If this was your report what would you think?

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auntkay
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   Posted 6/14/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
 I went yesterday and picked up my reports and film from my obgyn and the radiologist.The radiologist reports the following. Suspected benign findings within both breast of microcalcifications in the left breast and suspected one or two right benign intramammary lymph nodesand dilated ducts behind the nipple, recommend the patient have a six-month bilateral mammogram. I have made an appt. with a breast specialist just wondering should i keep the appt. this report doesnt sound to bad the bi-rads category 3 probably benign so what would you do. thanks, Kay

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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I would keep the appt with the breast specialist. Personally, I wouldn't want to bet my life against a "suspected" benign report. I will say that, in order to report that, they are probably pretty sure, but mammograms are not "fool-proof." I had two palpable lumps, and my report showed no evidence of cancer. When my family doctor insisted on a biopsy, I thought he was being overly cautious, but I followed through at his insistence (he had me scheduled to see a surgeon the next day). On biopsy, my lumps were invasive cancer of two different types. They say that the younger you are and the more dense your breast tissue, the more likely you are to have a bad reading. Something like 30% of all breast cancers are missed on a mammogram. I didn't know that then, or I would have been more concerned. Now, I'm not saying I'm the norm, but...

If you already have the appt, I would keep it. If nothing else, you will have a second opinion from someone who specializes. That would certainly make me feel more comfortable with the report.

Good luck! And let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 6/14/2007 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree whole-heartedly with Bev. Keep the appt and get the second opinion. Please let us know how it goes!
Gail
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auntkay
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   Posted 6/15/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Bev and Gail guess i was trying to chicken out .I have an aunt who has had breast cancer and she told my mom that a breast biospy really hurts. So i was a little scared and letting my mind run wild. Gail i see you used to be a postal carrier thats what i do for a living.I live in the south and it's very rough on me this time of year with the heat we have here. I'll post again when i get the results . Take care ,Kay

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   Posted 6/19/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Aunt Kay

My biopsy did not hurt at all, in fact when it was done my hubby and I went out to dinner. KEEP your appointment it is the only way to know for sure.

Good luck
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auntkay
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   Posted 6/27/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to the specialist yesterday, he looked over all my films and did a breast exame. He said he agrees with the radiolgist report 100% and that i should come back in oct. for more test. So i'm pretty comfortable that every thing is benign thanks for all the advice, take care ladies, Kay

barkyboys
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   Posted 6/27/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news! And being comfortable was worth seeing another doctor, don't you think? Let us hear how it goes in October. Would love to hear that all continues to be "AOK."

Hugs...
BEV

auntkay
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   Posted 7/4/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Bev, and i will let you know how things go when i go back in oct. You ladies have been great and thanks for the advise and support. Hope you all are having a wonderful 4th hugs.. Kay!

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   Posted 7/4/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what was said of my wifes report. Her doctor luckly sent her for a catscan. That showed an odd formation and ended up in a biopsy. even with all this the bad cancer on the other side was found by the surgeon in his first exam. Please play it safe and keep the appointment.....
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auntkay
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   Posted 10/3/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Well here it is October already and i have my follow up visit on the 23. I really hate all the suspence and how nervous i get. I'll just be glad to get it over with. I hope you all are doing well i'll post and let you all know how my 6 month mammo goes. Thanks for everything



Hugs to all Kay

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   Posted 10/3/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for reporting back to us. We will be anxious to hear what the followup study shows. I have a favorite saying, "Don't worry until you know you have something to worry about!" So just keep a positive attitude that the six months mammo will agree! Hugs MK


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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear from you Kay! I hope your next appt goes really well and you have good news again. What's the weather like in Georgia in the winter months? I remember my fingers and toes would be numb when I was on the route! BRRRRR!
Gail
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auntkay
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   Posted 10/4/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the well wishes Gail, and i have to say thank god winters here are very mild to me it's the best time of the year for delivering the mail. Gma i like your saying and i'm doing all i can do to keep a positive attitude. Having one illness is enough for me so i'm predicting a good outcome.
Hugs Kay

auntkay
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   Posted 10/23/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It's the 23rd and i had my appt. today he said the right breast looks better than it did back in july. I'm having to wait on results from the radiologist on the left breast he did point out some calcifications in the left breast and said he'd see what the report says and we'd go from there. So now it just a waiting period again bummer i hate waiting if the report is good he wants to see me again in 6 months. Does that sound like standard procedure to you ?


Thanks for letting me come here and vent Kay
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