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Why after receiving 5 mamograms on one breast I need to get an ultrasound next? What could this mean?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 4 Paciente
    Yes, it sounds as if your doctor is being very thorough. That's a good thing! So many things that are non cancerous can be seen such as micro calcifications, etc. Any changes in the breast need to be checked out. I firmly believe in doing self exams as well.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Donna Gray Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2011
    To start, having 5 mammograms before 1 ultrasound is crazy. But the reason for the ultrasound is to get a more thorough look. It doesn't necessarily mean its something bad. Stay positive!!! God Bless you.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU DIANA... way to go girl! I know how those ---all clear--- findings take a heavy burden off your shoulders!!! As for the 5 mammograms.... I had 15 at my yearly check-up and an ultrasound. My primary care physician was furious and requested an MRI. The breast center said I didn't warrant the expense of an MRI. 7 months later I discovered the 2.2 cm breast cancer. If I had to do it all over again....and know what I know now, I would have demanded an MRI. Just my personal opinion and personal experience.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2003
    You probably had a diagnostic mammogram they do several magnified views at different angles. That way they can better evaluate the ultrasound will give them another way to evaluate a specific area. It's all good not unusual at all your doctor is being diligent
    almost 8 years Flag
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonimamente
      Stage 4 Paciente

      Hi Anne Marie...just wanted to share my good news with you. My PET scan was clean! My Oncologist informed me today that I am cancer free!!!! I am still going to undergo radiation. I meet with my radiation oncologist in the morning. I'm very happy...

      mais

      Hi Anne Marie...just wanted to share my good news with you. My PET scan was clean! My Oncologist informed me today that I am cancer free!!!! I am still going to undergo radiation. I meet with my radiation oncologist in the morning. I'm very happy & it almost seems to good to be true. I began chemo in May, finished in sept, had my bilateral mastectomy in oct, then more chemo from nov-jan. After radiation I'll begin my hormone therapy. Three months after radiation I will be able to have my reconstruction. It's been quite a journey. All the treatment was worth getting to this point. I know I'll have to stay diligent & will always have to be concerned about the cancer coming back. But for now I'm going to remain positive. I'm just very happy right now. I plan on being active with the cause in some form or fashion. It's something I feel very passionate about. I know you feel the same way. Hugs

      almost 8 years Flag
    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonimamente
      Sobrevivente desde 2003

      Diana I've been thinking of you all week I'm so happy for you what wonderful news that your PET scan was clean cancer free is a wonderful feeling hope you are celebrating with a bit of pink bubbly. Yes we are both on the same mission along...

      mais

      Diana I've been thinking of you all week I'm so happy for you what wonderful news that your PET scan was clean cancer free is a wonderful feeling hope you are celebrating with a bit of pink bubbly. Yes we are both on the same mission along with Zandra and so many other women reaching out and holding the hands of our pink sisters. Sharing our experiences and what we have learned on our journey. I actually had a lady and her husband tell me that they were so happy I had gotten breast cancer before her cause reading my personal experience made her journey less scary and easier to deal with. As you had mentioned in another comment helping others actually helps in our own healing may god bless HUGS

      almost 8 years Flag
  • Evelyn Yung Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I had mine the other way around - US first then mammo. I guess they just present the info differently. I remember my GP told me the US showed my lump had an irregular boundary which is quite common in malignant cases. The mammo showed the calcification which is also a common sign of carcinoma. My case was finally confirmed by a biopsy.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag

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