I am a daughter of a breast cancer survivor. My mom was 38 when she was diagnosed. I am now 38 and have a lump in my breast. There is some history you need to know before I proceed.
Two and a half years ago I was having breast pain in the left breast. My GP ordered a mammogram and an ultrasound. Microcalicfications were found on the mammogram and nothing on the US. I was then send for MRI which chowed a terrible mass. I was told it was probably breast cancer and almost lost my mind as I sat holding my 1 year old boy. I had a MRI guided biopsy on the scary mass and it was benign. The surgeon was shocked and asked the radiologist if he was sure he got the spot. He was 100% sure. I then had a surgical biopsy for the calcifications and they were benign too. No strange cells in my samples either. I felt blessed. I had a follow up MRI 6 months later and it was fine.
When it came time for my next years exams, mammo and US were clear, but MRI found something again in the same general area, but not the same spot. It was biopsied and was found to be scar tissue from my last procedure.
Before I got pregnant with my second son, I was re-screened and all three, mammo, US and MRI were clear!
Got pregnant and have a 3 month old now.
I went the other day to my surgeon to resume my screenings. He found a lump in my left breast. He said he was not concerned and thought it might be scar tissue. He sent me for a mammo and US.
Mammogram and US both revealed absolutely nothing and I was sent on my way with my happy BIRADS 1 score, indicating no cancer and nothing suspicious.
My problem is this. I have pain there now, I can feel the lump and it is making me nuts! I talked to the surgeon today and told him I want it out. He said he would do that, but that he did not think it was cancer, especially given the clear scans. He actually said that he would have removed it immediately if he had thought it was cancerous.
I do have postpartum. Am I overreacting to this? My friends think I am crazy to go under the knife just to get it out seeing that I have clean scans, mammo and US.
Has anyone else ever gone through this?
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