Fantastic news Daisy and thank you for coming back to let us know, it's so important for others to see it's not always bad news! Thrilled for you and hope you can enjoy the rest of the Christmas break with your family now and put this behind you Xx
Brilliant! Seems you had a number of 'oddities' happening at once, so no wonder you felt so concerned. Stay breast aware, just as you were this time, and hope you get everything sorted soon.
It depends on what sort of system your local breast clinic/NHS trust area is running. Some do everything in one appointment, a 'one stop' approach, and some arrange for you to come back and do the biopsy seperately. I hope yours is the 'one stop' as its definitely easier in terms of the agony of extra waiting.
Daisy the only way to give 100% certainty is by analysing the cells, To my knowledge they will always biopsy if they suspect cancer , I know you are hoping for a definite answer tomorrow and hopefully they can tell you for certain all is ok but please just go prepared for further investigation is all I'm saying, you've had to brave it out all over Xmas and I admire you for that as I know how awful this waiting stage is Xx Jo
I didn't answer you question about 'will mammogram and scan be enough to diagnose' (btw Im not a medical person). Those scans might, or might not, give a good indication, some people have come on here to say they have been given the all clear from a scan and mammo, but it has to be very obvious to a skilled radiographer and consultant. However, if there is any doubt, even a teeny weeny bit of doubt.....they will do a core biopsy. Having the core biopsy of course doesn't mean that you definitely have bc, but that they need to be 100% sure to be able to exclude it. In my case, from the mammo and scan I was told it was 50/50 that the lump was a malignancy, only the biospy will give absolute results in the case of there being some doubt. So, its possible that you are told that you don't need a biospy, but don't be surprised if you are told you do need one. I hope this makes sense, ask any more questions you need to x
Hiyer Daisy baby,
What an awful Christmas you must have had, what levels of anxiety there must have been, I feel so sorry for you. I think its better to get a very quick appointment, as its less time to freak....albeit it feels shocking and too much to take in so quickly. I'm not sure there is anything much I can say that will reduce your anxiety, but as Ann said you really won't find any answers on the broad internet....only your specific and individual tests and checks will give you that. No matter what you find out tomorrow, good news or news that you need treatment, we will be here to listen and help if we can. x
The most important thing is you are now having these lumps checked , your not the first to have put it off through fear so don't beat yourself up about it. A mammogram and ultrasound can give them a pretty good idea of what is going on but unless they can tell you for certain from what they see that they are harmless lumps they will most likely do either a needle aspiration if they suspect they are cysts or a core biopsy if they need to remove a section to test, I've had both and neither were bad 😊
Its totally normal to be freaking out because your brain is trying to process what may or may not be going on , we don't cope well with uncertainty but try not to get ahead of yourself, spending your days in a state of stress will only make them seem longer than ever!
I'm almost 3 years on from diagnosis and can tell you from my experience that nothing was anywhere near as bad as it seemed at the time, plenty of ladies here who can help you during this waiting period so keep in touch with us Xx Jo