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For members not diagnosed with breast cancer, but waiting for test results:  Biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, or other screening tests. Waiting is VERY difficult but remember...

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Posted on: Nov 5, 2019 11:01AM

Alea wrote:

I just did my mammography and ultrasound this morning. I asked when I can know, and they said: "End of this week. Or you can actually come pick up your results tomorrow." They also instructed me to take them to my doctor.


I'm confused, I know that bad news are always prioritized. If they're able to give me results next day does that mean something bad?


Back story: I found a lump 3 weeks ago, gyneco checked it and asked me to get a mammo and ultrasound.

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Nov 5, 2019 11:14AM gb2115 wrote:

I wouldn't read too much into this, honestly. When my mammogram and ultrasound looked bad, the radiologist came and talked to me on the spot to tell me I needed a biopsy. I would worry more if they withhold the information from you and require your doctor speak to you about it first. I guess it varies from center to center but that's been my experience.

Dx IDC in October 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Age 38 at diagnosis.
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Nov 5, 2019 12:25PM Alea wrote:

Thank you for your reply and reassuring words, I hope so too. I am sorry about the results that you received :(


On another note, cancer is scary as heck. I never thought I'd be so terrified until I went through the testing experience myself. My heart goes out to anyone who has to experience it.

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Nov 5, 2019 05:04PM AliceBastable wrote:

Sounds to me like that's their normal procedure for everyone.

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 5, 2019 05:10PM cfrank wrote:

I had one breast removed one year ago..I just had what I thought was a routine mammo and ultrasound of my other breast. OMG next thing I know the radiologist is talking to me about having a biopsy on 2 suspicious things they see.. Could it be possible to have breast cancer twice in a year?? I too am a nervous wreck about it..Luckily I go Friday so I wont have to wait too long.. I hope we all get good news...

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Nov 5, 2019 05:49PM Alea wrote:

I really really hope so. I'm so afraid

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Nov 5, 2019 05:51PM Alea wrote:

I really hope you're okay <3 The waiting is terrible (know I know just how nerve-wrecking it can be). Please keep us posted

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Nov 5, 2019 09:59PM MamaAvery wrote:

my local clinic called me with benign results in under 24 hours. They try to do them all as quickly as possible to ease worrying/anxiety.

best wishes to all of you awaiting results. I will be there next Friday after my lumpectomy. Fingers crossed my Fibroadenoma isn’t a phyllodes.

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Nov 5, 2019 11:09PM rbreny wrote:

So very happy for you !

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Nov 6, 2019 09:49AM Alea wrote:

MamaAvery I am so so happy for you!! <3

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Nov 6, 2019 01:15PM Alea wrote:

Posting this here in case someone else goes through the same thing: Results in: They can't confirm 100% but likely benign! Will have to keep following up every 6 months though

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Nov 6, 2019 06:28PM MamaAvery wrote:

Alea- that’s good news! They have to be pretty convinced it’s benign to recommend the 6 month follow up vs a biopsy right away, from what I understand. I hope it stays stable for you.

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Nov 6, 2019 07:55PM Alea wrote:

Thank you sooo much!

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