Nov 25, 2013 - 12:26 pm
This isn't anal cancer related, but I have alot of respect for the intelligence of so many people on this board and need some advice. I recently had a breast cyst drained and went for the follow-up visit with the surgeon today. It was biopsied and is not cancer but he wants me to have an ultrasound in three months and of course then a follow-up visit with him. When I asked him why, he said he wants to make sure it doesn't fill back up again, and if it does it will need to come out. I must admit I am angry right now because I feel like this is unnecessary. From what I've read, breast cysts can be left alone because they almost never become cancerous. I really want to cancel the appointment for the ultrasound in three months and also the follow-up visit with him, since I feel like I'm just on a treadmill here bleeding my insurance and this follow-up stuff is unnecessary. This actually happened to me back in 2008, with the surgeon wanting me to come back in three months, and I cancelled the appointment. The difference here is THIS surgeon is the one who diagnosed my anal cancer and I have to go back to him for exams, etc., probably for many years to come, so I hestiate to "piss him off". So I can either grit my teeth and go along with this b.s. or make a stand and cancel the appointments.... Any advice would be appreciated.