November 14, 2007

3 month check up

I saw Dr. G today for my three month check up and all appears to be stable. I have been taking tamoxifen since January 2006 with only a few side effects (weight gain and hot flashes). I have the usual aches and pains from bone metastases, but nothing new to report. So I will see him again in another three months.

Dr. G would recommend for women with a family history of breast cancer, that if a woman's mammogram report indicated she had fibro-globular densities, then she should also have a breast MRI.

What does fibro-globular densities mean? That the mammogram view was "cloudy, and you can't see through the clouds without a better telescope." Hence his suggestion for breast MRI.

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