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Re: Early screening

Hi Jane - i was diagnosed through exactly the same trial for under 50's. I didn't find a lump either but actually had 10 lumps (a main 17mm one and another 9 tiny ones found on MRI). I'm with you, wouldn't have known and after mastectomy with clear nodes i owe my life to our NHS. I'm sure it would have been a different story in 3 years time when i would have been called up for routine mammograms. 6 months post diagnosis and i'm now leading a normal life x

Re: Early screening

Amazing that people um and ah. Like you said probably saved my life for more reasons than just the screening. Xx

Re: Early screening

another echo from me, mine was a routine 3 yearly mammo, I did not find a lump, and even then it took two lots of biopsies for my consultant to definitely say it was cancer.

 

I really have a go a ladies who are umming and ahhing about going to have their routine screen

 

Helena xx

Re: Early screening

I can only echo what you both have said. My bc was also picked up by screening & I had no idea. It would have been more advanced & less straightforward to treat, if it had been left to me.
So from being a bit of a breast screening sceptic, I now promote it whenever I can, as well as the importance of being breast aware & the necessity of getting any breast changes seen to.
ann x



Re: Early screening

Thanks for this Janey. A good message that I now give all my friends - we are so lucky to have screening. Anoher message I give people is to get a referral if they have ANY concerns about changes to the breast - I too had no symptoms that were visible or able to be felt, just discomfort in the breast, but a mammo and ulrasound showed bc at an early stage, a year before my next mammo would have been. I had WLE and SNB - a year or so's wait might have meant it was more advanced and more treatment required. Good luck with your ongoing recovery - every day it gets a bit better. xxxxx

Early screening

Hello. 

I was diagnosed with breast cancer over a month ago. My reason for posting is to say it would not have been picked up as early as it was if it were not for a clinical trial going on in my area for women below 50. 

 

I am totally asympyomatic and and wasn't even going to go to the mammogram. Luckily I did. Have had my op and am in recovery. I just wanted to say go for the mammogram if you're invited or if you feel anything is strange with your boobs. 

 

It has probably saved my life. 

 

Jane