• Diagnostic ultrasound tomorrow

    Asked by DoreenLouise on Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Diagnostic ultrasound tomorrow

    Scan fear for me. I saw the radiation oncologist this morning for a 6 month check up. I am now seeing my breast surgeon tomorrow morning and having an ultrasound done on the breast that did not have cancer. I have a small lump. My last mammogram was in December 2016. I am nervous, but if I do have cancer in the other breast I am thankful that it will be found early and hopefully it will only be DCIS. But, what I am most hopeful for is that no cancer is found.

    Once we begin this journey, it is important that we continue to follow-up with our doctors.

    25 Answers from the Community

    25 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I found that the more years that went by from diagnosis, the farther from my mind cancer got. I started skipping my yearly checkups. They were routine, the Doctor acted like it was an inconvenience to drop in my room for 5 minutes. Then one day I found the lump behind my ear. We never know when it will pop back up, so I guess we are destined to be stuck with regular routine checkups to be safe. We hope everything is good for you.

      8 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Good luck, DoreenLouise! Hoping and praying for the best for you!

      8 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      As we say over at another forum, we’re “in your pocket,” Doreen, for your ultrasound—i.e., we’ll be there with you in spirit.

      8 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Good luck! I know it's scary. It's worth it though. We stopped a cancer recurrence due to a colonoscopy I had yesterday.

      8 days ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Benign cyst.

      Prayers.

      8 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Sending positive thoughts your way, Doreen. You are right that follow-up appointments are so important. It is always good to have another set of eyes. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep us posted. Take care.

      8 days ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar
      DoreenLouise

      Thanks everyone.

      8 days ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      Wishing for good news.
      Lorie

      8 days ago
    • msesq's Avatar
      msesq

      Good thoughts your way this is nothing.

      8 days ago
    • Judytjab's Avatar
      Judytjab

      Praying for you.

      8 days ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      I understand your being nervous, but please know God has you in His hand and will take care of you no matter what. We all pray whatever that thing is is completely harmless! HUGS and God bless!

      8 days ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Scanxiety....AWFUL..

      8 days ago
    • Harley12's Avatar
      Harley12

      Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

      8 days ago
    • lisahal's Avatar
      lisahal

      Wishing you the best of luck!!

      8 days ago
    • Marinace's Avatar
      Marinace

      Best Wishes, Keeping you in my thoughts & Prayers

      8 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Fingers crossed for you.

      8 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Saying prayers and sending very best wishes to you, DoreenLouise.

      ChicagoSandy - I like that - "in your pocket".

      8 days ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      Sending positive thoughts your way!

      8 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      DoreenLouise, you'd better have BIG pockets! I'm there, too, and wish you a good report. Hugs -

      7 days ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      The ultrasound was a walk in the park. I had to go on for an ultrasound guided biopsy. Not so fun but wonderful people. I had answer immediately. Having answer, I could move forward. Add more pockets and let us know! Hugs

      7 days ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar
      DoreenLouise

      I am scheduled for a biopsy, based upon the breast surgeon's palpation of the mass, next Thursday at 8:00, as I will be travelling to NYC, to take my daughter to JFK airport for a flight to Singapore, where she will be for the next 12 weeks for a college internship. The doctor wanted to do it Monday but we are leaving on Sunday. What's interesting is that the lump is palpable, but did not show up on the mammogram or ultrasound. What's more interesting, is that I felt a mass in my right breast years prior to diagnosis, that eventually was no longer palpable. I was the only person who ever felt the mass in my right breast. I was told based upon mammography taken for probably 10 plus years that I had several calcifications in my right breast. It was at the same area of my right breast that I later developed invasive breast cancer.

      I'm not too worried, because if I do end up with cancer in my left breast, I feel that it will have been found very early, not years later like my right breast.

      Thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement.

      7 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Thanks for letting us know. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. I hope your daughter has a safe flight to Singapore. What a wonderful opportunity for her. Good luck on Thursday. Take care.

      7 days ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      Singapore... how exciting. All good for now. Keep us posted. Lorie

      6 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Thank you for your update. I wish you all the best, and as you said, if it turns out to be cancer, you'll have caught it early - but I hope it's benign, of course. Please keep us posted.

      6 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Have a great time with your daughter till you wave goodbye at JFK—and may the biopsy turn out benign so you can even enjoy Singapore with her during or at the end of her internship. And know that if it’s not benign, you’ve caught it early and you will get through this just fine. (I had to wait 2 weeks from my ultrasound to biopsy because of a business trip to NOLA, PA and a local folk festival—got my diagnosis the day after the biopsy. You’re addressing yours even more promptly). You’ve got this—and we’ve got your back!

      6 days ago

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