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first mammogram

Posted by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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Found out in June that I had a BRCA mutation in June. Was referred to the breast cancer survivorship with specialist that work strictly with breast cancer patients and BRCA posirive patients. Had mammogram, MRI, and manual breast exam. Suspicious lump found in my left breast. Had sonogram and the radiologist felt it was abnormal and decided to do a needle violation. All this was done yesterday. That was a lot of emotional feelings to deal with in one day. I should find out results within the next 2 days. Just a little nervous and needed to vent. I am 29y/o and this doesn't seem real.
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mommyjswish
by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM
Needle biopsy not violation. My phone has some weird autocorrect.


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Found out in June that I had a BRCA mutation in June. Was referred to the breast cancer survivorship with specialist that work strictly with breast cancer patients and BRCA posirive patients. Had mammogram, MRI, and manual breast exam. Suspicious lump found in my left breast. Had sonogram and the radiologist felt it was abnormal and decided to do a needle violation. All this was done yesterday. That was a lot of emotional feelings to deal with in one day. I should find out results within the next 2 days. Just a little nervous and needed to vent. I am 29y/o and this doesn't seem real.

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signingmama2915
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Wow, I am 27 and am waiting to get health insurance (November 1st) so I can get my first mammogram and diagnostic testing done as well. Let us about your results and how you are doing once the shock is gone. 

Specialk3190
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM
It does feel like a needle violation though! That is an interesting auto correct. Good luck with the biopsy, I hope you get an all clear!!!!
mommyjswish
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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My results came back benign! I don't think it has completely set in yet. For the last few days I have preparing for the worse case scenario. I still plan on having a prophylactic mastectomy so I don't have another scare like this or worse have of actually be cancerous down the line. Good luck to you! Would like to hear how your testing turns out.


Quoting signingmama2915:

Wow, I am 27 and am waiting to get health insurance (November 1st) so I can get my first mammogram and diagnostic testing done as well. Let us about your results and how you are doing once the shock is gone. 


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mommyjswish
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM
Lol! I thought the same thing after I read my first post. I am relieved for everything to be all clear. I meet with the surgeon on 11/19 to plan for my mastectomy still. I think I am not going to be able to completely relax until I have that done.


Quoting Specialk3190:

It does feel like a needle violation though! That is an interesting auto correct. Good luck with the biopsy, I hope you get an all clear!!!!

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Specialk3190
by Member on Oct. 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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Glad to hear that you have received the all clear! I had bilateral mastectomies with tram flap reconstruction. My surgery was only 50% successful. On 10/2/12 I made a second attempt at reconstruction of my right breast. I am happy to report that it was successful this time around, but I will need to return to the OR two more tiimes before all is said and done.

My best piece of advice is to take your time and really research your options. I live in NY my first surgery was done near Syracuse. After my flap failure...I made a choice to travel 5 hours to NYC. I interviewed three surgeons before making my final decision. You are in a good place in terms of time. You don't have cancer, so you can make this a much more thoughtful process. If you are near NYC or Greenwich CT, I can recommend someone.

The only thing I would have done differently knowing what I know now...is that I would have had the Mastectomies gotten the cancer out of the picture, and then started researching who I was going to entrust with this most important job! Good luck...I admire your courage at such a young age!!!!
Kim B.
signingmama2915
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Oh, good! I won't get to even be seen again until November then that doctor has to order the tests. So probably won't be until almost December for me.

Quoting mommyjswish:

My results came back benign! I don't think it has completely set in yet. For the last few days I have preparing for the worse case scenario. I still plan on having a prophylactic mastectomy so I don't have another scare like this or worse have of actually be cancerous down the line. Good luck to you! Would like to hear how your testing turns out.




Quoting signingmama2915:

Wow, I am 27 and am waiting to get health insurance (November 1st) so I can get my first mammogram and diagnostic testing done as well. Let us about your results and how you are doing once the shock is gone. 


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busygramma4
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I'm so happy your biopsy came back negative! I know the agony of waiting is the killer!


                                          

busygramma4
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Kate, you must be dying with all the waiting! if I can do anything for you let me know! even a shoulder to cry on! I was 39 when under went my first biopsy. Luckily it was benign but I do understand! I will go send you a friend invite!

Quoting signingmama2915:

Oh, good! I won't get to even be seen again until November then that doctor has to order the tests. So probably won't be until almost December for me.

Quoting mommyjswish:

My results came back benign! I don't think it has completely set in yet. For the last few days I have preparing for the worse case scenario. I still plan on having a prophylactic mastectomy so I don't have another scare like this or worse have of actually be cancerous down the line. Good luck to you! Would like to hear how your testing turns out.




Quoting signingmama2915:

Wow, I am 27 and am waiting to get health insurance (November 1st) so I can get my first mammogram and diagnostic testing done as well. Let us about your results and how you are doing once the shock is gone. 



signingmama2915
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM
Thanks! :)

Quoting busygramma4:

Kate, you must be dying with all the waiting! if I can do anything for you let me know! even a shoulder to cry on! I was 39 when under went my first biopsy. Luckily it was benign but I do understand! I will go send you a friend invite!

Quoting signingmama2915:

Oh, good! I won't get to even be seen again until November then that doctor has to order the tests. So probably won't be until almost December for me.



Quoting mommyjswish:

My results came back benign! I don't think it has completely set in yet. For the last few days I have preparing for the worse case scenario. I still plan on having a prophylactic mastectomy so I don't have another scare like this or worse have of actually be cancerous down the line. Good luck to you! Would like to hear how your testing turns out.







Quoting signingmama2915:

Wow, I am 27 and am waiting to get health insurance (November 1st) so I can get my first mammogram and diagnostic testing done as well. Let us about your results and how you are doing once the shock is gone. 




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