Brilliant news jt. I am so pleased for you. Go and get on with your life and enjoy!!
And it gives me a boost - my appointment is tomorrow. So thank you hugely for that too.
My appointment is over and it was good news - loads of cysts, and not just in the one breast but both. Loads of them have been aspirated and apart from bruising now I'm home, it didn't really hurt at all.
I can't describe how relieved I feel, but wanted to thank all the lovely ladies on this forum who've sent messages of support and wished me luck as it really did help.
di473, I know you get your results tomorrow and hope its good news. I will be thinking of you.
Just mex, I know your appointment was today the same as me and again, hope you've now had good news.
Macgirl, your appointment is awhile away I know, but again best wishes for positive news for you too.
Finally, if anyone reading this is torturing themselves like I did convinced that the lump they can feel is cancer please try to stay positive. On paper my lump ticked all the boxes for something sinister, but it wasn't. Over the last few weeks I've wasted too much time looking on google for answers that only the clinic could provide and would hate for other ladies to make the same mistakes as me.
Im new to this website and just learning how to use it. Im 24 years old and female. I wanted some others opinions on an issue im having. About 3 months ago, I was feeling my breasts for lumps. I found a hard lump that doesnt move in my left breast right about the nipple. I went to see my doctor and he sent me for a mammogram and Ultrasound. The mammogram showed an abnormal mass so right after, I got an ultrasound. After the ultrasound, I waited for the results for about 2 days. My doctor called me in and the report said ''Probably Benign'' Birads 3 and that I need to come back in 6 months for another ultrasound. It said it is a 2mm Tumor but my doctor said its only a 4% chance of being cancer because of my age. This really worries me because my dads mom died of breast cancer years ago and 3 of my dads sisters have had breast cancer and thankfully, all his sisters survived. I told my doctor that it scares me because it does run in our family and he said since its not maternal (my mothers side) that hes not too worried. But that's not okay to me. On top of that, I have been feeling so exhausted for the last year and never understand why, sleep doesnt help, I just always need more sleep and still feel so exhausted, its as if I havent slept in days when I have. I feel like I have no energy all the time, its a struggle to even walk some days because I feel so weak. I asked my doctor for a biopsy just to give me a peace of mind and he said no, He will see me in 6 months and that he really believes its not cancer. I hope its not but im really worried.. Does anyone have opinions on what they think I should do? Should I wait? It could be absolutely nothing and I could be fine but what if im waiting and it is cancer and its spreading. Please any advice, I would appreciate! Thank you
Thanks for responding and I hope that you're over the worst of whatever treatment plan is in place for you.
It was good to hear that you had your biopsy results in a matter of days rather than weeks, as if I dont get the all clear from the mamogram another two weeks of waiting would be torture.
I read one of your posts on another thread to a really worried lady which was really positive, rational and calm and think I should take a leaf out of your book!
Thanks again - its reassuring to get advice from people who've been there.
Best wishes x
From reading your posts it sounds as if you've had a nightmare trying to arrange the appointment and having to travel 50 miles is awful. I'm lucky as the hospital is a ten minute drive away (im in the south) - naively I hadnt even considered what it would be like to have to travel that far - poor you.
Thanks for your comments on the staff too. Honestly you'd think I had enough to worry about without stressing about getting my kit off!
Our breasts / lumps seem really similar and like you I keep questioning how I could possibly have grown a lump this big and not noticed it sooner. Without doubt the waiting is the worst as your brain goes into overdrive thinking the worst regardless of the fact that statistically we have far better odds of getting a good diagnosis.
Keep in touch and let me know how things go, i'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the both of us x
9am and the letter says the appointment could be between 2 and 5 hours long!! I'd like to think thats because they're going to be ultra thorough but i expect its just that theres going to be loads of us all sitting there going through the exact same thing and they have their 14 day target to see us all in (mine is exactly 14 days since seeing my GP). It says i get the results of the mamogram / ultrasound there and then and tbh I am pinning all my hopes on them looking at the images and saying 'nothing to worry about' however in reality I guess they'll take a biopsy and i'll have another couple of weeks of waiting.....
Don't know about you but the other thing that's playing on my mind is the whole thing of getting undressed infront of loads of people. I know they see it day in and day out but it still makes me nervous as i'm not particularly confident without my top on! Silly really in the overall scheme of things.
I really hope we both get the news we want, and I'll be thinking of you too x
In a very similar situation to you.
I have an appointment at the breast clinic next tuesday after finding a huge lump in my left breast. Like you I have large breasts so how much of the lump I can see of feel changes according to whether I'm sitting or lying and I have spent the best part of the last 10 days either googling breast cancer or probing my breast to see if the lump feels bigger or has somehow magically disappeared (thats yet to happen ...!).
Like all the posters say the odds are in our favour that it won't be cancer, and we should try not to worry.
I will be thinking of you next week and keeping my fingers crossed that we both get good news x
Not sure if it's the same at most hospitals but as you say you will have an examination, perhaps another mamogram and an ultra sound. I also had a biopsy done.
I asked the question, did they think it was BC and was given the answer that 'it looked worrying' so I pretty much knew it was at that appointment.
I then went back a week later for the result of the biopsies and had it confirmed.
Hope that helps
Welcome to the forum. I'm sure other members will soon notice your post and be along to offer some support. I've attached a link to our booklet which explains what might happen at your clinic appointment. I hope this is helpful.
You could also phone our Helpline to talk things over. They will be able to offer you practical information as well as emotional support. They'll be open again tomorrow at 9.00am (9-5 weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays). The number is 0808 800 6000.
Very best wishes