Ok well a little update.... I have to go in for another US to take a focused look at the area of concern. They are hoping that the mass will show up on US so I do not have to have an MRI guided Biopsy. So i am hoping to get that done on Friday and then if I need the MRI guided we have to wait til the 7-15 day of my cycle, which i still do not really understand, but whatever. Thank you all for your kind words and for the support. You are all little blessings for me.
Oh ya I go to the dr tomorrow for the Breast Cancer Gene test. Have any of you gotten that done? And if so, how long does it take for results?
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Ok well after waiting over a week I finally got my report. I got tired of waiting for the dr to call me so I went to the hospital and picked up the report and films......the result is a 2.6cm mass in my right breast (upper inner quadrant). It does not appear to be a cyst according to the report. Now I have to wait for my dr to call me to explain what to do next. So much for her telling me there is nothing there. Not really sure how I feel about these results. Part of me is happy that they finally found the problem, and the other part of me is terrified that it is breast cancer. What would any of you suggest as the next step? So that I can start pushing and screaming at my doc to do it.
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Sorry I know it has been a while. I have been busy with dr appts, not to mention i am a room mommy at my sons school. So......here goes
I took your advise and went to a breast surgeon in Miami. I was completly unhappy with her. She started out on a bad note and told me that due to my age it is nothing (24). I was instantly peeved. Then she said she would tak a look anyway. Well she meant that literally. She only looked. Afetr a long morning of arguing with her I finally got her to give me a script for a Breast MRI. I did that last week. I am hoping to have the results back on Tuesday. Also, thanks to my husband and his wonderful employer (US Dept Of State) I have an appt to get the breast cancer genetic test done on the 6th of November. And lucky for me my insurance will pay for this genetic test because of my lack of diagnosis so far.....thank goodness since it is a 4000 dollar test. I am also going to the Hemotologist to get my blood work done just incase I need any Biopsy or what not. I have to do this cause I have Von Wilebrands Disease ( kind of like hemophelia but not as severe). So that is where we stand with me.
Lynette~ Congrats on the great news. Best of luck to you.
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Hello to all of you. I found this site on google and after reading I have a few questions for you. Let me explain my situation.
I found a lump in my breast 2 years ago and went to get it checked. The dr said that he felt it, and could see it. He sent me to get a mammo and U/S. afetr getting those he said that I have dense breasts and nothing showed up. He said that because of my age (23 at the time) and the fact that I was in severe pain meant that it was nothing to worry about. I thought that was great at first. The pain and lump continued to get worse and larger. I went to cali to the st. jude breast center in july of 07 to get it checked again. And again the same thing happened so I pretty much gave up. About 3 weeks ago I just could not deal with the pain anymore so I went to the dr.
I am now in Florida and the dr seems real nice. While doing the exam he found five lumps in my right breast and 3 in my left. This made me very nervous being that I only new of one and no other dr had mentioned more to me. So he sent me to get a mammo and u/s. I went yesterday to get this done. After a very painful day the tech cam back ond told me that while doing the u/s she could feel herself rolling over the lumps but they did not show. The mammo also showed nothing.
I am going to call my dr. wednesday to find out what he wants to do. My question's for you guys : Should I request a breast mri (as suggested by the u/s tech) or should I request to see a breast surgeon? Also should I be more worried? I am so young and it seems to be getting worse and all I can do is scream silently.
Sorry for being so winded. ANy help would be great. Thanks in advance
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