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Topic: Mammogram coming up - Freaking out!!!

Forum: Second or Third Breast Cancer — For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021 11:37AM

Nanka wrote:

Hi all! I am just reaching out for some wise words...

I was diagnosed in 2012 and have a yearly mammogram coming up in May. I have no particular reason to be worried. Haven't found a new lump or anything.

I just don't know if this time around, that I will be able to handle those dreaded words said after the mammogram "We need more pictures"..... Waiting in that cubicle is torture!

This year's mammo feels particularly stressful for some reason. I think I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

What do you do to distract yourselves while waiting for the techs to dismiss you? Any words of encouragement would be appreciated.

Thanks so much everyone!

Pleomorphic ILC - Extensive LCIS left in breast Dx 2/16/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/27/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Apr 28, 2021 11:54AM keepthefaith wrote:

Nanka, I get the same way sometimes. Scanxiety....eh. It helps me if I tell myself that I am being pro-active and if they do find something, chances are good that they found it early enough to be treatable. The alternative of not going is worse. My 87 yr old Moms' voice always sticks with me, "just do it and get it over with."... Best wishes!

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Apr 28, 2021 12:56PM Nanka wrote:

Thank-you. This is an excellent idea! I will also do as your tagline says "Keep the faith". :)


Pleomorphic ILC - Extensive LCIS left in breast Dx 2/16/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/27/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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