Thought I’d post an update as I had my mammogram guided excision biopsy today to remove the rest of the abnormal cells. It was a bigger procedure than the last biopsy and took over an hour which I wasn’t expecting. It wasn’t helped by the needle not working the first time so they had to get a new one and try again. Anyway, they put in plenty of local anesthetic so I was very numb and could only feel slight pressure. Uncomfortable but not painful. They thought they might have to do two biopsies as the micro-calcifications were quite spread out but only had to do one in the end which I was pleased about and they got all of the cells. Think I’ll be quite bruised this time and they said there might be a scar and maybe a dip in my breast, but that’s nothing really. So now another wait for results on 9th June. Thinking of everyone else awaiting results, undergoing procedures and treatment. X
So pleased you came back to the forum gives other people around us hope. I am thinking of you and would like to wish you lots of luck with your surgery at the end of May try not to worry to much (easy for me to say)
Let’s hope for a lovely summer so that you can rest and recuperate.
biggest hugs from me to you. Tili 🌈🙏🌈🙏
A quick update. I now have my appointment to remove the rest of the abnormal cells on 26th May. They are going to do this via another vacuum-assisted biopsy. They say on the letter that it will be ultrasound guided but when I had my previous biopsy it was mammogram guided as they said they couldn't see the microcalcifications on the ultrasound, so I'm not sure about that. Once they've removed everything they'll test it to make sure all ok. So about a month and a half from now until I get those results, but I'm hopeful for a good outcome.
Thank you so much Tili. I hope you are doing well too. X
So pleased to read your post, you still have a little road ahead of you, but fingers crossed all will be well. Let hope you have a date very soon for your procedure with an excellent outcome Health and happiness going forward.
biggest hugs to you brave lady. Till 🌈🙏🌈🙏
So I had my results today and it is not cancer but abnormal cells called Flat Epithelial Atypia. The surgeon said they will do a procedure to remove them and test everything they remove just to be certain. So I have another wait for the procedure and then the results of that but I do feel very relieved and want to thank everyone who has been so supportive on this forum. x
I having Been reading your post and I would just like to wish you lots of luck going forward and hopefully a good outcome at the end. I know you’re so concerned at the moment and anxiety takes an awful toll on us but I always say one day at a time.
Please come back and let us know how you’re doing. Biggest hugs Tili 🌈🙏🌈🙏
Gosh 3 weeks sure does seem like a long time to wait for biopsy results. Still 6 days to go! My dad had cancer at my age so I think that is making me worry more. Sending hugs to everyone waiting for test results. X
Just back from my call-back assessment at the breast screening clinic so thought I would post a quick update here. It wasn't anything to do with the previous benign lump in my right breast. They found a cluster of microcalcifications in my left breast which they confirmed by further mammograms. I also had an ultrasound and then a mammogram-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy under local anesthetic and a titanium marker inserted. It was uncomfortable but not too painful. They were all so lovely and kind at the clinic and everything was so efficient. I'll get my results on 17th April, a bit longer than usual because of Easter. Fingers crossed all will be ok.
Thank you for your reply @Bernard_BCN . My call-back appointment for the tests at the breast screening clinic is tomorrow morning so I will hopefully know more then. I know that it's impossible to know why I've been called back until then, but I was just wondering if it's normal to be called back for something benign that they'd already found 3 years before. I do kind of wish that they would give you at least an idea of why you have had the call back in the letter, that might help to alleviate some of the worry! Or maybe they think that would make people worry more? Anyway, I know I just have to be patient (not my forte!) and I will definitely call or leave a post for the breast care nurses as suggested if I need support or guidance. Thank you so much for your reply.
Hi @nixbythesea, I hope you are doing ok today.
We know what you mean re finding it hard not to worry about an upcoming appointment, and I wonder if speaking to our team of breast care nurses may help alleviate these anxieties.
You can reach us on freephone 0808 800 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 9am-1pm), or even leave a post for our nurses directly on this forum on these boards.
Sending our warmest wishes
Hi all. I had my routine mammogram recently and received a call-back letter this morning asking me to come for more tests at the assessment clinic in a few days time. When I had my previous mammogram 3 years ago they found a lump, did an ultrasound and took a core biopsy. It turned out to be a benign fibroadenoma and they left a marker in my breast for future examinations. I don't know whether the call back is related to what they found last time or something new. Anyway, I am trying not to worry too much (easier said than done as we know!) but I have a couple of questions that perhaps someone who's been in a similar situation might be able to answer. Firstly would they call me back just because of the fibroadenoma that was already discovered last time, even though there was a marker and they already know about it? Just to check it maybe? And secondly, can a fibroadenoma develop into cancer? I'm 54. Thanks in advance.