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    Oh No: Mammogram Jan 2012 and then dx with stage 3 dc in March. I never missed a Mammogram and started to have pain in my left breast in Sept of 2011, no nodules present that I could palpate, so went to the ER one night because of the pain to r/o my heart, but everything checked out, so I knew my mammogram was due in Jan so I just waited to see what it showed. I got my results back and they stated it was normal. The pain continued and I followed up with my surgeon, she decided to do the BRCA 1 test, since I had a sister die of ovarian CA when she was 45 and had two nieces that had been dx with breat ca, one of which was her daughter. BRCA came back positive, and she decided to do an MRI, sure enough they found CA but it was in my right breast instead of my left, if it hadn't been for the pain, I would of never followed up and the outcome would of been more serious. I was treated with the Red Devil as they call it.. one every two weeks for a total of 4 treatments, I have i more treatment to go of taxol which I have been taking every week for a total of 12 weeks...next step radiation everyday for 6 weeks. I believe all things happen for a reason, and I have faith that God will get me through this. this has been a very emotional roller coaster for me.

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      kat2, I had a similar experience only with Invasive lobular breast cancer. Also never missed a mammogram. All I had to go on was occasional pain that I felt in my chest, side and arms. At first I it was muscle related, then got concerned it was a heart problem. Several doctor visits and tests, nothing was ever found. Like you I know my mammogram was coming up shortly so I waited. It showed a small lump in my left breast. Preparation were set for a lumpectomy. Shortly before the lumpectomy I had so much pain at night that I went to the ER, still thinking it had to be my heart because of where i felt the pain. Unfortunately they found that the cancer had spread to my bones. That was 2 years ago. I been taking chemotherapy since then of some type or other, some has been very hard to deal with, some has been easy. Anyway, I'm still here. God will get you through, and the prayers and support of your family and friends. Good luck with all.

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