The latest headache - **Updated Again!**

abrub
abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
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 Member
    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 Member

    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 Member
    Keeping the prayers going
    Keeping the prayers going for the best news possible.
    Judy
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425 Member
    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: 6,728 Member
    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 Member

    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 Member
    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 Member
    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 Member
    Hope It's Nothing...
    Maybe it's a calified mass or something like that?
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
    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: 2,174 Member
    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 Member
    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 Member
    Hoping
    that it's benign. You've had your share already.
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
    Sorry
    Hope it turns out to be nothing. Will Pray for you!
  • janie1
    janie1 Member Posts: 753 Member
    danker said:

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

    Hoping
    Hope to hear monday it's just a cyst.