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I am meeting with a different radiologist to go over my biopsy results. The appointment is listed under "Nurse Navigator" in My Chart. This doesn't sound good, right? What questions do I need to ask? Already crying. Worried.

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  • moderators
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    Hi @alexandra86, and welcome to Breastcancer.org. We're so very sorry for the worries that bring you here, but we're really glad you've found us. You're sure to find our amazing community a wonderful source of advice, encouragement, information, and support — if it turns out you need it!

    We know it can be worrisome waiting for biopsy results. Try to not jump to any conclusions until you have more information. When is your radiologist appointment?

    Sending gentle hugs and hope for speedy answers.

    —The Mods

  • alexandra86
    alexandra86 Member Posts: 7
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    Thank you. My appointment is 30 minutes away.

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    Please keep us posted with what happens — we're all here for you!

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  • alexandra86
    alexandra86 Member Posts: 7
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    I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I will be having a masectomy. My journey starts now. Love to all of you.

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    @alexandra86 We're so very sorry to hear this news, but we are so glad we can be here for you. Please keep coming back, ask questions, and get the support you need.

    Here's some information to help you get started, when you're ready:

    https://www.breastcancer.org/types/invasive-ductal-carcinoma

    https://www.breastcancer.org/pathology-report

    https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/mastectomy/what-to-expect

    And, please note that we have very helpful twice-weekly In Treatment Zoom Support Meetups for those going through treatment — you'll find great practical information and support with our wonderful group! You can check out the meetup schedule and register here: https://www.breastcancer.org/community/virtual-meetups#section-in-treatment-for-breast-cancer

    Take a deep breath. You've got this. We're all here for you!

    Sending big hugs.

    —The Mods

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    Hi @alexandra86,

    We're just checking in to see how you're doing since your diagnosis. Have you learned any more about your treatment? How can we best support you?

    Also, we'd suggest perhaps starting a new thread in the Just Diagnosed forum where others can weigh in with experiences and advice as you navigate your care.

    Let us know how you're doing. Thinking of you!

    —The Mods

  • alexandra86
    alexandra86 Member Posts: 7
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    I was so relieved to see this message in my email! Every message is a literal lifeline! I am out there drowning, and suddenly I have a life preserver!!! Thank you! I have been busy reading my book about breast cancer (about halfway through, skipping chapters that I am not ready for etc.) Also, I reconnected with an old, but true friend , who had a double masectomy, and her advice and kindness has really helped me. I will check out the Just Diagnosed thread. Again, thank you. I am not alone!!!

  • needs.a.nap
    needs.a.nap Member Posts: 195
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    Hello @alexandra86. I’m just seeing your thread here tonight and wanted to say Hi. It’s been one year for me and I had a mastectomy. I also had invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). Having someone in your life who has been through this will be a wonderful support! I’m really glad you have your friend. I think you’ll find that everyone here is great with answering our questions and giving practical advice. You definitely are not alone!!!