I am also a forum member and usually post to the prostate board for my husband who is recovering from prostate cancer...The members there are an outstanding source of support and information for us. Thanks for answering my question too about breast lumps and tests here..
First, good luck Susie with your sorting out your second lump. I have yearly mamos and sonos myself (now aged 47), as I have a fibroadenoma in one breast, which was benign after a large core biopsy in 2004. I am now due again for another annual checkup, and I found the comments here about coffee interesting.. Can you tell me if you know what it can do and why the recomendation to avoid it? Just interested to know how it can affect an assessment of the breast. Good luck with your follow-up of this one Susie.
So, Susie and gma, is it just coffee or anything with caffeine? Also, how long would you recommend cutting down/or out before a mamo/sono/physical exam? Thanks for any suggestions or ideas you have about this. Just curious really and about to have these tests myself again and a little anxious as always..
Kind regards and best wishes to you all, Lana
Background: I have multiple calcifications in both breasts and a fibroadenoma in one breast. Fibroadenoma (B9) diagnosed at biposy in 2004 at age 44. Always have had lumpy breasts. Fibroadenoma not palpable, seen on the sono but not mamo (just the increased calcification of the area seen on mamo), and after annual mamos/sonos/physical exams, has remained unchanged for 3 years (fingers always crossed). I had a "large core" biopsy and they removed the greater part of it, so they told me, as said it was just forming or something.. thus images post biopsy are better than ones pre-biopsy so they said.. I hope it is all true!
Have included our signature, and hubby is doing well. Bye for now.
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 49 yrs.
First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia). Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Cancer confined to prostate. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles.
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)