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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.

Findings:

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.

Recommendation:

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.


Mammogram

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.

SWELLING AGAIN

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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