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Saffie

 

Oh mate I am sorry to hear it was not the news you wanted. 

 

There is no more I can add to what the otherlovely ladies have said, we are all here for you whenever you need us.  You can rant, rave, cry, it does get easier when you have your treatment plan as you know what is going to happen and when.

 

Sending you loads of hugs

 

Helena xxx

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I of course don’t know you but I have been thinking of you all day I’m so very sorry that it wasn’t good news and I myself have had replies to my own posts from a few of these wonderful ladies so you are in good hands here. I wish you every bit of luck in the world for your coming treatment lots of best wishes and love
Michelle

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Thank you lovely ladies. Your support is hugely appreciated. Yes it is the HER2 protein result we are waiting for. I will keep you posted. Roll on Tuesday now. x

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Hi Saffle,
Nothing more to add, as Jo & Charys have said it all really.
Sorry to hear you're joining us & it is such a shock, but at least it can now be dealt with & you’re certainly not alone with it all.
Do come & chat or vent whenever you need to & once your treatment is in place, then do look at the relevant threads where you’ll get support from others in the same place you are.
sending hugs
ann x

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Hi Saffle, I'm sorry you didn't get better news today but we are all here to help support you through this, it's a bizzare surreal time and takes some time to get your head around.

knowing the full picture really does help so once you go back next week and know exactly what the plan is you will feel better I promise! 

It will be the HER2 protein results they will be waiting on , these do seem to take a little longer to come back. 

I was oestrogen positive and HER2 negative, never did know my progesterone results. 

Of course you will get through this, your fight will return and you will deal with whatever you need to do, keep talking to us we've been through it all between us! Xx Jo 

Charys
Community Champion

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You have our support Saffle - everybody here knows just how you are feeling right now - its horrendous. I am really sorry to hear that you have had this diagnosis, but you are in good company here and with so many who have been before you, and are off out there living life. Let yourself feel how you need to - allow the anger, fear and tears to play out, then come Tuesday you will have a treatment plant put in place and feel more in control and ready to begin the process of getting rid of this unwanted invader. Anything you want to know or find out will have been experienced by people here, so ask away and once you know your treatment plan you will find threads relating to the steps. x

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Hi, well it wasn’t good news I’m afraid. I have an Invasive Ductal Carcimoma. Back at the hospital on Tuesday for treatment planning with the MDT. I’m feeling like I’m in a surreal little bubble right now. It’s oestrogen negative. Progesterone positive and we are still waiting for the other hormone test result. Need your support please. Feeling horrendous but I’m determined to fight this battle. It will not beat me!!
Charys
Community Champion

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Hiyer Saffle,

 

Just wanted to pop on your thead and wish you all the best. Come back and let us know how you got on, and 'whatever' the outcome we will be here to listen. x

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Hi, thank you for messaging. It’s really appreciated. Yes my appointment is this pm. Having a sleepless night unfortunately. All the best to you too. xxx

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Hi.. I’m just flicking through posts trying to find answers to my own questions and if I’ve got the dates right you have your results appointment tomorrow.. if I’m right i have everything crossed for you and wish you all the luck in the world I hope your days off have been good to you
Best wishes
Michelle

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Saffie

 

It is quite usual for the bruising to come out after a biopsy plus the aches and pains will be from that and the stress you have probably been under

 

Just take each day at a time until you get your treatment plan, honestly it will be a lot better when you have that as you will know exactly what you are dealing with

 

xxx

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Aww thank you. Yes it’s been an odd few days. Surreal. My bruising has come out now and I’ve a few other aches and pains. Roll on Thursday. I’ve taken a few days of work as I’m not mentally well enough right now. And then from Thursday who knows!! Thank you again my lovely. Hope you are ok too xxx

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Saffie

 

Just wanted to say good luck next week let us know how you get on xxx

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Thank you Jo. Yes that’s exactly it! I wasn’t in control. I have a very analytical problem solving brain and the information overload and lack of definitive diagnosis was a bit much. Nobody got it wrong today. I underestimated how I’d feel. There’s a glimmer of hope I guess. x

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Hi Saffle, I'm sorry you didn't walk away with better news today and of course you are going to be very upset and now you have to deal with another week of uncertainty hanging over you, we totally get it and have all been through it , it's the pits!  The week between biopsy and results was the worst it ever got for me personally , once I knew for certain it was breast cancer I felt much more in control. 

 

Try not to jump too far ahead, they are good but they don't always get it right, get a definite diagnosis First before you run on ahead thinking of surgery and treatment , deal with each stage as and when you need to, it's far too overwhelming when you look at the big picture and at the minute it's all speculation. 

We are here to talk to anytime so don't sit around panicking , ask us anything you want to know, one of us will have the answer and remember we have all been diagnosed with breast cancer and had to deal with what you are right now so we understand more than most Xx Jo 

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So today wasn’t the best news. I have a 3cm lump which may have spread up to my lymph nodes in my axilla. I had a mmmogram (first one ever - ow!!) and a biopsy under ultrasound. The surgeon says it’s suspicious. Then they started talking about surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Back at hospital next week for results.

So best case scenario it’s a benign lump but it needs to be whipped out. Worse case scenario - we shall see I guess. I’ve been hugely upset this afternoon and would appreciate the support of you lovely ladies.

x

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I just remember last time I came away feeling like I’d wasted their time. But I know this lump is different. We shall see I guess. Thank you for your comment x

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Hi Saffle,
Well, I think that says more about that Drs somewhat below par communication & interpersonal skills really🙄
So please don’t read anything into that. It’s what they’re for!
Wishing you well with it all & let us know how you get on.
ann x

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Hi all! Well
I’m finally having my scan tomorrow. My boobs have been deeply unhappy due to monthlies. The menstrual swelling of my boobs really pushed the lump much further to skin and you could feel it better. Anyway, my boobs are now almost back at normal volume. But alas the lump is still there.

I am also worried that if is nothing there or it’s a dreaded fibroadenoma that I’ll be told off for being a nuisance. How irrational is that. It’s just that my last scan (which found adenomas) the Doctor was well....brusque. 😞

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Saffie

 

That is good and please do not worry that she is doing it under the 2 week rule she is being proactive which is really good.  As the GP says it still could be ok and nothing sinister ,even if they say they want to do a biopsy, they will be being thorough which is really what you want.

 

Let us know how you get on when you get your appointment.

 

Helena xxx

 

 

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Had my appointment today. Have been referred to the 2 week wait Breast clinic. GP thinks I’ll need a mammogram and biopsy. But as she said it still could be ok and nothing sinister.

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I will let you know tomorrow. My appointment is at 11am. Even when you read up about the odds of it being sinister it still doesn’t put your mind at rest really. I’m not sure if it’s linked but I’ve also had crippling ovary pain during my last two periods. Last month I couldn’t even sit up! Something isn’t quite right. Let’s hope it’s a hormonal issue maybe!

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Hi Saffle, you've come to the right place for support, we have it in bucket loads here! You are seeing your Gp which is the first step and something we urge everyone who comes though the forum with worries to do right away.

Your Doctor certainly should take you seriously no matter how many other times you have been with different issues, they are generally on the ball with breast lumps and you should be referred under the two week rule to your local breast clinic for further investigations as you have a palpable lump, I know how hard it is not to worry and a referral certainly doesn't mean that you have cancer , the majority who go come away with the all clear, try not to let your mind run riot , just deal with one thing at a time 😊

Let us know how you get on Xx Jo 

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Thank you. Yes I’ve read a fair few of the threads here and I can see a lot of similar issues to me. I do check my breasts a lot as because they are quite big I’m always worried I’ll miss something. How I missed this enormous damn thing I don’t know! Your message means a lot. Thank you x

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Saffie

 

Welcome to the forum where you will get loads of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here.

 

Well you have done exactly the right thing to do in getting your GP to have a look at it.  There are other breast conditions, as you probably know, that are not necessarily cancerous, but it is always best to get any change to your breast checked out for your own peace of mind.

 

Let us know how you get on tomorrow and we are all here to support you in whatever way we can.

 

Helena xxx

Big lump right breast

Hi all, about a week ago I found a large hard lump in my right breast. It’s not so far from my armpit and it’s about 3cm long and maybe 1.5cm wide. It doesn’t move and it feels very different to my fibroadenomas which I’ve had for years. But these are mainly in the crease of breast tissue where my breasts meet my ribs. My Fibroadenomas feel like firm yet squidgy rice pudding under the skin.

This is very different! I don’t have skin tethering, skin changes or discharge. But - due to weight loss over the years the skin on the upper part of my breasts is very loose anyway. I’ve not had lumps here before and it doesn’t hurt. I have an appointment at the GP tomorrow. But I have quite a few other health issues and I’m worried they’ll think I’m a hypochondriac. My husband can feel the lump and if I raise my arms up you can see it too. I’m very worried and need support and advice.