She is going for a biopsy...

Jacksonville, Florida
December 31, 2012 12:09pm CST
So, my mother got the results back from her mammogram and sonogram. They said it did not look good so now she is going for a biopsy soon. Does that mean she definitely has breast cancer? I don't know what it means that they are now sending her for this biopsy too... I am worried about her a lot. Has anyone been there? Do you know if this means she has breast cancer without them wanting to tell us right now? I am confused and worried...
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• United States
31 Dec 12
All I know is my mother had cancer and soes not any more. My other friend on mylot will be along soon hopefully. she no longer has it either. I know some people who have made it through. so,what ever you do don't worry your mother. she is the one living with this not you. I do hope you have good news for her as well. she will make it with your love you just need to trust in that and the rest will take care of itself. Happy New Year.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Dec 12
I hope if she does have it that she will make it through it too. I know I am not the one going through it, I am worried about her since after all she is MY mother...I have a right to worry about her... I do hope she will be okay and I hope she does not have cancer at all.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Dec 12
No, it doesn't mean it's cancer. It means there's a lump, and they need to get a piece of it to see if it's cancer. I had that, and it wasn't cancer, and hopefully your mom will have the same result.
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• United States
31 Dec 12
I see you have your answers here and as they say, it will tell you if it's cancer or not. I hope all goes well for your mom. You take care, stay strong for your mom, and keep us informed. When does she have to go in for this?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Dec 12
Yes I am glad I asked though because it scared me a lot. I hope it goes well too. I will try to stay as strong for her as I can. I am definitely planning on keeping everyone updated here! I know its in a couple weeks, I will find out the exact date for sure...
• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jan 13
I just found out her biopsy is going to be this Thursday... Say a prayer please!
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• United States
10 Jan 13
Today is Thursday so keep us updated...thinking of you.
@celticeagle (117728)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 13
A bipsy huh? That's scarey! That means the last x-ray didn't look good. That's all it means. I had one too and they call ya back in and do a more indept screening and they found nothing. I missed both of my appointments this year. I hate it! It hurts. GOod luck to your mom!
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
Yes, they did not like how either of the other tests looked that she had done. So now they are sending her for a biopsy. =( Thanks. I just hope its not cancer!
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@celticeagle (117728)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jan 13
That is good that they are doing this. I had the other two and they found nothing. Hopefully they won't with her either.
@BarBaraPrz (19602)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Dec 12
No, it doesn't necessarily mean she has cancer. That's what the biopsy will tell. I went through this maybe 20 years ago and yes, I was scared. Turned out the lump was a benign cyst, which was drained during the needle biopsy. The next time I had to go through it (a few years later) I wasn't so worried. It too, was a cyst. Here's hoping that's all it is for your mom.
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@BarBaraPrz (19602)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Dec 12
If she's had cysts before, then this most likely is one, too. The liquid that was aspirated from my first one was like dark tea. The second time around it was more like tea with milk.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
3 Jan 13
the biopsy is a piece of flesh they take from the area and then they look at it under the microscope and that is how they can see if it cancer or not. So now at this point no it doesn't mean she has cancer, not till they get the results. I will pray for her.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
Thank you for the prayers they are much needed and appreciated! The waiting is the worst part right now. I just hope she doesn't have it.
@ElicBxn (60825)
• United States
2 Jan 13
They are seeing something, but it may or may not be cancer. It may be a benign tumor, basically just an abnormal lump. What the biopsy does is take a sample and determine what kind of lump it is. That would tell them if they need to do a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. You have every right to be worried, but if they are going with the biopsy path, that means the lump they are seeing is small.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
I am just hoping she does not have it because my mother is not a fighter at all. She will give up way too easily. So, I'm hoping it is benign.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
31 Dec 12
No, it doesn't mean she has cancer. I had a biopsy and they found calcuim deposits...totally harmless.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Dec 12
I am hoping she does not have cancer either, thanks.
• United States
31 Dec 12
I was at my gyno appointment when she found a small lump. I was YOUNG-definitely not even 25! I was so afraid, but she sent me for a needle biopsy because it was so small (and I was so young). I didn't even tell my mom until AFTER I had it done either (don't know why?), but it turned out to be nothing. I think that the biopsy is to see what the lump consists of-films can only give a hint. Don't worry until you know more-just be there for her since she really needs you to be strong. And here's some hugs for you in the meantime...
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
I am so glad yours turned out to be nothing, I hope the same thing happens for my mother. I am just so worried about her. She has enough health issues as it is... I am trying not to worry, its really hard though.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
2 Jan 13
At this point, it does NOT mean that your mother has cancer. It simply means that they want some more information.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
Thank you bellis. I am hoping it is not cancer!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I am sorry for the news. The waiting is the worst. It does not mean she has cancer, but better safe than sorry. Prayers with you and your family. I hope it all turns out good.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
Thanks, waiting is the worst and the hardest. Thank you for the prayers they are appreciated. =)
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
So sorry to hear your mom is not well. First wait for the result of the biopsy. She needs to know that her family is positive. I had a mammogram and biopsy last year too. I was worried sick and it hurt more when I saw the worry on my family's faces. When They discovered the lump, I immediately started drinking my fluid juices and herb teas. I have read that cancer grows on solid food in a person's body, so for about a week, I only lived on the fluids. when I went back the doctor discovered that the lump has disintegrated altogether. I can just praise God.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jan 13
Thank you. I am just hoping its not cancer. I'm not showing her that I am worried, that is why I brought it up here instead. I am glad that yours turned out well, I hope hers does too.
@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
1 Jan 13
It doesn't mean she has cancer. I have had three biopsies in my life. None of them were cancer. My mom has also had a biopsy, and my sister as well for a lump in her br east. No cancer. However, my dad went in for a biopsy with his prostate, and it was cancer. Until you know otherwise don't think cancer. It's always better to check and be wrong than let it go and find out later when one is much worse.
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
Good, I hope she does not have it either! I just know if she does she will not fight for her life, or I don't think she will anyway... I am glad they are checking just in case.
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• United States
31 Dec 12
My guess is that it means they see something but of course can't say 100% til the biopsy results come back. My MIL just had some biopsies done fearful of cancer (already had reproductive) returning, they were calcifications and was told she had a 20% chance of getting it again if they left them so she had them removed a few days before Christmas. All I can say is try to keep your spirits up til a biopsy is done and the results com back. Now the faster they schedule that biopsy the faster you will have your answer. ((hugs))
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
I am hoping she does not have cancer at all... I am just hoping for the best in this situation. I am worried sick about her! I hope I get my answer quick and I hope my mother does too.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
31 Dec 12
You have to prepare your family for the worst and it is what you fear most. The good news is, we have heard of many cancer survivor stories in your country. The biopsy will confirm the result of the previous exams. Let's hope and pray that it's not what it looks.
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
Yeah its never good to be the bad messenger per se. I am worried because if it is cancer my mother is not a fighter, she never has been. I think she will let it overtake her and not fight for her life.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Dec 12
Looks like there is something to worry about when the result does not show a clean bill and going for a biopsy add to the fear that they have noticed something unusual that could be cancerous. But even if it is cancer you should not worry too much as most cancers now are treatable. Hopefully it is not cancer but just a normal growth that can be removed by surgery. I think the doctors are still unsure so could not confirm yet. Usually doctors won't hide anything if it is cancer.
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
Yes its a very scary thing and I am worried sick about her! I just hope its not cancer. I hope this test comes back with nothing wrong. I just hate waiting so much. Waiting to find out is the worst part I think... Yes people survive cancer but some people don't. My mother is not a fighter like some people are either. I think she will lay down and die without fighting at all...Which is what worries me so much!
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
31 Dec 12
All they want to do is make sure that's no cancer. it's a usual procedure when there is a lump present. Most lumps are ok, just some fat lump floating around. But it's their job to make sure she's ok. However, adding some healthy nutrition and great vizualization helps a lot. Vizualization means that she has to imagine her body free from anything unhealthy. She can imagine that she's taking a shower of white light that cleans everything outside and inside the body. Really, really helps.And you can do it too, and everyone can imagine this. the results are good for anyone.
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jan 13
Yeah I am just hoping she does not have it. I will let her know about the visualization because I am sure she has never heard of it as I have not either until now... Thanks. I hope she will be okay.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Jan 13
It means they want to do furter testing before letting her know if it is or isn't. They found something or they wouldn't want to do a biopsy. Keep us updated.
• United States
27 Jan 13
I'm so sorry I'm late reading this. My answer is no. They need to take a better look and Then They can say if it is cancer or not. I hope you have the results by now. Take Care.