May 08, 2013 - 8:02 am
I am 45 years old and have been getting yearly mammograms since I was about 25 years old due to family history. I have never had an abnormal mammogram until Nov. 2012. They called me back to get a bilateral diagnostic mammogram done. They said that I have microcalcifications and very dense breasts. No one told me about my dense breasts until then. They said to come back in 6 months to do another diagnostic mammogram to see if there are any changes. I ended going to a beast specialist due to all the pain I am having in my breasts since the diagnostic. She says there is nothing to worry about that the pain is due to fibrostic cysts I have in my breasts and that I may be starting menopause. She also stated they couldn’t read my mammogram from the year before to get a good comparison. Well 6 months is almost up I go again for my second diagnostic next week. I am really worried as my thoughts are if there was something wrong with the mammogram the year before wouldn’t they have said something? The pain has never gone away its just some days are worse than others. They also say I don’t qualify to get an MRI. Am I being overly worried? Is it true that cancer doesn’t cause pain?