As a 13 year IIIB breast cancer survivor, my oncologist still orders an MRI annually, in addition to my mammogram. My cancer was very aggressive and fast growing, and I have a mutation at PTEN which is a tumor suppressant gene. Although I joke sometimes about becoming fluorescent from all the radiation I’ve been exposed to since June of 2006, I really don’t worry about that. I absolutely trust my oncologist, and figure that it’s his day job to be watchful.
MRIs aren’t my favorite thing to do, but I have them play really loud march music, and it gets me through. Sometimes country or Broadway have been on my play list, but as an old (really old) marching band participant, I’ve found that march music works best right now. The rhythm and memories of playing many of the selections make the time pass a little faster 👍