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Has anyone ever met someone, or heard of someone get told by their radiologist that their lump is a BIRADS 5, but then later on the biopsy results came back negative? Meaning that the radiologist mis-categorized the lump before doing the biopsy?

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    What I was trying to say is cancerous lumps seen on a mammogram usually look different from benign findings but not always. When I had a yearly mammogram back in Dec. of 2012 2 new areas were seen next to each other that hadn't been seen the year before so it was enough to be called back for additional images and U/S. The results went from a BiRads 0 to a BiRads 4. It turns out I had 2 areas of 2 different types of cancer. In the surgical specimen 2 additional areas were seen; one being the same as one of the areas we biopsied and the other a 3rd different type of cancer. None of mine produced lumps it was just changes seen since the one a year earlier. I'm sorry if I upset you with what I wrote earlier.
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You didn't upset me at all! If anything I was just frustrated with myself that I didn't write as clearly as I would have liked, and I didn't know if you would get a notification that I commented again so to be safe I decided to post a new...

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      You didn't upset me at all! If anything I was just frustrated with myself that I didn't write as clearly as I would have liked, and I didn't know if you would get a notification that I commented again so to be safe I decided to post a new question. (I'm new to this site).

      You basically answered my question: I figure if one BIRADS 4 reading turned out to be TWO different types cancer, then my BIRADS 5 is DEFINITELY cancer lol.

      I get to do my biopsy the week after next and this waiting period is SO HARD! I've already accepted it's probably cancer, I just want to know what stage it's in already so I can start making a treatment plan. Any tips on how to keep my stress and anxiety down during my wait?

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    • Lila Grace Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Also I never got called back for a second mammogram. The radiologist ordered me a biopsy the moment she saw my mammogram/ultrasound pictures.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I totally understood what you wrote. I thought perhaps you had already had your biopsy. Do try to relax, I know it's not easy but stress won't help you. Like I said too, lumps have different characteristics seen on a mammogram&/or U/S that make...

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      I totally understood what you wrote. I thought perhaps you had already had your biopsy. Do try to relax, I know it's not easy but stress won't help you. Like I said too, lumps have different characteristics seen on a mammogram&/or U/S that make it suspicious for cancer. I wasn't recommended for a biopsy until after we did the additional imaging and U/S. Take care and you will get through this.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      They won't be able to tell the stage of it until they do some type of surgery when a pathologist looks at the specimen. It can go from 0-4 depending on size and other factors.

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    • Lila Grace Profile
      anonymous
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      Is it normal for your lump to become harder over time? I first noticed my lump May 03, and today when I checked it, it seemed to be substantially harder than before. I'm scared. Has that ever happened to you?

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Did you talk with your Dr. about it in '03? I've never had any lumps that I'm aware of but imagine one could get harder over time depending on what it is.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      By 03 i meant May 3, 2020. I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone about it yet, but I will when I have my biopsy.. btw, today I noticed some skin changes right where the lump is on my left breast. There is a small spot where my skin is darker...

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      By 03 i meant May 3, 2020. I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone about it yet, but I will when I have my biopsy.. btw, today I noticed some skin changes right where the lump is on my left breast. There is a small spot where my skin is darker and the texture is different from the rest of my skin, it kind of looks like extreme dry skin or maybe a sunburn. I've read that's a tell-tale sign of breast cancer, so I'm kinda freaked out to say the least. My biopsy appointment can't come soon enough! It's June 1st..

      Btw, thank you for your kind words and support through all of this. It really helps

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