Follow up on lumpectomy...

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garmar
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   Posted 3/27/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there...today I went and got the good news that the cysts, the fibroid and the mass he removed are all benign.  There was one worry for me tho...he wants to see me in 6 months for a follow up....he didn't do a follow up after the last lumpectomy, and there was something else on the diagnosis sheet pertaining to the mass... hyperplasia...which I don't know anything about, except they are cells that grew there and are out of the ordinary..but am too afraid to look up at this point, so any thoughts or knowledge on that would be GREATLY appreciated...as far as the incision..it is still painful, but we took the tape off today and there are 2 incisions...healing well and not too big..Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and for making this ordeal alot less nervewracking.  Linda

 


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Post Edited (garmar) : 4/1/2007 7:48:49 PM (GMT-6)


gma
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   Posted 3/29/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news!!!! Don't be real concerned about the six month followup. It is better to be safe than sorry. Your doctor is just trying to do his best to ward off any possibilities. So follow his directions and take care of yourself!!!! I like your saying on your post about happiness. It is great! You are welcome to hang around if you like. You never know when you learn something.

Hugs MK


Frayda
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   Posted 3/30/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on a benign report! FYI, the presence of "atypical hyperplasia" is exactly what you said: an abnormal increase in the number of normal cells. This is sometimes used as an indication that you may be at a slightly higher risk than usual to develop a cancer (remember I said slight!) and that is why the recommended follow-up.  Just make sure you follow your doctor's recommendations for future visits and mammos. Wishing you continued good health! FK

Linda3089
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   Posted 3/30/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
So happy to hear your good news. It gives me hope . I meet the surgeon on Wed for a first consultation. Again I'm so happy for you. Linda

garmar
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   Posted 4/1/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
confused i...it's me again..lol...soooo I'm explaining all this to my husband, and I'm having some pain in my left breast now and there is something that feels like another fibroid...I would think they would have found that during the mammogram or the surgeon or my gyn would have brought it up...but now my husband is insisting that we go and sit and talk about this with my gyn tomorrow and possibly have the lump on the other side checked out.  I don't want to keep bothering the dr. and my husband has never reacted about any of this in this way, he's been very laid back through my hysterectomy and the last lumpectomy but this time he's very concerned.  I don't know if the lump is there because I have worn a REALLLLY tight bra since my surgery or what, but he is getting angry about my taking it so lightly and that I'm acting as though I'm pestering the dr. but I'm afraid that if I keep bothering the dr. about all this that he won't take this seriously. Thank you all for your kind words and please don't think I'm a hypocondriact....lol....I just need advice from people that have been there that I can trust.  You have been great!! Linda...P.S.  Linda...good luck with your consult. I hope it goes well for you..please let me know!!


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gma
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   Posted 4/2/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Surely both breasts were checked originally. I would at least call the doctor's office and talk to the nurse and ask her to talk to the dr and let you know if you should come back in. There is such a thing as phantom pain but I don't think that happens in the other breast. And if you actually feel something that you did not feel before???? yes call the doctor. Hugs MK

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