National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I'd like to tell you my breast story. Thankfully, I finally got a clean bill of health from the Cedars Sinai Medical Breast Center radiologist yesterday after almost three years of mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast tests. This regime started because of 2009 mammogram results at Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center and their assessment that I needed a needle biopsy on two points on my left breast. The Torrance Memorial finding of two three to four milligram nodules in the central to lateral left breast said that simultaneous palpation and scanning revealed no significant abnormality in the left axilla. The assessment was termed suspicious and given a breast imaging reporting and data system category of Bi-Rad 4a, for a low suspicion of breast malignancy. The chance of finding real cancer at this level is twenty to forty percent. I was wary from the start. I didn't know this new doctor at Torrance who evaluated my … [Read more...]