Just diagnosed today
I wanted to introduce myself here. I did have a thread going before I knew my diagnosis and the women there were so supportive and caring. I'm 43, a mother of 6 year old twins, and I was just diagnosed with IDC this morning after a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. My tumor is about 1cm around, HR+, HER2-, and grade 2. (think I got those acronyms right!) The ultrasound didn't find any indications of lymph node involvement and the biopsy report said "lymphovascular space involvement is not detected". I know lymph node involvement can't be confirmed until after surgery. I guess that's my next worry.
I have a history of health anxiety, with a specific breast cancer phobia, so that aspect of this journey is going to be tough.
So anyway, I just wanted to say hi, thanks for the support I've already received, and hope that when I'm in a better place emotionally I will be able to support others on here as well.
One other question- I had my breast biopsy done on Friday. The spot feels a bit tender still and there is bruising but the radiologist said it was healing nicely at my consult this morning. Is tenderness in your armpit after a breast biopsy normal? I didn't have any before the biopsy and it just feels a little off...almost like when you have an ingrown hair in your armpit, but I can't find anything. Just trying to calm my nerves about lymph node stuff.