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My appt is scheduled for the morning to have the pain in my breast and the swelling in my armpit checked. Is there anything specific I should ask or find out? I'm getting really nervous

Debbie Mattox Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 4 Paciente
    Hi Debbie, I understand your being scared. Hugs. Make sure you go to a reputable women's center. They may want to do a mammogram with ultrasound first. Make sure they give you an answer that you're satisfied with. If not...then you can have the option of having them do an MRI or biopsy. I've found you have to be proactive with your health. Let us know how you are. Hugs
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    • Debbie Mattox Profile
      anónimo
      Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama

      Well, I had my appt and then was sent for mammogram and then ultrasound. Was told that they could see some lymph nodes in the armpit area but no masses. The thing is that my gut is telling me something else. To many things are different, like,...

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      Well, I had my appt and then was sent for mammogram and then ultrasound. Was told that they could see some lymph nodes in the armpit area but no masses. The thing is that my gut is telling me something else. To many things are different, like, change in color of areola, when I raise my arms the nipple wants to pull in, etc. What to do now? Am I just being paranoided?

      almost 7 years Flag
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anónimo
      Stage 4 Paciente

      Hi Debbie, I feel you have every right to be concerned and don't think you're being paranoid. I know from experience as well as some other ladies here, that unfortunately mammograms & ultrasounds can sometimes miss seeing things. It did not detect...

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      Hi Debbie, I feel you have every right to be concerned and don't think you're being paranoid. I know from experience as well as some other ladies here, that unfortunately mammograms & ultrasounds can sometimes miss seeing things. It did not detect my lump. You have every right to ask for additional testing. An MRI can detect things that mammograms & ultrasounds miss. I don't know your age but an MRI is often used for younger women with dense breast tissue as well. My advice would be to trust your gut & demand additional testing. Hugs Debbie & keep us posted!!

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Sobreviviente desde 2007
    This sounds so redundant but I completely agree with Diana. PLEASE let us know.
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