My GP had requested an ultrasound along with the mammogram. The breast clinic declined the request.
I left concerned but was reassured that my age 51 it was most likely a cyst. I had a cyst in my left breast found on my annual mammogram in 2017.
I went for a core biopsy and the cyst was no longer there.
The breast clinic reviewed my previous mammograms ,I had mastitis 10 years prior and felt that everything was fine.
Ten months later I found the same lump in my right breast ,this time it had invited friends.
I was diagnosed with stage 1 IDC .
Mastectomy was my only option .
Given my previous experience I insisted that my left breast would be removed at the same time.
The girls took early retirement.
I had no interest in reconstruction you can’t recreate the past .
I had to advocate for myself to get my double mastectomy and researched flat closure .