HI Melissa, Oh boy, I hate when things come down to payments with these docs and healthcare plans. I had a scare recently and had to have an extra mammogram, ultrasound and mri. ThankGod, everything is fine, but I am being billed for these tests! I can't believe it.... All I can say is for me I will call the facility and work out a payment plan. You definitely must go for a mammogram! Don't let it boil down to money, as the quicker you get in and find out what is causing this, the quicker you can get a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is very likely something else is going on and its not related to cancer, but best be sure! Please let us know how you make out, and if it means driving the distance to take care of your health, do it!!!
I am sorry that you are suffering from the anxiety and all I can say is try and breathe! I too don't seem to relax when I have my annual mammogram, I always wait for the other shoe to drop. I try really hard not to dwell on these appointments until they are actually here.
I will just say that don't put off any exams. It is best to be under the care of docs than to put things off, just in case.
sending you tons of good wishes for all things normal!
HI All, Had a scare when I went to my oncologist 2 weeks ago. She thought there was something on my right breast. Needless to say, 7 years out and still on Arimidex I was scared and panic stricken. My mammogram was clear but the ultrasound inconclusive so I had to have an mri (had to wait a long and anxious week). The machine broke down, waited 3 more ddays before the test, and then it was the long weekend. I just got my results on Wednesday that there was no evidence of cancer. The waiting was so horrible and stressful, but I am so very grateful to be okay. I fee
l like the stress just never ends.
Anyway, thanks for letting me rant and please send some cyber hugs!!!!
Micro calcifications are unfortunately very common, and don't necessarily mean something bad. I will hope all works out for you! Please let us know how you make out. I know many women who have gone thru a biopsy and it was all okay. It seems no one really has a handle on what causes them.