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The latest headache - **Updated Again!**

abrub
abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
edited October 2012 in Colorectal Cancer #1
They found a mass in my breast on my mammo last week. I just had follow-up scans and an ultrasound that confirmed the existence of the mass. I'm scheduled for a biopsy on Monday. Not looking forward to possibly adding a new cancer to my resume.

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Post-biopsy:

Biopsy was relatively painless. However, they do a follow-up mammo right after the biopsy and marker placement, only to discover that the questionable site found on the ultrasound, while close by, was not the same as the questionable site found on the mammo. They couldn’t go back in and do another biopsy – this one will require an MRI and/or a full surgical biopsy. However, nothing will be decided until they get the pathology back from the first biopsy.

And so it continues. It will be at least a couple more weeks until I have more definitive information. My husband and I are both duly fried.

Alice

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Monday's biopsy was benign. Now onto the next mass, which will definitely be a surgical biopsy.
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  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    I really, really hope that it turns out to be benign...
    and I'm so sorry that you have to go through more worry and medical stuff. Wish the universe could get its act together and just ease up a little on those of us who have already paid our dues, which you certainly have. Sending hugs and strength your way~Ann Alexandria
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    I really, really hope that it turns out to be benign...
    and I'm so sorry that you have to go through more worry and medical stuff. Wish the universe could get its act together and just ease up a little on those of us who have already paid our dues, which you certainly have. Sending hugs and strength your way~Ann Alexandria

    darn
    oh I am so so sorry...i was hoping nothing would show up this time.

    AA is right....haven't we paid our dues in sweat and tears.....

    hoping for the very best benign news

    mags
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Keeping the prayers going
    Keeping the prayers going for the best news possible.
    Judy
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    jjaj133 said:

    Keeping the prayers going
    Keeping the prayers going for the best news possible.
    Judy

    Praying it's something
    Praying it's something benign.....wish cancer would leave us the H E - double hockey sticks alone!!!!
  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145
    Sending prayers your way.

    Sending prayers your way.
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Bummer
    Hope that it turns out to be nothing. I've been called back several times for things that they have seen or unsure of an it ended up being nothing. Hope that all is well with you.

    Kim
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    oh no
    oh no! how unfair that something was found. praying that it is not cancer!
    hugs
    judy
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    oh no
    stay strong!!!
  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827

    Bummer
    Hope that it turns out to be nothing. I've been called back several times for things that they have seen or unsure of an it ended up being nothing. Hope that all is well with you.

    Kim

    So sorry that you have to

    So sorry that you have to add this worry to your load. Prayers that it is benign. Glad they are keeping a close eye on you though. Will be waiting for update. Hang In.

    Cathleen Mary
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    So sorry
    Oh, I am so sorry that you now have to worry about this. My prayers are with you.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Be thinking about you on Monday
    and hoping to find out that it's a benign mass. Sending you a cyber hug to be sure.
    Winter Marie
  • Ruffy7
    Ruffy7 Member Posts: 126

    Be thinking about you on Monday
    and hoping to find out that it's a benign mass. Sending you a cyber hug to be sure.
    Winter Marie

    hi alice
    Sorry this is happening to you. Didn't you just have a scan recently for follow up - did that show anything or doesn't it cover the chest? Just curious how long in between the scan and mammogram?
  • PatchAdams
    PatchAdams Member Posts: 271
    Hope it's nothing serious!
    Hoping it's nothing serious! Best of luck.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Hope It's Nothing...
    Maybe it's a calified mass or something like that?
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    Ruffy7 said:

    hi alice
    Sorry this is happening to you. Didn't you just have a scan recently for follow up - did that show anything or doesn't it cover the chest? Just curious how long in between the scan and mammogram?

    I had a CT scan in March
    but they don't look at the breasts in that. I had my annual exam with my gyn in May, and he didn't notice anything (but the spot they are looking at is very deep in, and I have rather -ahem- large breasts.

    This is the first time I've ever had anything of concern on the right side. I had a needle biopsy of the left about 8 years ago. It was a fatty cyst. This will be a needle-core biopsy; larger needle, larger pieces of tissue. Hoping for the same benign results.

    Just a pain over all.
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    PhillieG said:

    Hope It's Nothing...
    Maybe it's a calified mass or something like that?

    Hi, Phil.
    It doesn't appear

    Hi, Phil.

    It doesn't appear to be calcified. They are leaning more towards a fluid-filled cyst, but won't know until they do the biopsy.

    I'm planning on it being nothing.
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    I am so sorry that you are
    I am so sorry that you are having to deal with yet another health scare. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that this is just a tiny bump in the road and something that is not cancerous and can be taken care of easily.

    Alex
  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Hoping
    that it's benign. You've had your share already.
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Sorry
    Hope it turns out to be nothing. Will Pray for you!
  • janie1
    janie1 Member Posts: 753
    danker said:

    Sorry
    Hope it turns out to be nothing. Will Pray for you!

    Hoping
    Hope to hear monday it's just a cyst.
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    good luck
    good luck on your biopsy on monday. praying for you
    hugs
    judy
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    Oh no! I will keep you in
    Oh no! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on what they find. I don't want you to have to add another cancer to your resume.

    Alex
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    Maxiecat said:

    Oh no! I will keep you in
    Oh no! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on what they find. I don't want you to have to add another cancer to your resume.

    Alex

    Thanks, but the frustrations
    Thanks, but the frustrations continue. See the updates in my original post.
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 586
    abrub said:

    I had a CT scan in March
    but they don't look at the breasts in that. I had my annual exam with my gyn in May, and he didn't notice anything (but the spot they are looking at is very deep in, and I have rather -ahem- large breasts.

    This is the first time I've ever had anything of concern on the right side. I had a needle biopsy of the left about 8 years ago. It was a fatty cyst. This will be a needle-core biopsy; larger needle, larger pieces of tissue. Hoping for the same benign results.

    Just a pain over all.

    sad
    Sad to hear you got potentially bad news, but nothing to worry about until/unless they find it to be something. Here is to hoping it will be nothing and you and your husband are able to enjoy your "rather -ahem- large breasts" for years to come with troubled thoughts of cancer nothing more than distant memories.
  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    abrub said:

    Thanks, but the frustrations
    Thanks, but the frustrations continue. See the updates in my original post.

    Frustration for sure
    Is this due to ineptness or just that gray area of medicine? I can understand you and your husband's frustration. Hope this gets resolved soon. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Best wishes to you.
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    YoVita said:

    Frustration for sure
    Is this due to ineptness or just that gray area of medicine? I can understand you and your husband's frustration. Hope this gets resolved soon. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Best wishes to you.

    Not ineptness
    Just that I coincidentally have 2 spots near each other; one which only showed on the mammo, and the other on the ultrasound. The one on the ultrasound was biopsied, but they only realized it wasn't the same one as was found on the mammo when they did the post-biopsy mammo to check the placement of the marker. It wasn't in the area that was bad in the mammo.

    Aaargh!
  • abrub said:

    Not ineptness
    Just that I coincidentally have 2 spots near each other; one which only showed on the mammo, and the other on the ultrasound. The one on the ultrasound was biopsied, but they only realized it wasn't the same one as was found on the mammo when they did the post-biopsy mammo to check the placement of the marker. It wasn't in the area that was bad in the mammo.

    Aaargh!

    Alice
    I hope it is nothing. Haven't you had your dose of cancer? I think one is too much. Hoping for good results, and the only stress is waiting.
    Sandy :)
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Sorry
    So sorry that you didn't get a definite answer today. I'm surprised that with the ultrasound they didn't see both spots or visa versa the mammo with both spots unless one was hidden on each test. Wishing for the best outcome for you.

    Kim
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    this just
    this just sucks! i am praying very hard for you. hang in there & let's think only positive thoughts!
    hugs
    judy
  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632
    k44454445 said:

    this just
    this just sucks! i am praying very hard for you. hang in there & let's think only positive thoughts!
    hugs
    judy

    positive thinking
    Try to just think positive, maybe... just maybe it is not as bad as you think.
    Prayers and healing light on their way to you,
    Hugs, Marjan