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Topic: Waiting for skin punch biopsy results

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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: Aug 21, 2020 11:10PM

pinkedge wrote:

I finally went to see the breast specialist and she decided to take a biopsy of my rash. Everyone there was really nice and the procedure itself didn't hurt but it really hurt afterwards when the freezing wore off probably because i'm a baby lol. She did say it seemed more like a skin issue than a breast issue but because of the swelling and redness they just want to make sure it's not something serious. I'm still kind of freaking out but the fact that she didn't seem worried makes me feel better

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Aug 22, 2020 03:06PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Pinkedge and welcome!

We are glad you're feeling a little bit better; please keep us posted on the biopsy results. We're sending good thoughts your way!

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Aug 26, 2020 02:12PM pinkedge wrote:

Thank you.

Doctor called and basically said the biopsy results haven’t come in yet even though it’s been a week but she’ll call me when they do. She sounded much more serious on the phone so now I’m just freaked out again.

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Aug 26, 2020 04:24PM AliceBastable wrote:

If your doctor hasn't seen the biopsy results, any way she sounded on the phone would have NOTHING to do with those results. Maybe she's tired. Maybe her car broke down. Maybe she had to tell the last person she talked to something serious. Maybe she was chewing a candy bar. Maybe maybe maybe.

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 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 30, 2020 10:54PM Eigna wrote:

Hi ! Can you please elaborate on your symptoms? It’s a rash on your breast? Swelling, redness? Do you feel warmth ? Pitted skin - Peau d’Orange?

Im just curious cuz I was diagnosed with breast cellulitis two weeks ago. I’m on antibiotics till tomorrow. I’m seeing my doctor on Tuesday and I’m wondering if I should push for a punch biopsy

Please let us know your results. I hope it’s nothing. 🤞🤞

Diagnosed at 43. Weakly ER+ Dx 8/20/2019, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/17/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 31, 2020 05:36PM pinkedge wrote:

I got the results from an assistant— it was some form of dermatitis (a bunch of big words I can’t spell or say) so basically a skin infection. From what I understand, I actually did get another type of infection since the wound was open and bacteria could get into it so that’s what caused the redness all over the breast and swelling. Thank y’all for comforting me anyways lol

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Aug 31, 2020 06:15PM Beesie wrote:

Great news! Doing the happy dance for you.

Now you just have to rid of this infection.


“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Aug 31, 2020 10:19PM - edited Aug 31, 2020 10:20PM by MinusTwo

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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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Aug 31, 2020 10:20PM MinusTwo wrote:

Congrats Pinkedge

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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Sep 1, 2020 03:40AM AliceBastable wrote:

Excellent news!
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 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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