Am I right to be worried?

Hi, i think I’m just after some support & reassurance.

I’ve had problems with my left breast for years. I’ve had cysts, pain and hormonal lumps.

I had a hysterectomy in 2021 and the lumpiness went. Prior to my hysterectomy I was on Prostap injections for about a year and took Tibilone. The Tibilone was restarted a few weeks after my hysterectomy.

Before I had my hysterectomy I was at the breast clinic for a lump and pain in my left breast. He told me to take evening primrose oil.

Fast forward to last week. I had some nipple discharge from my left breast and GP has referred me on a 2 week wait. Since I saw GP I have noticed my breast has changed shape and I have also found a pea sized lump and I am so scared it is cancer this time. The pain is also still there.

I have had about 5 previous referrals on a 2ww but I’m so worried that this time it may be cancer.

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Confusedone :heart: just wanted to reach out while your waiting response from nurse and say good for getting yourself checked over quickly and referred. We’re all here while you wait, others will pop on too with support :heart:do look at the someone like me option or ring the number on here and speak to a nurse :heart::two_hearts::two_hearts::sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx


Hello confusedone

Thanks for posting.

It’s understandable you are feeling worried after noticing your most recent breast changes. We know finding a breast change and waiting to be seen at the breast clinic can be a very anxious time. As you’ve been to the breast clinic previously you will know what to expect but our information may be of some help.

As @Shi says its good you have had these changes checked by your GP. As you are aware most breast changes are caused by benign (not cancer) conditions but it’s important to be sure and be fully assessed at the clinic. Hopefully you don’t have a long wait for your appointment and to get some answers.

In the meantime, do call our helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The helpline team have time to listen to your concerns, talk things through and signpost you to more support and information. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK - prefix 18001).

If you would prefer one of our nurses to call you. To do this, please complete this form ticking the box agreeing to a call back.

Our usual opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am - 1pm on Saturday.

Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.

This section of our forums might be useful.

Also, some regular pain relief might help. Do speak to your GP or local pharmacist about this.

Best wishes


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