Posted on: Feb 26, 2007 03:59 AM, edited Mar 30, 2012 03:00 PM by Moderators
Questions about types of tests, what they show, and what to expect? Check out the main Breastcancer.org site and the Screening and Testing section
There's also some good advice on the main Breastcancer.org site on Test Results and Medical Records, including what to do when you get your results, and how to keep track of your records. Also, great info on Managing Breast Cancer Fears.
Hope this helps!
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Feb 12, 2008 07:30 PM laurieking08 wrote:
I am a 47 year old woman. My Aunt is fighting breast cancer and my younger sister had some benign lumps 6 months ago. I have a disease in my spine and constantly have surgery. Recently my left breast swelled up and the nipple was sore a long with under my left arm. I went to my primary who put me on antibotics and sent me for an ultra sound. the findings wer in my right breast and nothing in my left breast. there is one cyst 0.6 cm at 12 o'clock and a nonspecific rounded structure at 9 o'clock that precludes further evalutation. I am scheduled for another ultra sound May 14. Isn't that a long time to wait or am I just over reacting. I watched my 32 year old brother die of cancer 11 years ago and my best friend died of breast cancer 4 years ago. Any advice would be greatly welcomed.
Feb 18, 2008 02:43 PM tygress wrote:Hi Laurie..also new to the site here. I just turned 48 in January. I've had 2 Aunt's and my Mom all go thru it. Now I have had a red pimple-like bump right on my right aereols for a couple months that now has a bump growing under it. I go to the Dr. 2/21..and am fairly certain it is SOMETHING. It's this not knowing..waiting..that opens Padora's Box of thoughts. I'm hoping by coming here, I can find other women, like you, that are going thru the same feelings and see what they have done to help the process..If indeed there is anything till you actually KNOW..that CAN help right now..
Feb 28, 2008 12:24 AM Beesie wrote:
It's probably not appropriate to promote an independent website to women who come to breastcancer.org. BC.org is extensively supported by doctors to ensure that the information provided is accurate and reliable. While your friend's site might be wonderful, I don't think it's right to direct women away from here and worry that the information on a private site might not be as reliable.
Mar 22, 2008 01:51 PM sortakindaworried wrote:
I go for surgery Monday morning to remove a tumor from my left breast. I am reading the report on it and it says 'patient has a new palpable abnormality in the left breast imediately superior to the areolar. It approaches 2cm in size. While it is fairly circumscribed, the superior surface does have nodular contour." It is listed as category 4, which I also don't know what that means. I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me what this stuff means, so maybe I would not be quite as "in the dark" and stressed out.
May 8, 2008 09:56 AM lynn17 wrote:
And I just joined today, May 9, 2008. I have problem areas in both breasts and will have biopsies ASAP. I am wondering if the hosp. one uses for the biospy procedure is important or do I need to go to a major center for this too. My doctor says to use little hosp is OK.
Jun 2, 2008 03:16 PM lvtwoqlt wrote:
Buckeyebabe, I have had numerious call backs for additional views over the years. They may not have gotten clear images with the first set of pictures is the reason for the architechtural distortion. It can be normal for call backs because of distortion.
Jun 4, 2008 02:23 PM lvtwoqlt wrote:
Beth, If you start a new conversation you will probably get a better response. I live in NC or I would help you.
Wondering, are you looking for the site that you click to give mammos? if so it is www.thebreastcancersite.com
Jul 15, 2008 05:18 PM elbo wrote:
Buckeyebabe - I also got called back for additional screening. Apparently this is very common and routine. One reason you may be called back is if you have dense breasts - especially common if you are young. In denser tissue, it is harder to discern whether there are problems, so they may need more images to be sure. Also, you may have benign cysts, which is why sono may be required - to tell the difference between benign fluid-filled cysts and potential problems. Some advice (easier to say than follow): try not to worry and think ahead to all kinds of horrible outcomes. Getting called back is common. Things they say to you may be careless, conflicting, or even required by their lawyers, so don't try to read meaning and dread into everything the diagnostic center receptionist happens to say. Even if you need a biopsy, 80% of biopsies come out benign. I made myself crazy with worry between my two appointments and the outcome was: "normal. No evidence of cancer." I wish I could get back the sleep I lost needlessly worrying. Until something is wrong, assume nothing is!
Jul 16, 2008 11:06 AM elisa1tc wrote:
i really dont know what to do i was seen by a resident...so im already not comfortable i have some 2 solid areas in my breast on the left breast im in alot of pain they both hurt but mostly the left my breast are enlarged and my nipples hurt i cant sleep they hurt so much ..the resident is having me go to get blood work and stool samples...shouldnt i be getting an ultra sound? seek differnt addvice? shouldnt they have reffered me to someone who deals w/this? she did feel the spots herself..can somone tell me if this the prosses?
Jul 30, 2008 10:12 AM lvtwoqlt wrote:
Elisa, Did they not order a mammogram for you? When I had problems with my breasts (before dx of BC) I was send for mammograms as well as ultra sounds that discovered I had several cysts that were drained by the doctor.
I would seek additional information from another doctor.