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Found a lump...

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Janeyg
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Re: Found a lump...

Thank you for your honesty, I'm awaiting an appointment next Monday 8th June. Yes it's a roller coaster of emotions, trying not to feel my lump, and a second lump above my first one, not telling anyone, only my husband and my best friend, I don't want to cause un necessary worry. I'm so glad your results are positive and hopefully will remain that way. It was helpful to me to know what to expect at the clinic when I go xxxx
Emma26
Member

Re: Found a lump...

I'm so relieved for you that everything looks benign, but can understand your emotions. It's hard not to think about the likelihood of malignancy and I think any breast scare seems to take over your mind until you have results. I can empathise with your flatness but am glad you're feeling better now. Fingers crossed the biopsy results will confirm everything. x

Rachie1752
Member

Re: Found a lump...

Hi All,

 

I thought I should update this thread for the benefit of people who search the forum in the future!

 

I had my Breast Clinic appointment. The ladies were all lovely and they explained what they were doing, and showed me on the ultrasound screen. They found a lot of cycsts in my left breast ( that I had no idea were there!) and the lump in my right breast they think is a far necrosis (like bruised fat, I think). They found another area in my right breast which they think is a firbroadenoma. All areas are benign 🙂 They took a few biopsies to be certain, and I get the results in just over a week. 

 

I felt ecstatic when I left the appointment, massive relief, but by the time I got home I felt quite flat, and I spent 3 or 4 days with yo-yoing emotions. I think it took my brain a few days to process things, which made me feel really daft- I should be happy and get on with life, since my news was good.

Beating myself up about how I was feeling didn't help;-) I am feeling a lot better now, quite calm. I think I just needed to give myself some time to readjust to the new (better) situation. 

 

I didn't want to post about how I was feeling at the time, because it seemed tactless to the amazing and brave people who had received bad news, but I think it might be helpful for people in this position in the future to read about. I had to remind myself that I don't contrl my emotions as much as I think I do! It is not my faut that I feel however I feel! That mindset helped!

 

This is quite an exhausting rollercoaster and we all need to be as kind to ourselves as we are to each other!

 

Thanks for all the support, I will post my results when I get them!

 

Rx

Emma26
Member

Re: Found a lump...

Hi Rach,
I'm awaiting an appointment at the BCC next week and I keep feeling for my lump to see if it's changed at all.
I presume that your appointment was this Wednesday (2 days ago), so wondered how things went?
I hope you're doing okay. X
Rachie1752
Member

Re: Found a lump...

Hi,

 

Thank you for the welcome!

 

It's okay- Rach, Rachel, either are fine 🙂

 

I have a date 🙂 I'm due at the clinic on Wednesday at 10.20. Not too long to wait! I am trying to be positive, but realisitic, I'm not sure it is possible LOL! I have stopped trying to second guess the results (for now 😉 ).

 

I am thinking that I should tell a few close family members. Not looking farward to that!

 

 

 

 

Lucy_BCC
Member

Re: Found a lump...

Hi Rachie1752 and welcome to the BCC forums
I am sorry to read that you have this worry, our helpliners are on hand with support for you so please feel free to ring to talk things through, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Here's a link to the BCC information about referral to the breast clinic which I hope you will find helpful:

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/breast-awareness/referral-breast-clinic

Take care
Lucy BCC

Goldie123
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Re: Found a lump...

Sorry. Assumed your name is rachel but after looking again that isn't quite right! Think I better get to an optician too!!! X
Goldie123
Member

Re: Found a lump...

Hi rachel

Sorry you're going through this. Don't panic (easier said than done I know!)

Good gps will want to get you to a climic fast so its not reflection on the lump but simply they are a good gp. I saw mine on a friday aNd I had a call from the clinic on the monday and had an appointment for the following monday. Ita easy to start thinking speed=bad news but really its speed=good service.

The waiting is hard but make sure you get that call today. I felt better when I had appointment and then going for tests because although you don't know the results yet you know you're deaLing with it head on.

Don't assume with lumps and bumps or you'll go mad. I've done the same. Keep touching it and asking myself does it hurt? Move? Bigger? Smaller?

There's no way to know like the clinic will. You've done the best thing. Keep us postes how you get on.xxx
Rachie1752
Member

Found a lump...

Hello,

 

I am new to the forum. I have been reading some of the posts and decided it was time to post, myself!

 

I thought I found a lump in my right breast about 3 months ago. I couldn't always find it , and I couldn't get my husband to find it so I decided to monitor it for a while. I had read online that some lumps can be hormonal so I decided it would be sensible to wait for a month, so I could tell if it changed over my cycle. I gradually got better at finding it and got used to it. A couple of days ago I realised that it was my 3rd period, and the lump is easy to find and doesn't change with my cycle so I really needed to go to the doctor. The lump is (i think, with a very rough measure!) 3cm, on the arm side, and not just under the skin. It doesn't hurt, thankfully! It isn't squishy. 

 

I went to the GP yesterday morning and he did quite a thorough investigation and has referred me to the Breast Clinic. He said that it wasn't joined to the muscle, but I don't know if that is good or not! He says if I haven't got an appointment by tomorrow I need to call him. 

 

I am quite scared. I think if it were a cyst, it would have shrunk after 3 months? I have only had a day and a bit of waiting and I think I have gone through more emotions than I have in my entire life!

 

I hope your journies are going well.