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Topic: Bi-rad 5 and NOT cancer?

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...

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." -- Corrie Ten Boom

Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 07:09PM

Oregondogmom wrote:

6 months ago, my mamogram was clear. In october, the radiologist wanted more scans. Last tuesday was my diagnostic mammogram and they wanted biopsies. Today I had 2 biopsies on my right breast and found out my mammogram scans were Bi-rads 5.

I googled, and I shouldn't. Category 5 means 95% of malignancy.

I am terrified. Has anyone been a 5, and not be cancer

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Nov 18, 2020 07:12PM moth wrote:

Well, 5% of people with BIRADS 5 do not have a malignancy.

When do you get your biopsy results?

Hang in there.

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3 Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Nov 18, 2020 07:16PM Oregondogmom wrote:

friday or Monday. I am brca+, with a significant family hystery. I'm trying not to freak out. Trying to find someone in that 5%. The radiologist said highly suggested of malignancy.

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Nov 18, 2020 07:27PM moth wrote:

Ugh I can see why you'd be concerned with that history. I hope you get your results by end of the week. The waiting really sucks.

hugs

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3 Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Nov 18, 2020 07:34PM Taralynn wrote:

hello! I’m so sorry you’re here with worry. There have definitely been posts here with BIRADS 5 being benign. Someone has to make up that 5% right?! Could very well be you :)

Hang in there, the waiting is the ofcourse the hardest.

Mom of 3, Diagnosed at 39. Dx 10/15/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/14/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/31/2021 AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 18, 2020 10:24PM Moderators wrote:

We're so sorry for this worry, Oregondogmom, we absolutely understand your fear. Hoping you get your results sooner rather than later, we're here for you!

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Nov 19, 2020 08:31AM mightlybird01 wrote:

I have been Birads 4a, which has only a rather small chance of being cancer, yet it was cancer. My suggestion would be to look at the bright side. If you had clear scans 6 months ago, chances are good you caught this early and it is very treatable. If it turns out to be cancer, take some time to make sure you are treated in a major cancer center and/or possibly go for a second opinion.

It is scary, we all have had that waiting time, but I am sure you will get through it! Keep the faith.


Dx 4/12/2019, IDC/IDC: Medullary, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/21/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/8/2019 Mastectomy: Right
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Nov 21, 2020 03:11AM Oregondogmom wrote:

Was hoping to get results today, but my primary dr was out of the office today.

The diagnostic mammogram showed several suspicious groupings of pleomorphic calcifications in the inner central breast. They span 3cm transvers, by 4.2 cm AP by 4.4 cm craniocaudal.


It's going to be a long weekend. I hate waiting.


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Nov 21, 2020 08:40AM Beesie wrote:

Ah, sorry you are still waiting. Try to keep your mind occupied this weekend. If the weather is good, get outside and enjoy it. And if the weather is not good, maybe it's time to get to those around-the-house tasks that never seem to get done.

Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Nov 22, 2020 02:26AM - edited Nov 22, 2020 02:26AM by Redcanoe

thinking of you. The wait is so hard!

Toni - age 34, mom to 4 kids ages 11, 8, 5 and 3 Dx 11/19/2020, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 12/15/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/12/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)

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