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Mucinous cancer and calcification

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Petal88
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

What a horrible roller coaster. On Monday I was told the ultrasound and mammogram were encouraging as it looked like it was only one tumour and lumpectomy would be the likely option. I was also told I was probably so sore under the arms because I have had 3 procedures and the lymph system had reacted but a biopsy was taken for a precaution. Yesterday I saw the surgeon again and had another bombshell dropped on me. The lymph nodes show carcinoma and now I have to have a CT scan followed by chemotherapy to treat my whole system before they will operate. The consultant was quite cagey and wouldn't answer many questions and that has alarmed me. How far has this wretched cancer spread? Why didn't they do a CT scan before? My mind is bursting with scenarios and I just want something done. Now I have to wait, yet again, this time for the scan then an appointment with the chemo specialist then treatment. It is agonising. Anyone else had this situation?
Petal88
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

Things are slowly improving. I had my metal clip inserted today and the mammogram pictures look like it is only one tumour and that would mean lumpectomy not mastectomy. All to be confirmed on Thursday by the consultant but I am hopeful. I am rather sore tonight as I also had an unexpected biopsy of a lymph node but it is probably ok and just showing changes (seen under ultrasound) because of the pervious biopsies done.
Petal88
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

Thanks for the support as it definitely helps to know others understand the feelings involved. I am rather vulnerable at the moment as my husband passed away at the beginning of the year but I do have a supportive family as well as friends who have been on this journey and come out the other side. I am trying to get Christmas presents sorted before my operation which keeps me occupied but it is hard to concentrate. I certainly know about the sleepless hours in the night!
Jaine
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

Hi Peta - I think the uncertainty is one of the worse things.  I too had microcalcification as well as a invasive cancer.  I had two biopsies, fortunately it turned out the microcalcification was nothing to worry about.  You'll read on here from lots of people that waiting for the definite answers about things is the worse thing, it certainly was for me.  Good luck.

 

jcon130
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

I think you get told to be patient but it is a roller coaster you don't want to be on.  I do know how your feeling it is so frustrating. I will be glad when I can sleep again, checkout the time,lol. I hope you are ok.  Keep in contact will speak to you soon, Gentle hugs for Monday

janet xxx

Petal88
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

Thanks for the contact. I now have a date for the procedure, next Monday so I just have to be patient.
jcon130
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Re: Mucinous cancer and calcification

so sorry you have had this news, I to was dx in oct. I'm sorry to say that this is worst part. The waiting game. If you are this worried I think you should contact your breast care nurse and tell her how worried you are.

Hope this helps you, good luck let me know how you go on.

hugs janet xx

Petal88
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Mucinous cancer and calcification

Hi, this is my first post. After a routine mammogram in October I was called back and had ultrasound and core biopsies done. After 2weeks I was told I had mucinous cancer underneath calcification but it wasn't clear if the calcification was also malignant. I had second biopsies done a week later then another week later I was told it was confirmed as carcinoma in the area but it still isn't clear if it is a separate tumour within the calcification or just all one. Now I have to wait again to get an appointment for a small metal coil to be inserted into the calcification under mammogram so it can then be seen with ultrasound and hopefully show exactly where this other cancer is. If it is only one malignancy I will have a lumpectomy and radiotherapy but if it is two tumours then I will have mastectomy and chemo. I have to wait until 5th December to see the surgeon again and the probable date for operation is 20th December. It all seems to be taking a long time and although I know they want to find the best way forward for me, I wonder how much it is all growing while I wait for these appointments. Has anyone else had all this trouble? Or mucinous cancer?