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Questions about support for the mental aspects of breast cancer & treatement.
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|8/23/2010||Within the past year, I've followed up with my general gyn as well as a breast specialist to investigate an area of lumpiness in the outside of my left breast that was worrisome to me. The results of a ultrasound, mammogram and breast MRI all showed nothing of concern (well, my first mammo was a bit inconclusive, which was why we followed up with an ultrasound and MRI -- but those tests and a subsequent mammo were clean).The problem is, I can't stop worrying about it. The lumps are still there, and everyt time I do a self exam I feel like I find something new -- a new lump, a firm "ridge" that wasn't there before, a weird line/shadow. I'm 32, with no history of breast cancer in my family. Should I just let this go? And how?|
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|8/23/2010||Consider meeting with a nurse practitioner who is a breast specialist who can perform a clinical breast exam as well as show you how to do your breast self exam. let her point out to you what is "normal" and what is not. you might want to see her several times over the next 6 months so you both are in agreement with what is normal and how to worry less hopefully. if you want to come our way i'd recommend Connie Ziegfeld. more than 30 years experience. 443-287-2778.|
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