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   Posted 5/25/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey, ladies - My name is Anna & I'm from Rockford, IL. I was a good friend of Julie Jar - if any of you remember her - and I met some of you oldies in LasVegas with her. Well... here's my story. Went for a yearly mammogram and the doctor called and wanted additional views and a ultrasound. I went for those today. Turns out I have a "nodule" that the radiologist said is a "fluid filled cyst - nothing to worry about"... Well... that's what Julie's doctor told her. When I questioned him about why he was so certian and just how certian was he?, he said 99.9% positive. There was nothing "in" the nodule and it had a whitish edge which was indicative of a fluid filled cyst. When I asked him he he wanted to aspirate it to be sure he said that he didn't think it was necessary. When I asked him when we should repeat the mammo, he said "in one year".

Needless to say, it was good news but... at the same time I don't want to be naive or stupid. What do you all think? Should I get a second opinion? Would you insist on a needle aspiration? I don't want to be a turd but I don't want to be stupid either. I will welcome and listen to your opinions. I never wanted to need this board but you are the first place I thought of for answers and direction.

Not panicing but cautious - Anna

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   Posted 5/25/2006 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anna-
I remember you ( I used to post as lori_g2000), sorry to see you are having to go through this. I think you are right to question and right to not panic. Knowing what we all know, if it were me, I would push for an aspiration. You may wish to seek a second opinion, too. SOunds like the doc gave you good clinical opinion about what the film showed...whereas my ultrasound showed the opposite....it showed texture, irregular density and irregular edges. From the film, they determined it to be "Highly suspicious of malignancy". sounds as if yours is right where we want it...but we all know nothing is for sure till we look at the cells. I would encourage you to get another opinion, not as an insult to the first doc, but to be sure. IMO, any doc who is decent would welcome a second opinion.

Take copies of your films and go for it!

Good luck.

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   Posted 5/26/2006 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anna, I remember you, too. I agree I would not want to wait a year. Does your doctor know about Julie and how close you two were? I think I would tell him and tell him that is what she was told and insist he do something to give you more concrete answers. I am a believer in removing the lump, but the needle test is more common now. Just do something for your peace of mind and let us know what happens. We care. Love MK

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   Posted 5/27/2006 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anna, glad you found the Healingwell board all right. I see you are getting good advice here, too. Hugs, Lauri

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   Posted 6/2/2006 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Have you decided on a second opinion?

Thinking of you,
Debbie from OHIO
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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