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relaxoutdoors08
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Joined: May 2011

Hello,
I am a 2 Year Stage3C+ Colon Cancer Survivor that just made it to Year 2. Had Colon Cancer in Right Hem. and Appendix with 5/20 nodes. Year 1 had a scare with an enlarged right ovary but after an ultrasound it resolved itself on the next 3 month colon caner scan. We were just breathing normal and celebrating being here Year 2, then one week later, my annual mammogram was flagged when compared to my previous mammograms in 2011, and 2010.
New not on previous reports:
Findings: Scattered fibroglandular tissue. Asymmetry noted within superior aspect of left breast middle one-third. Asymmetry noted within the superior aspect of right breast middle one-third.
Recommended mediolateral views, spot compression magnification MLO views and ultrasound of superior aspects of both breasts, middle one third bilateral asymmetries.

Worried and did not sleep the first night. Next day met with the RN Scheduler and had my mammogram on a cd mailed to my Mayo Oncologist. The RN Schedular said 85% of these turn out OK. So I started to feel like just something to do with age and dense breasts as we age. Hopeful.

But today My Onc. called to say the Mayo radiologist concurs and he is setting up the appointments for next week. Now feeling worried and need to know from those who have been there what the findings really mean?????

Prayers,
Ann
UPDATE
Now researching the Colon, Ovarian, Breast Cancer Connection. Does anyone have any information or experience to share?

My Appointments Thursday at Mayo and would appreciate continued support and Prayers. Thank you all.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... I met some wonderful ladies who are Breast Cancer Survivors as they too were at the Mayo Clinic for further testing. The support in each waiting room as I went through the tests from others waiting for their tests and results was so comforting. Good news...told the changes look like normal tissue. I still have my chemo port in and the technicians really know how to do a mammogram when one has a chemo port in so I plan to continue to do my annual mammos with my other colon cancer scans.
THANK YOU so much to all of you for your support. We really are a community of support.

Still praying for my fellow friend Alice... as she waits for results.

Prayers,
N Ann

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abrub
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Just had my MRI today, and am waiting to see what all of this means, too.

Alice

relaxoutdoors08
Posts: 516
Joined: May 2011

Alice,
You continue to be my Shining light leading the way. Prayers for both of us. Hopefully our Sisters here on this board will continue to support both of us as we continue our tests.
Thanks Alice for all you have done for me.

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Megan M
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I am praying that both of you will get good results. I don't know what all of that means that you wrote, but, trust in your doctors to get to the bottom of it and I pray that it is not bc. We are here for you and please, both of you, let us know what you find out.

Hugs, Megan

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abrub
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We've both been through colorectal cancers, mine was stage IV metastatic appendix cancer, Relaxedoutdoors09's was Colon cancer, as she noted above, and have become friends outside these boards.

Within a few days of each other, we both recently "failed" our annual mammograms, and are in the midst of having the scans and tests escalated to find out whether or not we now have breast cancer to add to our respective resumes. (I'm at 4 scans and procedures, including a biopsy, later, and will probably be having an excisional biopsy within a week. Still no confirmation one way or the other - benign on first biopsy, but another lump was found that needs investigation.) Relaxedoutdoors08 is just moving to the next level of scans and test.

That is what was meant by my "copycat" remarks. I, too, hope that both of us come up clear, and that all on this board (and with any cancer) find health again.

Alice

relaxoutdoors08
Posts: 516
Joined: May 2011

Hi Megan and Alice,
Thank you so much for responding. I have my tests on Thursday. After consulting with a Nurse Practitioner who explained the Radiology Raport, I now am preparing myself for all possibllities and hoping for the best. Thank you both for the prayers. My prayers for you Alice as we go step by step.
N Ann

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Noel
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Hoping and praying for the best for you two. I wish you never had to even come on this site at all, but, we're here to help you however we can.

Hugs, Noel

relaxoutdoors08
Posts: 516
Joined: May 2011

Noel
Thank you so much for the thoughts and prayers for Alice and me. I did start researching Colon, Ovarian, and Breast Cancer Connection. Alice is leading the way which helps me know what to expect in this new world of tests.
N Ann

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DianeBC
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Joined: Jun 2009

I am also sending prayers to you Ann and to Alice! Post often and ask us anything you want.

Hugs, Diane

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