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I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

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Re: I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

Hi,
Thanks so much for your kind words, this has really helped me to feel more positive, i slept better last night which is the first time since Monday although still woke with the same feeling in the pit of my stomach, life just completely stands still which i'm sure you can all relate too:( I am trying to stay positive and not look at the Internet, as i can see now this just makes you more anxious. I will call my Dr's again today and see if i can sort something quicker, i may also clal the Breast Cancer Care Hotline as reading comments on here, i'm hoping this will help me further. I'm in work which helps to take my mind off of it for a while. Thanks to all of you again 🙂 xx
Lola65
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Re: I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

Hi Cazzer,
So sorry you find yourself in this predicament. I understand how frantic you are feeling. We on this forum have all been there.
My very first piece of advice - and this is so important - please do not start surfing the net for information on this, because you have no idea what "this" is yet, and you will terrify yourself, maybe needlessly. Most lumps are quite innocent. You must not try to self-diagnose your lump. Use the Macmillan website or this one, but none other at this stage.
My second piece of advice is ring the GP again and insist on an early appointment. Be assertive and don't take no for an answer.
Thirdly, when you see your GP please don't let him fob you off. He should refer you to the breast clinic. Many GP's seem reluctant to do this straight away because it costs the Practice money. GP's are not breast cancer specialists. You need to see the specialists. Once you get your referal and see the specialists, things will move very quickly if they suspect you have cancer. And it is a BIG IF.
Meanwhile, try not to dwell on things (I know how difficult that is). Treat yourself, meet up with friends, eat chocolate, buy new clothes, get lots of fresh air.
The very best of luck to you. xxx
carrie35
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Re: I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

Please try not to worry it could be nothing and poking it will make you more anxious and possibly more painful. It is probably nothing I have had many lumps investigated over the years and all were cysts which many women have. However it is better to have it looked at and the waiting game it the hardest part and you will have to learn to be patient and try to distract yourself. Be confident in that you will be seen and seen quickly (this does not mean its cancer) it means we do have a very good NHS who are on the ball and sorting us out. Should it prove investigating further you will receive excellent care and don't worry if it is cancer a few extra weeks waiting wont make a difference. there are lots of women in here who can offer support and advice.

Ruth58
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Re: I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

As you have said none of us could say it is breast cancer or not but most lumps do tend to be cysts from people i have spoken to as was mine. I think I would try the doctors again and explain why you want to see the doctor asap. When you do see the doctor try and make sure he/she offers you the up to 2 week option to get to a breast clinic.
Janet_BCC
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Re: I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

Dear cazzer1970

Welcome to the BCC forum. I'm sure other members will soon be along to offer you some support.

You could also give our Helpline a call to talk things over. They will be able to offer you information as well as emotional support. They are open from 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000 and calls are free and confidential.

Take care

Very best wishes

Janet

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I'm in a state of panic after finding a lump:(

Hi,

I'm 42 years old and 3 days ago found a hard lump in my right breast, it is a little bit tender but i think thats because i haven't left it alone since i've found it (Hoping and praying it will disappear!) I can't sleep or eat properly through fear that it's cancer:( I've just registered with a new doctor and have been told i have to wait until next week for an appointment due to it being the end of year, so i am worried sick that this will decrease my chances if it is the worst! I am also dreading another week of worry and fear, i don;t have breast cancer in my family as far as i'm aware but i know this doesn't mean anything! I'm constantly reading things online and for every 5 positive websites there are 10 which make you worry even more, i also think every ache and pain i have is something bad although didn't feel any of this before i found the lump. I'm sure lots of you have gone through the same and i know you can't tell me everything will be okay, but just looking for some encouragement or hope i guess 😞 thanks for reading and i hope you all get great results! 🙂 x