Annual Checkup Tests

Posted by mjay @mjay, Dec 8, 2020

I had an estrogen receptor breast tumor removed last year followed by radiation. I am on an aromatase inhibitor for a little over a year now. My six month checkup found a questionable lump which, after biopsy, was found to be scar tissue. My annual checkup was just completed and consisted of MRI and mammogram, which were clear, but I had no ultrasound, which I've always had prior to cancer diagnosis due to dense breasts. They said the U/S is more if they found something on MRI or mammo, but I thought I read all three tests (MRI/Mammo/US) can reveal different things so I question why an U/S wouldn't be done given my history. Secondly, I had an annual physical with my GP who did a complete blood panel, but I've never had my hormone levels checked, yet I'm on an AI and had an estrogen based tumor. Is this consistent with others' experience? TIA.

@sparklegram

I had breast cancer in 2017, I had a lumpectomy and radiation. No chemo. I had my yearly mammogram last week, and I've been called back for further imaging. Here is part of the test result. "indeterminate microcalcifications, B-RAD-0, Scattered areas of fibroglandular density." Does anyone have any information about what these findings might indicate? I'm very nervous.

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Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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@sparklegram

Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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Sparklegram, great news! So very, very happy for you!!!

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@betsyk

Sparklegram, great news! So very, very happy for you!!!

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@betsyk thank you sooooo much. I think I might have punctured the doctor's ear drum on the phone when I shouted,"hallelujah!"

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@sparklegram

Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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@sparklegram I smiled when I read your post. Good news is wonderful to hear for everyone on this site. So very happy for you!

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@sparklegram

@betsyk thank you sooooo much. I think I might have punctured the doctor's ear drum on the phone when I shouted,"hallelujah!"

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So great😂

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@jeannie53

@sparklegram I smiled when I read your post. Good news is wonderful to hear for everyone on this site. So very happy for you!

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@jeannie53 Many, many thanks! This weekend will bring Zooms with friends and glasses of sparkling wine.

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@sparklegram

Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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Well you deserved it! I am so thankful that it was benign❤️❤️

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@bluebird70

Well you deserved it! I am so thankful that it was benign❤️❤️

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@bluebird70 thank you! I'm hoping for all of us to have more outcomes like this one.

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@sparklegram

Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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@sparklegram
What an absolute relief – I am so happy for you!

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@trixie1313

@sparklegram
What an absolute relief – I am so happy for you!

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Thank you @trixie1313, and for your constant support. I truly appreciate it.

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@sparklegram

Good morning everyone. As I've written here, I had my worrisome mammogram the first week of January. It led to an ultrasound test and then this Monday I had two biopsies. I had to wait for the results, but the doctor called yesterday to let me know there is no cancer! The suspicious calcifications were benign! Extra glass of wine with dinner last night!

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@sparklegram
THAT is something to celebrate! I'm very happy for you… and grateful. That's a good way to start the day.

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Thank you so much, @elizm. Waiting for that phone call is heart stopping. I'm always so grateful for the excellent, and kind treatment I receive at Kaiser.

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