Claire - I am thrilled to read your good news, thank you so much for coming back on to let us all know. What a relief. My very best wishes to you, Evie xx
I couldnt take the anxiety anymore and rang the clinic. They had wrote a report and had sent it out so I should get it in a few days. The lovely lady did tell me that everything is fine! Big relief!!!! Thanks for everyones support. It's good to have people to vent to. Xx
Thanks for sharing your journey with me. I recieved a letter from the breast clinic today. I was expecting it as I was told I would get my results in letter today. However the letter did little to ease my worries as it just tells of the symptoms I had and what exams where done. I have a semi discreet mass in my right boob underneath a dent which is why I originally went, although I wasnt aware of the mass. Mammogram and ultrasound where clear but because of clinical presentation they did a free hand biopsy. They are discussing the results with a mdm and will send my results.....again another waiting game...xx
I’ve been to the breast clinic twice now (I’m actually waiting for my third appointment) and can honestly say I can relate! My first time I was terrified. I had a scan and she said it looked like a Fibroadenoma and she wasn’t concerned the other nurse came over, looked at the screen and butted in ‘but we will do a biopsy just to be sure’. I convinced myself that she had seen something. A week on, the letter arrived. All clear. 4 months later I was back again. Opposite breast this time. I had visited the same GP as in the August and she had said she thought it felt like another Fibroadenoma but was worried how much my first had changed so booked me in for both. At my second BC appointment I was more confident, I knew the ropes. But after the triage and then the scan they said the doctor wanted to see me, no biopsy was taken. I waited for around ten minutes and then a nurse came and said that actually it was better he saw me in a few weeks time so booked me an appointment for two weeks later. Around 8 days later I got a call to say the doctor had looked at my scans and I didn’t need to return. It was such a strange experience. I went from ‘oh wow, why does he need to see me?’ To ‘oh my, he needs time to put a plan in place’ to ‘oh what? So I’m all clear?’
My best definition is it’s a rollercoaster. I’ve had a call from the BC clinic today and now the waiting game for a face to face. I get Covid restrictions but it’s a week on Friday since I saw my GP. The BC clinic said they would see me next week or the week after. I wake up some days convinced it’s another Fibroadenoma, others I remember the GP saying it felt different, like a cyst maybe but unlikely Fibroadenoma because it doesn’t move. I don’t know what’s happening right now but all I can say to reassure you is we have started our journey and we will have answers soon. Hopefully in a short while we will both be celebrating with a glass of fizz but if one of us aren’t so fortunate I can tell you first hand that everyone around here is super helpful and friendly.
Thank you all for your lovely comments. Still waiting on results...thursday cant come quick enough!! The waiting is definitly the hard part, every scenario has gone through my head. Just keep thinking I cant be that unlucky to have bc after they shocking year we have had personally. Then I switch to I have terrible luck so probably do have it. Just need thursday here so I can get back to my life without constant worrying. Xx
Claire sending ❤️ Sorry you find yourself on here but glad you’ve reached out to breast cancer now, do phone the number on here and speak to someone ❤️ Remember till a professional tells you, you have breast cancer you do not have it. ❤️ If when you get results you do, then please remember your team have seen it all before and they will tailor your treatments specifically for you ❤️As Evie said one day at a time ❤️ But please do phone the number on here Breast Cancer Now is here for you and do post 👭 we’ve got you, you are not alone, always people about day or night to just be there who understand 👭💕💕✨✨Shi Xx
This is a horrible situation to be in. I too went with “nothing to worry about” and ended with three worsening diagnoses before getting the picture. There’s an awful lot of waiting to be done in the world of breast cancer.
BUT there are two things to remember. 1. Most breast lumps and breast issues are not cancer (it’s a very big ‘most’ but I can’t recall the percentage) and 2. If it is breast cancer, at least it’s been discovered and you’re n the way to getting rid of it. Better that than it spreading without your knowledge. That’s cold comfort but it does make sense.
In the meantime, take very good care of yourself, particularly your emotional health. If you don’t already have strategies like running, mindfulness, meditation etc, I recommend plugging into Progressive Hypnosis’s Manifest Healing (free on YouTube). It’s seen me through the last 2 years. Just keep yourself relaxed. It IS possible!
Best of luck wit the results xx
A big welcome to this lovely forum, and a big hug. I hope we can all help support you through this anxious time, and I really hope that it turns out to be benign/nothing to worry about.
I had a very similar experience to you 3 years ago, so I totally understand the roller coaster of emotions - unfortunately that lump turned out to be cancer in the end. Last year however when I had my annual mammogram they found another lump, so I had to have more scans and a biopsy, but thankfully this time it was a benign lump. Until the doctors have all the information from the scans and biopsies it is very hard for them to be 100% sure.
The best advice I received was to take one day at a time, or even one hour at a time, and to remember that “thoughts are NOT facts”.
Please come back and keep chatting on here if that helps, which I hope it will, and please let us know when you have your results (if you feel like sharing of course). Everyone on here understands what you are going through, you can just talk and never need to explain. Much as family and friends want to help, unless they have been through something similar they don’t always “get it” or say what you want or need to hear.
My very best wishes, Evie xx
Hi everybody. So I noticed a large indent in my right breast went to see the doctor who referred me under 2week pathway. Had my appointment on thursday. Consultant came in asked why I was there and examined me. He said he would send me for an ultra sound as it did feel different to my left one. Went back into waiting area. Got called back through and was told I was having both ultrasound and mammogram. These where done and then lady doing my ultrasound said that she couldnt see anything of concern which is great! She told me to wait back in the waiting room and the consultant would see me again to tell me the same. So I get called back in and I am told to put the cape on. I said i was told i am done. So they explained the consultant would Be in to explain further. He came back in and explained I would be having a biopsy. He felt my breast again and said he could feel something and having given me a birad grade of 3...after being told all was fine then ending up with a biopsy it has really thrown me! I am 32. Sorry for the long rant. Dont know what I expect from posting this.