I know I shouldn't be so scared ... and yet I'm petrified. Don't know why ... keep telling myself I'm over-reacting, but it's not helping any.
I started getting pain in my right breast a week ago, doctor saw me immediately and found a small lump ... went for a mammogram and ultrasound on Tuesday after that and both showed absolutely no lump ... the doctor felt the lump and so did I afterwards ... but somehow it has now disappeared ... however the pain still exists ... so the doctor is sending me to a surgeon today to see about getting a biopsy to check for inflammatory breast cancer?
I still don't understand all of this ... she says that 15% of breast cancers don't show a lump ... but I had a lump and it disappeared??? Confused right now ... and scared out of my mind.
You would think I would be better at this because I've been ill for 21 years with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes and everything that goes along with those diseases ... but I'm scared beyond coping.
Thanks for listening and if anyone has any advice on what to do with the fear ... I do have a bad feeling about this ... so how do you handle breast cancer and the fear???