or at least a second opinion. When you were told to keep an eye on the calcifications in your breast, the doctor should have been alarmed as calcifications generally herald abnormal cells. I am so sorry this happened to you.
Listening to reports today that mammograms don't always pick up cancer I am very, very angry. I had a mammogram and examination with a breast consultant back in June 2012. I had previously been having 18 month mamos and ultrasound at Guildford Hospital via my gp because my sister had had bc. I can remember the radiologist the last time I saw her saying to keep an eye on the calicification in my breast. When I went to see the breast specialist at my gp's recommendation, he only did a mammogram. 8 months later I found a lump and was diagnosed with bc which had spread to nodes. I did query why nothing had been found on the mammogram earlier and was told it doesn't always show up. My Guildford Consultant was very unnerved when I presented with a lump and asked why he hadn't picked it up at our last meeting. This was private as NHS wouldn't do frequent mammograms. I know it is no good looking back but I can't help feeling if I had stuck to my original source of mammograms they might have picked it up sooner as they always gave me an ultrasound after the mammogram. So ladies, always insist on an ultrasound as well.