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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 8/20/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!
I am new here.. here is what is going on...  I am 37 with a strong family history of Breast Cancer.. (mother and 3 of her sisters all but one of my aunts deceased).  So I have been getting mammograms since I was 30 yrs old)  3 months ago I had a mammo and was called back for the Right breast showing something on the films.. thankfully it turned out to be nothing.  I decided that it was time for me to talk to a specialist and possibly get a breast MRI.  So my doctor agreed with my strong family history.  I went for the MRI and they called me the next day saying they found a 6mm area in my left breast that they want to enhance due to my family history.  So i was sent for an Ultra Sound today.  they ultra sound showed nothing.  They are now sending me for a MRI guided biopsy.  The radioligist told me today that he is 95% sure it is nothing but with my family history he does not want to take any chances.  Let me say too that you can not feel any lumps in my breast in the area they are talking about.  So I am thinking that my doctor is doing the better safe than sorry by ordering this biopsy.  of course my imagination is taking the best of me.. ugh!  I think though my radioligst would not of said he is 95% sure it was nothing if in fact they thought it was something!  anyone have anything like this happen to them before?  I dont have my MRI appt til next week.. lots of time to drive myself nuts and think about it.
Thanks everyone!!!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2003
Total Posts : 248
   Posted 8/21/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi! Welcome to our board! First I want you to take a deep breath. We have a saying around here to try not to worry until you know there is something to worry about (easier said than done!). Yes, I have had a similar experience (and family history!). Let me applaud your doctors for their thoroughness! Early detection is our best defense in treating bc.  They are doing everything by the book in following the newest recommendations for screening high risk patients. 6mm is very small (about the size of a grain of barley) and therefore unlikely to be palpated (felt). If it does turn out to be positive for bc, you will be fortunate that it was discovered so early and treatable. Hopefully, it will be benign; the odds are in your favor that most lumps (80%) are benign. If it is not, you have been aniticipating this for a long time and should be prepared to do what ever you need to cure it. My MRI in 2000 showed 3 lesions: 9mm, 7mm and 5mm; none showed on mammo or u/s, all positive. It is now 8 years later and I am fine!!! You will be, too! We are here to help you. Try not to worry too much at this point. Good luck! FK
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