Thank you that is really helpful. Now need to keep as busy as possible to stop me from worrying, I have got a busy week work wise so that should help and I'm focusing on the fact that most lumps are nothing to worry about etc xxxxxx
When I went 1st appt at clinic,saw doctor who sent me for ultra scan,then had 3 biopsies taken.Had go back the next week for results,so another week of worrying.Think everyone goes through the worrying part.Hope you get good news xxx
All clinics are different in terms of what they have (for example I had a breast exam done at a community hospital but then the ultrasound and biopsy at a hospital in the town centre) but I had the following experiences - breast exam done by a nurse, ultrasound, core biopsy (they didn't do a fine needle aspiration on my lump as it was in an awkward place and too fiddly for the nurse). After the core biopsy I was seen 5 days later for results which, thankfully, showed that the lump was a benign fibroadenoma. I didn't have a mammogram because of my age (29). I have just been re-referred by my GP as I am having loads of pain round the lump and she said straight away she wants me rechecked and to get a second opinion, but I am trying not to worry to much as fibroadenomas do not turn cancerous. Good luck for your appointment. X
You've come to the best place for support. The waiting is awful isn't it? It is so difficult to not think negative thoughts, but you did the right thing getting checked out, and the time will fly by I am sure. My appointment is next Tuesday and I received my confirmation letter today. Even though it was a standard letter, the wording was quite comforting, in that referrals are seen within 2 weeks even if the doctor doesn't suspect cancer.
I am sure you will have a lovely day out with your hubby.
I'm sorry I can't offer any advice re what to expect as this is a first visit for me too, but there are many lovely people on here who offer support. One thing I would say is leave Mr Google alone (although that's how I found this site, so it wasn't all bad) - and remember there is only a small chance that this could turn into something as most referrals turn out not to be cancer.
Try and stay positive - although I know that's easier said than done.
I'm being seen at the breast clinic next Monday 8th June! Trying to keep busy and positive, I'm so tired from work at the moment, I'm looking forward to a day off with my husband tomorrow and I'm trying not to think anything negative about my lump, but it is difficult!!! I'm not sure what to expect at the clinic, can anyone fill me in please so I can prepare my self? Thank you xxxx