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Offline mct425

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Re: Breast pain update
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 10:02:14 PM »
So the pain seems to be coming back today. Just like last month :(. Hubby says get the imaging but I am so scared. Just read a bunch of stories from bc patients who had pain as a symptom and have freaked myself out.
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Re: Breast pain update
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 11:32:17 AM »
Try your best to trust in your doctor and not read the online stories.  Anything you read regarding pain online is going to shot right to the negative.
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Re: Breast pain update
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2014, 12:18:41 PM »
i feel ya, mct!

I have had an armpit lump and lymph nodes for a year and a half. My imaging has always come back good (these have been monitored fairly frequently), but the breast surgeon is sending me for a PET/CT on Tuesday since they have been there so long. Being refererred for testing is always anxiety inducing!

If I were you, I'd just get the imaging. Cyclical pain is not cancer but this way you can rule it out!
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Re: Breast pain update
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2014, 03:28:30 PM »
Regarding those cancer horror stories, keep in mind that you're reading a small fractional percentage of the truth online. The thousands (maybe millions) of women who have painful breasts, but no cancer don't post online. And the women who found a lump, got a cancer diagnosis and recovered completely also don't tend to post online. You're basing your fear on a handful of stories out of billions of women worldwide - stories, I might add, where you don't have all of the information. That would be like being afraid to eat pretzels because a couple of people have choked and died eating them. Can it happen?  Sure. Will it happen to you?  Probably not.
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