Repeated Mammagram Becuse That Want to Rule Out Cancer

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Repeated Mammogram Becuse That Want to Rule Out Cancer

by Lifetimeangel1 on Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:00 AM

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I had a mammogram done last week! The nurse at the doctors called me to tell me I needed to be retested because it showed I had asymmetrical from the radioligist needed to rule out cancer! If anyone has been told that they needed to get back and get retested, I would like to know! Jackie

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by Brian_F_1 on Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:00 AM

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I too had to have a repeat mammo a year ago. They also did an ultrasound of the breast. I ended up being ok. They said mine was a cyst. I know you're scared, I was too. All I could think of was what will happen to my kids. We have a 19 year old multi-handicapped daughter, a daughter 16 and 2 sons 12 and 20 years old. The personnel at the mammography told me not to worry, a lot of women have to come back for repeat mammo's, and they are fine. They say that lots of the repeats turn out to be OK. I'll pray for you that you get good news like I did!

Repeated Mammogram to Check on Cancer

by Peggy_D on Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi - That's exactly what they did with me when they suspected breast cancer. In my case, they tried to cushion the message by saying the mammogram was a bit fuzzy. They just wanted to make sure, and in my case it was DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). That was good news to the extent that my cancer had not mestastized. It is normal to ask for a repeated mammogram, from what I understand, in cases like yours (and mine). Mine was in March of 2000. I'm doing just fine now, 4+ years into recovery. ( ended up having a simple mastectomy of my left breast, as the growths were all over my left breast. They had not spread elsewhere or into the good margins of the area biopsied before the mastectomy. I'm on tamoxifen and have had clean mammogram ever since. Most people with DCIS don't need a mastectomy but some of us do. It did relieve me of the need for radiation. I also had reconstruction at the same time and did not need a separate surgery for that purpose, for which I am grateful. I was able to complete a 10K walk for Race for the Cure within 4 months of my surgery, after spending 6 weeks off to rest and recover. Peggy

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by Brian_F_1 on Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:00 AM

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Not sure if you are saying that the Dr. wants a repeat mammogram or if you do. If it were me, I think I would want another in a few months just to make sure I was OK. What can it hurt, better safe than sorry, would be my thoughts. Glad to hear you are doing fine. Deb F.
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