Post # 1
I am in total shock right now. I was sent for a routine mammagram as part of my yearly and all seemed fine… until they called me back for a second look! I figured maybe I did not keep still enough or something but no. After a second look and subsequent sonogram they want a biopsy. The sonographer and a doctet spoke in a sort of whispery/eye contact way for several minutes! All I know at there is a complex cyst with unspecified margins and vascularity near the areola on my right breast. I am SO nervous about the biopsy and what will come next. We are a two income family and I really cannot afford to take time off work. I have kids who depend on me! I nursed them all and have read that gives some protection. So many thoughts whirling in my head! Guess I never expected to find myself in this situation. Sorry for rambling on – just don’t have anyone to talk to at this point save for my closest friend who is dealing with her son’s recent epilepsy diagnosis. Don’t want to burden her just yet. Will eventually tell my step sister but we r not really very close. Mother and aunts have all passed on. My mother in law will definitely help out if I ask but is already such a nervous person I think I would end up worrying and fussing over her LOL.My DH is a complete wreck over it all and to be honest though he has good intentions he ia terrible at offering comfort/support. Just not his nature. So anyone been in this situation or had a biopsy?
Post # 2
I’m not in the same situation, but just wanted to leave a message sending my support! Don’t worry about the biopsy – just schedule it as soon as you can so that it’s not hanging over your head. It is very possible that the cyst is benign, and even if it is something else, it is better to know. You can then deal with what this might mean for you and your family realistically.
My mom received a surprise diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ two Christmas’s ago, but she has since received treatement and is cancer-free. One of my friends, in her late twenties, also recently had to go in for a breast biopsy, and the results were completely benign. Unfortunately, it seems that with the nature of breast tissue and the viewing technology of mammograms, you can’t be sure of what something is without taking the next step (of a biopsy). I know it is incredibly difficult, but try to put any fears or worries from your mind until you get the biopsy results back, by reminding yourself that you are taking the correct steps and that you can’t do anything in the meantime. I hope you hear good results!
Post # 3
beerandcupcakes: Thank you for your kind words. I am waiting for the doctor to scedule the biopsy- if it were up to me I would di it right now!. I am trying to stay positive but can’t help but worry about how this all could affect my family – both emotionally and financially. I am so glad to hear that your Mom has beat it and your friend had a good outcome as well. I will post any news after I have hafd the biopsy.
Post # 4
My mom had a mammogram that came back suspicious- went and had a biopsy- turned out to be a benign cyst. A worrisome time for sure. Hope your turns out to be nothing too!
Post # 5
Please do keep us updated. Just get it scheduled as soon as you can. It’s hard not to be worried but there are so many things that could be going on… We’ll be thinking of you!
Post # 6
Hello bees – thank you so much for all your kind words and support! Just wanted to update and let you know I had the biopsy and – good news- benign cysts!! YAY!!!<br style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px;” /><br style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px;” />
Post # 8
Yay! That is great news! Thank you for posting the follow up.
Post # 9
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Love good news. So happy for you.