The oddest 24 hours of my life . .

Hi all, im just after some understanding i guess, the last 24 hours, less actually, 19 hours have been a bit crazy.  This time yesterday my only concern was my other half going off to play golf the whole day without telling me, and now today I have a) discovered a pea sized lump in my right breast last night b) had a doctors appointment where i got rather upset and scared and c) already recieved an appointment for the breast clinic on monday 5th jan.  Rather alot to take in in less than 24 hours.  I’m 34, my boyfriend is being really supportive, but i am worrying myself silly and i know the next 6 days are going to be miserable and not at all new years’y at all now becuase i am stressing out.  A close friend who is the same age as me was literally diagnosed with BC about 2 months ago and i think that is adding to my worries.  I don’t know whether to tell my mum and dad, although I know that i am going to have to speak to them on new years and am worried that i will not be any good at acting normal - i don’t want to worry them unescessarily as my Dad has only just been diagnosed with Prostate cancer and we are waiting back on results from his scans to check that it hasn’t spread.  I’m sorry, im waffling, but it’s just really good to get this out, even if no one reads it!  i guess my main question is could i walk out on Monday knowing that i am absolutly fine, if that is indeed the case, could they tell me all that on Monday?  If i only have to keep this between me and my boyfriend till then and keep all my fingers and toes crossed for good news then I think I could??  Any thoughts or advice would be really apprecieated as im feeling pretty overwhelmed right now.

Hi milkyway

Whilst you wait for the other users to reply with their experiences and knowledge you might find it useful to read the publication ‘referral to a breast clinic’. It includes information about what to expect at the clinic and the different tests you may have. To order a copy or read this on line just follow the link below:-

Also you might find it helpful talk things through with a member of staff on the BCC helpline.  Here you can share your feelings and concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information.  Lines are open tomorrow from 9 to 2pm and then Friday 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm and the number to call is 0808 800 600.

Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator


Hi milkyway
If it helps, about 80% of women referred to the breast clinic come out skipping with the all clear so the odds, at this stage, are very much in your favour.

No point in telling you not to worry, because you’re obviously going to be stressing like mad… just want you to know that a lump, in the majority of cases, doesn’t necessarily mean cancer.

Try to enjoy your new year (I know… easier said than done!) x

Thanks Sam, the booklet is really useful, I feel more prepared now. And thanks Mel66, I know ur right, the odds are so in my favour right now so the best thing to do is stay positive, and see in the new year in good spirits. ??? have a lovely NYE too x

Hi Mel, I just wanted to let u know i had my first appointment at the BC clinic today, and right now am hopeful for my lump just being a fibroadenoma. The Dr seemed very positive but has booked me in for an ultrasound and biopsy just to be on the safe side. So so far so good. I just wanted to let you know and say thank you for replying to my post. This site is amazing and really helped me prep mentally for today and make me realise I am not alone in all the worry. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2015 x x