Hope you got your answers and they are good. I too had pain but it proved to be a small cancer in the duct and they could not feel a lump. All taken out last week, now waiting for histology results.
Which clinic did you go to? I'm referred to Lancaster. We decided to make a mini holiday out of it and are booked into the Midland Hotel in Morcambe tomorrow night for a spot of luxury and pampering before we head for the clinic on monday morning.
Hope all is going well for you with your treatment... sounds like a bit of a long haul. It's so reassuring to read people's stories on here and realise that it's possibly not quite as bleak and grim as it first appears. x
I'm up in Cumbria Nicky. I know what you mean about those aches and pains... I think I've had them in every area of my body (and imagined the worst) over the past couple of weeks.... along with poking on a regular basis to check the lump is still there (it is!). I've also suffered on and off for the past 10 years with a prolapsed disc.... but all of a sudden it's become something much more sinister in my head.
Roll on monday when this can all get put into a bit of perspective! x
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Hi nickynac1 welcome
you have done exactly the right thing going to your doctor, unfortunately that means you are now playing the waiting game and it's hard. For many it's the most difficult time your mind plays tricks on you, with aches and pains and you spend ages poking and prodding yourself trying to find the lump, beating yourself up for not going sooner and on and on and on.
keep yourself busy to try and distract yourself and please don't spend ages on Google you will just freak yourself out.
most lumps are not cancer, you can see that from old posts on here, but they all worry us. it is fear of the unknown that affects us the most and if you need to get it out just post on here, we've all been there.
if you get the big wobbles give the helpline a call, they are great and quite used to us phoning in tears. There are no stupid questions, your worries are completely normal.
Waiting for that appointment, and then going through the tests is a very scary time. It freaks us all out.
I don't think there's anything any of us can say that will put your mind at rest, because it will be doing somersaults until this is all over for you.
Only thing I want to say is that you have already done the right thing by going to your Doctor. You are now getting it identified. One way or the other, that means it will be sorted out, whatever it is. I've got my fingers crossed for you.
Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you. I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon.
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