Thank you Kat. Actually your kind words and experience did ease my tensions enough where I could go out last night and enjoy a dinner out with friends and escape my thoughts for awhile.
I have read alot about microcalcifications and macrocalcifications, the doctor did not say what kind of calcification they suspect. My mother was diagnosed at 40 and passed by 45. I will be 45 in Feb. The only thing I know is that she had a very fast agressive type of breast cancer. I know they have made serious advances since that time, so I have that. Of course through the years I have dreaded the day I would get that call back.. Last time it was me who felt the lump, and my wonderful GS knew that I would be better off with it out, then just doing a wait and see or a needle biopsy.
Sadly, I seem to be making my way around all the boards in this great website. The good part of it is that the people here are so kind, and helpful. As you saw I have alot going on. For awhile I had one or more surgeries for this or that over a 6 year span! YIKES... The last one knock wood was the biopsy in 2008. I had a falling out the same year with my only sister, and she managed to take my aunts & uncles with her. So as I traverse through this, I have no access to any information from my mothers sister regarding my mother and her medical history. I was a teenager when everything started with my mother. It was so painful that we didn't talk about it. That was my fathers way, avoidance of anything negative. I am guessing that is why my sister turned her back on me so easily.
Through my medical battles I have found a wonderful surgeon and my life saver is my pain doc. He keeps me going. Part of my own therapy I guess is educating myself. Whatever the cards may deal, I am committed. I have two boys and a hubby helping me along the way. In this day and age I will educate myself so I can make decisions for the future now. Who knows what can happen with my job or company with regard to health insurance. As it is with all of this, our plan year is up in February, so that just adds to the tension.
If the spot view shows clusterd microcalcifications, they suggest a biopsy, and it comes back as malignant or pre-cancer, do they then surgically remove the cells in that area then as a next corse of action. Ohhhh hmmm come to think of it I seem to recall my aunt may have went through something like this years ago. Something showed up on mammo one year, they biopsied it, it was cancer very early. I think they removed her breast and some nearby lymph nodes. She required no radiation or chemo, they just watcher her closely after that. Do they always surgically remove early stage cells? Today is a good day to learn and read... 5 inches of snow outside...
Thanks again Kat for the insight and you are right, we do have alot in common! Happy Weekend All.