I am one of those people that is screened more frequently and a diagnostic screening rather than a routine mammogram due to my history of breast cancer. I will also say that I have been through a few false positive biopsies after these mammograms due to abnormal results. I will also so that even though it is frustrating, nervewracking, and exhausting---- I am glad that I am being followed so closely and that if there is any question that there has been timely followup. I would much rather be ahead of the game rather than in the last inning. This has happened enough times that when a question comes up, I tell my husband but few others as I don't want to seem like I am crying wolf. I follow what the doctors say and will continue to do so as I am not the expert when it comes to this in any sense of the word. Yes, I have knowledge and understanding but I don't have the expertise to diagnose and distinguish what is the next step.
Really, your thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated as you are on this site due toa personal experience, a family member, a friend, or interest in breast cancer and as our testing, interventions, and outcomes expand and improve each day, your voice is important in this struggle against cancer and not just breast cancer but all cancers that need to be eliminated and hopefully in my lifetime. Yes, we are making changes in the face of cancer and no longer do we talk about terminal illness but cancer is a chronic disease and that is very difficult for many to wrap their mind around. Well that is about as heavy as i want to get on a Thursday, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and MAKE IT A GREAT DAY! :} S