Jan 24, 2002 - 11:28 pm
When I found the lump on my breast, my doctor sent me for a mammogram before a ultrasound and biopsy. My mammogram results found a mass but the results stated it was nothing and I should make sure I had a yearly mammogram. After the ultrasound (which, again, the results were sent to me as something shows but come back in a year)and a biopsy (aggressive doctor)it was found that I had Infiltrating ductal carcinoma. I have been in remission for 1 and 1/2 years. Since then, I have known 5 other women (under 40) that have also had spots on their mammograms that have been shrugged off that have turn out to be cancer. The only way the cancer would have been diagnosed was because of the doctors extra tests. The mammogram results have all come back as nothing to worry about, come back in a year. I am so concerned about all the women that do not have the aggressive doctors that will persue in spite of the radiologist's readings. Have many of you had the same experience?