I am a little over 8 years from my lumpectomy and almost 8 years from radiation for IDC. I was on Tamoxifen for about 15 months when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. After a complete hysterectomy including ovaries etc. I was switched to Anastrozole. I took that for six years and have been off for a little over a year. I usually have diagnostic mammograms each year. But this year I thought I would be brave and go for a screening mammogram. Had that last Monday. I got a birads 0 for calcifications noted in the central region of the sameright breast where I had breast cancer. I immediately went into panic mode. Have to wait two weeks for my diagnostic mammogram.
I have high anxiety and all the previous biopsies have resulted in bad news. Has anyone faced a similar experience and could share their experience. I understand I am a high risk for breast cancer after having it once. I just don’t know if my 64 year old breast would now show up with calcifications this year and it would be benign. I am grateful the radiologists are doing what they are doing. Are they extra cautious with us having a previous diagnosis?
I have been either crying or nervous this entire past week.