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How far out from surgery is the standard time for the first mammogram? I know I ain't ready, :-(

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Survivor since 2012 over 7 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ya I know how you feel Aug of 2011 I was told I had bc had a lumpectomy 30 radiation treatments now on tamoxifen for 5 years and I am due for my yearly Mano but still sore I am scared about going
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I was three months out of treatment but I had a mastectomy so not having to have the "jaws of gloom" clamping down on my newly remodeled breast. For someone who has had a lumpectomy, I don't know the answer. Even with a normal breast it is far from comfortable. Jo.... I hope they, at least, give you a stick to bite on! Hang in there, darlin' Take care, Sharon
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      Thanks Sharon, My scar follows along the underside and up to the nipple. Nice and clean. Really not that bad looking but is tender as all get out. I might slap somebody if it hurts. Does the radiologist, surgeon, or onc order the little beastie?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      It was my onc. who ordered mine. I can only imagine how tender it would be. I wonder if they could request something --painless-- like an MRI at least for the 1st exam after this kind of surgery? Arrrgh....

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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Evening Jo my surgeon ordered breast ultrasound the first time after surgery. Then I had mammograms every 3 months for a year then every 6 months the next couple of years and finally the last two years have been yearly
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      Morning Annie, I'm going to ask for the utrasound if they want to do something next month. I've bit the bullet so far when it comes to pain but my teeth are on edge now and I don't want anymore than necessary. I'm no Joan of Arc. I'll save that...

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      Morning Annie, I'm going to ask for the utrasound if they want to do something next month. I've bit the bullet so far when it comes to pain but my teeth are on edge now and I don't want anymore than necessary. I'm no Joan of Arc. I'll save that for later if that ends up my hand to play with. Hope all is well with you. Glad you wrote your story. I read it and looked at your business website. BEAUTIFUL. My husband laughed and told me maybe we should visit Hawaii. Been married 43 years next month and never been anywhere. Congrats on kicking cancer in the booty. "-D

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    After my skin was healed from rads about 9 weeks.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I finished my rads in May but I am too sore to have a mammy done yet. I want to know but don't want the pain....
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  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Hi Jo. I finished active treatment in December. My cancer was caught very early because of my annual mammogram last August. All of my doctors agreed that I should come back one year from August 18, 2011. My mammogram is scheduled for August 20, a little more than two weeks from now. I am nervous about it. Taking my husband along for moral support. I know that I have done everything I could for the last year. Taking meds, exercising and trying really hard to lose some weight. Everything I do is to try and reduce my risk of recurrence. I am doing my part. The rest, I guess, is in God's hands. When does your mammogram happen?
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