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Topic: First mammo one year after diagnosis

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Jan 2, 2020 06:09PM

Toyamjj wrote:

Hi! Last year around this time I was diagnosed and tomorrow I go for my one year mammogram and I'm not sure what to expect? Been pretty nervous the past month or so for obvious reasons, this is a stressful time. I don't feel anything in my breast but I'm still very anxious. My husband is traveling so one of my girlfriends is coming with me so I'm wont be alone. I get the mammo first then I see my doc after. Will I get my results that day? Please share experiences, Thanks

DX at age 44 Oncotype 22 Dx 1/4/2019, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2019 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2019 Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 2, 2020 06:24PM flashlight wrote:

Hi, I went for my 6 month, after radiation, mammogram last August. I was very nervous. The Tech was wonderful and gentle. She told me I would be told the results before I left. When I was told it was negative I cried. When I got to my car and called my husband I cried. Good luck to you.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Jan 2, 2020 06:41PM AliceBastable wrote:

I had my one-year mammo last May. I was mildly nervous that it would hurt a bit, but it really didn't. The only difference was having to hang around for results, which didn't take too long. Then I had my BS appointment, which was also very routine. I think of mammograms and scans as routine maintenance, not something to stress about.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 2, 2020 07:49PM TB90 wrote:

Well, I almost fall apart once a year in November’s 25 when I get my annual mammogram. Same date each year. I believe I had a bit of PTSD as I have unbearable anxiety entering the same lab. I handle most things very well otherwise. I build in supports, let the lab know my issue and my dr. For five mammograms since dx, I have received kid glove service. Not only does the lab give me results before leaving, but my dr has my results on some sort of alert so that her office replies also within an hour. I cannot take anyone with me, just my personal preference, but I purchase a trashy magazine like People to distract me. My husband is waiting at home holding his breath as is my adult son. I have so much reinforcement in place. But still, to be honest, the anxiety just prior gets so bad I dream about driving into the horizon and not dealing with this at all. Do whatever helps and works. My advice, let the staff know. I so hope your first post dx experience is as positive as possible.

Dx 11/28/2013, DCIS, Grade 2 Surgery 12/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2014 Breast
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Jan 2, 2020 09:02PM jessie123 wrote:

I had my first mammogram 5 months after lumpectomy and two months after radiation. It was considered a baseline mammo. You can imagine how damaged my breast was at that time. My birad score was a little elevated which they said was normal --- it was because of all the scar tissue and unhealed damage in the breast. The imagining did not hurt.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/20/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 2, 2020 09:55PM MountainMia wrote:

Toyamjj, good luck with your scans. I have my first round at the end of the month. I'll have mammogram in the morning and a whole breast ultrasound in the afternoon. This week I also managed to have a chest Xray and a brain CT with a trip to the emergency room. I fell and knocked myself out! Woohooo, who doesn't like extra tests?!? :)

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Jan 4, 2020 09:02AM Toyamjj wrote:

Thanks for all the feedback! Great news, mammo came back normal what a huge relief! Celebrated last night with Mexican food and margaritas :)

DX at age 44 Oncotype 22 Dx 1/4/2019, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2019 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2019 Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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