I am being followed up every 6 months for "probably benign" calcifications in my left breast, however, I am pregnant so the dr. said no mammogram, just get an ultrasound. My last mammogram/ultrasound was in September and it showed no change in the calcifications and multiple cysts (some were "complicated" but the radiologist only recommended follow up for the calcifications). I am so scared that I have breast cancer and it was too early before to be detected, but that the pregnancy hormones have caused it to progress faster than usual (which I found out is possible when pregnant due to the high levels of estrogen!).
I can't even do a self exam to check for lumps because I have naturally lumpy breasts and it throws me in a state of panic. I have extremely dense breasts so I have been worried that mammograms aren't even going to detect cancer if it's there. Please help...ever since I made this appt I have been more worried each day, and I can't take any Xanax due to the pregnancy
I am afraid I am going to have a panic attack at the place when I'm there.