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Microcalcifications-Stereotactic Biopsy

Hello:
I am 41 and recently had my second annual mammogram on Nov 2nd.  They sent me a letter that the radiologist needed me to go in for more views.  Then, they scheduled me for a stereotactic biopsy (Dec 8th).  I have microcalcifications which apparently had been on my mammogram last year, but this year there is another small cluster.  I have no history of breast cancer in my family.  However, I had thyroid cancer about twenty years ago and melanoma two years ago.  Needless to say, with my personal bad luck with cancer, I am scared to death.  I am very worried that I have cancer (again) and am sick and tired of dealing with cancer!  I take care of myself by exercising daily, eating right, and taking great care of myself.  I can't believe how unlucky I am!  Anyway with my horrible history what are the chances that these microcalicifications are indeed cancer?  How can one person be so unlucky?
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Thank you!  I definitely need to put this into perspective.  
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25201 tn?1255580836
Not to make light of your situation but you aren't at all unusual .... family history only accounts for about 1% of all Breast Cancer cases diagnosed. Your other experiences with cancer would have little or nothing to do with you having these calcifications. These calcifications are only an indication that the breast is reacting to some abnormality within the tissue BUT NOT necessarily cancer. Many biopsies done on areas of calcifications return negative results. Even if yours might be something other than benign it would be VERY early and easily treated successfully. Maintaining a good healthy lifestyle is excellent but I happen to believe that cancer can occur no matter what .... as in my case some years ago. Try not to dwell on those negative feelings (although I can certainly understand them) and await your biopsy and the results with a positive thought or two. Please keep in touch and let us know your results .... we are here to help in any way we can.  Take care .....
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