additional views and ultra sound scheduled for the same day?

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   Posted 7/28/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading some posts in this forum and seems like there are some nice people which made me want to post.
I am a 39 year old female who has had mammograms every year since the age of 22. My Mother is a breast cancer survivor of about 20 plus years. The same with my Grandma, I have an Aunt who lost the battle.
As for myself, I have had a couple of needle biopsies and two lumps removed over the years.
I hate going for the annual mammos because I know I will ALWAYS get called back. LAst year for the first time the mammo came back clear and no worries. I just went again for the annual mammo last Tuesday. Radiology called yesterday and wants me to come back tomorrow for additional mammo views, plus a ultra sound. First, I have never been called back so soon and second I have never had to do both on the same day. I'm in panic mode. I asked the lady that called what the issue is and she just said "I'm just the scheduler," I called my Doctor's office and they said the Doctor is on vacation just go and do what radiology is asking of me. UGh! I'm frustrated because I know what is going to happen tomorrow, I'll ask the tech what do you see and she will say, "I'm just the tech." Ugh! CAn someone talk to me? I'm freaking out and because of my family history, I am going to keep this a secret for now. What do you guys think about the additional mammo views and ultra sound on the same day? Usually they wait to see what the additional views show before the ultrasound, no? 

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   Posted 7/29/2010 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Well hooray for you for taking charge and making sure you know your breasts and can document every change. I am 10 years out of treatment (almost 11 since dx!) and I am not sure I can say much that will ease your mind...but I can try....worrying won't change the outcome, so take control of what you can in the situation...It is easy to read into the situation and panic. But it is based on fear, which is natural! Your rational self knows it may be nothing more than trying to accommodate a vacation schedule or it may be more....but odds are in your favor. 80% of lumps are benign. And at your age, the odds may be, the older we get, the more they can see in the mammo as the breast tissue becomes more it just may look different. You are doing all you can to protect yourself. You may want to talk to a genetic counselor to see if testing is right for you, it may give you peace of mind or information that is crucial. At any rate, try to stay calm and focus on what you can change....and keep us posted about the outcome so we can happy dance with you when it is nothing.

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