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Waiting on Results after Biopsy

fastpitchgal13 Member Posts: 2
edited October 2022 in Waiting for Test Results

Good afternoon!

I came across this site as I was researching some things. For a little background, I am 34 years old. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 54. My journey to where I am started back in April when I noticed a swollen area in my left armpit along with sensitivity and some pain. Because of my family history, I decided it was best to go to the doctor for peace of mind. My doctor referred for me a mammogram and an ultrasound. Both came back normal, but I was then referred to a high risk breast specialist. That appointment consisted of genetic testing and returning a month later for an ultrasound. Genetic testing for me and my mom came back with no markers. Mom redid hers at the request of the breast specialist. When she was first diagnosed, she was only tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2. The ultrasound during tha visit was also normal. Because of my symptoms that I was still experiencing, the specialist recommended a breast MRI. During that breast MRI, they found an oval mass. They classified it as a probable fibroadenoma. Fast forward a few weeks later, and I visited a breast surgeon who suggested to go ahead and take it out and have it biopsied. That excisional biopsy was this past Friday, Sept. 30. It was only supposed to take 30 minutes but ended up taking an hour due to finding another mass while taking out the other one. I am now waiting on my pathology results and am somewhat worried. Has anyone else had a similar experience where the masses weren't caught on ultrasound or mammogram? Or classified the mass as a fibroadenoma only for it to come back as something else? Trying to keep my mind occupied, but it sure is difficult.


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    moderators Posts: 8,216
    edited October 2022

    Dear fastpitchgal13,

    Welcome to the BCO community. We are glad that you reached out to share your story. We are sorry that these changes in your breast health have brought you here. You may want to check out the topic on Common Symptom and Imaging Questions. The forum Not Diagnosed but Worried may offer additional topics of interest as you wait. Waiting in the hardest part of all of this our members will say. We hope that others weigh in and offer their experiences. Keep us posted and let us know what you learn and how we can be a help to you here.

    The Mods