Waiting for breast clinic

I’m very anxious… I have a very hard, immovable lump on my right side chest, halfway between my collarbone and chest. I have pain o that side (general pain, lump itself doesn’t hurt). It is quite large and growing. Please can someone tell me (good or bad) if they had similar? Have seen GP and he has referred me to breast clinic. Appointment should be within next week, but no date yet xxx

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Rodeo :heart:sorry you find yourself here but glad you’ve reached out :heart: please hold onto you do not have breast cancer till a professional tells you you do after all the checks have been done. Well done you for being vigilant and getting yourself checked with your doctor and well done your doctor for referring you, sometimes people have to fight to get referred by their doctor. When your appointment comes through, they will probably do an mri and a mammogram. Do do wear top and leggings or trousers, you will be given a hospital top to wear once at the breast unit. Do also keep off doctor Google if you can, you’ll send yourself into orbit, but I’m sure most of us did do dr Google and had a trip or 2 round the moon. Do keep reaching out on here while you wait for your appointment and results, everyone’s here :two_women_holding_hands:and everyone understands :heart: I’m sure the nurses will answer you soon too :two_women_holding_hands: know that bcn has got you :two_women_holding_hands::heart: whatever the results of your appointment are bcn is here for you :heart::two_hearts::two_hearts::sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

Sorry roseo not rodeo, predictive text :roll_eyes::two_hearts::two_hearts::sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

Hi roseo

Thank you for posting.

It’s natural and understandable to feel very anxious having noticed a breast lump and not know what it is. It can be difficult to cope with along with waiting for a breast clinic appointment as well. As @Shi says it’s good you have reached out, been so vigilant and got yourself checked out by a doctor.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (if you are still having periods) or due to benign conditions (not cancer).You’ll probably find your breasts change quite a bit throughout your life.

It is not possible to say what the lump is but as part of the breast clinic appointment the specialist breast team will be able to fully assess your breast lump.

In the meantime, here are some suggests that may help with your anxiety.

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