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Old 07-27-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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NicoleMiller999 HB User
Question Worried for My mom

Hi all

My mom had a mammogram done and was told she needed another one. Well she finally had it done and she told me the doctors said that it was some overgrowth of tissue there and that it didn't look malignant. She said she is to go back in 3 months to have another one and make sure it does not move. This did not sit well with me at all. I never heard of come back in 3 months, a year yes but 3 months????? My mother also has no health insurance and it was one of those "free clinics". I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I don't know where to turn from here but I think she should get another opinion don't you?

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Old 07-28-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Worried for My mom

Hi! The three months thing is a wonderful protocol. It does not mean she has cancer or is going to get cancer. It's kind of like when a woman has an abnormal pap smear. She goes every 3 months till its returned normal. Like myself, I am a cancer patient, and I go every 3 months to the doc. I know it would be nice to go once a year, but doctors do the every 3 month thing to stay on top of the game. If something does happen to look different in 3 months, they can work on the problem EARLY, rather than in a year, when it may just be too late, and could possibly turn cancerous. I know its easier to say not to worry than to do it. But, I really think its all precautionary measures. Think Positive! The docs did tell your mother it didn't look malignant. Take care and best of luck to you and your mother.
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: Worried for My mom

Thanks so much

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