F I N D A N E W D O C T O R!! Now, do not pass go, do not put this off, do it Monday first thing.
You definitly need another opinion. No one is too young to be worried or concerned about breast cancer. I do not want to scare you, but we have had and do have very young women on this board that had or has breast cancer. You can insist on a biopsy and in my opinion should. Demand a referrel to a breast specialist now. Personally I would not wait until the 16th, that is too long to worry about it. If they will not give you a referrel find one on your own. Ask you insurance company for a suggestion or call the local Physician referrel resource in your community. I, in no way can say that your doctors are wrong, I pray they are not and remember that 80% of breast problems are benign but I cannot say it strong enough: YOU NEED TO SEE SOMEONE NEW. Take copies of your medical records to the new doctor, take a friend or your spouse or adult child if you have one. Take a tape recorder with you and take notes. Ask as many questions as you can think of, or even have a written list of questions with you.
I am so sorry that you had to find us, but so glad that you did. All of us here can help you. Please write and keep us updated. You can come here to talk, scream, vent, cry, and laugh. Anything at all; we are breast friends and want to help and support you.
If you want please sign the roll-call link on the front page of the board and tell us about yourself. You can also read all about some of us too. I sorry to brag but we are a bunch of great gals and very good friends. (((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))
You are in my prayers and Peace be with you,
I can't tell you how glad I am to have found all of you!!!!
You are soo great!! Thank you for all of your shoulders..I was about to just crawl into a corner and not come out before I got the kick to go ahead from all of you.
I felt like I might have been starting to go crazy with all of this. I know it is not normal for these things to be happening but I just didn't know if I could do this anymore...,I felt like I had two heads or something everytime I went into a dr.'s office and come out no better off.....like I was doing something wrong by taking up their time or something..........weird eh...
I've been on the phone all day trying to find a ay to get refered to a brest specialist.....I finally got a call back from the pap clinic that I see on the 17th. She said that she will start working on the referral now for me before my appointment but to make sure i come in for my pap and she will do a breast exam at that time also. she also asked me to stop by the clinic tomorrow to pick up some lab papers to get some blood work done (she was talking to a dr. and got him to look at my chart)..anyway, she wants me to get my CA 125 checked? She said it would help to know that info? got any suggestions as to what that is?
It's pretty bad when you have to resort to crying your story over the phone to anyone who will listen but that is what i did and it seemed to pay off (maybe?)
thanks again girls for your eyes and ears. This site is great!!!
ps....lots of hugs right back to all of you!!!(((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
I am so happy that you found someone to listen to you. Hang in there and continue to fight for your rights. Try to learn as much as you can about what is happening and ask, ask, ask, questions. Please keep us posted.
Prayers and Hugs,
I can't believe that your doctor is giving you such a run-around when you obviously have taken such great notes on the changes and problems that your body is having. None of it "normal". Let alone the fact of history of breast cancer in your family. I'm with the rest of the ladies....KEEP PUSHING and don't give up until you have definite answers. I am a new member here too and these gals are the best at answering your questions and addressing your concerns. We are lucky to have found this forum. I was diagnosed with inflammatory breat cancer on Sept 11, 2003. I found the lump myself and thankfully my doctor didn't listen to me when I told him that I thought it was only an infected duct. He made me go get a mam right away that day instead of just putting me on antibiotics. Two days later, they called me in for an ultrasound and biopsy. I don't know how I would've stayed sane if they had strung me along the way your doctor is doing to you. Hang in there, keep pushing and good luck!