Hi Laure', Welcome and sorry you had to come here. Take a deep breath honey. Again. Now you have to remember to breathe, I know how this almost takes your breath away.
As far as the Dr knowing from the mammo and US, they can make a good educated guess. It still takes a biopsy to know 100% if it is cancer or not. And sometimes their educated guess turns out wrong, sometimes not. Remember, if it turns out right, you will then figure out what to do and fight! You will have a game plan! I know how frightened you are and the waiting is definately the worst part. They are some very long term survivors on this board, so it is not automatically a death sentence! And statitics, which I am sure you will hear from someone, or read somewhere, are JUST STATISTICS! There are ladies here who have proven statistics wrong. It happens all the time.
I am sorry your husband is out of town when you are going through this, but remember we are here and we will be with you and hold your hand all the way, no matter what the outcome! And for now, I am praying benign!!!
I know other ladies will be here and answer your other questions for you. Hang in there sweetie, I know it is hard, but you CAN do it!
L&H, Gail from Washington State
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