Thank You for your message, I hope you are keeping well and your BC journey has been kind to you x
I have found the indentation information on Google rather lacking, an old black and white drawing does not really give a good idea of what it looks like. One thing I am glad for in my Google journal is that I found a story about an Australian lady who posted a phot of her breast indentation which turned out to be BC. If I hadn’t have seen that I probably wouldn’t have went to my GP as quickly.
As I’ve not been checked yet I know I may be over reacting, ive had bumps before which turned out to be cysts but I have this nagging feeling that this is different.
Thank you also for offering to listen to me on PM that’s really kind of you. It’s difficult to know if my imagination is playing tricks on me or not
My BC was an indentation, that's how I initially spotted it. But, it doesn't necessarily mean that's the case with you. I know lots of people go to their breast clinic and walk out absolutely fine.
If you do get a cancer diagnosis there is an amazing bunch of medics who will help you through this. Honestly they are all amazing.
I've not used Google as I was advised to steer clear as it's often out of date. I use Breast Cancer Now and the Macmillan forums for advice and support. The waiting is the worst, try and keep busy - easier said than done I know.
If you have any questions or just want a moan feel free to message me.
Thanks great news that you’ve been given great results. That must be such a relief. 😊
I’m trying not to over think everything but it’s easier said than done . it’s going to be a long 2 weeks x
I am trying to keep busy, I’m self employed so work keeps me going, I’ll be definitely popping in here more instead of googling from now on. It’s been great having someone to chat with.
how are you? I hope your keeping well x
I’m all good now thank you 😊 happily cancer free, relatively unscathed and a whole lot more knowledgeable about breast cancer than I was four months ago!
Everybody’s cancer story is different (as is everybody’s life story!) there are plenty highs and lows, how people tell them be it via Google (or Instagram!) aren’t necessarily accurate, in a world where so much knowledge is just a click away it’s hard sometimes to accept that there are answers that just aren’t
Step away from Google !!! Come and chat here instead - you will find lots of people going through the same or out the other side ! Try and keep busy and distract yourself every time a negative thought pops into your mind if you can - torturing yourself will make no difference to the outcome x
Thank you for replying. I am sorry you were diagnosed with BC, I hope your keeping well now.
It’s so nice to chat with people who understand.
Googles like an addiction when you’re waiting on answers. Unfortunately all the things I’m reading are negative
thank you for replying, I know I’m probably over reacting, ive came to the conclusion that Google deliberately have to give you worse case stories so that you get checked out 😊
Hopefully things will be fine , it’s just lovely to chat to people who know what it’s like
Sorry to hear you find yourself in this situation. I’m sorry I can’t give you any practical assurance regarding the physical signs as my breast cancer was only diagnosed through a routine mammogram, but equally everybody is different and it will only be once the breast clinic specialists have had a chance to examine and biopsy that you will know for sure.
What I can assure you of however is by posting on this forum you are part of a wonderfully kind and supportive community who’ve all trodden many different and similar paths through the breast cancer world.
I can relate to the not knowing feelings and your mind going into overdrive, but please don’t use Google, as you will not find anything helpful: only the medical specialists can give you the information you need.
Hang on in there!
Hi Shirley , welcome to the forum. That’s a long time to wait with such a worry hanging over you . It’s very easy to drive yourself insane if you spent too much time on Google - there’s no way Google can know what’s going on in your boob - your GP doesn’t know which is why they’ve sent you to the breast clinic - most likely the breast clinic will not know without the help of imaging to look inside - so Google certainly doesn’t know !!
The vast majority of referrals to breast clinic turn out not to be cancer , if it is cancer you have a very good chance of successful treatment like a large number of us on the forum -early stage breast cancer is very treatable. Fingers crossed - let us know how you get on .
This is my first post, I have read some of the posts on the forum which have been really helpful, I discovered a dimple/indentation on my LB when I lean over and stretch my arms, I have been referred for an appointment with my local breast unit but am driving myself to distraction with possible symptoms and dr googles answers 🙂
I am 55 and a large lady so my gp could not feel a lump although she could see the dent. That was 3 weeks ago, my appointments not for another 2 weeks. Lots of time to find time to google this...
I now have found what I feel is a hardness in my breast which has an edge down the centre of my boob and I have now found a smaller dent on my other breast. Not sure if this is a good sign or not.
Sorry for the ramble, I'm trying not to stress my hubby out with too much information until i go to the clinic and we don't want to tell family until we know what were talking about so im feeling a little like my brains going to explode with all my thoughts. ❤️