I got my biopsy results for a tight cluster of pleomorphic calcifications yesterday and the results were benign. There is some cell change the surgeon intends to monitor or remove (I'm voting removal; I don't have the temperament for monitoring), but she kept on repeating, there is no cancer so relax. I wanted to report the good results because I know while I was waiting I was desperate to read that someone with suspicious microcalcifications got a report back that didn't say cancer. I hope this gives some hope to someone else in my shoes, who is reading this forum's messages with the kind of horrible anxiety I had for a solid week. And for anyone scheduled for a stereotactic biopsy, relax. It's no big deal. My biggest discomfort during the biopsy was listening to Neil Diamond. Even the numbing needle was nothing, and I'm a whiner.
Thanks for your post. I guess I'm the one you wrote it for!! I have a cluster of suspicious microcalcifications and the radiologist told me that she was 98% sure they were benign, but I will have a biopsy as soon as we can schedule. I'm not concerned at all about have a biopsy, but I will definitely be relieved when it's over and they confirm that they are benign........The anxiety is the real issue!
Congratulations on your results. But I have to agree, the anxiety is the worst. I've been waiting for my open biopsy on several spread out "pockets of clustered microcalcifications" that the radiologist said were "suspicious for malignancy" back on March 19TH !!! I don't even know if I will trust the results from them after all this bumbling they have done with my scheduling and paperwork. It has been THE worst time in my life. I am praying for good results on the 12th of May :)
It really is a shame that they can't get it together enough to schedule these surgeries sooner rather than later. It seems that they really don't understand the sleepless nights, high anxiety and the what if's.
Thanks for your post! I had a stereotactic biopsy yesterday and am supposed to get the results tomorrow and the anxiety and waiting ARE the worst! It does make me feel more hopeful to hear more people getting benign results. The biopsy itself wasn't painful for me either but lying in one position was a little hard and gave me a sore neck but all in all it wasn't painful. I'm crossing my fingers for good news tomorrow. I think the good thing is that with microcalcifications usually even if it is the C word, you are catching it pretty early and the odds are with you.
Cowgirl37 what were your results? I hope good...
I'll post when I get my results!
I got my results this morning and I'm happy and relieved to say that it is negative!!! Again thanks for your positive post as it helps to see things can turn out OK while you are in that waiting period filled with anxiety!
hi, i too am going to have a stereotactic biopsy on june 16th for a cluster of microcalcs.
the radiologist gave me a birad 3 rating probably b9. unfortunately, ive already had bc in 2001 so everytime something shows on my mammo that looks different or suspicious, i end up having a biopsy. ive had 5 different clusters all come out b9, but they keep scaring me because of my prior cancer. its hard to deal with this but just knowing that you and a few others have had good results, will keep me on the positive side while i wait. please say a prayer. thanx.
Thanks to you all for your comments and for this forum. I have to go in Monday for additional images for microcalcifications and have been so preoccupied this weekend with trying to make sense of what it all means. Why is it they call you about these things on a Friday so that you have the whole weekend to worry or try not to worry.
When I tried to ask questions when they called about the findings, she said, "Oh, you've been on the internet, haven't you? You shouldn't be doing that." Incredible . . . As if gaining knowledge is a bad thing.
Hi - I was in the same boat - I had pleomorphic microcalcifications and it was a sign that something was wrong with me, they found 5mm of DCIS - the doctor told me that it was bad that I had this, but good that they had caught it so early - I had a lumpectomy and they found that 1mm had started to invade so I opted to have a mastectomy - that was to give myself certainty that they had taken it all away. One point I always keep on about when talking to everyone over here is to get it seen to urgently - dont leave it! even if it is early days - my doctor told me it may take a year to develop - but I didnt accept that, I could feel it starting to invade - they all said I was wrong, but I wasnt I was right - if I had left it any longer - then what???? so please keep the doctors on your case!, but back to your question - I think that the clusters are early indication - they were for me.
Good luck, keep well.
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