Hello Karylin! I am so sorry that you are having to go thru this. You have done everything that you were suppose to, so don't beat yourself up. You are now taking the right steps to get your questions answered. I don't understand why they are not doing an ultrasound rather than another mammo. But I do agree w/ the others. Insist on a biopsy. Find a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and that you trust. Don't let your gp put you off. Also, see if you can get copies of all of the reports from your past mammos and any other tests. That way there will be no question as to what has been done and said in the past. Write down any questions, no matter how silly, that you want answered and take them w/ you to your drs appt.
As for the tears and strain, we all know how you feel. about the only suggestion that I can give you is to stay very, very busy. Watch movies or shows that will make you laugh. Go shopping..retail therapy works better than most meds. lol
Please feel free to come here and post anytime and anything that you are feeling. Believe us when we tell you that we know exactly what you are going thru.
Gentle hugs and prayers...Deb
Hi karilyn, welcome!
As for the ultrasound, they may do it anyway. With the u/s, they can tell if is solid or fluid filled, but they can see other characteristics of it. In my case, the mammo (I was 30) showed nothing, but the u/s was clearly showing a malignancy. They look for density patterns, borders, and they can tell size, location, etc. It can give them good information that may guide them in how to proceed, in terms of what kind of biopsy they use.
Even though it is the same area as was looked at a couple years ago, it may be a new issue. And it may be good if it has not changed much over time.
At any rate, stick with us and we'll support you through this. We'll be waitng to celebrate with they give you good news!