Topic: Biopsy Scheduled for Monday

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

Posted on: May 20, 2022 12:10AM

Posted on: May 20, 2022 12:10AM

speccomo wrote:

I hate that this is my first post here. But I have biopsies in both breasts (mammogram guided on the left, ultrasound guided on the right) scheduled for this coming Monday.

I knew the right wasn’t looking good - 1.2cm mass, with spiculation to 6cm. But they had trouble locating the mass on the left with the ultrasound. So they did a second mammogram immediately after the ultrasound, and the report today shows a 6mm “suspicious appearing asymmetric density.” They also noted BI-RADS 5 on the ultrasound.

I’m 60 years old, and had my first ever mammogram exactly 2 weeks ago (having no insurance for years will do that to you - thankfully I have good insurance now.) I know there’s nothing to do until the biopsies are done and the results come back, so my brain is working overtime on every conceivable scenario. Just trying to keep calm and focused. And so grateful for a community like this.

Hormonal Therapy Surgery 7/25/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Lymph node removal (Right); Mastectomy (Left): Simple; Mastectomy (Right): Simple
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May 20, 2022 06:01AM rah2464 wrote:

Speccomo sorry you are having to go through this. I wish you all the best in your upcoming biopsies. Imaging can fool everyone ( it is why they do the biopsy) so we will keep hoping for benign results.

You are taking all the necessary steps and it is a grind during the wait in between procedures. If you can, try to find activities to keep you busy and please don't google too much. Come here and ask questions that you may have.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 20, 2022 07:32AM purplecat wrote:

Speccomo, waiting for biopsy results is among the most stressful experiences I’ve ever had, and I’m sorry you are in the midst of it. I’ll second what Rah2464 says above: try to stay busy, and stay off the Internet. Hang in there

Dx 10/2018, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/4/2018 Lumpectomy Surgery 10/18/2018 Lymph node removal Surgery Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 20, 2022 04:02PM cathy67 wrote:

speccomo,

Sorry that you have to be here, I also hate to be here. Arrange yourself a wonderful weekend, try something new, enjoy sunshine.

Fingers crossed.

Cathy

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 21, 2022 05:16PM speccomo wrote:

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. And I’m doing my best to have a good weekend - went to a car show and then to the local farmers market this morning, and heading to the opera this afternoon. And lots more music in store for tomorrow, so I have some really nice distractions before Monday. And then more waiting.

Hormonal Therapy Surgery 7/25/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Lymph node removal (Right); Mastectomy (Left): Simple; Mastectomy (Right): Simple
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May 22, 2022 05:27PM wondering44 wrote:

speccomo,

The great thing about a Monday biopsy is that you should get your results in a couple of days instead of having to wait through a weekend to get them on a Monday or Tuesday. Throwing a positive your way. :-) I hope the opera rocked!

Surgery 8/18/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing Dx DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2022 Mastectomy (Left): Skin Sparing; Mastectomy (Right): Skin Sparing
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May 24, 2022 12:17PM speccomo wrote:

Quick update after the biopsy. Everything went well. I even got in and out faster than anticipated - the people scheduled around me were a bit off on their appointment times, so I had no waiting between procedures. The bruising doesn’t look too bad (yet). I was diligent about icing, but I’m still achy today. It probably doesn’t help that hubby elbowed me on the right breast when he rolled over in his sleep at 3am! (And he was being so careful not to touch me all night!)

Results should be back in 3-7 business days. So, this Thursday at the earliest, and with the holiday, possibly as late as next Thursday. Hoping for sooner rather than later

Hormonal Therapy Surgery 7/25/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Lymph node removal (Right); Mastectomy (Left): Simple; Mastectomy (Right): Simple
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May 24, 2022 12:27PM cathy67 wrote:

Pray for benigh result, you moved forward today.

Cathy

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 26, 2022 07:18PM speccomo wrote:

Results are in - IDC on both sides. But at least I have a diagnosis now and can move on to next steps.

Hormonal Therapy Surgery 7/25/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Lymph node removal (Right); Mastectomy (Left): Simple; Mastectomy (Right): Simple
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May 26, 2022 08:37PM wondering44 wrote:

speccomo,

I am sorry to see your dx; however, I am glad you found this place. You will find a lot of info here from many great women who have traveled the cancer road.

Things should start to move quickly after the holiday weekend, and you begin to meet your doctors. Once you meet with your Team and a plan is in place, you will hopefully find some relief from the stress.

It is a roller coaster ride. Try to get a strong support crew together to talk through all the fears and frustrations. Having others listen to you does help. It is okay not to keep a strong face in front of your family and friends.

I send hugs and warm thoughts your way.

Surgery 8/18/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing Dx DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2022 Mastectomy (Left): Skin Sparing; Mastectomy (Right): Skin Sparing
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May 26, 2022 09:43PM cathy67 wrote:

speccomo,

Sorry to hear that! Think of you, pray for you.

Cathy

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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