• First breast MRI after treatment

    Asked by TerriL on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    First breast MRI after treatment

    A bit nervous. I'm having my first MRI with contrast since all my treatment. I hope I don't feel like this every time. It is not a good feeling, wondering whether they will find something again.

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I'm seven years out and I still get nervous for mammograms. The first one, I brought a friend with me, just in case. And there wasn't any bad news. The second one I went by myself and almost didn't go in. I think these are normal reactions.
      I think because we go through so much, we don't want to do it again .
      Good luck to you!

      14 days ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Clinda is right. Once you get a dx, every “screening” is anxiety provoking. As a friend recently said to me, you never get over that fear of recurrence. I have had bilateral mastectomy so no more mammograms but does that relieve my fear of recurrence.....nope. As we know, cancer is a sneaky bugger. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Good luck w mammogram!!

      14 days ago
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      Dawsonsmom

      Oops, MRI, not mammogram!

      14 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Scanxiety is real and for some of us it lasts a long time. I’m nine years out and still get it. Good luck to you. Let us know how it went.

      14 days ago
    • leslie48240's Avatar
      leslie48240

      Agreed...terrifying. I started planning something fun like lunch with a friend afterwards just to try to put a better spin on the day. I start getting anxious weeks before hand and it gets more intense after the test while waiting for the results. I will say the high after the good results is pretty great. Here's to great results...which is likely!

      12 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Oh, yes - waiting for the results... For me that's even worse.

      12 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I’m twenty years out and I still worry during and after my mammogram and breast ultrasound. I comfort myself by telling myself that even if cancer is found, it’ll probably be very early, since it wasn’t apparent on last year’s tests. This statement isn’t always true, but it nevertheless helps me. Here’s to good results on your MRI!

      11 days ago
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      Grandy

      It did become easier as I had success behind me. But it's always a bit intimidating with machines, noises, appointments, etc. it's all so official. Bringing someone with you helps distract. Do what you can to make it a positive experience. Hugs!

      9 days ago
    • TerriL's Avatar
      TerriL

      Unfortunately they found something on the MRI so I now need to have an ultrasound. They are saying it is probably benign but that is what I heard before the cancer diagnosis. How can I have cancer when I just finished treatment in June? I’m just going to believe it is benign and they are being extra cautious

      9 days ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      TerriL, this is unsettling news, no doubt. It is hard to not revisit prior situations and to be scared. That’s the nature of this terrible beast we all are fighting, but you are wise to go into it w your belief that it is benign. Stay positive and let us know what you find out. Sending you good thoughts and hope for the benign outcome.

      9 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      So sorry to hear this. Hang in there. Please let us know how things are going. We’re here for you. Sending very best wishes to you.

      9 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      As you probably know, MRIs pick up many benign things (as well as cancer, if cancer is there). I hope you get the ultrasound this week so you’ll know very soon. As Bug said, we’re here for you.

      9 days ago

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