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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
Thank you for taking time to read my post. I am generally in the anxiety/panic forum, due to the fact I have suffered from this for over 11 years now. I went to my OB 2 weeks ago to have my annual and she found a lump in my right breast, I was terrified. She scheduled an ultrasound to have it checked out. I went last Friday for my ultrasound and the tech spent almost 20 mins in on spot and wasn't telling me anything which scared the poo out of me, then she called the doctor in there so of course I was going crazy. And this is only because my mother devleoped breast cancer at the young age of 27 and it returned 3 different times. I am still in my twenties and just recently had a baby. So I was very scared. The doctor began talking in all sorts of medical terms that I didn't understand and just said that it looked different and abnormal.....okay, so what does that mean I was thinking. After about 15mins she said that I could get cleaned up and leave that things seemed to be okay. Well I was def not going for that!! I left that place an absolute train wreck. I didn't know left from right. I immeditley called my OB and left a msg. No call back after an hour so I called again and spoke to her assistant who hadn;t gotten the results yet so she deceided to call them, meanwhile she also told me that my pap smear also came back abnormal and they needed to do a biopsy on that, I broke down at that point. SHe called me back and told me that the lump was called Fibroadenoma, a tumor that was non cancerous....but could that turn into cancer. SHe said that the doc would need to check it every 3 months., But in my mind why wait around for something to turn into cancer rather than removing the problem. I guess I'm just looking for answers and a little support if thats okay. Sorry that the post is fairly long, I'm just very unesaed at the situation.

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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
You are not the first to have this experience and is is frightening. That said I think you are absolutely correct in your thinking that it would be stupid to wait around and see what could happen with your history. I have no idea where you live but if you are in an area where there are breast specialists, why not make an appointment with one and let the expert decide whether to wait three months or not. If that is not possible talk to a surgeon about a lumpectomy and get it done. A path report will give you all sorts of information that removes the guessing game. Come back and let us know what happens! Big hugs! MK

PS My daughter had an abnormal PAP test, too, and given the family history her doc is looking all over for cancer and can't find it. Meanwhile her sister and I have breast cancer and her father has lung cancer with bone mets. So stay on top of that one, too.

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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I second that opinion. With your family history, find a surgeon and get it out. I don't believe in this wait and see stuff. Even if you did not have the family history, I would still suggest getting it out.  If it is not a cyst, I say take it out. 
Generally speaking, though, 80% of all these things are not bc, I had one at 26. Stay calm and get going on finding a surgeon.  Let us hear from you and know that we are here to support.

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   Posted 7/27/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I second both gma and Judy. If you want to post where you are, someone on here may have some recommenations on a doctor. Please don't wait the 3 months. Like Judy said, it is 80% likely to be benign, but why sit around worrying about it. Keep in touch please! We care!

  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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