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   Posted 10/19/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My wonderful breast surgeon has recommended a dilon scan, a scan that can assess dense breasts for cancer.  I need a sonogram first.  I think they're doing the right breast only. 
I'm trying not to think too much...but I can't help but wonder if they're concerned about that lumpiness I feel when brushing against the right side of my breast.  Dr. focused a little on that area, but didn't really say anything.  The dilon scan was recommended before he knew I was concerned about the area, too.  I don't know what I'm feeling.  When I examine, there's nothing there, but I could swear I feel something when I brush against the area when I put my bra on.  I have that old, scared feeling I had when DH found a lump and I couldn't feel it.  BTW, he doesn't feel anything (not for a lack of trying, LOL).
I just need to keep my mind off it.  I'm going for the sono and scan on Nov. 14.  THey worked it out so I only have to go one day for both (probably the one good thing about having history at that cancer center...the doc and PA know how far away I am and pull strings to save me several trips).
BTW...my house is beautiful.  I'm in heaven.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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   Posted 10/19/2006 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, you know what MK says about worrying!!  Hang in there.  It is a good thing that your docs are being proactive and taking good care of you.  I will be praying until we hear the B/9 bell ring.

Blessings to you,


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 10/19/2006 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with the scan, will be thinking of you. I've had a Dilon scan, it's a good screeing tool because there are no x-rays like a mammo.

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   Posted 10/19/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellen, it sounds like they are just being thorough...especially if the doc didn't feel anything suspicious. I had dense breasts as well, and my tumors didn't show up on a mammo. I've never heard of the test you're having. It's not an issue for me anymore. Weight gain and menopause have taken care of all that "white out" on the mammo. They're very clear now! (Sigh)

Getting old is he11, but when I think of the alternative...


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   Posted 10/21/2006 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
OK Ellen don't worry before you know you have something to worry about, right? You can tell us all about the new Dilon scan and be our source of information for newbies having them. Have you moved into your new home yet? Think positive and tell us all about it. Hugs MK

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