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Hi I'm 47 and just got diagnosed as a stage 3 My Drs wanted to move fast had my port and first chemo last week.I Will have 16 weeks of chemo surgery then RADS.My ? In my latest mammogram was done 5 years ago should've something showed up then ???

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I never had lumps. My cancer was found in micro calcifications. It's when cells begin to cluster which over times forms a lump. Calcifications are found in all women's breast and are rarely cancerous but clustering is a cause for concern. I've had mammo beginning @ age 40 & was diagnosed @ 45.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had yearly mammograms since I was 50 and was diagnosed at age 62. The year prior they thought they saw a suspicious area in the same breast but a different location and on doing additional imaging all was clear. In that year 2 new areas were seen in a different part of the breast but adjacent to the year prior. In the surgical specimen they found 2 other areas, so 4 areas in 1 breast. I have very dense tissue and I recall asking the Radiologist when he was injecting the local for my first biopsy could these areas been obscured by the dense tissue and he said it was possible.
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      anonymous
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      Thanks for your response.The only reason I asked because my current Dr said my lymph nodes were inflamed in my previous mammogram from my other Dr I also have dense tissue but was not called back for additional screening then , I am definitely...

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      Thanks for your response.The only reason I asked because my current Dr said my lymph nodes were inflamed in my previous mammogram from my other Dr I also have dense tissue but was not called back for additional screening then , I am definitely moving forward but sometimes it just makes you think .I am focused on being positive and getting through all this garbage to become a better me💜

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    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    Five years is a long time. I had two lumps show up within 18 months after first diagnosed with early stage, and lumpectomy. I was then checked every 6 months with mammograms. On the 3rd check up the lumps were found. Some cancers grow very rapidly. I agree with Merri. You are now getting treatment and moving forward. Good luck to you.
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  • Merri Sedgwick Profile
    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    I’m not sure that even a doctor could answer that question. All tumors have their unique composition where some are faster growing than others, so who knows when this tumor started. The focus is on the here and now, AND the important thing is that it was found, you’re getting treatment, and you’re moving forward! Stay strong!
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My tumor came on hard and fast. I'm a triple negative. We asked the oncologist if we could have caught it earlier, but she said no- it was just aggressive and
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