Apr 20, 2012 07:57PM , edited Apr 20, 2012 07:59PM by marie5890
Hello and Welcome.
I admit I really dont know much about Paget's and if what you are experiencing can be explained by other conditions as well. My guess based on what I have learned in general about breast cancer is that there may very well be other reasons. "Breast cancer" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of cancers that can effect the breast. And even then, there are a whole host of conditions that are not cancerous that can effect the breast.
What I do know is this. And you know it too. You are doing the absolutely the right thing by getting it checked out. And I am glad you are getting it checked out by a breast specialist. Definitely as him/her about your concerns about Paget's.
The board can tend to be more quiet on the weekends since many of the ladies here give themselves the weekend "off" of anything to do with the diseases they are fighting.
You are in the worse part of any of this and that is the "something is going on with my boob; is it cancer???" fear.
We all have been there and know that fear. Most of the ladies here got the answer of "yes". Others, like myself, get the answer "no". Most of the women who get a "no" just move on from the board and going living their lives. So what you see reflected here on this board are those women who got the *yes* and are at varying points of the treatment/post-treatmen journy.
Sending warm and peaceful thoughts your way that you get a "no".
Biggest word of advice I can give you right now. Stay away from Dr Google at this point. You simply dont have enough medical information about what is going on with *you* to know what to be researching.
You are not losing your mind. You are facing a very real fear that many of us have experienced.
Try to keep yourself distracted and busy with other things if you can (except the internet searching).