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Lumpectomy / Breast Biopsy

Jul 23, 2008 - 4 comments

Met with a surgeon today and I did not have to tell him I wanted it out.  He said that over a centimeter, they usually suggest removal and biopsy, so that is what I am going to do.  

I have a surgery date of 7/31/08, don't know what time yet.  

He said given my family history of cancer (Dad - Lung, 2 Great Aunts - Breast) it was a wise choice.

I am feeling ok about it since I wanted them to remove it anyway.  My mom is coming in to be with me on that day, which I am thankful for.

I THINK THIS IS VERY BENIGN - I just have to be sure.

Mammogram and US Preliminary Report

Jul 17, 2008 - 4 comments

My PRELIMINARY Report (I stress this because they did by stamping the page) :

Bilateral Diagnostic Mammogram and Right Breast US Dated 7/16/08:

Clinical Histroy of Episodic Bilateral Breast Tenderness with the Patient's Menstrual Cycle.  The patient reports breast pain has decreased since her initial physician visit.


Bilaterial mammogram deminstrates extremely dense breast tissue.  There is asymmetrically dense breast tissue in the 12:00 o'clock position of the breast.  No spiculated masses, architectural distortion or clustered pleomorphic microcalcifications are identified.

Sonography of the 12:00 o'clock position of the right breast demonstrates and 8 x 7 x 3 MM cyst and a well circumscribed lobular 12 x 5 x 11 MM solid nodule.  

Final Assessment:

Probably Benign, BI RADS 3.


Follow-up right sided mammogram and ultrasound in six months.  Asymmetric breast tissue is noted in the 12:00 o'clock position of the right breast.  Sonographically there is a solid nodule which is thought likely to represent a fibroadenoma and a small breast cyst.


Jul 16, 2008 - 6 comments

Today I had a mommogram for continued breast pain that seems to come and go with what used to be my menstrual cycle.  I really thought this would be nothing since the pain for the week had subsided with the welcomed and illusive cycle.  I GUESS I WAS WRONG.  I had the mammo and my dr. ordered the diagnostic version, which meant I get the first part, wait a few minutes for the radiologist to look.  They should come right out and dismiss me off to my regular life.  Not that lucky.  They came back out to inform me I needed an ultrasound on one breast with the ruse (sp) of saying....since you have pain in one more than the other..... whatever..... they found something.... at least 2 somethings.  One showed black on the screen and was round.  The other showed but was not black.  It looked like there could have been more to me, but I could not tell from the position I was in.  She messed with the not black one more.  So when she was done...... I sat and waited again then she came out and said the radiologist said I could go and he would try to get my results to the dr by friday.  FRIDAY???  I don't think so, I marched my little self up to my drs office and thankfully spoke directly with him and he promised to get the radiologist to give him a verbal reading.

I have to ask ---- what else LORD?  I need some prayer right now please.

I think I am going to stroke out.  Me and my whacked out hormones and body cannot take anymore.


Jul 14, 2008 - 0 comments

I am swelling again and do not know why.  The carotidynia seems to be resolving, but now I am taking the Naproxan in the hope of lessing the swelling of my thyroid.  I still have no diagnosis.

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