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Topic: Waiting for biopsy again

Forum: Benign Breast Conditions —

A safe place to discuss benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions. Benign breast conditions are unusual growths or other changes in the breast tissue that are not cancer, though some may be associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. Benign breast conditions are quite common.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 04:14AM - edited Jan 15, 2022 05:29AM by Artemis15

Artemis15 wrote:

I’m 58 no family or personal history of bc. Last year when I had my mammogram and double breast ultrasound (I have dense breasts, level C) the radiologist saw distortion in left breast. I then had mri which came back highly suspicious of dcis BiRADS 4 and then I had another mri for the biopsy—7samples we're taken. The biopsy came back benign with fibrocystic changes—non-prolifertive. I had a follow up ultrasound 6 months after which didn't show any changes

This years mammogram showed that the area has gotten larger. The radiologist believes it could be a radial scar and recommended another biopsy. She assured me several times that she thought it was benign but just wants to make sure—which didn't do much to calm me after what I went through last year. The pathology from last year did not contain the cellular characteristics of a radial scar and was non-prolifertive. So she wants to do another biopsy to see what is going on.

Last year was very difficult for me to get through all of the testing. I had to wait almost 1 month after the initial mri to get the mri biopsy. This year it's the same thing—almost 1 month from abnormal imaging to biopsy which is scheduled for 2/1. I found this forum last year and found it very helpful. I'm trying not to do too much researching until I get the pathology. Last year I scared myself so much by reading everything I could before I had a diagnosis.

Does anyone have experience with something like this—going from benign non proliferative to radial scar (proliferative) or maybe even malignant

With my history of childhood trauma and anxiety disorder, I'm beside myself with fear. I have a therapist who I speak to several times a week. Nothing is helping this time.

Any comments are welcomed. Thank you❤️

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