Topic: Help please? Just got callback with this message…

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

Posted on: May 5, 2022 10:47PM

Posted on: May 5, 2022 10:47PM

garden43 wrote:

Hi,

I’m so anxious and afraid of what google will tell me and thought posting here might be the best way to get some info before I can can call my doctors office tomorrow.

I’m 43, dense breast tissue, no known history of breast cancer. I just received this email after my mammogram:


FOCAL ASYMMETRY IN THE LEFT BREAST REQUIRES ADDITIONAL EVALUATION. Compared to prior mammograms in 2020 and 2021. BIRADS 0.


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May 5, 2022 11:16PM lw422 wrote:

It just means they see something a bit different from prior mammograms, and will likely order more scans for evaluating. Try not to worry; getting called back for additional imaging is pretty common. Let us know what they tell you when you call tomorrow. Hugs.

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May 5, 2022 11:19PM quietgirl wrote:

“The most common cause for an asymmetry on screening mammography is superimposition of normal breast tissue “. Meaning that how you were position in the machine causes the picture not an actual issue. Obviously that is not always the answer but it is often the issu

Surgery 2/7/2022 Lumpectomy (Right) Radiation Therapy 3/9/2022 Whole breast, Radiation boost: Right breast Hormonal Therapy 4/18/2022 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx DCIS, Right, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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May 5, 2022 11:31PM garden43 wrote:

Thank you so much. What a supportive community. I’m glad I posted here. :

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May 5, 2022 11:47PM moth wrote:

Birads 0 essentially means "we didn't see enough good images to tell what we're looking at in that spot"

The description language is used to document what & where the improperly viewed spot is, it is not really a statement about what is in your breast at this time. You just need a re-do.

I take weekends off

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: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External Local Metastases 3/3/2021 Radiation therapy: Bone Targeted Therapy 1/1/2022 Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) Chemotherapy 6/1/2022 Other
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May 6, 2022 12:12AM katg wrote:

I just had one a couple days ago. My breast surgeon viewed the images and showed me what she saw. Dense tissue and calcifications and bits that were in my tumor breast as well, except this new image on my right breast showed nothing unusual to her. So, the radiologist reading the mammogram said it could warrant an MRI to look closer. I saw that post in my portal today.

MRIs are fascinating. Lay face down with your breasts hanging down. That imaging gets it all. Please get back with us. You are right. There is a lot of support and encouragement here.

Chemotherapy 8/14/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2022 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/9/2022 Cryotherapy (Left); Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy (Left): Modified Radical, Nipple Sparing, Partial, Radical, Simple, Skin Sparing; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Aesthetic Flat Closure, Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Removal (Left), Tissue Expander Dx IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+, ISH, IHC
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May 6, 2022 09:33AM moderators wrote:

garden, we're so glad you found us and decided to ask our members instead of searching on the internet. As you can see, this s wonderful source of support and information - Welcome!

Please, come back to let us know what your doctor says tomorrow! In the meantime, try to stay positive and keep busy and focused on other things in your life. That will help you manage the anxiety that usually comes with the waiting.

Best wishes!

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