The doc was probably talking about microcalcifications, which are common and are sometimes the precursor to cancer. The operative word being SOMETIMES. And, alas, a mammogram can't tell you what is inside there, just that there is something there that should be looked at further. A biopsy is really the only way to tell what you're dealing with.
And it's true that almost all are benign. Will that make you or her feel better or stop worrying...absolutely not. I hope you can at least take comfort in that we are all praying that it is just a benign spot.
Hang in there!
Wish you could get those results faster.
Just an update.
Thanks all for your prayers, but we found out today that it is cancer. She is going to have it removed next Friday. And to make sure it hasn't spread to the lymph node. The doctor told her that it is about the size of a "chick pea" (hope you all know what that is). I really could use some support on this, as she feels its over and done for her,and thinking the worst. Please assure me , if you can, that at this stage, of being so small, that all were turn out ok.
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