Aug 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm
I am 45 years old, was diagnosed with stage 3C metastatic ovarian cancer a little over a year ago, underwent total hysterectomy, chemo and have been NED for 9 months, now ovarian cancer has recurred. I am BRCA1 positive and was getting semi-annual mammograms and breast MRI as part of the high-risk surveillance. They were clear, until now.
Today I received the results of my latest breast MRI and a call back for bilateral ultrasound-guided biopsy on Sep. 12th. Doctor was not available to comment.
"There is moderate volume of fibroglandular tissue in the breasts bilaterally that enhances to a moderate degree with a moderate intensity. Background enhancement is increased compared to previous. Area of new segmental non-Mass enhancement in the lower central left breast measuring 47 by 14 mm. New 4 mm enhancing focus right upper central breast with washout kinetics. Prominent low level I right axillary lymph node. No definite left axillary lymphadenopathy."
Could someone please comment if all that sounds to you like breast cancer? And when biopsy confirms cancer and given my BRCA1+ status should I have BMX rather than lumpectomies?
Thank you in advance.