Topic: Two Lumps BIRAD 4c

Forum: Waiting for Test Results — We know, waiting is VERY difficult but we're here for you.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022 06:09PM

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022 06:09PM

lemonpink wrote:

I’m 38 years old. Family history of cancer. So I had a scan today for a lump I found less than 2 weeks ago. I had scans done in August for a fibroadenoma and a mammogram on both sides. Good news is the lump in my left breast from August seems fine. Bad news is that the new lump is actually 2, possibly 3 lumps. Two are classified as BIRAD 4C. Grouped pleomorphic calcifications were noted with the lumps as well. I’m not optimistic at this point. Also know that breast cancer under 40 doesn’t have awesome prognosis. I have my biopsies on Thursday. Should have results by Monday. I have two small kids. I don’t know how I can do this. Thank you for listening

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Jan 4, 2022 06:15PM redcanoe wrote:

I had breast cancer at 34 last year and I can totally relate to how scary it is to hear that outcomes are worse for women under 40. I've had a year to do research and wrap my head around it and I've come to the conclusion that yeah, it's a bit worse but still the majority survive. It feels like the end of the world but I'm still here. I hope your results are benign. So far, you've done a really great job taking care of yourself, you go checked in August and again now. Take comfort in the knowledge that if it's cancer, you've probably caught it as early as you possibly could have.

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- Surgery 12/15/2020 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 1/12/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 6/9/2021 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 4, 2022 06:22PM - edited Jan 4, 2022 06:23PM by sunshinegal

Oh, sending you big hugs. I was originally dx at age 36, so I understand the fear that an early diagnosis brings. However, try not to rehearse a tragedy that hasn't happened yet. You haven't actually been diagnosed, after all! I just went through a BIRADS 4C biopsy, and it turned out to be a benign spot of fat necrosis. Also, while it's true that young age sometimes means a more aggressive lesion with a worse prognosis, that's not inevitable! I am now 48, and I got married and had 2 kids after my first (Stage 0) BC diagnosis. Although I'm in treatment now for a local recurrence, life is good.

Having said that, we are here to listen. The not knowing is truly the worst part, and we all know / remember being where you are.

Dx 10/7/2010, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/22/2021, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 4, 2022 06:27PM parakeetsrule wrote:

Cancer in your thirties has a whole different level of suck. I'm sorry. You may not know how you'll get through it, but you will. Maybe one day or one hour at a time, but you will. ♥️

Stage 2 at 37, Stage 4 at 41. Cancer is dumb. Cookies are good. Dx 3/21/2017, IDC, Left, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 12/8/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 12/13/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Dx IDC, Other, Stage IV, ER+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 4, 2022 08:30PM 1982m wrote:

I’m sorry. A BIRADS 4C is scary. My tumour was a BIRADS 4C as well.

I am 39 and was diagnosed earlier this year in July. It’s scary and frustrating and unfair. However, it does feel kinda doomsday at first, once you know what your facing it does get better.The absolutely worst part is the waiting and then the scanning for staging. That was a really difficult time.

To be honest even though I am 39, I’m really hopeful that I’ll beat this cancer and not have to face it again. And if I do, I figure treatment will be even better prob in the next 10 years.

Dx 7/13/2021, IDC/DCIS, Left, <1, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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Jan 4, 2022 08:57PM - edited Jan 4, 2022 08:58PM by parakeetsrule

Yes! I'm currently taking a medication that did not exist as a treatment option even five years ago when my cancer first came to visit. The drug I'll probably take next was in trials I think, but it wasn't a real option yet either. I'm realistic about the odds but hopeful about new treatments!

Stage 2 at 37, Stage 4 at 41. Cancer is dumb. Cookies are good. Dx 3/21/2017, IDC, Left, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 12/8/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 12/13/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Dx IDC, Other, Stage IV, ER+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 5, 2022 09:48PM lemonpink wrote:

Thank you for the encouragement!! Biopsies are scheduled for Thursday AM. I have had them before but still not looking forward to it. Should have results in 48 hours. Not sure if they would call on a Saturday or I get to extend my worrying a few days into Monday 😂

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Jan 5, 2022 10:52PM mountainmia wrote:

LemonPink, good luck with the biopsies. But just a note -- even if usual procedure is to have your results back in 48 hours, it could be a lot more than that. I went to the lab yesterday for a blood draw. At 7:45am the phlebotomist I saw was already stressed. She said it was good I'd come in so early, because most of their staff would be out for the day. (I assume covid issues.) So your lab staffing could be quite short, delaying your results. Don't assume a delay is bad news for you! They'll get them to you as fast as they can.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Jan 6, 2022 12:20PM lemonpink wrote:

Just had my biopsies. Ended up being three instead of two. The radiologist who did them was hopeful that given my age and history of may cysts and fibroadenomas these will also be benign. He said the statistics are on my side for that. I am sore and just icing today. He thought we might should have results tomorrow. So finger crossed, praying it’s more of the lumpy bumpy junk in my breasts. Thank you for everyone’s prayers and support. Hope to post a good update soon.

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Jan 6, 2022 12:29PM parakeetsrule wrote:

Fingers crossed it's boring lumpy bumpy junk!! ♥️

Stage 2 at 37, Stage 4 at 41. Cancer is dumb. Cookies are good. Dx 3/21/2017, IDC, Left, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 12/8/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 12/13/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Dx IDC, Other, Stage IV, ER+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 7, 2022 05:11PM lemonpink wrote:

Doctor called with update. Labs backed up due to snow storm/staffing so no results until Monday. Spent all day waiting for the call!! But it’s nice that he checked in on me and have an update. Keeping fingers and toes crossed and praying through Monday. My work is fully remote next week so at least I won’t be in the office when I get the call. Thanks for everyone’s support!

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