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Disappointed with my appointment outcome

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Re: Disappointed with my appointment outcome

Thanks for the reply. And yeah the woman told me I have really dense breast tissue.... I’m just certain there’s something there as it keeps happening, six lumps in my right breast in two years.. not only that you can see a huge indent or dimpling where it is.. my partner was the one who noticed it and he was standing across the room. So not sure why nothing showed on the ultrasound scan. 

 

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What a horrible experience. So sorry youve had to go through this. I had to push to get seen earlier on the NHS after a private ultrasound showed areas of concern where I’d felt a lump. The lady who did my ultrasound at my local hospital said she wasn’t too concerned but then took biopsies. Thankfully the breast surgeon who saw me afterwards was extremely helpful and ordered an MRI scan as I have very dense breasts. I am 50 but from what I understand younger women have denser breasts which can sometimes make it hard to spot any issues purely using mammograms and U/S. I would push for further investigations. I’m glad I insisted on being seen ( although I hated having to do it) as I now have my diagnosis and at least feel more in control and have some idea of what to expect. The uncertainty is horrible. Good luck and I hope you find someone who will take your concerns seriously.
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Thank you for your reply, the other times I felt more reassured but the lady who did the scan had been looking at my notes and she walked in no hello or anything she abruptly said “you’ve been here a few times and they’ve never found a lump” to which I said that they did last time I was here and she replied “well nothing in your notes about any actual lumps” so I feel like she had dismissed me from the start if I’m honest... after the scan just said nothing there you can go home and that was it..
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Re: Disappointed with my appointment outcome

Hi, I'm sorry to hear they were so dismissive of you at the clinic, unfortunately some of the medical profession still see BC as an older ladies problem and as unlikely as it is for you to be diagnosed at your age it does happen and yes unless you have come away feeling totally reassured then I would push for further tests.

 

I met a young lady of 25 when I was having my radiotherapy who had been consistently turned away by her GP for a year when she went with a breast lump, thankfully someone eventually took her seriously and she was subsequently diagnosed. 

 

You are entitled to be taken seriously and treated with respect. Xx Jo 

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Disappointed with my appointment outcome

To today I went to a breast care clinic, after waiting two hours without seeing anyone, I finally get called in. Doctor states he can see the lump and feel etc.. I asked him if they would biopsy due to this being my 6th lump in 2 years. He replied, no sorry we don’t biopsy people under 25 and I’m 23. At this point I got extremely upset as my friend died at 23 from Brest cancer...
I was crying so much I had to walk out the room.
Next I got called through to have an ultrasound... the woman was fairly rude and after awkward silence for which sounded forever, she said “there’s nothing there”
I was so confused, a lump my partner saw from half way across the room and now this lady is telling me she can’t see it??
She told me it was normal breast tissue...

Should I ask for a mri or ct scan as I’m not convinced