It would help if you could just add any further posts to the original thread ... this way we can refresh our memories and better answer your current concerns. Having said that .... intramammary lymph nodes are not usually a cause for concern but they are usually ck.d on every 5 months or so in the beginning to note any growth that may have taken place since the last exam. This is done either by Ultrasound or Mammogram, whichever the Radiologist would offer the best view. From your previous posts I see nothing in particular to be worried about .... be sure you have your report explained to you in detail after your next visit after your testing. Regards .....
Thank you for response. I sure will have them explain it to me. I really want to know why they developed, will I get more and what they are made of. If I will get called back again for these 2 particular growths. So, am a little more in the know this time with the questions (a least).I've had a pretty bad year so far and I don't think I can handle anymore bad news at this point in my life!
I did try to add on to my first post but, it for some reason wouldn't let me.
I don't remember all the details of your original post either, but if it makes you feel any better, I've had an intramammary lymph node in each breast since 2009. I have had them checked every 6 months for three years and now I'm down to once a year in August. As long as they remain stable they're not a problem but just need to be followed up on a regular basis. They are actually no that uncommon, so you don't need to be so scared. By getting them checked regularly, if any changes take place, they'll be found early when they can be treated appropriately and resolved. Try not to stress and just take one step at a time. Hopefully, all will be fine, but, as japdip advised, be sure to get answers from your doctors if you have any questions.
Wishing you all the best,
In regard to your question about why these lymph nodes developed, will you get more, and what they are made of: They aren't something bad, and they didn't just develop; rather, they happened to show up on your images, and the radiologist wants to follow them for a while, to make sure they aren't inflamed or enlarging.
Lymph nodes, or lymph glands, are oval-shaped organs that are part of our immune system. We have 500-600 of them widely distributed throughout our body, linked by lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles and are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.
I hope this information helps to reduce your fear to some degree.
Just to add one more comment ... our bodies are full of lymph nodes ... they have a specific purpose and are a valuable part of our make-up. This is the reason everyone tells you not to stress over these two little nodes. Take care ....
Thank You Ladies. I guess am just a worry wart. I really have no one to talk to. So, that why I turn to you all to calm me down and help me through this.
You're welcome, moonpiebaby! It's good to know that we are able to help.
We all hope you're less worried and get through your US without any problems and all your issues will be resolved. Take a deep breath and stay calm!
All the best,
Morning Ladies. I went for my Ultra sound this morning. The Radiologist did a very thorough check of my entire left breast and found the 2 Intramammary Lymph Node. They had not changed in shape (still round) or size. She went out and got the head Radiologist she came in a did another thorough breast ultra sound of my entire breast. She was also able to find them and noted the same findings as the Tech. Dr. told me that these are common and that some women have them. They usually do not develop into cancer, just need to be watched. With that being said and with her and I being happy with the findings, she said I could go back to my yearly Mammograms. That the Intramammary lymph node findings would be in my reports. This is the best news I have had all year! I just want to take this time to Thank All of you Ladies for your wisdom, kindness, and guidance in this very scary and unknown time I my life. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!! Teresa
CONGRATULATIONS ....... that is wonderful news although not a surprise to me :) I'm very glad that you seem to be OK now and can stop worrying and stressing over those little nodes. Enjoy some stress-free time now .... we are all happy for you but we'll be here if you ever have any other concerns .. Kindest regards .....
It's GREAT to get good news, Teresa---thanks for sharing it! Like japdip, I expected there would be no problem with the nodes and you were fine. I know it's hard not to stress out sometimes (I've been there and done that!) but I've learned in doesn't do any good in the end. What is is and all the worry in the world won't change it. Just be vigilant with your screenings as recommended and then wait for the results without stressing yourself out, O.K. ? I'm hoping the results of all your future testing will be as good as
this one! :o)
I feel so relieved!! :) Teresa