follow up appointment and nervous

feel a bit silly posting but am so nervous about my follow up appointment. Found a lump in my breast 4 weeks ago and have had mamogram, ultrasound and biopsy. The guy who did the ultrasound and biopsy said he was 99% sure it was a fybro whatsit (sorry can’t spell it)My sister is a radiographer and she told me that they can see a lot on the ultrasound and if he said it looked ok there was nothing to worry about. Wasn’t worried til I got my my appointment through today which says I may be required to attend further investigations on the day. Is this just a standard letter or should I prepare myself for more investigation? Really quite frightened as I’m getting married on Dec 30th.
would really appreciate your advice, x

Hi Angel

Sorry that you are having to post here - please try to stay calm - I don’t know if your leter is standard procedure - but it could be. If you ring the BCc helpline you will be able to talk to someone who understands and has the experience to talk you through this.

I am hoping all is ok for you - try not to panic - the waiting is unbearable - but we are all here for you any time. Hugs for you and I am thinking of you - Lynb x

Hi there,

I just thought i would add to this, as i am in the same boat. Both my GP and specialist told me they thought i have a Fibroadenoma and were 99% sure of this. I then had an ultrasound and biopsy and then they told me that i need to have the tests again! With the first lot of test they could not tell whether it was definatly not cancer.
so to summaries i need a second lot of tests done and i am nervous to say the least!

Fingers crossed for us both! xx

Thank you both so much for replying, I’m absolutely terrified but it’s so reassuring to know i’m not alone. Thank goodness for this site. Lyn i will try the no. and thank you for your kind words and I hope all is well with you, Eva best of luck with your second test, thanks so much for posting and keeping fingers crossed for you too. I shall prepare my already bruised and battered bossom for more tests! Seriously though thank you both so much, big hugs xx

Approx 6 weeks ago, I was feeling like I had a pulled muscle behind my breast, ignored it for a few weeks, then it started to really bug me. So I checked myself and sure enough a hard lump under the nipple. Went to the doctors, she sent me for a ultrasound, sure enough they found a cyst. They didn’t tell me how big but they called me back to get the cyst aspirated. Now… I am waiting for that call, been two weeks, I wasn’t worried at first, but my breast are both hurting now, and feel full and painful. No… I am not pregnant, I am 48 years old. The pain is getting worse every day or it’s just starting to get to me. I usually don’t worry too much before hand, but I am feeling very tired. I should mention my mother passed away 8 weeks ago, can all of this be stress related? My mother died of complication of Alzheimer’s, it was a very hard 18 mths before she passed.

Hi picnik99

Welcome to the forums, I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon.
In the meantime you may find it useful to contact our free helpline on 0808 800 6000, opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00 and Saturday 9.00 – 2.00

Best wishes
June, moderator

Eva, Angel and Picnik - I just wanted to send good luck and cyber hugs ((())) to all of you. The waiting can be the worst time ever, but I hope and pray you all get good results.

Speak to friends and family about this and also the BCC helpline as already mentioned. It doesn’t help to bottle your worries up.

Look forward to hearing how you all get on.

Love and hugs

Shenagh xx

hey picnik, hope you’re feeling ok tonight. Just to say I had a completely painless lump in my breast but since having a biopsy I’ve had a lot of pain in my breast, my armpit, even my leg on that side. I think a lot of it is due to stress and anxiety and with the loss of your mum you must be feeling that ten fold. Thinking of you and hope all goes well x

she, thank you so much for thoughts and your kind words. I feel a bit lonely with all this as I really don’t want to burden my family. Feel so much better just finding a place where I can talk about it. Thanks again and big hugs for you too, hope you’re ok xx
appointment Monday am and if all ok or even if not I will look out for bc charities and maybe even do a run. Infact I will do, that’s a promise x

Angel, please let us know how you get on on Monday, will be thinking of you.

I was diagnosed on 28th May, after I found a small lump after breastfeeding my 9 month old baby. I had a tumour removed within three days, then 10 days later had eight lymph nodes removed from my armpit. They were all clear. My oncologist said that chemo would only improve my chances by one to two percent so decided against it. I had four weeks of radiotherapy, which I finished about five weeks ago. I’m now busy trying to get my life back to normal. I can say that I have found so many wonderful friends on these forums, that I could not have got through the past four months without them.

I hope and pray your results come back as negative, and think it would be fantastic if you decided to do something in the future for a breast cancer charity. I am holding a fundraising event on 30th October, and hope to raise at least a few hundred pounds.

Good luck, and try to keep positive …

Shenagh xx

she, just wanted to say what a brave and wonderful person you are to take the time to reassure women like me who are “a bit scared” after what you’ve been through. I will let you know how it goes on Monday but my thoughts are with you tonight, thank you so much again x

Hi Sheenagh,
Just to let you know I had my appointment today, not good news I’m afraid. I’ve got my op on wednesday week and they think it will be chemo after. Still reeling with shock and feeling completely bewildered at the moment but I’ll have a good look round the site when I’m a bit calmer, I’m sure it we a real support during the coming months.
take care x