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I had regular mammograms and 7 months after my mammogram I found a lump. At that last mammogram appointment, I also had an ultrasound. When it was diagnosed, it was over 2CM and staged 2B IDC with a positive lymph node.

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anonymous

Survivor since 2007 over 6 years
 
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    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I was just diagnosed a couple of weeks ago after finding the lump myself during a self exam. I had just had my yearly mammogram 2 months earlier and they told me "Everything looks good see you in a year!" The oncologist said this lump could have been growning for several years and the mammograms didn't pick it up, but the ultrasound did and the MRI with contrast did also. I'm not sure a mammogram is enough anymore from what I hear on many of the tumors.
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Thank you so much for your story. It is frustrating to follow the rules and then end up with BC at a more advanced stage. I agree, mammograms, for some women, aren't enough. Insurance companies balk at expensive detection tests. Wouldn't it be...

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      Thank you so much for your story. It is frustrating to follow the rules and then end up with BC at a more advanced stage. I agree, mammograms, for some women, aren't enough. Insurance companies balk at expensive detection tests. Wouldn't it be more cost effective to pay for those rather than cancer treatment that costs 10X more? Thanks again for your comments, I hear this more and more. Take care, Sharon

      over 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Wouldn't the ultrasound be less expensive if the mammogram was skipped, especially with patients with dense tissue?

      about 6 years Flag

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