Just wondered how you're doing? What were the changes picked up on the mammogram? If cancerous, has the HER2 status been assessed?
Interested to know, I'm awaiting 5-year mammogram results having had IDC in 2009.
Calcifications can often be a sign of dcis- a non invasive cancerous change. I had this a number of years ago and was treated with surgery and radiotherapy only. Later I did have invasive breast cancer but in the other breast so may just have been my bad luck. The breast treated with radiotherapy has been fine so far.
Sometimes invasive cells are found amongst the dcis and sometimes the calcifications are not sinister.
My sister had invasive breast cancer followed a number of years later by dcis which was widespread. After monitoring my sister for a while it was decided that the best option was a mastectomy.
Hope all goes well for you.
The helpline might be able to help you with this query. They are open from 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. 0808 800 6000. They'll be able to offer you some practical information and emotional support.
Very best wishes