I recieved a call back on this years Mammogram. I was just shocked! I always go in every year. I didn't feel anything when I check, during my annual my Dr didn't feel anything either. The radiologist said I wouldn't because how small they are! The lady who did the compression test was so sweet. She ask me if I knew how big it was, I said no, she showed me. She said she had to magnified it 222x to be able to see it. When I saw it it was, a little bit bigger then this "o". There are 2 of them. Both in the left breast,one in the side of the breast by my arm pit the other along side the breast maybe 2 inches from my nipple to the left. She send me over to have a Ultra Sound.The Lady there, another, Sweetheart, reasured me that if it was cancer we got it in a very,very early stage. I ask her what she thought, she looked at me and said, doesn't look like cancer to me. And I see it every day.She left came back with the Dr. She said relax it's not bad news! He's said by the way it looks he, said it wasn't cancer and the growths were smoothed edges (the one they showed me looked like a little well rounded smoothed ball) He said he wanted to see me in 6 months. Turth be told I took off out there like a animal sat free. Now that I have settled down. Here are a few things. The Dr and ladies said both were in lymph noids, (that alone scares the heck out of me). They told me it was commmon(?) and come back in 6 months. Which they told me is to check on them.If they have become painful or large, I can have them drained or removed. They said nothing about a biopsy at that time. But, who knows right. Am going in to see my family Dr next week, I need to hear am o.k. So, is it common to have non cancerous growths in lymph noids? ( i know only a biopsy is 100% to rule that out) Come back in 6 months? People I have talk to me, said If they thought it was cancer you would have been down for a biopsy and thing would have rolled. Sorry if I rambled, I know, I need to remain claim and think +++. Am sorry I can't give you the medical lango but, I just wanted to hear "No Cancer dedicted" Thank You :)
These tiny little lumps could very well be Intramammary lymph nodes which are often encountered in routine mammography.
This is common,and means nothing unless they were noted to be abnormally enlarged or look suspicious on film produced by radiography and Ultrasound.
Intramammary nodes are considered abnormal if they become enlarged, lose their well-defined borders and increase in density. According to your radiologist,your small lymph nodes do not have these characteristics, otherwise a biopsy would have been recommended without delay.
I don't think you have any reasons to worry about it. It's normal procedure to have these lymph nodes monitored every 3 or 6 months to make sure they don't enlarge too much.If they do, an aspiration might be necessary to have the cells examined by a pathologist.
All the best..
Thank you, for your response. Am a worry wart, when it comes to my health. It's one of the most percious gifts we have. You sure sound like you know your stuff. I see you answer alot of questions. We are lucky to have someone like you on here to help us decipher some of these scary things.For that I Thank you. :)
Really I am but, it gets in my head and stays there all day. The What if? Am so worried that I have got a rash all over my body and now am being treated for that. I talked to my Family DR about the results and she read it to me and Let me see it. She said the same thing happened to her last yr. I asked her why 6 months if nothing was to worry about. She said that they want just make sure it's not growing and that the lumps where as big as a Bee-Bee.She can't read or see anything in the report that she is to worried about. So, I wanted to know and she really didn't have answer for is this:If, I go back and it turns out to be Cancer,how much time is lost and how fast does it spread? And why a bioysp now, when they could have done it 6 months back?Her response was I think you have nothing to worry about and if they do a biopsy we with handle the out come together! IDK, am very afraid. What if this is a secondary cancer to a even bigger Cancer? Sometimes questions are easier to ask to strangers then to the DRs.And the answer are easier to hear. Think am going to ask my Dr for some Anti-Depression. It's going to be a long 6 months!
Why do I have to have a ultra sound and not a mammogram when I go back? Seems everyone else gets a mammogram when they go back after 6 months! The radiologist said after that I can go back to yearly Mammograms. I wanted to ask my Dr that and for got. Any take on that? Kinda raised a red flag.
Depending on individual situations,some women need to have a mammogram and others an Ultrasound.It all depends on what the radiologist deems appropriate.
Your radiologist and doctor concluded that the tiny lumps in your breast are not alarming.Experienced radiologists are quite able to distinguish between suspicious and benign looking lumps.A follow-up in 6 months is standard procedure,and if nothing changes,then a yearly mammogram is what is usually recommended.Keep in mind that biopsies are required,only if an abnormality looks suspicious.
You seem to be excessively worried about your condition,even though there is nothing there to make you feel this way.I guess you won't be able to have peace of mind until more investigation is done?.
So, the only advice I could give you,is to take all your films and report results and seek the opinion from a Breast Specialist/Surgeon,who will be able to reassure you and tell you if further investigation is really needed in your case.
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