Hey everyone...I am very concerned about my mom. She's 54 years old and hadn't been for a mammo in nearly 5 years. Recently (in June) she finally decided to get one and they discovered a small 5mm lump that looked suspicious. She went for additional mammo/sonno and the doctor decided that she should get a needle biopsy. We received the results today and they did discover some cancerous cells in that area. There are calcifications associated with the small lump as well. We are all incredibly worried that it could've spread to the lymph nodes, even though the doctor said the chances are slim. She is getting a lumpectomy in 3 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of radiation. Has anyone else gone through a similar sitaution...please share your story with me. Also, since the lump is small, is there less chances that it went to the lymph nodes? I'm so scared...I'm praying to God that everything will be ok. Please help.
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