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I had my first mammogram last week and they also had to do an ultrasound. Now they are calling me back for a more intense ultrasound. Is this a normal procedure?
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587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,
Going back for additional testing is not at all unusual.I know it’s unnerving to get this call,but you shouldn’t panic,because it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something serious. If there is an abnormality that is not clear to the radiologist,then it needs further evaluation.This could be anything from a fold of skin, to a cyst, to an actual nodule.
Keep in mind that even if a biopsy is recommended, a high percentage turn out to be benign.
Best wishes and hopefully it's nothing to worry about.
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I am really worried and concerned. I did not get my mammo last year ("13). My husband passed end of August. Suppose to get in August. Kept putting off and never got. Well went this year because I had  some numbness in left breast that went down to elbow. Well after mammo I got a letter from radiology dept telling me I needed to see my PCP for him to order diagnostic mammo and ultrasound. Went for this, had it done and technician told me to wait in lobby. She later called me back said radiologist want more views and she wanted to direct and see as was done. Afterwards I waited on table and she said I needed to go see my PCP ASAP.. She had already spoke with my PCP. I went to dining room for lunch and my PCP was there. He said to come over to office. I got there and he said I needed to see a surgeon  for a biopsy. Here's the strange thing. I don't feel anything. Ultrasound as well as mammo shows a lesion 3.2cm X 2.8cm. It is behind the nipple. Edges are smooth except for 1 area. Said there was some parachymea. I know spelling wrong. I think that is what edges had. That para thing was somewhere. Surgeon could not believe lesion that size and couldn't feel it. I go Tues.12/02 to see him. He  wants to do another US. and see stereotactic biopsy that was done in 2000. I am concerned. Should I be worried? All the big words that was on ultrasound were associated with malignancy. I am going so much with my 28 y/o son. He and his wife and new baby are here. Wants to tell me how to spend my money after my husband died. I am 58 And he thinks I am incompetent. Thinks should turn over all affairs to him. I am going through so much.. I raised my hands and 3 times I begged God to take me. I am ready. Now I feel my desires may be granted. I am so sorry for the length of this and I know I wandered from the main question. Please forgive me. Does this sound like cancer? Please someone respond.
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I AM SO SO SORRY. I MEANT TO BE POSTING A QUESTION, BUT POSTED AS A RESPONSE TO YOUR POST. iT MADE IT SEEM  THAT I WAS GIVING YOU SUPPORT BUT INSTEAD TELLING MY PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS.PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING. wILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYER.
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