Trying on a swimming cossie I found a long hard bit in breast.
I eventually went to doc - really quick referral, I had had a routine mammogram in May that came back as clear.
Consultant sent me for an ultra sound, then another mammogram - didn't show anything so he double checked and sent me for a core biopsy. Thank goodness because it showed beast cancer cells. Put me on Arimidex straight away but sent me for an MRI to find out how big it was.
It is very small (18mm) but the MRI found a 'shadow' in a different area of the breast. Another core biopsy showed positive (this was results last Friday) so I have to have a mastectomy.
Now I am calm about it but originally I was in a mess.
Now I just want it gone - next stage for me (I had a choice) is to have the 2 sentinel lympph nodes removed to see if it is in them,
I could have opted for a mastectomy, or a mastectomy with implant and removal of lymph nodes
Then I will have a mastectomy, and if they are clear an immediate implant reconstruction.
I feel it is admitting you have something that doesn't feel right and seeking medical advice is the hardest part - well it was for me - as i had to admit there was something wrong
In answer to your question - I had none of the symptons except the little hard bit I found when I tried on the swimming costume
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