janklo wrote:My mom died from bc. Three times I've had something weird show up on mammograms and had ultrasound, mri and even 2 biopsies and it was nothing. There's a lot of false positives on mammograms.
but--with signet ring cell, that is aggressive and it can spread to breast tissue, so definitely best to check it out!
Deborah614 wrote:Hi, Lydia.
Here's a quick summary of what is going on with me. I had a mammogram just before I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. It showed a cluster of microcalcifications that were removed and biopsied and were benign. That was in December of 2014.
I went through the standard treatment for rectal cancer starting in Jan 2015, with 28 days of chemo/radiation, surgery, then 8 rounds of Folfox. I had my first CAT scan since my last chemo this past May, and I was told I was NED.
On June 2nd I had another mammogram. And another cluster of microcalcifications was biopsied. I now have a second, unrelated cancer called Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, which thrived and grew in 18 months, as I was taking a top shelf chemo cocktail through my port. Some breast cancers react to Folfox, but not my kind. Yep, I'm just that lucky. I am very grateful that this was caught at an early stage, but I'm also feeling pretty pissy, i'll admit it. I have chosen to have a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction on the one breast and if there is no spread to lymph nodes, I won't need chemo.
Today I painted my fingernails pink and my toenails blue. Take a deep breath, it can happen to the best of us. My hopes and prayers are with you, that you and I don't both have to belong to two clubs we never wanted to join. This forum has been invaluable to me; I haven't found one yet to even compare to it in the wide world of pink. Feel free to PM me anytime if you have questions. I'm just a month in, but I've learned a lot already. My surgery is scheduled for August 3.
blessings and hugs,
Lee wrote:WOW You've got a busy schedule there next week. Don't forget the prepping day too.
All the best, bet you are glad to be getting beyond that stoma.
Keep us posted,
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