... outer quadrant. My right breast does not have this thickening. Went to the dr. and she felt it as well and referred me for a mammogram. Radiologist felt and saw it on the scan. Us technician saw it on the u/s. Dr. on duty said it looks the same as my mammo last year, but I know my breast feels different than last year. My question is this, since I have lost about 12 pounds, (and gone down almost a size in my bra) could this have been there all along and I didn't feel it? Or should I ask for a second opinion? The Mammography doc says it's just dense tissue. I'm just not convinced
I just found out I have thyroid cancer. I had hypothyroid and was seeing an Endocrinologist and mention to her that I felt there was something on my right side of my neck. I could not feel it even. But it felt funny when I would sleep on my right side. To make a long story short she check my neck as usual for a goiter and check my right side. At first she did not feel anything then she felt something and sent me for an ultrasound which detected a nodule. then a biopsy that found cancer. Now I am having surgery in January for thyroid cancer.
What I am getting at is. Go with your gut feeling. If you are not satisfied with the testing, get a second opinion. It is your life and will make you feel better. I went with my gut and now am saving my life because the doctors found it early. Good luck and keep me posted o.k.
Hi cmarangi! I've read various articles about mammograms & especially in relation to dense breasts. Would you see if it's possible to have an ultrasound done as well to see if it detects anything? I'd also suggest searching on the internet because I just recently saw an article about different methods of scanning breast tissue.
I concur with smileyhappy & also suggest a second opinion.
All the best to you, cmarangi! Good luck!
from Wendy :)
I would go for trhe ultra sound for certain, but a friend that had lost weight told me that her doctor, a GYN, told her when you lose weight & breast size, since the breast has a lot of fat, you don't lose it, but it turns into hard lumps like you are feeling. I had never heard of this before, & my friend was very scared because of a family history, but I swear this was all they found. Hope this helps...
Not to be an alarmist, but the thickening in my right breast (which was not felt in the left) was an "invasive lobular carcinoma". The mammogram done 10 mos. before showed nothing. Request a biopsy.
Two years ago I had some thickening in my left breast and thought something was wrong. My mammogram a month prior to my yearly exam came back with no problem, no turmors, etc. However, I felt something was amiss, so I had some other tests done and I was diagnosed two years ago with Stage IV Breast Cancer with mestases to the bones, The mammogram did not pick up the type of cancer I have because there are no tumors. I am on a hormonal treatment (taking Tamoxifen). You know your body, so if you feel the need to have further examinations then do it. PS I had a mammogram done two months ago and it still did not show any cancer.
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