From NZ we have regular breast screening from age 45, I'm 47 and a month or so ago the medical centre rang and asked if I wanted to go on the register, sure so I made an appointment.
Oh my lord. Had the mammogram didn't hear anything until the phone rang and it was a call back, reassurance from a lot of people that this is common and not to worry.
Arrived to see xray on monitor with a circle around a lump, still thought it was a cyst. Until the ultrasound. No not a cyst, not 100% sure what it is need to have biopsy, luckily they do it there and then, so core biopsy done.
Results next Wednesday at 2pm.
They did a core biopsy, why a core and not a fine needle? Is it because a fine needle is for aspirating and there needs to be fluid and this was a solid mass so a tissue sample was needed instead? Or is it that it is likely to be something more significant.
What questions should I ask at the follow up if it is, is there a list I can take with me as i am sure I am not going to be of peaceful mind.
Thanks in advance.
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