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Topic: Focal Asymmetry

Forum: Not Diagnosed But Worried —

Breast cancer symptoms vary widely. According to the American Cancer Society, in addition to a lump, breast cancer symptoms can include swelling, skin irritation, dimpling, breast pain, changes to the nipple, thickening of the breast skin, or unusual nipple discharge. Still, some breast cancers cause no symptoms at all. Note: Please do not post pictures of your symptoms. It's important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor

Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 12:13PM

EmilyBG78 wrote:

I was reading my mammogram results and it mentions Focal Asymmetry on both breast. I should point out this is my very first mammogram. I’ve been called back for a bilateral ultrasound. My Aunt is a two time breast cancer survivor. So whatever happens I got this.

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Dec 1, 2021 01:09PM AliceBastable wrote:

What a lot of us were surprised to learn here is that genetic or familial cancer connections are actually not common - I think the number I've seen was about 15%. Both my mother and a paternal aunt had breast cancer, and my genetic testing showed no connection. Since this was your first mammogram, it's quite usual for more imaging to happen so your doctor has the most accurate baseline for future comparisons.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 3, 2021 08:48AM - edited Dec 5, 2021 06:16AM by cinnkat

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Dx 11/2013, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, ER+/PR-
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Dec 3, 2021 11:58AM MinusTwo wrote:

I got called back for a diagnostic mammo & an ultrasound EVERY SINGLE TIME for over 25 years - until they finally did find something. I was told it meant that it was hard to "see" things in my breasts. I know It's hard, but try not to worry too much in advance.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 3, 2021 12:14PM EmilyBG78 wrote:

A family friend reminded me my cousin is a radiologist and she could looked at the report. She did. I feel better now and December 17th doesn’t seem too far away now.

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