I am 57, i found a hard, unmoveable, peas size lump in my right breast about a month ago. I went for a mammogran almost 2 wks ago. The clinic called and said it was neg. How can they know tha,t without a biopsy? My neice had the same type lump, they said it was neg. She got a second opinion, they did a biopsy, to find that she had triple negative breast cancer, a rare, very agressive form of breast cancer. Should i get a second opion? I have heard of several others that had the same thing happen to them, then find out later, that it was breast cancer, but was very advanced before they found it, after being told it was neg. I am very nervous. I think a biopsy should be done to rule out cancer. Im concerned that because the state is paying for the tests , since i have no health insur. they arent persuing it like they would if i had health insurance.
This is what I have in my breast too. Luckily I am covered by my state's indigent care program and if any cancer is found I will be eligible for medicaid. If the mammogram that I had Thursday comes back negative I plan on seeing the doctor who did my endometrial ablation because he would be more willing to investigate it further than the women I see.
I would get a second opinion, Do you have a Community Health Center in your area? They usually go on a sliding fee pay scale so you might check into them.
How is your niece doing?