Feb 23, 2010 - 7:28 pm
I'm looking for some advice. When I was 39 yrs old (14 yrs ago) my baseline mammogram showed microcalcifications in my left breast. They were removed via a surgical biopsy (lumpectomy) and found to be DCIS. Since they were all removed no further treatment was needed.
My oncologist told me at the time that odds were 50-50 they'd return and he would then recommend a bilateral mastectomy. My mammograms have been all clear since then until 6 mths ago. There were findings in my left breast & a follow-up mammogram was recommended in 6 mths.
I just received the results of the latest mammogram (by certified letter from the hospital--how warm & fuzzy!) and it's reporting "abnormal" & recommending a biopsy. I don't know the specifics yet. I have an appt. with my oncologist Thurs. but I'm pretty sure he'll recommend a mastectomy.
Everything I've read about microcalcifications support the mastectomy as the best treatment. Obviously I'm assuming that the microcalcifications have returned. If it's a lump or mass that's a totally different ballgame.
Can anyone offer advice on this topic?
Thanks so much for your help.