In 2004, I did my routine mammogram. No problems.
I got a call saying I needed to have a spot compression mammogram to confirm something they saw. I did the spot compression and report showed a spot that needed a biopsy. I met with a surgeon and he immediately set me up for a biopsy.
After the biopsy, he came out and told me all was okay–‘nothing to worry about. I went back to see the surgeon for a follow-up visit and he asked me if I came by myself. I literally fell apart as I feared he had bad news for me, and my fears were true.
He told me I had Carcinoma in situ. He explained to me that in situ meant encapsulated. Within a few days, I had a lumpectomy. Good news, ALL MARGINS CLEAR, he got it all!!!!
That was over 15 years ago, and all mammograms since have had NO CHANGE!!!!! I feel like a blessed woman, and if anyone wants to know what I think, it is but one thing: Have your mammograms done religiously every year or when your doctor recommends. I know that if I had not done that things could not have been that easy for me. Every year near my birthday I go for a mammogram. It has been my routine for over 15 years and will for the rest of my life.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.