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I am having a pbmx in a few weeks. I have had spotless mammos and mris the last 5 years. My former bs told me I would have an MRI every other year and a mammo every year. I have had no biosopies other then a fibrodenoma at 18. I am now 46. I have a significant family history. My mom dx at 48 and died at 53. Her sister dx at 60 and passed away at 70 from leukemia. Two great aunts dx in their 60's and passed away from other illnesses. My paternal grandmother dx 70 died from bc at 73. Her sister dx at 70 and is alive and well in her 80's. I have roughly a 30 percent chance of getting bc.
I was wondering what tests should be performed prior to my pbmx.? Should I have another MRI? My last one was 18 months ago. My mammo 7 months ago.
How common is it for women who have had spotless tests learn after a pbmx they found cancer?
I just want to know if there are stats out there for someone like me.
Thank you so much for all you are to women!
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|6/25/2012||bilateral MRI within 90 days of surgery would likely be recommended to ensure to the best of anyone's ability there is no evidence of concern within the breast tissue presently. peace of mind by being proactive is a powerful thing. good for you for taking this step.|
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