First of all, it is a good thing that you will be having mammo done this week and seeing your MD. I welcome you to the board and hope you stay with us through this time of questions. It is a myth that breast cancer does not hurt. Mine did and I know that others on this board will say the same thing. Not all experience pain and not all pain is a sure sign of breast cancer. Make sure you do research on breast cancer, signs of possible cancer, and what a mammo indicates. If you have any question be sure to cover all of them with your MD. Do not under any circumstances take an answer like, YOU ARE TO YOUNG FOR BREAST CANCER, BREAST CANCER IS NOT PAINFUL, OR IF SOMETHING IS FOUND IN THE MAMMO; THAT THEY INDICATE IT CAN WAIT. You are not to young, it can be painful and you should never take a wait and see attitude about any cancer indication found on a mammo.
You, the MD and the tests results must work together to determine what may be wrong and remember 80% of breast abnormal conditions are benign. Hang in there and you will be in my prayers. Please keep us advised.
Hello! First of all, try and not become to alarmed. As someone said, 80% of all breast abnormalities are benign. You have been given some great advice.
Here is what I will share with you. Take someone with you when you go for your appointment and when you have your mammogram. The extra support is wonderful plus you will have an extra pair of ears to hear what is being said. Write down any and all questions that you want answered - no matter how silly they may sound. And get the answers.
I am glad that you are seeing your MD this week. Don't be surprised if after the mammo they might order an ultrasound.