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Hard lump found, been referred :(

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CelticK
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Thinking of you xx
Beardies
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi as a bc survivor am thinking of you take care x
Macgirl59
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Oh Di, that's difficult. Thinking of you at this difficult time. I will keep everything crossed for you. Take care and remember you have lots of friends on here if you need to off-load. Xxx
justmex
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Di473 so sorry to hear this. There is treatments though x thinking of you x
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Bad news for me, just been diagnosed with grade 2 IDC with lymph node involvement. Have to wait for an MRI & CT scan to see if it's spread ... to say i'm terrified is putting it mildly 😞 x

di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi Katie, thank you for your post, it's always so reassuring to hear from others that have been here ... and you are right about most lumps & bumps being nothing to worry about ... in my case i think it's slightly different as i have lymph node swelling in the armpit too (this worries me more than the lump it's self ... and not in much doubt about what my results will show 😞 ... Terrified)
But as i said, thank you for your response, it's much appreciated 🙂 xx
Whatkatiedid
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi ladies
Just been reading your posts and thought I send a wick reply.
I was where you are now back in September 2013. Was invited to attend my first mammogram for the screening programme although I am 49 they were introducing it for ladies aged from 47.
I was really nervous but the mammogram wasn't as bad as I thought and was over within five minutes. Was told I would get results within 2-3 weeks. Put it out of my mind. Then, about 2&half weeks in I got a phone call inviting me back for a recall. It was booked the day after, at another hospital and told to be prepared for the procedure to last 2-3 hours. I was absolutely petrified . They did explain that because they didn't have another mammorgram to compare with that's what I was called back and obviously something showed up that needed investigated. So had detailed mammogram ,ultrasound and core biopsy where they took 5 samples. Was told I would get results within ten days. I KNOW only to well the waiting game and know exactly what you are going thru..all scary thoughts go thru you head and a day feel likes a week. What I want to say is....time will pass and not all lumps/bumps are cancerous in fact the majority are not and they are more likely to be benign innocent lumps then something sinister. I know is I say please do not worry, you still will. Please try to put it out of your mind and enjoy the weekend....get out with the kids, have a nice meal with a bottle of wine with your other half, watch the X factor ! I used to say 'Right, it's the weekend.. I will not waste any more emotions on this thing..I will worry again on Monday.
Sorry for the rant ladies..my thoughts are with you and best possible results for next week.
Love Katie x
Senni
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Yes - I agree totally - the waiting is so horrible.

 

di473
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Ha, Wednesday is a very popular day by all accounts! Welcome to our little club Senni - fingers crossed none of us are in it for very long! I hope you get through the weekend ok, i'm terrified & am just constantly fighting back the tears for the sake of my children (they're only 3.5yrs & 22mths) The waiting is just awful isn't it?

Di xxx

Senni
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Can I join this club (even tho' it's one none of us want to be in?). My appointment at the breast clinic is next Wednesday too, in the morning.

So will be thinking of you.

di473
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Ooh & mines at 13.30 ... guess we'll both be having the same feelings at the same time then! Here's hoping we both breath a sigh of relief when we come out xx
Missb1
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Hi di473
Phoned hospital today. My appt is next Wednesday too at 2pm. Just need to keep busy now. Will be thinking of you and all the others who are waiting xx
AllyMac
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Than you you too will let you know tomorrow is D day
Macgirl59
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I really feel for you. I only found my mass last Thursday and it already feels like a lifetime. I received a letter this morning for the NHS booking service but when I logged on there were no appointment available. I rang the number and was told that they would email the clinic who will then send me an appointment. I was told I should hear from them by 23rd April, another two weeks. The waiting is unbearable. I'm keeping everything crossed for you.
di473
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Appointment to get the results from my biopsies is next Wedneday (16th) at 1.30 ... feeling very sick again now 😞

AllyMac
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Just been referred today should be going on holiday next week! Appointment Thursday. Worried indeed
AllyMac
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Reassurance please!?!?!?!

From nothing to finding a 2-3cm hard lump right breast left side below nipple in a day!!!
Doctors done, instant referral. Should be going on holiday on Friday so have short circuited process by making private appointment with consultant. Trying to be positive, always been breast aware but need to be prepared. Any advice comments of what to expect?
Macgirl59
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If I haven't heard by Thursday then I'm going to do the same. Thanks justmex
justmex
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Sorry for this post. I posted on wrong forum x admin pls delete
justmex
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I went to my gp last thursday and they said they would send a letter the same day. I was expecting a letter today but when it didnt arrive i rang the hospital. The lady at the breast clinic was lovely and she said that she had only just received my letter today as it was sent straight to the breast clinic and not to her in 'new appointments'. She then made me an appointment over the phone for next tuesday.

I know they must be really busy having to deal with all the appointments within two weeks but i couldnt stand the not knowing and now i have a date i can stop thinking about the appointment now until next week.

Maybe you could give them a call just check that they have received the referral from your gp x
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

They've said i'll get a letter with an appointment for next week sometime xx

 

Piemistress
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Hi,
Hang in there and try to keep yourself busy. Easier said that done I know! I won't say to stay away from google as I know for me that is impossible! Did they say they would call you or send a letter or do you already have an appt to go back in?

Thinking of you x
justmex
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Aww you having a real tough time. I suppose waiting for your results is going to be tougher. I dont know what to say as im worrying and i havent even been yet. Ive found that keeping busy helps. Reading a book anything to just take your mind off it until you have the results. Thinking of you and i have my fingers crossed for you x
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi Justmex, thank you!

No, i've read posts on here where consultants etc have given hints either way as to the outcome, but no one said anything to me, not the mammogram nurse, the doctor who did the ultrasound & biopsy nor the consultant after. The consultant was very nice but basically said it was 50/50 so there was no point in talking about the ins & outs without knowing the results.

 

He said the lump was very small (10mm) so even if it was bad news, it would be very treatable (didn't mention the lypmh nodes being swollen mind) but it could just as easily be nothing to worry about, so the best thing was to wait for the results next week 😞

 

This week has near on killed me, i've lost half a stone & haven't stopped crying ... i've no idea how i'm going to get through another week 😞

 

I haven't read about your situation on your post yet (will do now) - but sending you hugs xx

justmex
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi. Thinking of you. Horrible you have to wait even longer. I was wondering the same did they give any indication as to what it could be.

Sending hugs
fairyb
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi Di. Been thinking about you all day. I'm
gutted for you that you haven't got your
news today. At least they are being thorough. Did they give any indication of what they thought?
Send me a.message if you need to chat or offload.
xxxx
Macgirl59
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi

I've just turned 40 too! I have a history of fibrocystic breast disease but only last Thursday I found a very large, firm mass in the upper part of my right breast. It's totally different to the other cysts that I have found and quite tender too. I went to see my GP straight away who told me the mass is very mobile and I have no lymph node swelling in my arm pit. She went on to say she that she thought it was a very large cyst which would need aspirating but would refer me without delay given my history. I can't believe that I have not felt this lump before now given its size. To me it seems very deep within my breast, I can literally grab hold of it and it's the size of a tangerine. I'm very worried about a possible BC diagnosis.

Sending positive vibes to all x
di473
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So mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy of the lump & of the lymph node & i'm still no nearer knowing 😞 At least another of week of feeling terrified then before i find out anything except this time i'm sore & worrying instead of just worrying .... this sucks 😞 xx

 

fairyb
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Thinking of you today Di.Got everything crossed tightly for you xx
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

So after the longest week of my life i have my breat clinic appointment at 12.30 today ... what with the lymph node swelling i'm not expecting good news to be honest, but am still hoping for a miracle 😕

 

I have never been this terrified in my entire life 😞 xxxx

Arosie1
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Your welcome xx
Yes found numerous cysts and dense breast nodules so good news after very anxious 3week wait. Was at clinic for about 3 hrs seen consultant had mammogram and ultrasound. They were all lovely 🙂
Will be thinking of you and wishing you well and keep chatting if it helps xx
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi Arosie1, thanks for your post, i really appreciate you taking the time to answer even though you're going through what's probably your worst nightmare too - talking of which, did you not have your appointment today ... how did it go? xx
di473
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Thank you Lucy x
Lucy_BCC
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi Di and welcome to the BCC forums

Along with the support here our helpliners are on hand with practical and emotional support for you so please feel free to call to share your concerns. Lines are open weekdays 9-5 and Saturday 10-2 on 0808 800 6000

Here's a link to information about what to expect at the breast clinic which you may find helpful:

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

Take care
Lucy BCC

Arosie1
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Re: Hard lump found, been referred :(

Hi di473

So sorry you have found yourself in this situation, it's only natural to think the worst.
Don't think i can be of much help really but wanted to reply anyway.
Lumps and bumps can be many things other than cancer, i know that doesn't really help your worrying but but over 90% of lumps are benign xx
Lymph nodes can swell for many reasons too from infections and virusus, glandular fever to rheumatoid arthritis 🙂
This will be the worst part the wait but you will get through till next monday, keep busy and keep chatting on here or phone the helpline if you need any advice xx
Thinking of you

di473
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Hard lump found, been referred :(

I've just turned 40 & have no family history of BC.

 

Last week i found a lump, it's hard & fixed (as far as i can tell),pretty painless (maybe a little tender, but i'm sure that's from all the poking i'm doing) about the size of a grape and situated roughly half way between my breast & my arm pit. I saw my doctor on Friday & she confirmed the lump & referred me to the breast clinic.

I've spent the weekend as a blubbering mess. I have two young children (3.5yrs & 21mths) & i just can't stand the thought of what this might mean. Over the weekend i've also noticed that i have swelling in my armpit & have pretty much convinced myself that it can't be anything other than BC.

 

I've just had a call from the breast clinic to say that my appointment is next Monday (so another week of feeling like this - my little girl keeps asking me why i'm crying & i feel so bad)

 

Does anyone have (or did have) similar symptoms? I'm terrified enough without now thinking that the lymph nodes are involved. Is it possible for them to swell for another reason (if it was an infection i'm sure i would have pain or fever or some other symptom)?

 

Thanks for any advice xx