Diagnosed - MaryMoo

Oh No Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on September 9, 2012 View this journey (5 Experiences)

I got mammograms religiously. I never really understood, however, that when they said "we don't see anything on your mammogram", they really meant, "we CAN'T see A THING on your mammogram because as with most pre-menopausal women, your breasts are dense". I found a lump and the mammogram came back "okay" as usual. It was on an ultrasound, used to locate the lump to take the needle biopsy, that the doctor said "this lump is not filled with fluid and is very irregular (i.e. - not spherical like a cyst) and it's probably cancer. I thought I would have to wait days for the lab to look at the sample. I was not prepared to get a diagnosis on the ultrasound table. Thank goodness, there is now a law in Texas that requires patients to be informed that an ultrasound might provide more info. (And it exposes you to no radiation!)

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