New lump query

Hi. I have recently been diagnosed with a grade 2 invasive Ductal carcinoma and I also have what they are referring to as a “borderline” papilloma, both in the left breast. I had biopsies and currently waiting for a date for surgery (wide local excisions) and sentinel lymph node biopsy. BC was discovered following routine mammograms. I don’t know if I am being paranoid but I can definitely now feel a small lump in my right breast. The mammogram was just over six weeks ago. When I got the recall I had another mammogram and ultrasound but only in my left breast, nothing on the right. Is it possible another tumour wasn’t seen on the mammogram 6 weeks ago, but is now big enough to be felt? I am having a bit of a meltdown and worried. Thank you x


:heart: please ring your team on Monday and tell them your concerns, you are just being super vigilant now and aware of everything so much more. Also do please ring the number on here and speak to a nurse :heart: ensure all your concerns are checked out by your team do not let them dismiss your concern :heart::two_hearts::two_hearts::sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

Thank you so much Shi. I will call them on Monday x

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Hello paddington1

Thanks for posting.

Having tests and being diagnosed with breast cancer is very difficult and it’s understandable you’re worried that you can now feel a small lump in your right breast.

It’s good to read that the mammogram you had just over 6 weeks ago didn’t show any areas of concern in your right breast but it’s always important to report any changes you notice. As @Shi suggests, we would encourage you to contact your treatment team for reassurance and support.

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