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Seabreeze
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Hi Gaunts and ymcf,
Re your q - I can only relay my experience and discussions with the consultants including the one who did the scan and core biopsy. if it helps - breast tissue can sometimes develop into fatty necrosis - apparently it's harmless but can take the form of a lump. Fatty necrosis can look similar to some forms of cancer on the scan, showing as a dark mass. For me they took 3 core biopsies to get a sample from each corner of the lump. This was my situation and so they really couldn't tell whether it was or wasn't cancer until the biopsies had been fully tested. I know it's a worrying time, but sometimes until the results are through they really don't know and can't say for sure either way. Hence try not to panic, and try to let your mind adjust so that you are a bit more prepared for getting the results. Really hope it's good news. If it's not come back to the forum for support.
Seabreeze
Dmcf
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Thanks everyone. Still no appointment through yet. But I have a poorly child to take my mind off of me at the mo. I Feel quite uncomfortable today but I did go to work & maybe I shouldn't have. I thought it would be better to keep busy x x
Gaunts
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Thanks Mary

 

I have been very lucky to be honest as I only went to the GP on Wednesday and was in Breast Clinic by Friday and only have to wait a week for my results so I know how lucky I am. Doesn't make the wait any easier though, especially when the consultant said the words 'it doesn't look great' just from looking at my mammogram before they even have biopsy results!!

mary32
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Re: Anyone know?

Hi

 

It must be a worrying time for you both.

 

I think the reason for doing the biopsies is when they cannot be certain there is nothing from only the mammogram and ultrasound. It does not necessarily mean there is cancer just that they need more detailed information before they can say one way or the other.

 

It is good that they are being thorough but of course very hard on you to have more waiting to go through.

 

Different hospitals organise the appointments in different ways. At mine you were always told to go back to reception on the way out to make the next appointment at whatever interval you were told.

 

Take care.

 

Mary

Gaunts
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Hi. I'm in the same boat as you. I has an u/s, mammogram and core biopsy on friday and im waiting for results. All the information you are given just swims round in your head till it sort of makes no sense anymore. I know I have been confused and I rang and spoke to someone here who was able to put my mind at rest and explain a bit mire detail to me. Its a horrible time and friday can't come quick enough because the wait is the worst part. Good luck x
Dmcf
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Anyone know?

I went for my u/s today and they performed a core biopsy there and then (3 samples) apart from concerned expressions the sonographer & assistant didn't give anything else away. I have an irregular non painful lump (def not a cyst was about all they gave me info wise) which has a hardened vein coming from it. She said vein because it's to close to the surface to be a duct apparently? The vein (I'm saying that's what it is because that's what she thought it was) has little to no blood supply running through it & I also have an outward indentation. My question is does anyone know how/why they chose to do core biopsies. She said the lump is indeterminate what does that mean. I prodded a little for answers but I got nothing (although she was lovely) and my follow up appointment which should have been on the 30th she said was too far away and I'll get a letter in the next day or so with an appointment for next week. I'm so confused?!?!?!?!? Thanks for reading & thanks in advance for your replies x x