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Dec 11, 2021 05:57PM
Two months is not long in cancer time, generally speaking. Please don't beat yourself up! We're in a pandemic, lots of places are overloaded beyond the normal, which itself isn't usually great. You did everything right!
Now is a good time to focus on finding a good treatment center and figuring out how to get your scans there, as well as really prioritizing treating your health anxiety. I never had particular health anxiety but even so the beginning part was excruciating. Get a therapist, get a psychiatrist, get some meds to help you make it through the day/sleep, etc.
For me, things started to get better after my first meeting with my oncologist. Having a doctor I felt good about and the beginning of a plan made a huge difference. Even so, there was still a LOT of waiting and waiting for this result and that pathology and that oncotype, etc. Line up your psychological ducks, to the extent possible, now.
Hoping for you for an easy (relatively) diagnosis! And for strength and support throughout the process.
remember a high percentage of biopsies come back B9.
MyMomsGirl - that is really not applicable to a birads 5. Yes, sometimes a birads 5 will come back benign. But it is the exception rather than the rule and it is appropriate for someone with birads 5 to prepare themselves for a diagnosis. I had a birads 5 and I wish I had known what it meant at the time.
Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9.
9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal
11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
12/3/2018 Whole breast: Breast
12/19/2019 Fareston (toremifene)