So worried - need some reassurance

Hi all, I found this forum after lots of googling over the last few days. I found a large lump in my right breast above my nipple on 28/12 whilst in the bath, I barely slept that night for worrying what it could be, I rang my GP the following morning and got an appointment the same day, GP confirmed the lump and felt it straight away (probably helps that I’m smaller busted) she said I’m too young for a mammogram (25) so I’ll be having an ultrasound and possible fine needle aspiration? she also said she would refer me for an urgent appointment to be seen within 2 weeks - is this the norm or do I need to be worried? The following morning my appointment came through for next Tuesday at 9:40am. I’m going out of my mind with worry, the waiting and unknown is the worst part, every morning I wake i check the lump in the hope that it may of disappeared over night (wishful thinking, I know) i have a history of breast cancer in my family, so I don’t think that’s helping with the worry. I know everyone positing here is or has at some point been in the same boat, so I guess I’m just looking to hear your stories good and bad. I just want to sleep for the next week and wake up when my appointment is due :frowning:

Hi Rachel,

Yes, it is normal procedure to be referred under the 2 week rule for proper examination of any breast change, so please don’t read anything into it. Only the breast clinic can sort this out for you.

For the vast majority of women, it turns out Not to be bc & it would be very rare for someone of your age.

There is usually a much more common reason for it & the normal outcome is, it’s nothing serious.

You’ve done all you need to for now, so it’s best to step away from google as it only feeds anxiety usually for no reason. It can help with the wait just to carry on as normal & keep busy.

If you want to, let us know how you get on.

ann x

Thank you for your reply Ann! Pleased to hear that it’s normal procedure to have an urgent referal. It doesn’t help that I’ve been off work and kids off school, I’ve had more time to sit and think about it I guess. Hopefully when everything returns to normal on Thursday I should be able to keep myself busy enough not to think about it too much. X