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OH! I almost forgot to post this!

Mom had her PET scan on Thursday, and yesterday we went to the oncologist again. They aren't sure what the nodules in her lungs are, but the PET scan showed they aren't malignant! YAY!!!!! We'll get her mammogram in a few days, just because she's due and has had breast cancer twice.

After that comes back clear, we can try AGAIN to get her double knee replacement. *crosses fingers*

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While at the oncologist, I gave blood for multiple genetic tests. It will be four weeks before the results come back and I'm hoping for them to say I have none of the genetic mutations for breast cancer, colorectal cancers or ovarian cancer. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer, my mom and her sister have both battled breast cancer at relatively young ages (before 50), and I have had pre-cancer in both my colon and cervix. That's why I thought the testing was wise.

Question is, what to do if it is positive? I know I'll get tested more often. I already get colon screening every 2-3 years because of my history, so that would move to annually. They say to also start getting mammograms every year. I have already started getting them, but only ever 3-4 years.

4 weeks is too long to sit around worrying about the results, so I'll just bide my time and see where the dice land.

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ex_debgirl0
Jun. 10th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
shit. maybe I should get that genetic test done as well considering both my parents had cancer and everyone who has ever died in my family has died of cancer....

good luck with that... I'll be thinking positive thoughts.
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trshtwns01
Jun. 10th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
They gave me a bunch of literature on genetic testing, and once it comes back I can choose to meet with the oncologist again to discuss.

My mother detected all of her lumps, not the mammogram. Actually on one, even after her and her doctor felt it, the mammogram missed it. They finally got good pictures using ultrasound. I check regularly, but I have what I guess they call 'fibrous' breasts - they are really hard to tell anything about.
suewin
Jun. 11th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
that is good news!

I'd just wait and see what the counselor says if something does come back positive!
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