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Dec 8, 2011 03:13AM
Dawn, I think you should call the doc who ordered the mammogram and ultrasound and speak to him or his nurse directly. You should reiterate how you know you have a bump there and you'd like to know what it is! While the radiologist said it looked okay, he didn't say what that bump was, so you are entitled to know (a) what is the bump, and (b) shouldn't you have a biopsy of it to be sure. I'd just stand all over these people until you get an answer before this week is out.
As for how fast things progress with appointments, it goes very fast in most cases, with the above 10-week thing maybe a misstep somewhere in the offices. The reason being for going fast, they want to get at whatever is in your breast quickly, becuz just by speeding things up, they improve chances you will be cured of this thing. People around ME literally dropped everything and got me set up with a treatmentn plan... I think from mammogram to surgery (to put in a port for chemo, I had chemo first) was all within a two-week period, with chemo being put in my veins just two days after port surgery.
So, as some other posters here have said, YOU must be the one to call the doc who ordered the tests and make CERTAIN any information about your results be conveyed by the doctor or his nurse who should know for certain, too, what he knows. You see, the doctor knows your HISTORY, which is you have a lump in your breast, whereas the radiologist guy doesn't know ANYthing about that, unless he had the records in his hands when he looked at your mammogram and US. I would not rely on a quick, "It looks okay," from him. See, another radiologist has to check over his report, and then it's all sent to the doc who ordered it, and he sees the pictures and reads the report, and based on the lump you had, let's say if the radiology people ignored it by mistake, for example, he'll be on the phone giving them hell about not identifying the UFO in your boob!
So, no, you must not just "wait" and you must not just "followup" with your doc. NO. You must find out from the doc who ordered these tests and find out THIS WEEK (today) about should you have a biopsy, what IS your lump, and so on and so forth. I just wanted to be sure you understood if THEY aren't going to jump all over this, YOU MUST. Let us know what happens. GG
IBC, IDC, Melanoma/ 5 mos ACT chemo, mastectomy, rads to 11/2011, Arimidex 1 mo, NED 9/2012, two+yr survivor 5/2013
2/14/2011, IDC, 5cm, Grade 3, 2/11 nodes, ER+