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Topic: First mammo after surgery and birads 3. Is this normal ??

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019 02:34PM

rbreny wrote:

Just had my first mammo after lumpectomy 1 yr ago. It came back birads 3. I'm a little worried. Is this normal and has this happened to anyone else ? My tumor was 7MM with no lymph node involvement and was IDC. My oncoscore was 7 which I know is good. I have been on arimidex for 11 months. I would really appreciate any feedback and thanks in advance.

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Nov 4, 2019 05:56PM Hopeful82014 wrote:

Hi - I understand your concern; my 1st mammogram after treatment also came back labeled B3, which surprised me. My surgeon's NP explained that this was standard after surgery, RT, etc. and not to worry. If I recall correctly it has to do with establishing a new baseline for the affected breast but please don't quote me on that, as it's been several years. Long and short of it, no need to worry.

Dx IDC
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Nov 4, 2019 06:02PM rbreny wrote:

Thank you Hopeful for your response. It certainly helps ease my worries.

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Nov 4, 2019 06:31PM FindingOptimism wrote:

You can add me to the birads 3 after 1 year club. My surgeon also says it is fairly common. Not looking forward to the six month followu

Dx 8/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 6, 2019 11:39AM mom2bunky wrote:

Thank you dear ladies for sharing the above. I'm going in for my first mammogram after surgery at the 6 month mark next week. I'm trying not to freak out about it, and now I know now to freak out if above happens.

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Dx at 55. KI-67: 18. Oncotype: 24 Dx 3/26/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/26/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/6/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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