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C Hall
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   Posted 3/23/2015 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello...I am new to this site. I just received a call back for more pictures from a mammogram..the person calling said that at it didn't say they see any masses or cysts but they just need more pictures. I have very dense breast tissue and also fibroids on the right breast. They have me scheduled for a come back on April 20...I am so scared that I had my gynecologist call and see if we could get it any sooner..they moved it up to April 15. They tried to reassure me it to be alarmed that it was common. Is it a good sign that they are waiting a month to have me come back??


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C Hall
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   Posted 3/23/2015 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops...meant to say they said NOT to be alarmed!

C Hall
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   Posted 3/23/2015 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure how to see replies...thanks for your patience!

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   Posted 3/23/2015 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, C Hall. I am not a moderator in this forum but I wanted you to know that when someone responds you will be able to read the post just as you're reading mine. There is also an "edit" feature on the right side just above posts and if you need to change, correct or add to your post, you can just click on the pencil and you can do whatever you need to your original post and then click "submit".

I have not had breast cancer but a few years ago I had a mammogram and was also called back for more views because of denseness and fibroids. After they did a small biopsy to rule out any cancer, they just told me not to drink a lot of caffeinated beverages and that was that. I hope it all goes well for you, too. I know you're concerned but I'm glad you're in touch with your doctor's office now. Good luck!
Lanie

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Lanie G
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   Posted 3/23/2015 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
C Hall wrote: Thank you Lainie! I will learn to navigate through the site eventually...your information was very helpful! I appreciate your encouragement as well...one thing I want to add is that last year in May I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer...have had treatment...surgery and now have a permanent colostomy but am doing great! When the surgeon went in she could see nothing remaining of the tumor...only scar tissue. I didn't have to have any more treatment and they say I'm cancer free. I tell you this because it hasn't even been a year since that diagnosis and I'm pretty nervous about this call back for that reason specifically. Again...they were reassuring and stressed that the paperwork said they didn't see anything. She also said that sometimes it's not what they see but what they CAN'T see..that they sometimes just need more views. Thank you again for the help...I really appreciate it!
Lanie

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   Posted 3/23/2015 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again. You can click "Reply" at the bottom of the post and then you can write your response and then click "Submit". This way, all responses will be within the same thread, not as separate posts.

Congratulations on your clean bill of health after the surgery last year! I hope this continues! And for the mammo callback, I'm glad they are being cautious and thorough even though I know it's nerve-wracking.
Lanie

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   Posted 3/25/2015 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been in that position a time or two myself. I have very dense breasts and many calcifications. From what I understand, calcifications are very common. I was concerned also but all was benign. I will be looking forward to sharing the good news with you on April 15.

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   Posted 3/27/2015 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had those extra films and while uncomfortable not a big deal. I too have very dense breast tissue. The better the picture they can obtain they better it will be for you down the road if anything changes.
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