Thank you. That is a well-reasoned direction. I am currently looking for a breast care center in the area. If anyone is aware of a Center of Excellence for Women's breast illnesses, would greatly appreciate the information. I am right on the Savannah/South Carolina border, right on the coast, but willing to travel.View Thread
Had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound today for a palpable lump, both of which were negative. They then said," but we would recommend you see a surgeon." We live in an area with limited resources and the surgeons are general surgeons. I do not know whether it is worth seeing the surgeon who would likely order an ultrasound guided biopsy/ suggest monitoring. Should I seek a center of excellence for breast health, or see the surgeon? (A little about myself: have no family history of breast cancer and have no history of cancer, myself. Had a hysterectomy 30 years ago and am now 70 years old, but in excellent health)View Thread
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