It's not cancer, at least not yet. But it could be. I have to go in Tuesday and Friday evening of the coming week to have two different biopsies done. One is to I guess remove a couple of cysts like the liquid in them so they flatten and go away and the other will involve I guess surgery? It will cut into my breast a little bit to remove a lump that will be looked at or tested or something. But I won't have to check into a hospital or anything and it will be done over (under?) local anesthesia. Going to have that one done Friday night as I'll have the weekend to recover/relax and all. The first type of biopsy just involves a long needle going into the skin, like how when my knee was tested for Psoriatic Arthritis last winter. Well it'll be different and probably more painful since she has to suck out 3 cysts but hopefully it won't be too bad. I don't handle pain very well.
And as for the "interesting" blood work, that was related to my low iron, which I'm trying to resolve with iron pills and getting more iron in my diet.
I've gotta say even though just reading over what I wrote about the biopsies sounds like no big deal, I'm terrified. I mean what if that second biopsy DOES find cancer? I was told that if I do have it, it hasn't yet spread and is in the early stages (based on the mammogram pics) which I know is good, but I'm still scared. But I'm taking it one day at a time and just keeping as busy as I absolutely can so that I don't get bogged down with feelings of fear, sadness and negativity. Well, I'll keep everyone updated if anything changes!