Please Mom, get a little sleep tonight...The chances that your daughter has breast cancer are very, very slim!! My guess would be that is is associated with her hormones as she enters puberty. Besides her age being in her favor, it is rather unusual for pain to be associated with BC.
Now, I am not saying there is no possibility it is cancer. However, I would advise that as much as is possible you put it on a back burner for tonight. We often waste perfectly good worrying, and then don't have enough when we really need to do so!!
Take several good deep breaths...breathe out slowly...take in another slow, deep breath...release...Use this for tonight to help calm your nerves.
Please know that our good thoughts and vibes are with you both. Let us know when we can celebrate the all-clear along with you. OK?
Dear Boogie, Please know that we can well appreciate the stress you are going thru...All of us have had similar experiences...It is nothing we would ever wish for another.
And your confusion is more than understandable!! Limbo is a crummy neighborhood, and one should never stay there too long! You deserve more information! You deserve someone (read "doctor") to sit down with you and clarify every thing that is going thru your head. You can only function with full knowledge...That is necessary for you now and in the future if you have to make any important health decisions.
May I remind you of one very important thing: YOU ARE PAYING YOUR MEDICAL TEAM! THEY WORK FOR YOU!!!! If the physician you are working with now refuses you the time and the information, switch doctors!!
Six months of not-knowing is unacceptable!! Please remember always the squeeky wheel...It got the attention not the quiet one!!
Feel free to come back and let us know how things are going..I am sending tons of good thoughts that you soon will get answers and that your tension will lessen considerably!
I am beginning to believe that more meds than imagined can result in muscle cramps...And not just "Charley Horses", but every and any muscles we have! I get ankle cramps and toe cramps and dreadful stitches along my rib cage...all over, in other words!
And this is not due to an antihormone med in my case. (Tho' I do get stitches and uncomfortable pains in the ribs below the breast I had rads). This, for me is due to one of the breathing meds I am on...They have switched to all different ones and every one does this! (Theinstert says this is uncommon tho' it does occur. Both my Primary doc and my pulmonologist had "never heard of this"...Odd , as I know many folks who have this ind of issue with different drugs!!! Of course, when I recently asked my pulmonologist if he had ever reported it to the pharma company, he said no. Perhaps no one is "sharing"????!!! Arrggh!)
One thing that someone suggested to me and seems to aid a bit is a vitamin which contains calcium, magnesium and vit D. Might want to give it a try.
Let us know how you are doing. (Sure hope you don't turn into that dreaded roach!! )
Oh, Jenna! It breaks my heart to hear another of our members speak of the loss we, as a community, have suffered through the neglect and disregard of WebMD!! I can fully appreciate how you feel...And so can the all too many former members who finally just gave up that there would ever be a return to what we once shared through our F2F group!
However, please continue to pop in from time to time to see if there is someone as in need as so many of us were when we came to WebMD and found support and answers and even laughter! I hate the idea that anyone is just hanging out with no one responding or offering a hand to hold! If some of the oldies such as you and I (I being MUCH more "oldie"!!) check in and when needed assist these newbies, there may yet be a few folks occasionally less stressed. It's all we can do!
Blessings to you, and may whatever path you take be one of joy and good health!!
Cindy, I am sorry that you are dealing with these concerns. Your family history probably is adding to your fears and that is to be expected. However, even though it might increase your odds, it is nowhere near a probability!
You don't say why you had the hysterectomy...Was it cancer related? If not, do you feel it might somehow be playing a role in whatever else is happening now?
I am glad you are having that mammogram. Pain is our body telling us we need to check it out, and letting it go or trying to hide your head in the sand never does work well. The sooner you know, the sooner you can either address any kind of health issue or, most hopefully, you can stop worrying and get back to enjoying life!!
We are not doctors so cannot really offer much advice as to what might be expected. However, I can tell you that 80% of lumps prove to be benign. Hold onto that until Friday, ok???
Meanwhile know you will be in our thoughts. Please come back and tell us how you are doing.