I am 37 years. I apologize in advance for the long story....I had a hysterectomy in July 2012 (kept one ovary.) In September I noticed a small dimple on my right breast when I raised my arm. I had lost some weight so I didn't really think anything of it, only that it would go away on its own. It was still there in December so I thought I would just call my dr. and see if I should be concerned. He had me come in so that he could see it and then they promptly scheduled me for a mammogram and ultrasound. The mammogram and ultrasound came back clear but it was recommended that I have a breast MRI due to having dense breasts. I was then referred to a surgeon's office.The breast MRI showed an abnormal lesion that was an irregular shape and only showed up with the contrast. It was recommended I have a vacuum assisted needle core biopsy which I had about a week ago. My surgeon's office called and told me that the results were "benign fibrocystic changes." However, two days later on the day of my follow-up appointment, the surgeon tells me that the pathologist called him and she doesn't agree with the results and feels that there may have been a sampling error. She also feels that the pathology results are "discordant of the MRI findings in specific concern to lobular carcinoma." The pathology report describes the lesion as thin, large and sheet-like and it is in the area of the dimpling. I have now been scheduled for MRI guided needle localization with excisional biopsy.
I am scared to death and I am so worried that this pathologist might be right. I feel like I was blind-sided. I was so relieved that my results were benign only to find out that I may still be at risk of having breast cancer.
Should I be scared? Is it normal for a pathologist not to agree with the results of a biopsy?View Thread
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