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May 9, 2018 12:31PM
2 years ago (2016) I was diagnosed with LCIS, ALH, fibroadenoma, calcifications or as my Surgeon said "very busy breasts'. Had a Mamo, Usounds, Mri that led to biopsy and lumpectomy and advised to have yearly checkups of Mamo & MRIs.
Last year (2017) I found a lump that bought my yearly checkup a few months earlier, this ended in mamo, Usound, biopsy. I asked the surgeon about DMX and he advised to wait for findings. It was another Fibroadenoma and only my GP rang me weeks after to say it was nothing.
I decided that I was only going to do the MRI every second year as my surgeon pointed out that they will pick up areas and that most likely will be investigated and I needed to be prepared for that.
In Australia some Doctors are not keen to do DMX for LCIS. I have talked to the surgeon who explained the process of a DMX to me and from this I have decided that I will wait and see what happens at each yearly checkups, in the way of, USounds, Mamos, MRI, Biopsy and after 5 years of this, I recon there will be a pattern forming and then I can make a better informed decision (and hopefully they will agree) ... Its not the testing or procedures that bothers me, its the waiting for the calls, the anxiety and the constant mental mind battle that this whole process brings. As LCIS puts us in a 'no mans land diagnoses' it is often not understood, not a priority and we come down the list for urgency...
Just had my yearly MRI on Monday, so this years mental mind game begins again, the waiting by the phone for a couple of weeks, then the 'should I ring' or 'will they think I'm over reacting'
10/12/2016, LCIS, Right, <1cm, ER-/PR-, HER2-
11/6/2017 Lumpectomy: Right