I was like you - they dealt with me very differently from when I had the cysts, but then they know it is not a cyst and perhaps they just ask everyone to be ready for it in case it is. As everyone keeps saying - it is easier when you know. Keep busy. I went into hoping for the best/preparing for the worst mode!! I bought new pyjamas, filled the freezer, etc! A friend has said to me that I am now on a conveyor belt and must just allow myself to be carried along - to get to my desired outcome. I will and, if you have to, you will too - get through it all, whatever 'it' is. I will think of you next week. Think good, positive thoughts - you never know, they might make all the difference.
I sometimes think they do know. I have had cysts drained 3 times fom my left breast but this time my lumpnwas in my right breast and painfull the mammograms was so painfull on the right to and then I went for a scan had to have a core byopsy the was told that the lump is not a cyst its deep and it doesnt look good and I will have the results a week friday that was yesterday and I am thinking the worse wondering what he mean by it doesnt look good I just thought I had another cyst x
Sorry you got this news. But now you know for sure. It kind of takes some of the stress away. Strange isn't it? Good luck with all your treatment. Its going to be a roller coaster ride but you will get there.
I'm so sorry to hear your news. However, I'm glad you agree that once you know, it gives you some peace of mind.
You have the same as I had. I was due for a lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy. However, in my case, following a breast MRI, I had four tumours, though they didn't think they were all cancerous. Biopsies proved them wrong, so I ended up with a mastectomy.
But, 12 months on and I'm doing fine. Life is pretty normal, even with only one boob!! I call myself "One-Tit-Wonder"!!!!
Lynny, you're still probably going to have your bad days, but that's why these forums are here; to help us all through them.
Best of luck with your treatment plan.
And Ch0c0late, I hope you can get through the next few days... do whatever it takes to keep yourself sane! As we all have said, the waiting is the worst part without doubt.
Take care lovely ladies, love Mel. xx
My reassurance to you would be that it is true. Once you know what you are dealing with, it is much easier. The waiting really is worse than knowing!
Good luck and I will think of you next Wednesday.
I got my results yesterday evening. I have invasive ductal carcinoma but you are all right - it is better once you know! I am scheduled to have surgery on 10th December and all being as suggested, radiotherapy in the new year. I am going to have OSNA carried out which I understand is a good thing.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts.
I got a recall letter last week and had to go on Monday. I got another mammogram which still showed something. I got a breast examination and ultrasound. Nothing felt or showed. They did a core biopsy and made an appointment for next wednesday. I was told I would get my result from a breast surgeon. I am preparing myself for the worst. I am like you going through this waiting process.
I have had cysts aspirated several times previously and I guess their attitude was just different to that. It must be very difficult for the professionals to get that middle line of assurance being realistic. Sorry your experience was not so good and good luck! I will just have to wait for Tuesday, not long now.
I can only give my experience in that they could tell from the mammogram and did the biopsy for confirmation of the type of cancer. However they told me straight away that it was cancer on my initial consultation. I was then ushered through for the biopsy and had the full results a week later, along with an explanation of my care plan.
Good luck with everything.
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I had a biopsy taken a week ago and have another week to wait for the results. I got the impression that they pretty much already knew that it was cancer, whether from the mamogram, ultra sound or the appearance of the biopsy. Could that be so? They just seemed to negative, don't come back on your own, you will need an MRI, etc. Is it possible that they can tell that the lump is cancer before the results of the biopsy? Are there signs?