I just had mammogram showing huge lymph node? under right arm and small streaks in right breast. They want to biopsy both. I'm wondering if it's ok to insist on PET first? Wouldn't a PET show if it's cancer and if so if there's any other areas needing biopsied? I get bad keloid scarring from anything and would rather avoid biopsy scarring if a PET might prove it non-cancerous.
My doctor is a very (very) laid back family practitioner. I had to push for the mammogram. (Age 39)
So if I get a PET I will have to push for it, she will order if I do insist though.
I realize other things can show on a PET, but it seems like it would confirm or rule out cancer in those specific locations. Asking here, I know I will need a more involved Dr if this turns out true, but atm she's all I have.
Thank you for your advice.