14-06-2018 11:24 AM
I got the all clear!!!
They took further mammograms of my right breast and did an ultrasound. Turned out that there was a heavily white area on my right boob that looked different to the rest of the tissue. Consultant couldn't find the problem area on the repeated tests, and decided it was a geometric anomaly from the way the glandular tissue was compressed in the first scan.
So relieved. Husband and I in tears!!
13-06-2018 03:54 PM
Oh that is great news, thank you for letting us know as it reassuring to ladies coming on here after you to see that it does not always result in having a bc diagnosis.
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11-06-2018 02:35 PM
I'm pretty much in the same boat. I was called for my a mammogram early at the end of May, as part of a local trial. I'm 49. I expected nothing unusual.
I've had a mammogram before - about 3 years ago on one breast, because I had some pain which turned out to be nothing. An excess of water in the tissue and a small deep tissue cyst, but didn't take any further action.
Then this Saturday I had a "second stage screening" letter. I've been crying ever since. I should explain. I had cervical cancer in 2011. That came as a shock too. In a period of 2 weeks I went from having symptoms to having a radical hysterectomy. We found out post surgery, when I awoke in full agony, that the epidural had failed. They tried me on morphine and various pain killers, but it came apparent that I'm allergic to opiod analgesics. I ended up on paracetemol and ibuprofen, with a 10" cut right up the middle of my belly to my naval. I had to have counselling (CBT) afterwards, because I was in shock and struggling to come to terms with everything happening so quickly. It didn't help that they put me on a maternity ward for my treatment!
They've tried to put me on HRT, as despite leaving my ovaries in situ, I was thrown into menopause. Unfortunately I'm hypersensitive to hormone treatment (the pill used to give me migraines), and having gone through every form of HRT possible, right down to the lowest possible dose of a patch, they had to give up. Everything gives me migrainie.
So I didn't expect any problems with my boobs. No HRT and no family history, apart from 2 aunts on my father's side of the family. I know it may be nothing, I know that I stand a 75% chance of walking away with no further treatment.. But I feel like I've been here before and I'm terrified. It's brought back all of the memories from my previous cancer, and I'm worried about what they are going to give me to ease the pain if I do need treatment.
I'm hoping that it's just because they have no record of my previous mammogram to compare with, and that it's just because the cyst has shown itself on the first scan. Would they tell me if I rang and asked the breast clinic? Should I ring my GP and ask him to make sure he sends the mammogram records from 3 years ago to the clinic, just in case it's a false alarm?
08-06-2018 09:06 PM
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08-06-2018 06:20 PM
Just to add to what Helena has said, recalls are common & although it doesn't feel like it, the mammo has done it's job in picking something up that needs a closer look.
Honestly, even IF it is bc, then it's very treatable, with a full recovery being the normal outcome.
I did get an early bc diagnosis from mammo 2 years ago, treatment was quite straightforward & I was back to life as normal within a few months.
It's also good that you've had previous mammos, as if diagnosed, it's likely to be very early, but it may well not even come to that.
No need to write yourself off just yet!
Do let us know how you get on.
08-06-2018 06:08 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum.
I know it is hard but the main thing is they are being thorough as the last thing they would want to do is to send you away without being absolutely certain that there is nothing to be concerned about.
Just keep coming on here whenever you need help and support, there will always be someone who will be there for you.
Sending you hugs
08-06-2018 05:56 PM