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Oct 23, 2020 09:56AM
wobbly....IMHO, my radiologist is peerless. He was the one who found my tumor that was sitting in plain sight for three years. Other radiologists dismissed it as a cyst. I was sent to him by my ob/gyn doctor because my breasts were so dense and cystic. After properly diagnosing me, he has owned by breasts since. Almost 11 years.
With all of that said, I have never had a whole body scan. Before my initial surgery, I had an MRI that also found a drop of DCIS. I had been having mammograms and sonograms since the tender age of forty. Once diagnosed, the radiologist followed all of he recommended screenings for the first five years. NED, afterwards, I was put on annual mammos and sonograms. The sonograms were especially important because they saw the tumor, not the mammos. Cruising through my fifties, the cysts finally resolved and I grew more comfortable with the imaging because there was nothing to “see.” At sixty, the radiologist said, I now entered the “sweet spot.” That was the decade and a half that most women would be diagnosed with breast cancer. So because I was diagnosed at a relatively young age, 53, my risk of getting a breast cancer in my sixties or seventies was greater than someone who never had cancer. So now, he wants me to have MRIs every 18-24 months.
hope that clears your mind and emotions of those dark thoughts.....
Breast cancer has now receded to a far off place in my being...it is an “old” new normal and I feel blessed that the journey has taken me there....
Wobbly, I hope you and the rest of our sisters can get to that place...my prayers that everyone get there, sooner than later....
stay well and safe...and happy..
Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)