Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Breast Quest #1

I went for my first mammogram back in January and had to go back today for a follow-up because they found shadowing.

Today's mammogram (more painful than the first, for some strange reason) resulted in an ultrasound which revealed a lump in my left breast.

In order to avoid unnecessary surgery, the first step in this process is to determine if it's a cyst.

To do that, they will try to aspirate it by inserting a needle into the lump and drawing out the fluid. If it's a cyst, it will collapse and that will be that.

If it's solid, then they will have to schedule surgery to remove it and biopsy it.


Stay tuned...

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