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Jakeylady
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Re: Mammogram recall

Hi, I,'ve recently had my first mammogram and today I received a letter in the post asking me to go back. The letter states I missed an appointment with them. I'm just back from holiday and didn't notice the first letter they sent. I should have been on Monday 29 the 2nd letter came today asking me to go in on Friday. Is it usual to get appointments so quick? Getting one so soon after I h ad missed one has me a little worried.

Jakeylady
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Re: Mammogram recall

Hi, I,'ve recently had my first mammogram and today I received a letter in the post asking me to go back. The letter states I missed an appointment with them. I'm just back from holiday and didn't notice the first letter they sent. I should have been on Monday 29 the 2nd letter came today asking me to go in on Friday. Is it usual to get appointments so quick? Getting one so soon after I h ad missed one has me a little worried

Jobey68
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Hi Crystal tips, it's quite common to be recalled especially after your first as they have nothing to compare it too, I know several ladies including one of my sisters and a cousin who were recalled and all were given the all clear after further tests, i went with my sister and hers was simply some creasing of her breast tissue showing on her mammogram which is what they suspected but had to double check to be sure but all was fine. At the clinic they will give you a manual check up followed by a mammogram then usually an ultrasound , they aim to give you an answer on the day but if they do find anything they will do a biopsy and that's a weeks wait for results but don't fret about that as the likely hood is all will be well Xx

CrystalTips
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Had my first routine mammogram on Thursday morning, On Saturday morning got a letter recalling me next Wednesday.

 

I check myself regularly as my Mum got breast cancer when she was in her 80's and I can't feel any lumps, bumps or changes, but am obviously really worried.

 

How common is it to be recalled  and any ideas what I can expect when I go back?

Anna_BCC
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Hi Lesleann

 

Sorry that you didnt get a reply to your post sooner.  I hope today goes well for you, please do come back and let us know how you get on.

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

Lesleann61
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Hi I went for my yearly Mammagram two weeks ago had breast cancer 2011. But I've had a recall for a Mammagram and ultra sound cacking myself in on tamoxifen have been for nearly three years was on anastrazole for two has anyone out there had this happen I go back Tuesday 26th Jan
Lesleann61
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margeb48
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I'm kind of in the same position as you as have first appointment thus Thursday having found a lump before Christmas - am hoping if they do tests I will get results same day. Hopefully someone else on this thread might know.
Smileanyway
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I came across this forum whilst doing the worst thing..googling everything! I am 43. I have family history so had my first mammogram on 17 Dec. On Christmas eve I received a call back and am worrying like mad. Tomorrow is my appointment. If something is wrong..Will they tell me tomorrow or will it be a wait and see situation? I have no lumps am aware of.
Poppyfields
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Welcome to the waiting room, sorry that you are here. My journey started on 2nd Nov when I received my recall appointment for 16th Nov (from my 3rd routine mammogram.) Biopsies taken 3rd Dec and I've received an appointment for tomorrow morning hopefully for the results. It's been a long long wait. I hope your appointment gives you good news and you need no further action. You'll find lots of support and information on this forum. I called the helpline before my biopsy app which I found helpful too. Best wishes. Let us know how you get on. It is a worrying time. Xx
AliH
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I'm sorry to hear it SLou. But early detection means a better long term prognosis. Hope it goes well for you.
AliH
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Another joining the waiting room. After two clear mammograms, I had a third one before Christmas and now guess who's on the recall list. It was weird, opening the letter yesterday. I'd forgotten all about it and gone on vacation over Christmas. When I saw the brown envelope on my return, I assumed it was business as usual. I go this Tuesday morning for the "further investigations". Not liking the short odds of 1 out of 4 that its breast CA, but you don't get to deal the cards with this. I take some comfort from the fact that there is zero history of breast CA on either side of the family. The only niggle is that I have been on HRT for some time, although there is no conclusive evidence that it increases your risk. Anyway, no point fretting until I know for sure (I keep telling myself). For everyone else who is waiting, I hope your results come back clear!

Poppyfields
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Oh no. I'm really sorry to hear that. I'm sure you will find lots of support from this forum and I'm sorry to say that I hope I don't have to stick around when I receive my results in 2- 3 weeks.

I was a the hospital for 2 hours yesterday. They did both ultrasound and mammogram guided core needles. US on the 11mm lump ( 3 samples) and he took 10 samples from the microcalcifications. Now I wait..

Best wishes everyone and esp Slou296 with your treatment plan. X
SLou296
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My surgeon said he'd like to operate before xmas and before that I have to have an MRI to see if there are any more lesions - there's only one small one that has been spotted atm but an MRI will confirm that.  Hopefully it will be just a lumpectomy due to the size of it and then afterwards Radiotheraphy and tablets for a few years.  Minor mention of chemo but not considered atm.  So I'm migrating to the 'just diagnosed' forum now (onwards and upwards!)

 

Fanackapan
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Oh no - so sorry to hear that.
Like you said though it's been caught early and the consultant I saw said that there are so many good treatments now. What is next, have they talked to you about what happens now x
SLou296
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Not good news for me - Invasive Lobular Cancer 😞  At least I got screened at 47 so its been caught early and there is a good prognosis - its a blooming shock though.  The statistics say that 1 in 4 recalls will be diagnosed with cancer - hopefully you'll be the 3rd clear one Poppyfields x

SLou296
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Thanks, results are in at 9.20am.  Keeping everything crossed and hoping for some sleep tonight !!  Good luck Poppyfields x

Poppyfields
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Thanks. I'll be glad to get it out of the way. Appointment is at 09:30. X
Fanackapan
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Ahh that's brilliant - have been checking every hour or so all day - it's such a relief isn't it that horrid sick feeling in the pit of your stomach has gone. So pleased x let's hope it's good news for you too poppyfields and slou297
SLou296
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Great news 🙂 Hope you have bottle of something ready to celebrate x

Scatty65
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After three hours at the clinic due to consultant being held up in traffic,I'm all clear. It was tissue overlap and I had a further mammogram, physical examination and an ultrasound scan. What a relief,how about you?

good luck Poppyfields with tomorrow's tests x

Poppyfields
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Excellent news fanackapan! How did you get on today scatty65? I've got my core needle tmw. X
Fanackapan
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Good luck for today - hope all is well x
SLou296
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In the same boat here only my appointment isn't until Thursday am.  Good luck, hope it goes well x

 

Scatty65
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Fanackapan, wonderful news,what a relief! It's one thirty in the morning on the eve of my appointment and I'm finding it impossible to sleep-wish tomorrow would hurry up and get here so it would be done!😁😫

Fanackapan
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All clear 😄
It's fatty tissue - I was told that as we age breast tissue turns to fatty tissue and as this was my first mammogram they had nothing to compare it with so to make sure they did another mammogram an ultra sound and an examination - I must have asked her 20 times are you sure, are you sure your sure - had convinced myself it would be bad news - so hope that helps with the waiting it could be nothing they just need to double check x
Fanackapan
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Yes the waiting is horrible it's all you can think about - I was a mess at work yesterday and I hate that I have reacted this way I thought I would have dealt with this a lot better I am a strong person - app this afternoon - I will let you know - fingers crossed for everyone also x
Scatty65
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Good luck for tomorrow,mines on Wednesday,two more sleeps then it'll be here,this waiting is horrible 😢
Poppyfields
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Hi. I attended a recall recently after my 3rd routine mammogram and had a recall. I went along and had a magnified mammogram and ultrasound. A lump and several clusters of micro calcifications were found in one boob. They wanted to do a core needle biopsy a couple of days later but I had flights booked so I'm having it done this Thursday morning. Good luck everyone. X
Fanackapan
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When is your next appointment mines on Tuesday and it's all I can think about
Scatty65
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Yes me! What happened to you afterwards?
I'm waiting to go for recall and worried sick!
Fanackapan
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Hi everyone
I have been reading this thread as I received a letter on Thursday asking me to come for a second visit after my first mammogram. I am 47 so had been called early have no history of breast cancer in the family, breastfed my children I'm not on hrt or the pill and cannot feel any lumps etc. So I know I'm low risk and reading everything I know I should not worry but blimey I just can't stop worrying I feel sick constantly- I'm trying not to show it to my partner and I haven't told my 3 kids as I don't want them to worry.
I did speak to the radiographer on Thursday afternoon and she said there was something showing on the above slide of my right breast and that it could just be normal for me or the way I was positioned when it was taken and that 1 in 12 are recalled.
I'm having all sorts go round in my head and can't seem to put it out of my mind even by keeping busy. My appointment is Tuesday 1st Dec so a long weekend ahead.
my partners three children are here for the weekend and I'm trying to be my normal up beat self but I'm really struggling to be honest and I'm worrying about him also he is a lovely lovely man who is due to go for a knee op on Dec 14th it is supposed to be me looking after him not him worrying about me!
cd
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Good to hear positive outcomes definitely helps when u r a bit unnerved by it all.cant wait to get to this Thurs.thanks
Jobey68
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I know it's not easy, I went with my sister and she was given the all clear on the day, was just an area that had been creased in her original mammogram and last week my husbands cousin who had been awaiting biopsy results after a recal was told it's just harmless fibrous tissue, my best friend also had to have a biopsy and hers was scar tissue, mine by the way wasn't anything found on a Mammogram xx 

cd
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Thanks for reply Trying not to worry but not easy
Jobey68
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A recall is generally due to them wanting to investigate an area further but try not to panic, i know of 3 people recently who were recalled and they all got the all clear 😊

cd
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Hi just had a letter today telling me of recall.Getting conflicting ideas as to why this is so don't know whether to be worried or not.has mammogram been done incorrectly or is there a problem.does anyone know if my doctor will have any more info?
jabber41
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I finally had my appt on Thursday and had 9 biopsies as the first ones didn't work. It wasn't pleasant and all in all the appt took almost 3 hours. I'm now waiting for the results and past myself with worry. Some days I feel positive, others not. Regardless of the outcome, by the time I hear from the hospital, the whole process from initial mammogram to getting the biopsy results will have taken 2months. Eveyone seems to talk of this 2 week period but this has taken forever and I'm so sick of waiting and worrying. I wish I had done more research prior to going and asked if they were micro or macro calcifications but I was so disorientated and scared at the time I didn't say anything. 

Tw211
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I,too, was called after an abnormal mammogram. I returned for a diagnostic mammogram and afterwards, they told me the radiologist recommended a needle biopsy. I had the stereotactic needle biopsy and the diagnosis was microcalcifications and a surgical biopsy was then recommended. I was pretty crazy with frustration and fear by this time . I googled microcalcifications all day long and was convinced it couldn't end well. My surgical biopsy gave me diagnosis of Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and PASH. My doc put me on Tamoxifen and I am one month into a five year regimen. don't panic about the calcifications. I know that is easier said than done but it's so easy to only read the "bad" results. We tend to read them word for word and we don't take enough time reading the "good" results. Keep faith and stay positive. Microcalcifications are not always a BC diagnosis. Best if luck and take care:)
Jo_BCC
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Hi Jabber41

 

If you would like to give our helpline a ring the staff will explain to you in detail about calcifications.  Calls are free 0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2.

 

Take care,

Jo, Moderator

jabber41
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Hi everyone,

thanks for all your replies. I rang the nurse today who got my notes and read them out to me. She was really helpful and said I have two calcification spots probably caused by tissue damage. She couldn't say they weren't cancerous but said the radiologist labelled them as C2 benign. C1 is all clear and the scale goes up to C5 which is definitely malignant. She also moved my appt forward as a cancellation had just come through so I only have one more week of worry and torture.

I googled calcification and some sites say they are benign and others say not, so I'm none the wiser really! But thank you everyone for your kind words and I hope you are keeping well x

keeks
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Hi Jabber 41

 

I was called back after my first mammogram.  There were 12 of us in the waiting room, more than half had been called back after first one, none of us had symptoms.  One by one they were all called in, most went home.

 

Unfortunately not me. I was last to leave, after being given the bad news. So the statistics say it's not cancer.

 

you will worry, it's human nature, I had no breast problems, then I opened the letter and suddenly had pain, discomfort,  burning nipple etc. The mind plays tricks on you. Keep busy, leave your breasts alone, don't spend time looking things up on the internet.

 

post on here if it gets too much.

 

take care

 

Keeks

Yvie178
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Hi I was recalled after 1st mamogram in jan 14, I had just turned 50, like you all thought nothing of it and merrily opened letter and shocked to see further tests needed. Like you had no lumps etc, after further mamogram, ultrasound and biopsy, then a further core biopsy was diagnosed with dcis which sadly was 5cm in spread so no option other than mastectomy as small breasted, had this 4 weeks from diagnosis and now am 10 weeks post op, after having immediate implant with strattice recon. Back at work since beg of April life slowly getting back to normal, or I should say my new normal - still not allowed to Hoover!!!! The process was handled so quickly and so professionally - all the doctors and nurses in the breast clinic were so reassuring and caring a side to the nhs that we do not hear much of, I really hope you will get an all clear but if it is dcis it is very treatable, though it's not a walk in the park it could be so much worse. Do let us know how you get on and if you do need any further advice ask away. This site has kept me sane and the ladies on here are a fantastic support and font of knowledge. Good luck!
jabber41
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I am in exactly the same boat. I was one of the younger ones called in - recently turned 49 - and also opened the envelope expecting it to be al lclear. I have to go for a second stage screening and am very concerned. The nurse said it is probably because it's my first mammogram and they do't have one to compare it to. This doesn't mean anything to me. Surely an abnormality is an abnormality? It took nearly 4 weeks to get this letter from my first scan so I'm hoping it's nothing to worry about but now have to wait another 2 weeks for my follow up and am pretty worried and scared too!

Angie55
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Hi Caxlag

 

When I had my first mammogram I was recalled and went into panic mode as everyone does. I was told this was because they didn't have another mammogram to compare it to, so they are being cautious. Which is a good thing. Hope your appointment goes well and please let us know your result. We all like to know.

 

Take Care

Angie.X

Cazlag
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Thanks for your replies. I think it is just the two week period of waiting seems sooooooooooo long!!!! Thanks for your support x
wiccabasket
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My mother-in-law, and her two best friends have all had recalls. Usually it is something simply such as a fold of skin that makes the mammogram hard to read properly, and sometimes it's a cyst or a calcification.

You are going to worry, it's normal. As soon as you go to the clinic, you'll know what you're dealing with, but until then this forum and all the ladies here will keep you sane, I promise x

pinky3
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Lucy_BCC
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Hi Cazlag

Welcome to the BCC forums, I am sure your fellow users will be along soon with support and shared experiences for you. Please also feel free to call our helpliners for practical and emotional support on 0808 809 6000, lines are open weekdays 9-5 and Saturday 10-2

Take care
Lucy BCC

Cazlag
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Mammogram recall

Hi, on Weds 19th I had a mammogram. It was my first one and I was part of a trial of those younger than 50 having a routine one - I am 46. When the envelope came through I flippantly opened it up very much assuming it was going to say thank you very much and see you in three years time! However, it said i needed a further appointment- another mammogram, and ultrasound and maybe a biopsy. This was a very scary thing to see and totally what I was not expecting. I have never felt any lumps and now seem to constantly be feeling my breasts to see if there is anything there! has anyone else been called back like this??? Thank you x