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I found a lump in my right breast and am going for a biopsy on Monday. (after an ultrasound where they found a suspicious mass) Should I be worried?

Jennifer Marks Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Jennifer, i know finding a lump is scary. I've been there. You're doing the right thing by having a biopsy. It's difficult waiting for the results but, just know that 80% of biopsies are benign. So keep your chin up and I'll say a prayer that you're in that 80%! Take care. :)
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2006
    Hi Jennifer I would not be honest if I were to tell you not to worry. It's only human to worry especially when you are waiting for results of any kind. However, I will tell you try not to dwell on the outcome pray and ask God to give you strength and peace until they are received. I will also be praying for you. Stay encouraged maintain your Faith and Hope. Remember all If not most of us on this site are here to support you. Love and Blessings Your Sister of Hope!!!
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Good luck Jennifer! I found my lump in May (I'm 32) and it was so scary waiting...it ended up being stage 1, but I caught it early, started treatment right away and shrunk it with chemo. Just had a lumpectomy 10/31 and got the results back that they got it all! Still having radiation as insurance, but on the upward path. I hope yours is benign, and know you are certainly not alone regardless if the results! Take care
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi again Zandra, I hope your Onc appt went well today. I did say a prayer for you. Five years cancer free? That's awesome! And it's great that you're a cancer buddy for so many! I hope I can make a difference as well. I feel very passionate about early detection. I wish my cancer had been detected much earlier. Unfortunately my lump was undetected even though I had a clean mammo and u.trasound 5 months prior. It is very difficult but we are strong!
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Hi Diana thanks for following up on my visit with my Oncologist today. All went very well and my Dr stated that after 5 years I was pretty much cured of my Cancer (Triple Negative) Stage 2A However she also told me that she could not guarantee ...

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      Hi Diana thanks for following up on my visit with my Oncologist today. All went very well and my Dr stated that after 5 years I was pretty much cured of my Cancer (Triple Negative) Stage 2A However she also told me that she could not guarantee me that I would never get a new cancer. Although I am not claiming any new cancer I am going to remain being an advocate for myself and others when it comes to early detection and walking this journey. . My cancer was also missed in my yearly mammogram that I had in January 2006 and while in the shower in August 2006 I felt the lump. I immediately contacted my Dr and after having a biopsy and other test was told that I had Breast Cancer. Although I have lived these pass 5 years a totally different women constantly wondering if I would have a reoccurrence since Triple Negative Is a very aggressive and a newer type of breast cancer. I truly feel in my heart that God will continue to use both of us for many years to come as we were chosen to make a difference with helping others that are diagnosed with breast cancer.

      I will always be your Sister of Hope and am personally extending my hand to you as you continue through your journey I will be here for you. You are a woman of Faith, Hope and Love continue to stay encouraged and we will be celebrating your 5 years as a survivor sooner than you think:)

      Love and Blessings
      Your Sister of Hope

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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2006
    Hi Jennifer thanks for sharing your results. Although the results were not what we were praying for. Please don't be scared God is in control of all of our life's and he makes no mistakes. I am so proud of you in that at the age of 21 you were proactive and went to the doctor when you discovered your lump. I would go with the advise that your Dr recommended as far as having a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. When I was given the option from my surgeon my response was you are the expert and professional when it comes to making the best decision since I am not a Dr or medical expert I had to trust her advice. Although you will have to make your own decision just continue to pray and ask God to lead you in the right direction. As you probably know by now I am a Christian with 100% faith in God and without him in my life I would have never been able to make it through my journey. After receiving the news that I had breast cancer I was determined to fight it and not let the cancer take control of me. Whenever fear would come across my mind which it did on so many days and continues to do so although I have been cancer free for 5 years I read one of my favorite scriptures from the King James Verision of the Bible which is 2nd Timothy 1 (7) "For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind." You may also want to locate and attend a breast cancer support group within the city that you reside. I also promise as your Sister of Hope to hold your hand as you walk through your journey. I will always be here to support you. Stay encouraged prayerful and remember that this journey is only temporary and it to shall pass. Love and Blessings Your Sister of Hope for Life
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  • Jennifer Marks Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The lump was found to have cancerous cells. Ductal carcinoma invasive they said. My doctor beliefs it's spread to my lymph nodes but I'm having surgery to confirm. My doctor said it would be safer to have a mastectomy. But I could choose a lumpectomy. I have no idea what to choose. Or what to do. My kind is still reeling. I'm only 21. Which is why I waited so long to get it checked out. Chances for breast cancer in someone my age is slim...very. That's what I was told. I'm sorry I'm rambling. I'm just..scared.
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    • Jennifer Marks Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Mind*

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    • Ali S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I'm young too and got it. Cancer doesn't care about age unfortunately. Ive been getting sick of people telling me I'm too young to have breast cancer. It doesn't help, b/c I have it !! But I have to tell you, you are lucky you caught it early...

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      I'm young too and got it. Cancer doesn't care about age unfortunately. Ive been getting sick of people telling me I'm too young to have breast cancer. It doesn't help, b/c I have it !! But I have to tell you, you are lucky you caught it early and there are so many things done these days to help kill the cancer and give us our lives back. My doctor said that the mastectomy is a big decision...you can always take it off, but you cant put it back on, so you could go with lumpectomy first and see if you need mastectomy. I had chemo over the summer, lumpectomy October and start radiation soon. I'm scared a lot too

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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Hi again Jennifer. I was just thinking of you and wondered how your treatments are going.
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  • Jennifer Marks Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you both for your support. I'll let you know what happens.
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  • Jennifer Marks Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The biopsy didn't hurt that much. They said I should know the results by wed. So *fingers crossed*
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Hi Jenifer thanks for the update. You have been in my daily prayers. Stay encouraged and remember that this to shall pass. All is well so please keep smiling :)
      Love and Blessings

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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Hi again Jennifer. I was just thinking of you and wondered how your treatments are going.
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