer. Come back and tell us results. We all like good news> Hugs MK

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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If the area is truly small would they consider a lumpectomy? That's what I had, but then they were pretty sure it was cancer. The big center that did the MRI wanted to do a biopsy, but my surgeon in a smaller center said the lumpectomy was the biopsy.

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