Hi, and yes you are in the right place! In some cases they can tell if it is cancer from the ultrasound. In my case, at age 30, the mammogram did not detect my palpable lump, but the ultrasound was "highly suspicious of malignancy". They might be able to determine based on density, color, shape. Or, the ultrasound might be inconclusive. They can often tell if it is a cyst (fluid filled) based on an ultrasound.....but overall, the best way to tell without guessing is to have a biopsy. There is a good chance your surgeon might schedule one, and don't panic...it does not automatically mean anything bad. It just means they need to get it out and look at it.
Hang in there, we'll wait with you!
HAve not made it down that far to see the pce, but sounds great. I"m in lowell mass. The good thing about the appointment is that the doctor is less than 1/2 a mile from my house, so If i get bad news I can run home and hug my dog Snuffles that is more like my child and that will calm me right down, then I can call my mommy and she will come over, than I can call my hubby and he will run home. I'm hoping that I will leave the dr office with good news, and can come back to work and type the good news on this site.
This is a great site, thank god I found it.
Hi Randi! Wow, you have had a lot of news to deal with in a very short time. It sounds as though you are doing great handling things. The info that all of the gals have given you is right on target. I just want to add a couple of things that you might want to think about. First, once you meet this surgeon, if you don't feel comfortable with him/her, then make an appt and see another one. I detested the first surgeon that I went to. The important thing is that you feel safe and comfortable and you are able to communicate with. The other thing is this....TAKE SOMEONE WITH YOU TOMORROW to your appointment. You need the support plus you will receive information that you probably won't remember. It is always good to have someone there to take notes. Don't worry about chemo and radiation,etc. until you get your results back. Just one day at a time.
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