Found out this morning I have ductal carcinoma
That is what my Dr. said, ductal carcinoma, that's all she knew at this point. That was from a needle biopsy I had last Wed. I have an appt. at a breast clinic this Friday. I get my IUD removed tomorrow. I am crushed and have cried on and off all day. I am considered "high risk", all the women(maternal side) in my family have had breast cancer, my mother had DCIS, had a lumpectomy and radiation, she was triple negative. She was 59 when it happened to her, I am 46. I have my breasts looked at every six months, I alternate between mammogram and MRI. A year ago after a MRI showed I had a suspicious area, it was biopsied through MRI(because it was so small), it came back as benign(sclerosing adenosis). Six months later at my mammogram, everything was fine in that area. A few weeks ago at my latest MRI, same spot, Birads 4. Before the biopsy the mass measured something like 1.0cm x 1.2cm x 0.7cm, something like that, I am so out of sorts right now its hard to remember. I do know that at the ultrasound/biopsy the Dr. told me that my lymph nodes looked good and that the MRI also showed that this mass was localized. I have so many questions...so I guess the first biopsy that was reported benign was a false negative...which I know I possible. I have also had pain in that area of my breast.
I just went to my chart, I had to:
MAMMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS: The tissue is heterogeneously dense which may obscure detection of
underlying small masses. There are no suspicious calcifications in either breast. No masses are
identified within the right breast. Currently, within the superolateral lateral left breast at
the approximate 1:00 -2:00 axis is a spiculated mass. There are no associated calcifications.
The axillary regions appear unremarkable without evidence of adenopathy. Recommend sonography
of the left breast and left axillary region.
In addition to standard review, the examination was analyzed for possible abnormalities using a
computer-assisted detection device.
Sonographic evaluation of the superolateral left breast was performed. At the 1:00 position 5
cm from the nipple, is a heterogeneous ill-defined mass measuring 1.2 x 0.7 x 1.0 cm. A biopsy
clip is noted in this region. The surrounding tissue is otherwise unremarkable as is the