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MyLovelyLadyLump
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   Posted 6/20/2012 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I am 30 years old and I went for a mammogram yesterday bc my left breast I thought was enlarging. My ob/gyn said he didnt feel any lumps but said if I have a cause for concern he would schedule a diagnostic mammogram just in case. And that most women have different sized breasts.

I went yesterday. The squishing began. I went back in the holding area. The lady came back out and said we need one more film. Then I went back to the holding area. She then informed me I would be going in for a ultrasound next. I had a knock on the door and it was the radiologist and tech.

He continued to ask about my right breast about pain and soreness. Which I didnt really have any. He said my left side was fine. The reason why I went. But, my right breast he has found something in. At this point i'm pretty freaked bc I dont ever think with any test or procedure I ever had the place told me what is happening and not my doctor.

Went for the ultrasound. Back in comes the radiologist. He says he has found a 2.5cm solid mass. I then go in and speak with a lady to make sure i am "ok" and understand the next steps and make an appointment for the surgeon consultation.

So Monday, I have my surgical consultation for my biopsy. I know he will go through my mammogram and ultrasound with me.

Is there any questions I should ask?

Also how long is it typically to heal from a biopsy with an ultrasound?

How long does it take to get results?

If it is cancerous would they tell me on the phone or would they call me back in?

I am a little freaked. And I know your not supposed to worry till they say you have something to worry about but thats not sticking in my brain lol.


Thank you in advance for any help

barkyboys
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   Posted 6/20/2012 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, LLL... Sorry you are having to come here to ask questions! So I'll try to give you some info on what is going on. There are often two types of mammography appointments; there are screening mammograms, where they typically have a technician take films, make sure they are good, and then a radiologist looks at them later, and there are diagnostic mammograms, where a radiologist (who is a Dr.) reads your films and orders any additional tests right there. Sometimes they will even do a biopsy at that appointment.

So the questions that you ask here are the same ones you should ask the doctor. As long as there are no complications, a biopsy is not a big deal. You can typically go back to work the next day. It's what I'd call a "band-aid" surgery. Some doctors will give you results on the phone, some call you back in for an appointment. Ask your doctor how his office handles it.

80% of the lumps that make it to biopsy are benign. So try not to worry too much. I know it's a big shock when even the possibility of cancer looms in your life, so you're entitled worry just a little bit. ;)

Let me know what the surgeon says. Hope all goes well for you.

Hugs...
BEV
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Jacey86
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   Posted 6/21/2012 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Dr.s don't like to leave anything 'suspicious' or abnormal in the breast, so I'm not surprised they want a surgical biopsy. Like Bev said, it's not bad to go through. I was under general for the first time and I think that scared me more than anything.

They send results down to pathology right then to make sure they got whole area before they close you up. (At least that's how my surgeon explained it to me beforehand) As far as WHEN you'll get results, that is something to ask. I didn't get a call back right away and when I called for them on a Thurs., was told my Dr. was gone for the weekend. Of course, that would be good news for me right? My case NO, but like Bev said 80% of biopsied tissue is benign.


It's still scary to think of going through it all, but even when I found out I had BC and would need a mastectomy, knowing what I was dealing with was MUCH better than not.

Please post an update for us. We'll all be thinking of you I know. TRY to relax a little, pamper yourself and watch some comedy shows/movies.

Jacey

Missy68
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   Posted 6/26/2012 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a biopsy yeaterday. Thou I wasnt expecting it. I was sent in for aspration of some cysts. my doc was not to concerned for they moved freely. After the ultrasound i was sent into the room to have the cysts drained, then the tech told they wanted to do a biopsy. I freaked out and started crying, then the tec she said something about 1%. Try to assure me not to worry...YEA RIGHT...
The doctor who performed the proceedure, seemed impersonal. When she took some fluid sample and gave it to the nurse she looked at her funny....
So I am waiting till Friday to see my gp....
 
My mom died of ibc when she was 49, she waited way to long to see the doc. she died 10 months after she was diganosed.
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The tech told me if the doc was certain of something she would of said something....
 
The biop didnt hurt, just a little pinch
 
So Iam fairly nervous

barkyboys
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   Posted 6/27/2012 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
So was this a cyst, or a tumor? Cysts are fluid filled, tumors are solid. Hope it turned out that it was, in fact, just a cyst. Let us know what your report says... and sorry to hear about your mom. It's always hard to hear about someone losing their battle with cancer. I lost my own mom when she was 46.

Hugs...
BEV
Bev
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Missy68
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   Posted 6/28/2012 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
It was fluid, and the cysts moved very freely...apparently there was something under the one cyst that looked concerning. That one moved very freely too.
I am still confused about the 1% the tech said, and wondering if she was telling the truth about the doc, if she was concerned she would of expressed it????
 
Both cysts went away after all the draining was down. The one took a bit for it was about an inch... but they are completely gone.
 
Thank you Bev
 
blush  

MyLovelyLadyLump
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   Posted 7/1/2012 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone :)

I went back to go over my mammagram and ultrasound with the surgeon. He was very informative and showed me the tools they will be using and the titanium marker that will placed inside to mark the lump as biopsied if the results come back fine.

I go for the biopsy july 6th (this Friday) and should have the results Tuesday.

I got a copy of my mammagram and ultrasound and this is what it says. If anyone can give me feed back that would be great! Thanks again

Findings: routine diagnostic mammography of both breasts followed by a limited right breast ultrasound examination were performed. CAD was used to assist with evaluation of this evaluation. Both breasts are moderately dense throught which can obscure underlying lesions. There is a 3.2cm oviod, smoothly marginated mass in the deep tissues of the right upper outer quadrant. There are no nodules or densities in either breast. No calcifications seen.

Ultrasound exam of upper outer quad demonstrates a 2.5x1.7x2.7cm oviod smoothly maginated hypoechoic mass with posterior acoustic enhancement and no apperciable internal vascularity.

Impression:
1. 2.7cm mass in upper outer quad
2. Unremarkable left breast mammogram

Biopsy of right breast recommended.

Assessment: BIRADS 4 suspicious abnormality

MyLovelyLadyLump
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   Posted 7/5/2012 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone have any thoughts on my report from the radiologist?
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