Just wondering if anyone can help with understanding this breast pain?

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   Posted 7/6/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently, about 3 months ago had my yearly mamo. They found micro calcifications on my upper left breast. Did another more extensive mamo, then said that it looked ok, they were round. Come back in 6 months for another check. Recently, in the last month or so, I have had pain in my upper left breast area. Not all the time, it comes and goes. Sometimes a achy feeling, sometimes a burning. I am scheduled for a second opinion by a surgeon. Is it a good idea to go for a second opinion for this or am I just being silly and all women have breast pain??? I am 42, with a family history of breast cancer (mom and maternal grandmother).

Thanks for your opinion.

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   Posted 7/7/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you are right to get a second opinion. It is probably ok, but if not you need to know. If the doctor wants to biopsy the area, do it. That is the ONLY way to know 100%. At least then you can relax or start on what is needed.
Let us kno how it goes ok? Hang in there!

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   Posted 7/7/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
With your family history I think you are very smart to get a second opinion. Like Gail says, a biopsy is the only way to know for sure so don't let a doctor put you off for six months if he suggests a biopsy, do it!! Keep us informed, we care and can help with details. Hugs MK

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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Please tell your doctor you want a biopsy. Since there is a history of breast cancer in your family tell the doctor you do not want to wait six months. If there is cancer it will be in the very early stages and that is what is so important.
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