Borderline Malignent Tumor - age 26

Hello my name is Melanie.

I’m from Canada and I moved to the UK about 8 months ago on a youth mobilty visa. I was enjoying my time here, working and making friends up until this week when I was suggested by a GP to get a breast screening.


I had reported to my GP that i had a strange lump on my right breast as well as blood tinged dischange from my nipples once in a while.

I had the biopsy at Saint Bart’s Hospital in London this week. The results were pretty much suspicious. Oncologist discovered both bengin and malignent cell growth in the lump as well as in the nipple discharge.

I have no idea what any of that really means. The specalist who interviewed me said my lump was 2cm. Not attched to skin or muscle. In my expereince it floats about in my breast and is not in a fixed position.

The x-rays and ultrasound scans showed the lump being larger. About 5cm they said.


Nothing has spread to my lymph nodes. There isn’t a grade or a stage definied yet until lab results have a more thorough look at my tissue samples. None of the doctors or specialists present that day could define what I’ve got. The results of the biopsy were “mixed” they said. They said it could be very serious.


The whole thing is scary to me because I really don’t want to over think this. If a lump is borderline malignent what does that mean? It doesn’t explain why i sometimes have nipple discharge.


Has anyone else got something like this too? I just feel like nobody really knows what’s happening to me. :frowning:

Hello Quelle-Belle

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The initial period is very confused for everybody…we can’t often understand what doctor explain us …we are afraid of everything and we want every answer in a minute.

Unfortunately we have to learn to be patient and trust the doctor…if you have any doubt you have to stress the doctor until you 're more quite…and don’t hesitate to ask help if you can’t face alone this difficult situation…