Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Kelly4 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:00 AM
by dee2255 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:00 AM
I don't have any elevated calcium BUT like you I was monitored for microcalcifications. They were found in June 08, monitoroed in Dec 08 with all "appearing to show no change". In May of 09 a halo showed on the mammogram and the radiologist appeared distressed by this, having a very hard time trying to explain this to me. I went to a breast center on my own, and they found 2 masses, 1 Invasive with the other 1 DCIS hiding behind it. PLEASE, demand a biopsy. Mine were not particularly clustered during the "monitoring". They look for the clustering.
I don't understand why the monitoring. Were you told you have the option of getting a biopsy? If not, I wonder why not. I wasn't given this option, though I tried to ask all the right questions. My chemo oncologist said it was a warning sign that something was brewing when the microcalcificatins were found, my radiation oncologist said if he had found the microcalcifications, he would have ordered a biopsy immediately.
I just finished my last of 4 rounds of chemo on Sept 14, and begin the 1st of 33 rounds of radiation on Oct. 5th. I intent to kick cancers butt.
I wish you all the best of luck. PLEASE, get a biopsy. DON'T WAIT.
I was "monitored" right into breast cancer, I hope you aren't.
by mriphysician on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:00 AM
by Cancercured on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:00 AM
by rose2617 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:37 PM
My microcalcifications were followed every 6 mo for 3 years and then I told them I wanted a biopsy. Early Stage 1 ductal carcinoma. I wonder how long they would of kept stating probably benign on my report?
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