Mar 8, 2016 05:37PM Trisha-Anne wrote:
I had my first dx in 2010 and had both IDC and ILC. The IDC was triple positive. I didn't have any CT scans in the following five years, except when there was something that needed to be looked at. Here in Australia the standard of care is yearly mammograms and u/s they don't like to subject us to too much radiation that isn't necessary - hence the no CTs unless following up specific symptoms. Don't worry about it, if you have symptoms, then get them checked. The thinking is that usually any recurrences or spread will be found with symptoms and doing regular scans won't find them earlier.
I'd had an MRI in March last year instead of a mammo or u/s and it was completely clear. I found the new lump in my right breast in early November and it was already 2.5cm with it's own blood supply in that time, so the scanning only gave me a false sense of security.
This lump was triple negative and I had a right mx and doing chemo at the moment.
Please join our Australian Sisters thread, it's much more active and you'll get support from all the wonderful girls here in Oz.
Where in Australia are you?