First biopsy tomorrow
I have posted here before though it has been a couple years. When I have my yearly scans I usually check in and read through posts for reassurance.
I'm 38 years old, and a mom to 3, one of whom has special needs...which means I need a long and healthy life so I can be there for him! lol.
Anyway, my dr has always been so cautious & thorough with me due to extremely dense breasts, but mostly because of my mom's breast cancer diagnosis's at the ages of 34 & again at 36.
I've been having mammograms since age 27 and I've had a couple minor issues, but this is the first call back for a biopsy.
I had my yearly mammogram & ultrasound yesterday, and when my doctor called me herself first thing this morning, I had a feeling it wasn't great news. Sure enough, I need a biopsy and she called ahead to the breast surgeon to tell them I needed to be biopsied tomorrow morning. Which is amazing so I don't have to sit around and make myself nuts! haha.
I guess I have two questions. My report is confusing because there are words that I know from reading through here for so many years that suggest benign findings. I'm wondering what they based the decision to biopsy on. Would it be the vascularity?
Also, I've never had a biopsy so what should I know going in for that? It's an ultrasound guided vacuum assisted biopsy. I've had surgeries and things done in the past so I'm not too concerned about the actual procedure, just not sure what to expect.
Here is part of the ultrasound report: "Right upper outer at 10:00, 3 cm from nipple, measuring 22x15x22mm. Correlating with findings on mammogram, there is a new, oval, circumscribed, hypoechoic mass. Doppler shows rim and multi-vessel vascularity. Suspicious findings with likelihood of malignancy."
Thank you all for any thoughts, I will definitely keep the post updated!