But little research is done on male treatments, expert says
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?
When you track a discussion, you will get notified by e-mail if anyone else posts a new message on this discussion. Are you sure you want to track this discussion?
If you stop tracking this discussion, you will no longer get notified by e-mail if anyone else posts a new message on this discussion. Are you sure you want to stop tracking this discussion?
If you were considering traveling for cancer treatment, which headline would you find more interesting?
Destination: HOPE. Cancer care that is worth the trip.
Over 84% of our patients travel to our hospital from another state
Neither headline is interesting
We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.