When I had my mammogram and ultrasound, the radiologist noted separate masses in the same quadrant. One at 9:00 is around 3 cm, and two at 11:00 very close to each other are about 2 Cm and 1 cm. In between these is dense tissue that was marked as such on The report. So here I am thinking Im dealing with a multi focal situation.
Fast forward to my appt with the breast surgeon this week and she's considering the whole area as one mass (masses at 11:00 + density + mass at 9:00) So now that changes the size of course. What was originally “multifocal" with the largest being 3cm is now an “area" of 7ish cm. This originally upset me but maybe it shouldn't. Are multiple masses any better than one large one? Maybe not but what do I know. I wish I would have asked specifically but she kept telling me not to focus on the size and I do trust her. As far as she can tell the lymph nodes look fine so I'll try to focus on that.
This is probably a long shot but has anyone dealt with something Similar? This density is what stood out to me from the start of all this, originally feeling very fibrocystic and then getting gradually firmer.
Her recommendation is an MRI next and then surgery in 4-6 weeks. Mastectomy due to the size.
she also said she was going to speak to the tumor board this coming Wednesday. Is that standard?
ETA - she also said I’m stage 2A. Seems strange to me given everything I see about 2A fallsbetween 2-5 cm. Ugh I hate feeling so confused and not knowledgeable about my own body....
Mom of 3, Diagnosed at 39.
10/15/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/14/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
AC + T (Taxol)
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