It will be 6 months since my last mammo. Am waiting for the approval for my ultrasound on right breast which they are watching. I recently got a letter it was time to be checked again. I spoke to my Internist this week, and if it is still a “Probably Benign ” diagnosis (which means they still cannot rule out Cancer) she still wants me to see surgeon for a biopsy.
There have been three gals from the office I worked in for 16 yrs who developed Breast Cancer. The company closed down in 1998. It was an Oil/Petro Chemical Company that manufactured products for cars. We were exposed to many chemicals namely Toluene and Benzene. Tom, my husband was upset 6 months ago when they told me I had the mass and they did not do a biopsy. They flat out told me the kind that I had – is one they worry about.
I have to be re-checked now… All these years I have been clean – no problems until 6 months ago. I was on Estrogen for years after a Hysterectomy in 1993, and exposed to the chemicals. I will keep this updated.
January 31, 2018 – I am seeing a surgeon on April 5th to have consultation. Needle biopsy and removal of mass was suggested by my Primary care doctor due to family history of Breast Cancer. As I have stated I am not in panic mode but I do have a lot of anxiety over this. Is it just a coincidence that a few girls I worked with got Breast cancer? Perhaps. Better to be safe then sorry in light of our history. If the chemicals were part of the problem – it’s “spilled milk” and even if I could – I would not seek to sue anyone. The owner is deceased and was a man I truly respected and liked. I would not even go there.