My 2018 Mammogram News
When you have a Chronic Illness that creates severe pain it’s easy to skip one more doctor appointment, I did. This week was my first mammogram in six years. Although it did feel like ANOTHER doctor appointment this week, I feel good about myself. A mammogram is for me, it can save my life and mark one item off my stress list. Please stay as current as possible on your mammogram and do monthly breast exams.
My doctor has a black ceiling with holes made to look like stars, it’s so relaxing. Twinkle Twinkle!
We wish to inform you that the results of your recent mammogram are normal.
As you know, early detection of breast cancer is very important. A thorough examination includes a combination of mammography, physical examination and breast self-examination.
ANNUAL MAMMOGRAPHIC SCREENING BEGINNING AT AGE 40
is recommended by the American College of OB/GYN, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Breast Imaging. You should also have an annual breast physical examination by your health care provider.
Your imaging examination results have been sent to your physician.
Your images will become part of your medical file here at Breast Imaging Center for at least 10 years. It is important for you to inform any new health care provider or mammography facility of the date and location of this examination.
It was a delight to see you again. I am always happy to give good news 🙂 As we discussed, your mammogram demonstrates no evidence of cancer in either breast. As you surmised, I think some of the stabbing pain in the breasts, right greater than left, may be a reflection your other chronic pain issues and/or neuropathy. In the absence of new or worsening symptoms, I recommend you resume your annual screening mammogram next year. If you have any questions about your breast health prior to your return, feel free to contact me. Otherwise, I look forward to serving you and your sparkly self next time-even if it is just electronically for your screening mammograms sans the twinkly lights 🙂 In the meantime, I hope you and your family have a joyous and healthy rest of 2018! Love and blessings.
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