6mm breast nodule

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   Posted 6/11/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok...not really freaking out yet, but kinda sorta am. I had my mammogram done a couple of weeks ago. I got a letter in the mail stating I needed further testing. I called my physicians office to schedule the "further testing". I had to ask what was found on the mammogram report. The nurse indicated that they found a 'nodule' in my upper right breast. I then had to ask how big it was. (she wasn't giv'in up much information freely) She indicated it was 6mm and my physician would like another mammogram to see more views of that area. Ok...I then started to get upset. I had seen 2 previous OB-GYN docs that when I told them I was having right breast pain and could feel a lump...they blew me off and said it was probably a cyst. The pain/lump doesn't come and go with cycles because I have had a hysterectomy. So now this third doctor is wanting further testing? Because now I am at the age (40) that I am more prone to having breast cancer? Don't get me wrong...I am happy that she is investigating this more and is listening to me. But I won't relax until I have had a biopsy done...am I wrong to push for this? I don't have any family history because I am adapoted...I just want to be sure.
Any advise? Words of wisdom? Questions I should ask the doctor?
Please calm me down...Thanks!

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   Posted 6/11/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
cross-stich, the moderator for this forum (Bev, aka Barkyboys) is away for a couple of days but will be back soon and she will respond to your post.  I wish I could help you but I don't know anything about this.  Sorry. 

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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad that they are investigating further, as well. Some doctors do put off looking at things. But it sounds like this is the first time the area has been flagged on a mammogram. Was this your first mammo?

Only your doctor can tell you why they didn't investigate further when you brought it to their attention before. But I would sure be asking that question!

On the bright side, it probably is nothing. Callbacks for more pictures happen often. Even after having breast cancer, I've had callbacks for more pictures, and it turned out to be nothing. So try not to stress about it for now.

Take care, and let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 2/4/2017 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I too was just told I have a 6mm nodule in my left breast. I am 48 years old and have had yearly mammograms since I was 40. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40 last year and had a double mastectomy. We do have a family history and because of this I am considered "high risk" and receive yearly MRI's and mammograms. My MRI picked up a 6mm nodule in my left breast. The mammogram did not pick this up. I was called back for an ultrasound for a better look. The ultrasound could not detect the nodule as it is deep within the breast and so small. Radiologist has suggested a wait and see approach. He doesn't think its anything and says I would do more harm than good doing anything at this point. I have an appointment with my doctor next week and will discuss with her.
Please don't get too worked up about this. I know its hard, trust me! The fact that its so small is good. Have your imaging done and then go from there. 9 out of 10 call backs turn out to be nothing. Good luck and please let us know how things work out.
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