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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Can we get ultrasounds even if there is no lump? I get the impression that so many young women die because they don't discover it until it's a sizeable lump and quite advanced. I was discussing this subject with my DH recently - his cousin just got diagnosed with late stage breast cancer and she is in her 30s with 3 young kids. I am terrified of breast cancer more than anything else, if there is a way to detect it earlier I want to know!
    I asked the same thing but the breast screen lady said mammograms pick up more than ultrasounds ( my mums cancer was missed with the ultrasound but thankfully picked up by the mammogram ) so just go straight to the mammogram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I asked the same thing but the breast screen lady said mammograms pick up more than ultrasounds ( my mums cancer was missed with the ultrasound but thankfully picked up by the mammogram ) so just go straight to the mammogram
    i was told that breast tissue before 50 is very dense and an ultrasound is the best way to get a good view and after 50 the density changes and mammogram is best. I had some issues that needs checking in my 40's and the specialist made me get both.

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    I'm *only* 41, but I had both a mammogram and ultrasound done when I had some unexplained breast pain on the right side recently. They did both sides for comparison so it was great for calming that niggling concern that I had (like many of us do) that I might have that something and not be aware of it until it was too late.

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    I'm 28 so mammograms etc are a ways off for me but I check my chest a lot as I do get paranoid about it. Moreso for my kids than myself. I don't want my kids to have to see me go through something that could have been caught early.
    That's why I am pushing myself for my skin checks. Both my parents have had forms of skin cancer and I am seriously covered in massive moles. My back almost reads like Braille. And we're talking like 5c size or bigger ones too.

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    I had a skin check last Nov and my pap is due this Nov at which I will do both another skin check and pap smear. I self check my breasts. Last general blood test was 2 and a bit years ago. I'm due for a doctors visit soon to get Mirena or Implanon inserted so I mignt ask for one there.

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    A question for those re: mammograms.

    I'm 31 and DD is 7 weeks we are breastfeeding.
    I had an ultrasound at around 29 weeks pregnant on my left breast as I felt a lump (couldn't mammogram due to being pregnant)
    The lump I felt was nothing it didn't show up on ultrasound but they said they could see a cluster of what looked like blocked ducts which could lead to a cyst.

    3 days pp I got mastitis and 5 days pp I was readmitted into hospital with severe mastitis (started in left breast then jumped across to the right) and was on IV antis for 6 days and another 10 days on oral antis.

    I had another ultrasound on my breasts whilst in hospital in case mastitis lead to an abscess and they saw the same area on my left breast and advised I do have a 4cm cyst.

    They told me to check it again in 6 months.

    With my age and the fact that I'm breast feeding do you think I should go ultrasound or mammogram?
    I was told the same thing about pre 50's and density etc

    Also it's pretty scary to think this lump/cyst is 4cm and I can't feel a thing!!!!
    Tia X

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    In December last year when I was pregnant. My next pap is due in a years time I think it is(get reminders from the doctors). I have low iron but otherwise all good.

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    I am overdue! My Pap smears are on time as I had pre cancerous cells and am checked regularly. I need a blood test for all levels and definitely need a mole checked. However between full time uni and three kids the time gets away from me. I need to prioritise it. Thanks for the reminder

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    Had all of my bloods/levels checked 6 months ago with my pregnancy bloods. Everything is as it should be (touch wood!) Pap smear overdue.... 😔

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    Quote Originally Posted by clb84 View Post
    A question for those re: mammograms.

    I'm 31 and DD is 7 weeks we are breastfeeding.
    I had an ultrasound at around 29 weeks pregnant on my left breast as I felt a lump (couldn't mammogram due to being pregnant)
    The lump I felt was nothing it didn't show up on ultrasound but they said they could see a cluster of what looked like blocked ducts which could lead to a cyst.

    3 days pp I got mastitis and 5 days pp I was readmitted into hospital with severe mastitis (started in left breast then jumped across to the right) and was on IV antis for 6 days and another 10 days on oral antis.

    I had another ultrasound on my breasts whilst in hospital in case mastitis lead to an abscess and they saw the same area on my left breast and advised I do have a 4cm cyst.

    They told me to check it again in 6 months.

    With my age and the fact that I'm breast feeding do you think I should go ultrasound or mammogram?
    I was told the same thing about pre 50's and density etc

    Also it's pretty scary to think this lump/cyst is 4cm and I can't feel a thing!!!!
    Tia X
    I'm currently 29 and have a few lumps in my breasts. I've always had ultrasounds to check them out (I think I've had about 4 all up). One time my GP sent me straight down for an urgent mammogram on a new lump and they still did an ultrasound no mammogram. Again more recently an ultrasound on a lymph node and old lump picked up a change and I was sent straight for a biopsy no mammogram. I'd speak with your GP and follow their advice


 

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