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Found a lump, seen GP and been referred

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IM sorry I posted my last comment without reading your fantastic news ;))I am so very happy for you xx
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Hi there 😉 your story sounds exactly like mine ;( I am 40 with 4 children and a fab husband.I found a lump about 8 weeks ago and saw my gp.She wasnt all that concernrd and told me to go back in a few weeks if i was still worried. I waited a few weeks and decided that i should return, and did. Her urgency this time in referring me was a great concern, and worried the life out of me. I got really depressed and started thinking the very worst scenario and started to google everything( which was the worst thing i could have done ).
I received an appointment for the clinic at my local hospital 3 weeks later ;(.You can imagine what the wait was like.
Last week I went for the appointment, had a mammogram and an ultrasound. I could see the lump on the screen and was terrified ;(. The Doctor said that she wasnt overly worried about it and that it looked just like a lump of fatty tissue.
She took a biopsy, which didnt hurt at all thanks to the local anaesthetic and sent them off 😉
I receive my results tomorrow 😉 I will let you know how that goes, so lets hope that your story is indeed like mine ;))
Cheryl17
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HJG So pleased to hear your news. XXXXX
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Hi Cheryl17

Thanks for your message. Yes I have had my results through and I can happily say the lump is benign. Thank goodness! The specialist also said we do not need to remove the lump unless it grows so must keep an eye on it. But I am so relieved that it wasn't / isn't anything sinister.

My heart goes out to those who are not as lucky as me and who don't have such good news.

Good luck in January with your surgery. Will be thinking about you.

Take care and wholehearted thanks again to everyone for their support and helping me through such an anxious and traumatic time.

H x
Cheryl17
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Re: Found a lump, seen GP and been referred

Hi HJG.Keep positive thoughts, my SLN biopsy was clear which wasgreat news for me...now just a MX and reconstructionplanned early January to get through.....have you had the resuts yet I am thinking about you xxxxxx
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Re: Found a lump, seen GP and been referred

Hello lovely supportive ladies
So I had my mammogram and ultrasound and it definitely isn't a cyst. Had a biopsy there and then - took 3 samples from which I should get the results on Tuesday pm when I am due to see the specialist again.

Am back to the scared stiff phase again. I had actually convinced myself it was a cyst. Again the waiting is the hardest part and I just need Tuesday to arrive so we actually know and can move forward in whichever direction. One thing I do know is that it will be removed whatever it is.

Hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

h xx
Cheryl17
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Stay positive and keep busy HJG1972. The waiting and the unknown is the worst. I too am walking the waiting path with you....I was diagnosed with multi site DCIS following a routine mammogram and 2 biopsies. Waiting for results was one long emotional nightmare, thinking about the what ifs.... The best route forward for me is a mastectomy and reconstruction, which is planned early in the new year. I am now anxious about waiting the results of the SLN, iget these tomorrow night, praying they are clear, but the worries start again what if... Fingers and everything crossed for good news on Tuesday. Big hugsxxxxxxx
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Thank you all for your kind words which did make me cry more as I feel so much the same. I am taking more time to cuddle my children and husband. I am rushing around less and enjoying precious moments more with them. I spent a lovely evening with my husband and our best friends last night and we talked a lot about the situation and what may or may not happen. It really helped me & distracted me from sitting alone thinking about everything. I think the few glasses of wine also helped me relax and sleep more than my current usual couple of hours a night!
My fingers are crossed for everyone and do hope everything turns out to be fine. Am sending lots of best wishes to all.
H x
Rubydoo
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Dear HJG
I really feel for you and totaly understand your anxiety as I am in the exact same place as you. I found a lump 5 weeks ago and my GP referred me for a mammogram and ultrasound. I have a 1 year old boy, I'm 39 and there is a family history of ovarian cancer. Nothing shown on my mammogram but the ultrasound has shown a suspicious mass, which they did a biopsy on last Thursday. I am hoping to get my results on Monday. The waiting is the worst part as you don't want to jump to any conclusions with 90% of lumps turning out to be nothing, but the fear, well the fear has consumed me to the point of thinking the most darkest thoughts I've ever had. I did not think at my age I would be contemplating my mortality but its natural to have a rollercoaster of emotions until you know exactly what you are dealing with, which may be nothing. My husband too is keeping positive and says he won't think the worst as its probably going to be clear but me, well Ive been a wreck. Bursting into tears pretty much every time I hold my son in my arms. He's too young for all this and having lost my own mum at what I considered to be young, he's only 1, he needs his mummy. After 5 weeks of being in this hell and my appointment just around the corner I am not as weepy as I was when I first found out and I'm gaining strength daily, much to the help of this site. Ive read lots of posts of others waiting and its turned out clear which has really given me a fresh positivity and more importantly hope. What ever the outcome we are wives and mum's and we have our husband and children to think of so I'm prepared to give the fight of my life and beat whatever may be thrown at me.
I'm pretty isolated where I live so Ive been trying to find things to keep me busy. I've cooked so many chutneys, marmalades and am just making pickled onions for christmas presents, that my cupboard looks like a small shop. Ive been doing hand print christmas cards, messy but fun and have kept my focus on my son who brings me more joy than anything I've ever experienced. I've been making family calendars on line to send out to Grandma's and grandads and have sorted through all my photo's and put them into labelled folders. I don't think Ive been this organised for years!!!
Be reassured that your feeling are absolutley normal and try to be ready and recognise that when the anxiety comes in, its best to distract yourself with nice things. You will be anxious but let it pass quickly. Also be kind to yourself and enjoy a soak in the bath, with facemask, glass of wine and clean pyjama's afterwards. Its the little things we forget to do for ourselves that has helped me a lot.
I am walking the waiting path with you and send you so much strength, hugs and warm wishes. Thinking of you...
xxxxx
Wendy56
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I am going through exactly the same at the moment and completely understand (as many people on here will) what and how you feel Right know.
i had BC 14 years ago when treatment was not so advanced and have been cancer free all that time.
My new lump in the other breast is 3cm ish so quite big and I am also very frightened As my chances are increased because I have had it before.
Don't worry about the speed of your appointment any breast lump has to be investigated within 2 weeks you are just lucky you got yours sooner and also 90% of people referred to that clinic will have harmless lumps so chances are you will be absolutely fine.
I would say try not to worry but I know that is impossible just try and keep busy.
my appointment is Monday and it can't come soon enough because whatever the outcome you will better bit better knowing what you are dealing with.
Wendy x x
Louise_BCC
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Hi HJG

I underustand that this is a very worrying time for you and I'm sure others will be along soon to offer their support and share their experiences. In the meantime, if you feel you would like to talk to someone about your conerns, do ring our Helpline, they're on 0808 800 6000 and are open today 10-2 and weekdays 9-5.

I also thought you might find it helpful to read our factsheet about breast clinic so I've given the link here:

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/worried-about-breast-cancer/referral-breast-clinic-bcc70

Best wishes.

Louise, Facilitator

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Found a lump, seen GP and been referred

Am very scared at the moment as my worst nightmare seems to be unfolding. I have just turned 40, have two wonderful children aged 4 and nearly 2 plus a gorgeous hubby. I found a lump about a month ago but only went to see the doc on Monday. Thinking it was nothing I was completely taken aback by his seriousness and urgency in referring me. Since Monday I have been in a state of shock, not being able to eat or sleep. I have my appointment next Tuesday but that is a whole 4 days away.
My husband is trying to look on the positive side but I just have this dread that this is it. I keep randomly crying and I have a sick feeling at the pit of my stomach. I know I sound dramatic but I am usually such a strong person but I can't stop thinking about the worst case scenario and what my beautiful family will do and how they will be affected if something is really wrong.
I am struggling to keep it together and I have chosen not to tell my family as there isn't really anything to tell and they would only worry.
i came across this forum by googling and started to read some of the posts. I am not sure why I am posting here I guess it's because most of you (if not all) will have been through a similar anxiety as me. I know there is nothing I can do until I am seen again and had my tests etc.. But I feel like my world is falling apart already and suppose I wanted to tell / speak to someone who could maybe understand how I am feeling. I know it is just a lump which could well be benign but likewise it may not.
Thanks for listening.