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Topic: Palpable lump with nothing seen on imaging?

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: Jun 27, 2020 01:48PM

Samom20 wrote:

I found a palpable mass in my right breast, my obgyn also felt it and ordered a mammogram and ultrasound. I got the results of those yesterday and they showed no mass. I do have larger breasts and they seem to be dense. I am waiting on an appt with breast surgeon to see if they think a biopsy is needed. Should I push for one? And/or and MRI? I am 40, adopted, and do not know my family history. The lump is in the mid to upper part of my breast. Has anyone had a cancer diagnosis with nothing seen on mammogram and ultrasound? I feel a bit better after that news, but am still very worried

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Jun 27, 2020 02:21PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Yes, my palpable lump was not seen on mammogram or ultrasound and was misdiagnosed for 20 months. I would definitely push for biopsy or MRI.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 27, 2020 02:38PM Samom20 wrote:

Oh wow, how did you ultimately get your diagnosis

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Jun 27, 2020 04:57PM MinusTwo wrote:

One step at a time. See what the breast surgeon says, then you can make a more informed decision.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jun 27, 2020 05:03PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Shooting pains in my breast led me to my my pcp. She was the idiot who misdiagnosed me. She finally sent me to a surgeon who immediately took it out.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 28, 2020 12:51PM Peregrinelady wrote:

I agree with Minus Two that you should see what the breast surgeon has to say. I am just sharing my (rare) experience to let people know that it can happen. The standard of care (which I found out belatedly) with a palpable lump that is not seen on mammogram nor ultrasound is biopsy, MRI, or removal. Please let us know how it goes with the breast surgeon.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 28, 2020 04:10PM Samom20 wrote:

Thank you ladies, I appreciate all the insight! I’m hopeful I will find out tomorrow when my appt with the surgeon is. The waiting is so stressful

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Jul 11, 2020 02:34PM Kitu wrote:

Hi Samom20

Did you have appointment with surgeon ? How did it go ? I am in same situation as you.

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