Waiting time for appointment

Hi Everyone,

Not sure if anyone can help me but needed a bit of advice and did not want to worry my Mum or friends.
I am 25 and felt a lump in my breast 3 weeks ago, it has also been aching a bit (but on sure it that is because I keep poking it). So being paranoid I went to see my GP on 14th March, she felt lump and said she thought it was cyst, but would refer me to specialist and I would be seen within 2 weeks. Anyway have not heard anything until today when I got a letter from GP giving a reference number and password to book my appointment with clinic. Was given a choice of hospitals but the earliest appointment is 3rd April at a hospital which is the furtherest away.
I wanted to ask is this normal as the GP said within 2 weeks and that would be 28th March, as I cannot ring until Monday am and I am so worried that I am not sure I can wait another 2 weeks…I am already on medication for panic attacks so this is really making me feel worse.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you

Hi Babs,

Welcome to the BCC discussion forums, where I am sure you will get lots of good, honest support from the many informed users of this site. As well as support from your fellow forum users, please feel free to call our helpliners to talk through your concerns, lines are open weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2 on 0808 800 6000.

Take care,

Jo, Facilitator

Dear Babs,
I had a lump and a painful boob once and the doctor told me to wait 6 weeks as it was likely to go. I couldn’t believe that I couldn’t get a mammogram straight away. I was so concerned that I spoke to a nurse on the breast cancer help line who was very helpful and put my mind at rest. The pain did go and before 6 weeks the lump had totally gone. This may happen to you also but at least you will have the back up of your hospital appointment. Wishing you all the best. xxx

Hi Neff
Thank you very much for replying, have spoken to appointments today and they have said this is normal waiting time in my area Oxfordshire. Maybe as you said the lump will go before I have to go fingers crossed, if not feel a bit more reassured that Im in the right place.
Thanks again, Babs