That is what we say to newbies on the cancer boards. Women do searches about breast lumps, find the cancer communities, and post their story about finding a lump or having a mammogram that needs additional imaging. Their mind jumps straight to cancer, and we - who had cancer - reassure them. "The odds are with you. Even if you have a biopsy, 80% of them are benign."
And, it's true - most of them we never see again once their additional tests are done.
And, that is what I'm telling myself now.
Apparently, the mammogram I had last week requires a closer look. So, Tuesday, the 13th, I will have another diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound.
"It's probably nothing. You'll be fine. Don't worry until you know for sure. Try to relax, you'll be okay."
Easy to say, not quite as easy to do.