Biopsy on Friday

austingrl
austingrl Member Posts: 45
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Wow... so I have to have a core biopsy on Friday. I went in for my routine mammogram and ultrasound. I told them about a new lump (there have been numerou-- for about as long as I've had breasts). That's the only reason I got the ultrasound. The mammogram looked garbled as always from all the density and cysts, but the ultrasound picked up a "solid mass", they called it. It never fails..every year, with the exception of this one, the radiologist has said I didn't need one, as the mammogram doesn't look any different from the year before. Glad I said there was a change, or they might not have done one this time, and picked this up.

It is right under an old biopsy scar from when I was 23 years old. I am 46 years old, and I have had my eyes open for the last ten years, going for those mammos, and trying...TRYING..each year to get the ultrasound to go with it. Never again will I take NO for an answer. Thanks for letting me rant.
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  • tatooedinpink
    tatooedinpink Member Posts: 95
    Welcome Austingrl
    Austingrl, welcome to this site, although sorry to hear of your upcoming biopsy.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you end up traveling the BC journey, you will find comfort, information and lots of love and support on this site.

    I am near Austin, TX. Looks like you are too, or Austin, Minn?

    Debbie
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    I just want to wish you the
    I just want to wish you the best of luck Austingrl! Everyone needs to rant every now and then, and, this is a great place to do it at. The core biopsy will tell you what is going on. I had one after my mammogram showed microcalcifications. Good luck!
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Warm welcome, austingrl!
    Though sorry for the reason you joined us here. As you already know, we must each always be our own best advocate for health care - no matter the issues. So, yes, good for you for speaking up on your own behalf. Thank goodness you did.

    I'll be hoping for the best possible outcome - benign - from your upcoming biopsy on Friday. Please do keep us posted regarding the final results. We all love good news around here; again, I'll be sincerely hoping we'll be able to celebrate with you.

    Best wishes. And...

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    Just wanted to wish you good
    Just wanted to wish you good luck austingrl. And, I am finding that we have to take charge of our own treatment, just like you did, and, not just go along with others all of the time. The best to you in this difficult time.
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    I was told the breast MRI
    I was told the breast MRI shows everything, better than anything else they have. Now I am pretty new to this so I could be wrong on my information,and I have been filled with a lot lately. This is what I think my surgeon told me.
  • creampuff91344
    creampuff91344 Member Posts: 988
    Kat11 said:

    I was told the breast MRI
    I was told the breast MRI shows everything, better than anything else they have. Now I am pretty new to this so I could be wrong on my information,and I have been filled with a lot lately. This is what I think my surgeon told me.

    Austingrl, welcome to the
    Austingrl, welcome to the group, and know you are surrounded by individuals who have walked the path you have to look forward to traveling. Let's hope the biopsy shows nothing, but in case you need us further, you will always find someone who has "been there, done that" to assist you through the journey. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know how things come out. Hugs.

    Judy

    P.S. I am from Jacksonville, TX, just southeast of Dallas. Lots of us Texans here, and always willing to help.
  • GreeneyedGirl
    GreeneyedGirl Member Posts: 1,077

    Austingrl, welcome to the
    Austingrl, welcome to the group, and know you are surrounded by individuals who have walked the path you have to look forward to traveling. Let's hope the biopsy shows nothing, but in case you need us further, you will always find someone who has "been there, done that" to assist you through the journey. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know how things come out. Hugs.

    Judy

    P.S. I am from Jacksonville, TX, just southeast of Dallas. Lots of us Texans here, and always willing to help.

    I 'll be praying
    For you on Friday, hoping for the best outcome. Sounds like you have been through alot already just staying on top of the changes you have encountered over the years.
    Melanie
  • austingrl
    austingrl Member Posts: 45

    Austingrl, welcome to the
    Austingrl, welcome to the group, and know you are surrounded by individuals who have walked the path you have to look forward to traveling. Let's hope the biopsy shows nothing, but in case you need us further, you will always find someone who has "been there, done that" to assist you through the journey. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know how things come out. Hugs.

    Judy

    P.S. I am from Jacksonville, TX, just southeast of Dallas. Lots of us Texans here, and always willing to help.

    Thanks to all who responded
    Thanks, everyone, for the warm response! Hopefully, this will only be scar tissue. Trying to stay in the 'now'. I will have someone driving me there, and still another person holding my hand while they stick me with the core needles. Thanks goodness for this site, and for all the besutiful survivors willing to give their time and support. What a blessing!!
  • austingrl
    austingrl Member Posts: 45

    Welcome Austingrl
    Austingrl, welcome to this site, although sorry to hear of your upcoming biopsy.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you end up traveling the BC journey, you will find comfort, information and lots of love and support on this site.

    I am near Austin, TX. Looks like you are too, or Austin, Minn?

    Debbie

    In TX
    Debbie, I am in Texas. Love it here in Austin.
  • Kit1018
    Kit1018 Member Posts: 48
    austingrl said:

    Thanks to all who responded
    Thanks, everyone, for the warm response! Hopefully, this will only be scar tissue. Trying to stay in the 'now'. I will have someone driving me there, and still another person holding my hand while they stick me with the core needles. Thanks goodness for this site, and for all the besutiful survivors willing to give their time and support. What a blessing!!

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    Kit1018 said:

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.

    Kit
    I hope you don't mind my asking you, but, your posting puzzled me. Why would you have a double lumpectomy if you didn't have cancer? Wouldn't you just have a biopsy first to determine if it is cancer or not? And then, when it showed up benign, you would be spared a lumpectomy. And, did you have an MRI and core guided last year? I don't understand why you would have had a lumpectomy on both breasts. Sorry, but I am just confused. And, I don't mean to pry. And, good luck Friday Kit!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Kit1018 said:

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.

    Good luck to Austingirl and Kit on Friday
    My wishes for benign results on Friday, ladies. I like Austin's attitude of staying in the "now." Keep it up and let us know how things went.

    Mimi
  • austingrl
    austingrl Member Posts: 45
    Kit1018 said:

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.

    BIRADS
    I didn't think to ask them that. I was too busy asking them how large the mass was, to which the lady said she didn't know. I forgot to mention that this lump is sitting between two of my many cysts. I wish there was a clinical trial that is aimed specifically at perfecting MRI for women with dense breast tissue like mine. I threw the MRI suggestion out to one doctor already this year, and I was told the false + rate is too high. I really wish something could change with that so women like me can get better monitoring. I forgot to mention also that this mammogram and one last year were digital.
  • tatooedinpink
    tatooedinpink Member Posts: 95
    austingrl said:

    BIRADS
    I didn't think to ask them that. I was too busy asking them how large the mass was, to which the lady said she didn't know. I forgot to mention that this lump is sitting between two of my many cysts. I wish there was a clinical trial that is aimed specifically at perfecting MRI for women with dense breast tissue like mine. I threw the MRI suggestion out to one doctor already this year, and I was told the false + rate is too high. I really wish something could change with that so women like me can get better monitoring. I forgot to mention also that this mammogram and one last year were digital.

    Austin grl....and Kit
    So, we are in same area :-). Will be happy to help if you need it. Visits, dr. recommendations, talk, etc...My email address is [email protected]

    Thoughts and prayers will be with you AND Kit.

    Hugs,

    Debbie
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Kit1018 said:

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.

    Kit1018...
    I'll be hoping for the best possible outcome for you, too, on Friday.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • austingrl
    austingrl Member Posts: 45

    Austin grl....and Kit
    So, we are in same area :-). Will be happy to help if you need it. Visits, dr. recommendations, talk, etc...My email address is [email protected]

    Thoughts and prayers will be with you AND Kit.

    Hugs,

    Debbie

    Thanks!!
    Thanks, Debbie. Kit--I also wish you the best with your biopsy.
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072

    Kit1018...
    I'll be hoping for the best possible outcome for you, too, on Friday.

    Kind regards, Susan

    Austingrl and Kit
    Will be thinking of you both on Friday........Good luck Ladies.....Hugs Tasha :) XXXXXXXX
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Kit1018 said:

    I also have biopsy friday
    I also have the core needle biopsy on friday on both breasts. I had the biopsy on my left breast and a double lumpectomy on both breasts last year. The results from last year were that they were benign. But the spots I have now are new. Did the radiologist give you a BiRad score?
    Mine was a 4. I pray that your biopsies are benign.
    This is a great place for support.

    AustinGrl and Kit
    I will be thinking of you both on Friday. Most lumps do turn out to be benign, and I pray for that outcome for each of you.

    By the way, Kit, I love your pup! Did you say her name is Daisy?
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Austingrl & Kit
    Here's to all good answers coming to you both on Friday!

    =^..^=
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Hoping all goes well for you
    Hoping all goes well for you Austingirl and Kit. Good luck to both, wishing all is benign. Hugs, Lili