Friday, August 10, 2007

Biology 101?

I don't know anybody who wants the phrases 'fat necrosis' or 'oily cyst' applied to them.

They are both better, however, than 'recurrence of cancer.' Trust me!

And now that I know the name of what was going on in that newly, differently lumpy part of me, and have done some research, I can even enjoy the fact that it is pretty common, especially with the advent of seat-belt use, breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast cancer surgery. (i.e. trauma can cause fat necrosis which can turn into a cyst.)

There are articles here, here, here, and here. Some even have mammograms, if you're interested.

What I liked best about today's mammogram and interaction with the radiologist was the check in the box that said:

No abnormalities or indications of cancerous conditions
were seen in your mammogram.


Holly said...

Yay!!!! A glass of wine in celebration of fat necrosis and piece of mind.

Lori Witzel said...

Whew, and hurrah!

I'll lift a glass of a nice cool adult beverage in your honor tonight, and send you wishes for health and joy.

wenders said...

Yay! That IS a good box to check!

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