Dr, "You have a mass on your left breast"
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|Sun, 12-09-2012 - 2:57am|
Hi everyone. Not sure where to go or do but here it is...
I'm 44 years of age and never had a mammogram. I am scared to death of the "C" word. My father and brother died of cancer and since 2011 I've been the primary care giver of my 86 year old mother who lives out of state. Up until my mother's illness I have gone to my doctor's appts on time and regularly but now I have put her first and neglected myself. For the past few months I've been telling my close initimate friends I need to get a mammogram but had lots of excuses of why I didn't go. Long story short, I went for my yearly check up with a new gyno (yes, another excuse, my original dr is too far away now) and she found a mass at 1200. Not only that, I had went the entire year without a period so she's concerned about that as well. I now have a prescription for a Diagnostic Mammogram and a Pelvic Ultrasound.
Thanks for listening and anyone who had familiar symptoms or are knowledgeable on this topic, your advice is greatly appreciated!