Anxiety is real
Hello all wonderful women..I am new but not new. I have been lurking and posting occasionally for several years. My story started 26 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with BC at age 46. I was 26 and newly married. I am not sure what kind of breast cancer she had but it went from zero to 60 fast. It was so aggressive. She passed away at 49. I went into total prevent mode. I had breast reduction to limit the density. I had genetic testing that was negative. I did so many self exams that I actually bruised myself. Then, I had made peace with it. I was not going to live past 40, so I stopped everything. I went to my OB/ GYN for my yearly checks but that was it. I did not get my baseline Mammo until I was 40. I got callbacks every time for years because of scar tissue. I had one biopsy that was a scar tissue. I have went to the same breast center for years and I have made it to 52 with only a yearly screening. By the grace of God. I had a total hysterectomy last year. For some reason, I do not qualify for the high risk program. My mom had three sisters that all lived past 80 without cancer. My maternal grandmother had a double mastectomy in the early 1970s. She was 63. No chemo or radiation. She lived to the age of 91. I had my annual screening yesterday and I am driving myself crazy waiting. There are so many strong women fighting on this site. My prayers for all that have been effected by the beast.