Call Back on Mammogram

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/13/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  I am 50, and have been having regular mammograms since age 34 or so.  Skipped last year (too busy--now I feel dumb) and last week had one--then got the dread letter that something looks funny and have to go back for diagnostic.  My mom and best friend both died in 2005 within 6 months of each other of BC so I am more nervous than I probably should be.  I do self-exams and can't feel anything (although since the letter my breast hurts--definitely psychological LOL).  Anyway the thing that really worries me is that first they said first appointment available in three weeks--then called the next day and said would I take an earlier appointment--so they gave me one in two weeks.  Do you think this was just because they had a cancellation, or did they look at picture and say "Hell, better get this one in sooner!"?  Am I just being paranoid?  Does anyone know how this kind of thing works?  I know the odds are in my favor, but I still have trouble sleeping at night.  Trying to stay positive!!  Any advice would be welcome.  Thanks!

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 2/13/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Probably a cancellation. With your history with this disease, I KNOW that it is hard to take this one day at a time. One of our best sayings around here is don't worry till you have to. Take it day by day. Check in with us when you feel you need support and let us know your results. Best of Luck and don't worry.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/17/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there

When I had my first mammo at 40 and every year since until this year (I'm 44), I got a "call back". I have dense breast tissue but they could see a "solid nodule" in my left breast. For my first mammo I was terrified because my mom had just started chemo for breast cancer. So every year I got "smashed" and had an ultrasound twice in addition to my annual. But everything turned out alright. The nodule is a lymph node. So I'm perfectly fine. There is a better chance of it being nothing then something but I wish you the best of luck.


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