Got the results back this morning... grade 1 or 2 invasive ductal cancer
I had prepared myself for the worse just in case, and very glad I did now. The consultant said the team were all very surprised by the result given my age and otherwise very good health; they were convinced it would be a fibroadenoma. Surgey in 2 weeks followed by radiotherapy then we'll have to see what other treatment might be needed. Time to get the boxing gloves on!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for better news for you Julesy! xx
I've just heard that I have an appointment to get my biopsy results early next week (I'm currently abroad which is massively frustrating). The receptionist told me a while back when I phoned to ask how I would get the results that they can come via letter or appointment... I really hope being called in doesn't mean bad news 😞
Thanks for your responses. I phoned the clinic this morning and told the receptionist about my concerns, but I was only told that I would get my results by either phone, new appointment or letter within 2-3 weeks (on Friday they said it would be within 10 days). The lack of clarity over the process doesn't help with the worry, and I wish they'd told me more about why I needed a biopsy and what their concerns are. I'm a scientisit myself (although not in the medical profession) and always want to know details and see evidence, which probably makes me a bad patient!!
What an awful experience for you, thankfully not the norm and totally unacceptable. I'm not surprised you are feeling shocked and upset!
At the very least you need to know when your results will be back, you should have left the clinic with an appointment date ,it's usually a week later.
I suggest you write down tonight the things you want to ask and call the clinic in the morning, I know it's stressful when you are feeling in a state of shock but you have the right to be treated properly and have an explanation as to what will happen next and when. A bit of clarity will help your state of mind no end!
Its frustrates me to hear of anyone being treated like this at the breast clinics, it's frightening enough without any added stress, and to dismiss anything more serious due to your age is dangerous, ladies your age and younger do get breast cancer that's a fact that they should be well aware of!
Im truly hoping you get some answers tomorrow Xx Jo
Oh I am so sorry that you have had such a bad experience at the clinic
I dont know how long ago it was that you were at the clinic, but if I were you I would give them a call tomorrow and ask to speak to someone about when you will get your results and an appointment date.
Let us know how you get on and if there is anything else we might be able to help with, even if it is just having someone to talk to, there is always someone on here.
Sending you hugs