Nov 23, 2011 - 2:50 pm
Completed my yearly mammogram a week ago and today spoke with RN at docs office. She informed me of my results --- have dense breasts and need diagnostic testing to look at the left side image closer. Didn't mention anything about mass or lumps, but after reading about dense breasts this opens up more reading on my part. The RN told me she has same issue, small and dense breasts and every year has to come in for further testing after initial first mammogram.
After reading more on dense breasts, understanding many things can show up, so off we go to further testing. I'm great with self exams and not felt any lumps or new spots....thankfully!
Anyone have any insight you can throw my way. Scheduled the exam for Monday. One thing I notice, once our health history on charts reads the word "CANCER", I'm finding more routine testing comes back with more intensive testing. I'm sure it's very good -- better to be safe vs. sorry -- but truly upsetting. Part of our "new normal" life hum?
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