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Topic: New here - Bi rads 5 in left breast and round duct

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: May 3, 2021 03:22PM

Lindymi wrote:

Biopsy this Wednesday. Annual mammograms from really dense breasts and a lump scare about 13 years ago. Called back for a second look and ultrasound. Hoping for a good outcome, but reading to prepare. I really dislike doctors, discomfort, logistics, waiting. Thank you everyone for sharing. This is a great resource.

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May 3, 2021 03:51PM moth wrote:

hi lindymi, sorry you find yourself here. Is it an ultrasound guided biopsy that you'll be having?

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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May 3, 2021 03:53PM LivinLife wrote:

Want to welcome you Lindy! Glad you found us! Best Wednesday and please let us know how things go....

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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May 3, 2021 04:00PM Moderators wrote:

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May 3, 2021 04:12PM Lindymi wrote:

yes, ultrasound biopsy in 2 locations.

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May 3, 2021 06:54PM Salamandra wrote:

Hoping for the best for you! If it comes back cancer, may it be an easier version!

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Fareston (toremifene)
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May 4, 2021 06:06AM Rah2464 wrote:

Lindymi - wishing you all the best. Sorry you are having to do this but I am glad you are doing what is necessary for your health and well being. Whatever comes we are here to walk through it with you.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 6, 2021 10:49AM Lindymi wrote:

Biopsy went well. Not as bad as I imagined. Mass is 1.6 cm and radiologist thought the node was maybe ok (very movable and easy to biopsy?). Now we wait again...will hear something Friday, Monday or Tuesday. They are scheduling surgeries for June or July, so will have to think through that based on results.

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May 6, 2021 11:35AM AliceBastable wrote:

Glad that's out of the way - now do some fun stuff until you get the results!

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. 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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May 6, 2021 03:11PM LivinLife wrote:

Hang in there Lindy..... Ditto what Alice said....

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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May 8, 2021 07:21AM Lindymi wrote:

Well, looks like I will be sticking around. Breast biopsy positive for IDC 1.6 cm cancer but the node was benign. MRI will be scheduled and then I meet with the surgeon on the 19th. Surgeries are being scheduled for July so I may check out some other centers.

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May 8, 2021 10:17AM Salamandra wrote:

Sorry to hear that Lindymi. But that is hopeful news about the node and the small size of the cancer!

FYI my MRI found my cancer much larger than my biopsy/scans did, which was alarming, but my surgeon said that often it's just inflammation from the biopsy and in fact that was true for me and the final measurement of my tumor after surgery was within a few mm of the initial estimates.

Good luck with the coming weeks! There is a lot of uncertainties as you wait for all the various results, all the way up to after the final post surgical pathology and oncotype, which can be very stressful. But hopefully the actual treatment will be both very tolerable and highly effective!

I think the next results to come back should be the hormonal profile of your tumor.

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Fareston (toremifene)
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May 8, 2021 04:44PM AliceBastable wrote:

Sorry to hear that you're officially one of us, but it sounds small and early stage. I hope they can get you in earlier so you can put this all behind you more quickly. And remember to still make time for fun!

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. 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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May 8, 2021 05:35PM LivinLife wrote:

So sorry to hear that Lindy! Really important you're comfortable with your team. If a second opinion increases that, or could, then that's the way to go. I got a second opinion at a certified breast care center and stayed with the center vs. general surgeon locally.... Let us know if you have any questions... You'll certainly want to start checking out and posting in the IDC forums and threads though you may done that already...

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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May 9, 2021 05:39AM Rah2464 wrote:

Lindymi so sorry to hear you are officially joining us. Second opinions are always a good idea, and i hope you find a team that you feel the most comfortable with. I will echo Salamandra's great point about imaging modalities showing different sizes - I, too experienced the same thing. MRI indicated my mass was almost twice what it wound up being on final. Apparently I had a lot of inflammation but just a small area of cancer. Please let us know how you are doing. ((Hugs))

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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