I did a search on the forum prior to posting, but nothing came up regarding breast disease/breast cancer.
I am 43 years old. Had an abnormal mammo in late December and was called back in for additional films. Those came back abnormal too.... microcalcification cluster in the left breast. Was immediately scheduled for a vacuum assisted stereotactic biopsy which I had performed last Thursday, Jan. 13th, and titanium marker was installed. The stereotactic sucked because the area was close to the nipple and the probe overshot and exited out the bottom of the breast. So now I have an 8 guage "through and through" tunnel in that breast with an exit wound as well as the entry. Grrrr. I've been pierced like a punk rocker. Where is my jewelry????
Radiologist expedited the path on it. My dingbat ob\gyn doctor called me Friday night with the results... all is fine. Calcifications were benign. Nothing to worry about
, we will just stick with yearly mammo's to keep an eye on everything.
Last night at 5:30pm she basically calls me back and says "ooops. There was a part at the end of the report where the radiologist is insisting you have a surgical consult due to radial scar tissue found in the biopsies. Sorry about
that." I asked her why I need a surgical consult if it was benign and she said she didn't know. Basically, she gave me results on Friday without reading the entire report, and it wasn't until the RADIOLOGIST followed up with her to make sure I was scheduled for a surge consult that she actually read the FULL report and then had to call me back with the news.
Still, she didn't have a single answer to any of my questions. I've had more informative conversations with my Pit Bull\ Boxer mix.
I've done some googling and read that radial scars can "hide" cancer cells. Has any of you wonderful ladies on this board had anything like that in your initial DX? I would love any information you could share, since it's obvious I wont be getting any answers from a medical professional until I can get into this surgeon guy for my consult.
Thanks so much!