No additional testing / No MRI scheduled, is this normal?
Background: annual mammo found 11mm lump deep in breast, core biopsy indicates IDC + some DCIS.
I went in for my initial surgical consult at Dana Farber today. I was told because of the probable staging (1) that I would not need to be tested for mets. I was sent to genetic testing only.
Oncotype is after surgery, she recommended lumpectomy + radiation, and that chemo would depend on post-surgery results, oncotype and SNLB).
Is it normal not to get an MRI or any other scans after a cancer-positive biopsy? When I had my initial consult with a different hospital they had me scheduled for an MRI right away (canceled because I swapped care to Dana Farber). I'm worried I'm getting underdiagnosed/possibly undertreated, if they are only taking my annual mammogram + followup mammogram to determine if there's nothing else in both breasts.
Doctor said because it was so small/staging early that I would not need any scanning for possible metastasis, but isn't MRI supposed to catch stuff that mammograms may not show? I'm scared and paranoid that my one/both breasts might have DCIS or tumors too small to show on mammograms.