Aspet, The same day I had my mammogram the doctor looked at the film and said you have BC.
Of course she needed to confirm it and asked me to stay for both needle plus core biopsy, not a stereotactic. The area was numbed and the needle biopsy did not hurt at all, the core did, but was very bearable. A week later her diagnosis was confirmed.
Later I had a lumpectomy and restoration, spent three days in the hospital because my BP was too low 80/40. The only real pain I felt was in the recovery room and I was given Dilaudid. When I went home I was practically pain free and took only X-stength Tylenol.
Please listen to MK, Bev & Lori they are giving you the very best advice and the small amount of discomfort is worth maybe saving your life.
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