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    Had mammogram 15 dec still not got results had breast cancer 2012 how long for results

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      When I used to do mammograms it was mandatory that the ordering doctor got the report within a few days and the patient get a letter from the imaging place it seems within a week. I'd be calling my doctor's office and ask them what the report of your mammogram said. That's ridiculous it's been...

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      When I used to do mammograms it was mandatory that the ordering doctor got the report within a few days and the patient get a letter from the imaging place it seems within a week. I'd be calling my doctor's office and ask them what the report of your mammogram said. That's ridiculous it's been 3 weeks (in my opinion).

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  • Ivory W Profile

    Double mastectomy and diet reconstruction recovery week 3, how are you doing?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months Answer
  • Melinda Young Profile

    Where can I get a free screening in okc

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Ask you doctor as they should have some information. I live in an area of 3 cities and 8 counties, each city has a hospital and every Oct. each one has a day when they do mammograms and if needed a pelvic exam and Pap smear for ladies between 45&64 (I think) who are unemployed or have no...

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      Ask you doctor as they should have some information. I live in an area of 3 cities and 8 counties, each city has a hospital and every Oct. each one has a day when they do mammograms and if needed a pelvic exam and Pap smear for ladies between 45&64 (I think) who are unemployed or have no insurance. You might be able to do a search on your computer and see if there is anywhere in OKC listed that does them.

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    fat necrosis following radiation?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm not sure what you are asking, I assume can radiation cause fat necrosis? I know someone who had an area of fat necrosis but it wasn't from radiation. You need to be asking your team about it.

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  • Diane Balthazy Profile

    High oncotype score

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      What actually is your question? My Oncologist ordered the test to see if I needed chemotherapy or not. Your team should be going over the results and explaining what the number means.

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    • Sue Boston Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Hi Diane, What was your number?? Mine was 32

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  • Betti A Profile

    When does survivorship start? I've always used my date of diagnosis according to my Oncology personnel.

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    Survivor since 2013
    10 months 6 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      cont.) I saw my Radiation people today for a one year followup and asked them. They said once treatment(s) is/are done so that throws me back 7 months but in saying that I was told you are a survivor from whatever date you use. My Christmas card reflects the day I got my diagnosis, oh well.

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    • Merri Sedgwick Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      I haven’t asked any of the doctors on my team, but I was going to use the date of my surgery as that was the day I became cancer free.

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    Just had my 6 month follow up mammogram and it show my calcification s have grown and I need a biopsy. What can I expect?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 months 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are numerous ways to do a biopsy. My place offered a biopsy guided by Ultrasound, Stereotactically, or MRI. I imagine they also did a needle localization but not sure. Any of the methods the Dr. will numb the area first, then numb it deeper before either removing sample(s) or placing a...

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      There are numerous ways to do a biopsy. My place offered a biopsy guided by Ultrasound, Stereotactically, or MRI. I imagine they also did a needle localization but not sure. Any of the methods the Dr. will numb the area first, then numb it deeper before either removing sample(s) or placing a needle. He will most likely place a clip in the area and they will do a "gentle" mammogram to make sure the clip is where they want it. By "gentle" I mean it's the regular 2 views but with just a little compression. I had 2 done of 2 different areas 2 different ways about 10 days apart even though the first was positive, they wanted to check the other area even though he captured a little of it with the first biopsy. Keep us posted as we are here for you.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Unfortunately this happened to me. Cancer found in micro calcifications in 2012 had Lumpectomy & 35 radiation treatments. 2014 more suspicious calcifications found biopsy confirmed cancerous so my Oncologist recommended mastectomy so I did a double with immediate reconstruction.

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    For my bilateral mastectomy w/ breast recon gals - any of you ever ruptured an implant? If so, how did you know?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    11 months 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I can only answer from experience as a retired Mammographer. I have seen it occur and the patient knew it had probably happened as there was a size difference and they had some pain involved. You need to be seeing your surgeon or whoever put them in to have it checked.

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    • Leigh Anne F. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      I have silicon implants in both breasts. I had them done in 2014. When I was diagnosed the 2nd time in May, they did an MRI that showed one side had a rupture. I had no idea and they must have seen something in the ultrasound that I had before the MRI. They say it’s recommended you get your...

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      I have silicon implants in both breasts. I had them done in 2014. When I was diagnosed the 2nd time in May, they did an MRI that showed one side had a rupture. I had no idea and they must have seen something in the ultrasound that I had before the MRI. They say it’s recommended you get your implants checked every 5 years. I guess the ruptures are more common than you think.

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