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mamogram results

Hello all, im new to this forum, im sure this is a very common question and i do apologise if its been asked and answered


my mother in law had her mamogram (mammogram) done last week, they called her today with the results and said they found something and need to do a follow up on tuesday, they said it could be a deoderant smudge or cancer, or a few other possibilities, anyone know how common this is?

her mother had breast cancer so we are very worried about her, any signs or symptoms we should be looking out for?

thanks Morgan
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Yes this can be scary.  I just posted a comment above - check it out.  Same type of question.

You just want to be there for her.  Just be there to listen to her.  I would suggest that if you have done reseach not to fill her mind up with a lot of stuff.  She should only worry about what today brings.  Take each result as it comes and understand that information.  Filling your mind up with too much can just cause more worry.

I worried about chemo and scared myself for weeks.  But until they tested my lymph nodes - I was told no chemo.  Worried about it for nothing.  I also worried about other things and they were bad but long story short don't worry about something until you know you have it.

She might have a week or more of tests - once I found my lump it was almost a month until I was dx with bc.  It might take sometime.  Having family with bc is not good but doesn't mean she does.  I think it will only help her because they take her case more important and give her the best treatment?  With me they just said I was too young - and wanted me to wait for 6 months because I had no bc in my family.  I will check back this week - if you want more info?  
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thanks so much! i probably posted too soon since nothing is known at this point, i was just really scared and with her family history i jumped to conclusions too early, i found out today that my own mom( this post was in regards to my mother in law) had found a lump, and had to have ultrasound, and a biopsy to rule out cancer, she said she has calisifications, so this makes me feel better, i was surprised she never told me about this, but i can see why now, i would have been even more scared as i was only about 14 years old, its great to know that if something does turn out to be there i can give her this site and she can have a great support group, thanks again
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aww thats a great idea! we have a place here called cookies by design and you can get a basket of about 6 cookies that are like a bunch of flowers, and you can have them delivered, i think ill do that, thanks for the advise, and i really do appreciate her telling me, its great to actually be close with a mother in law, you hear all kinds of horror stories, but i truly have a great one, she babysits my daughter for free while im at school, aww i love her ;)
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No you didn't post to soon, if you needed to talk with someone.  That is why this site is here.  I have a lump that I am not telling my mom about, I see the doctor on Monday.  Hope I don't have more cancer.  It all can be scary and most times it's not cancer.  I don't tell my mom or she will worry just like you.  However, you mother-in-law told you  and this is a good thing.  She trusts you and want to look for you for comfort.  You should feel good about this.

Maybe, do something nice to take her mind off things: take her to starbucks for coffee, come help her clean her house, get her a gift cert to do her nails or better yet take her and you can go to, send her a card regardless of what you might do, give her a flower, ect....I really enjoyed all the little things people did for me.
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just thought id let you know, she got her results from her second scan, all is in the clear! thanks for your support, she loved the lil gift! hope all is well with you and thanks again for your reply,
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