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Biopsy is Negative

Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Yuliya on Jul 14, 2020 7:36 pm

Hello all, a few days ago I got my biopsy results and it came back negative. Negative for DCIS or invasive malignancy. The period from biopsy and report was the most stressful.
It all began in the end of May when I found a red spot just above my areola. Doctor Google immediately convinced me that I have Inflammatory breast cancer. In a few days I started having pain in my armpit and back. Urgent referral to the breast clinic was sent by my family doctor and I had mammogram and ultrasound. Ultrasound found a nodule 1.2x 1.0x0.7 cm and needle biopsy was recommended. So Final Diagnosis  - benign fibroglandular breast tissue. Phew! I am happy however after initial excitement I started thinking what if? what if biopsy is false negative? I am still thinking about this. My right breast doesn't feel the same as my left one and the pale pink spot is still there ( same size though) My doctor said we will monitor the nodule and follow up ultrasound will be schedule in October.

So if you waiting for biopsy results I hope my story will give you some hope. Hope always. I would like to thank so many people on this forum who welcomed and supported me here. Wendy Tea‍  you was the first one. Thank you Simi‍ and Lala82‍  thank you for answering my questions. I wish you all the best with your treatment. I am thinking of you. JoannaO‍ you are in my thoughts as well. And of course you ashcon‍ . Thank you for checking on me, sending me strength and support and valuable information.Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am not leaving the forum. I hope to be useful here ( at least share my biopsy experience) and provide hope and support for people who need it.

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Wendy Tea on Jul 14, 2020 8:10 pm

Yuliya‍  It is always wonderful to hear a biopsy is negative!  Take a moment to breathe and then make sure your medical team stays on top of your follow ups. I am now on a schedule to make sure I remain in the clear too. I am so pleased you will stay on the site to share your knowledge with others and to stay in touch. 
 

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Brighty on Jul 14, 2020 8:26 pm

That is such fabulous  news Yuliya‍ ! I'm so happy to hear!!!!
Help is out there. All you have to do is reach out.

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by ashcon on Jul 14, 2020 8:51 pm

Thank you for sharing your story, your experience, and this very good news! And thank you for bringing us along with you! 

Proper diagnostic testing: 1 point.
Dr Google : 0 points! 

Stay well, and let us know how things go in October. 
---- "Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced." ----

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Essjay on Jul 16, 2020 4:34 pm

Woohoo - so glad to hear Yuliya‍ what a relief for you xx
Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor since July 2018

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Simi on Jul 17, 2020 2:55 am

Yuliya‍ so so happy for you! Stay safe and healthy ! 

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Yuliya on Dec 27, 2020 5:18 pm

So here I am six months later my first mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. My follow up ultrasound was in December and is all good. The small nodule I have still looks benign and didn't grow.  The red spot that initially caused my panic is not red anymore. It kind of blended with areola on my right breast. Yes, I was nervous waiting for the doctor phone call. But at the same time I knew that I am in a much MUCH better place emotionally than I was six months ago. I knew that no matter what ultrasound reveal , people here will listen, will hug and squeeze my hand, will encourage and I will not be alone. I will adjust my sails and continue to navigate. ( Thank you Angus) So for this I am very grateful. 

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Brighty on Dec 27, 2020 6:09 pm

Yuliya‍ wonderful!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing  with us!!!!
Help is out there. All you have to do is reach out.

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Whitelilies on Dec 27, 2020 6:48 pm

Yuliya‍ This is wonderful news !  I too am so happy for you........
Time for Happy-Dance......and a sip......of........H20 !!
Rejoice.....

Whitelilies

 

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Essjay on Dec 27, 2020 6:49 pm

Yuliya‍ we like good news - thank you for sharing!

And thank you for your contributions to others xx
Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor since July 2018

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by Boby1511 on Dec 27, 2020 8:25 pm

Yuliya‍ 
So happy for you!! Wonderful news. Thank you for sharing.

Re: Biopsy is Negative

Posted by ashcon on Dec 28, 2020 9:34 am

Yuliya
Such great news to hear! 
So glad you came here, and stayed with this community to share and guide others going through the very frightening experience of screening and tests. 
Your story highlights the importance of being aware and involved in your own health care!
And showing that this site isn't just for people diagnosed with, or dealing with, cancer. It is a community for everyone. 
---- "Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced." ----