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Topic: Am I almost out of the woods?

Forum: Waiting for Test Results —

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 23, 2019 01:49PM - edited Nov 23, 2019 01:51PM by trippinplus1

trippinplus1 wrote:

Hi there! New to the forum and needed some feedback. I had a stereotactic biopsy this week due to a 30mm architectural distortion (mammo from a year ago was clear). My results didn't see anything malignant but findings were as follows:

Fibrocystic changes with a fibroadenomatoid pattern including stromal fibrosis and adenosis
Usual ductal hyperplasia
Microcalcifications are present

The nurse didn't explain the findings above but said they wanted to remove it all so they could look at all of it (scheduled for December 9). My question for you all is, do you think I am out of the woods from getting a malignant diagnosis? I have been paralyzed with fear for the last two weeks through this process and was hoping some of you could help shed the light on this information (good and bad). Thank you all in advance.

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Nov 23, 2019 03:23PM Ingerp wrote:

I’m not sure what the surgery is all about. With ALH or ADH an excisional biopsy is recommended because there’s about a 20% probability of finding something a little nastier nearby, but you don’t have that.

Maybe someone else can weigh in?

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/22/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/19/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/17/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/17/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/19/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 24, 2019 09:56AM trippinplus1 wrote:

Thank you!

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