Jan 20, 2022 06:09PM wondering44 wrote:
Sorry to see you get different results with your pathology. I had a 2.2 cm tumor with DCIS on Mammogram, US and US biopsy. I kept hearing the tumor is SO small and we caught it early! The MRI showed two additional masses. All three masses ended up being one BIG tumor. I went from a 2.2 cm tumor, 1.1 cm mass, and .5 cm mass to 8.5 cm tumor with extensive DCIS at surgical pathology. I didn't realize that it could change after the biopsy or so much would get missed without surgery.
I read from a wise person who posts on here that the biopsy is a preliminary dx to the surgical pathology. It helped me understand that the biopsy was to dx and does not always provide an accurate picture. Dense breasts and cancer seem to have that in common for mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs.
It is a lot to have on your plate. Getting a strong support team in place to have a shoulder to cry on or listen to how you feel about everything on your plate may help with how you are feeling. Cancer is a roller coaster of emotions and having someone listen to you vent about disappointments and a changed diagnosis may help you get through the hard days. You will get through it. It does get better with more time that passes.
Hoping you find some peace in your road ahead. Warm thoughts your way.