Wife was asked to have biopsy suspicious birad 4


I am feeling a little bit helpless. My wife recently felt a small marble bump in her breast around the new year. She went in and had a mammogram and ultra sound. They called back and said that it was level 4. That they could not say it was cancer but that they would like to have a biopsy because it was suspicious. My wife is doing a wonderful job of staying calm. Her doctor told her not to freak out because there is a chance that it is nothing at all.

On my end I am finding myself googling every 5 minutes to look for something to make me feel more comfortable. I am not finding relief. My mind keeps racing to the worst. I know statistically it’s not even a logical thought. But I don’t know what to do.

Thank you for any input.


Step away from Google it will just drive you insane and not give any real answers - -they don’t have the full facts to give a proper diagnosis - just like the hospital, you need more information The vast majority of referrals to breast clinic turn out on investigation not to be cancer , if there’s any doubt they will biopsy but again the results very often show something non cancer related is going on . Lots of support here if you or your wife need it . Best wishes Jill


Hi justin1987

Thanks for your post. It’s understandable that you’re worried about the outcome for your wife. Waiting for biopsy results can be an anxious time for both of you.

It’s natural that you are searching the internet for answers. However, as @jill1998 says, ‘googling’ can cause more anxiety and doesn’t always provide the information you need.

It’s important to discuss how you’re feeling with your GP. Maybe they can suggest some strategies, such as mindfulness, to support you during this difficult time.

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