New here, left side IDC, right side biopsy scheduled
First time posting, I can't thank everyone enough for posting questions and answers. This forum has been so helpful already. I'll try to make this short and please moderators let me know if I'm posting in the wrong place.
I'm 45, small dense breasts, NBN gene positive, strong family history. Diagnosed (ultrasound biopsy) 12/24/20 with IDC with focal DCIS, left side, 0.7cm.
PreOp MRI shows a 0.5cm satellite tumor near biopsied tumor as well as a 2cm non mass enhancement on the right breast.
Diagnostic mammogram of the right side shows lobulated density and architectural distortion. Right side diagnostic ultrasound shows 10mm irregular shaped hypoechoic area with posterior acoustic shadowing birads 4.
Two biopsies scheduled for this Monday, one ultrasound guided and one mammogram guided because they're not sure if the two things are the same or two separate spots (only one area showed on MRI)
My plan is bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, BS and PS agree that it makes sense for my situation. MO says he needs results of upcoming biopsies and pathology from surgery before we can have plan. Recommends at minimum Tamoxifen. He will contact me with biopsies results.
My questions are: How common is multi focal breast cancer along with synchronous bilateral breast cancer? Please someone tell me that the upcoming biopsies can still be benign. Everything looks very small, so would I still be stage 1 after surgery if no lymph nodes are involved? (None showed on MRI). I've been mostly composed and patient so far, but these added biopsies and waiting are getting to me. Well... that wasn't short! Sorry, but if you've read this much, thank you so much 😊