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My recent mammo compared to almost 2 years ago shows an enlargement and changes in density to an unknown mass is my right breast...going for biopsy...how worried should I be?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    There would be a concern with a change like yours from one mammogram to another. It is understandible if you were to be worried as we all would be worried. At this point, a difference has been identified and it warrants finding out why. For every bad outcome, there are a ba-zillion benign reasons for these differences. You just need to follow up with the appropriate tests . These usually go as possibly, another mammogram, ultrasound, and needle biopsy. All of these could happen and it STILL can turn out to be benign. I have been there done that as many of us have. Try to take each step at a time and don't project into the future as it being ...for sure breast cancer. SO MANY of my pals have gone through these testing procedures and every single one of them have had benign outcomes. I didn't, but when I felt --the lump-- I really did know it was breast cancer just by the way it felt. My doctor also confirmed it even before all the testing started. Anyway..... many more benign findings than breast cancer. Hang in there and keep us posted. Take care, Sharon
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    Survivor since 2012
    I know you'll probably worry even though we say hold off on that, but let action jump in the front seat and do the driving for now and worry will relunctantly crawl into the back seat while you're in that proactive mode. I agree that so many more suspicious things turn out to be benign. Keep up the posts, insist all tests be done that confirms what the change acutally is. I didn't. :-( I waited two years. Hang in there. Jo
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  • Jacquie B Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    To be honest, I could tell you not to worry and you will. Now that I am doing the treatment part, I'm better. The worry and stress has been harder for me than the cancer. I hope all goes well. Positive attitude is everything. Good luck.
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  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    One step at a time! Have the biopsy and wait for the results! It may be cancer, but it may not be!!! One step at a time! Worry, because it's scary... The limbo of waiting for results is hard. But stay in the present... Don't worry about the future! You can't do anything about it now anyway! One day at a time!
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    • Donna Arcangeli Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Had my biopsy done Tuesday, 9/11/12...Dr. said she'll call me sometime this Friday, 9/14/12...I will post when I know! Thank you to everyone thus far who has been there to comfort me and offer advice and words of encouragement and good old honest...

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      Had my biopsy done Tuesday, 9/11/12...Dr. said she'll call me sometime this Friday, 9/14/12...I will post when I know! Thank you to everyone thus far who has been there to comfort me and offer advice and words of encouragement and good old honest information even if it wasnt what one would hope to hear! I appreciate each and every one of you and I pray for only wonderful blessings and miracles for all of you!!! Much love...Donna

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  • Donna Arcangeli Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ladies thank you so much...I now need more advice! I just received word that my Birad score is a 4...even though I read the definition it still isn't 100% clear to me just how worried I should be at this point. Please help! Thank you!
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  • SAm  White Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Tell your mom. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last Wednesday. I too was scared. I called my mom as soon as I got to my car and I'm glad I did. She put my mind so at ease and her positive words and spirit took my fear at that moment away. Tell her you because you need her support more than you ever have.
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Simone some of us don't have wonderful moms. Thank god you do and have that place to go to. Some of have to look for other soft places to go. I had been diagnosed and scheduled for surgery before I got the nerve to tell mom. I have others in my...

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      Simone some of us don't have wonderful moms. Thank god you do and have that place to go to. Some of have to look for other soft places to go. I had been diagnosed and scheduled for surgery before I got the nerve to tell mom. I have others in my life that gave me wonderful support. I have a wonderful husband but not everyone has that.

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    • Traciann brundage Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Don't be worried till they tell you to . Talk to whoever is close to you that is positive and uplifting . It a lot of times is nothing but it could be something . Try to keep busy till you know for sure . Have faith that no matter what happens...

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      Don't be worried till they tell you to . Talk to whoever is close to you that is positive and uplifting . It a lot of times is nothing but it could be something . Try to keep busy till you know for sure . Have faith that no matter what happens your never alone

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