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ann-m
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Re: Lump over 50

So good to hear your news. Knic, thankfully despite the worst imaginings, mostly all turns out to be fine. Its always hard going through it though.
ann x
Knic
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Ok Helena thank you so much, you have been amazing in providing support to me throughout my worrying and I am truly grateful. I hope you continue to do well and send you so much love and a big hug back xxxxx
Knic
Member

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Hi everyone well we are back after a few hours at the breast clinic. The dr saw mum to start he felt her and asked where the problem was, mum pointed to one area but said she could feel something else also in the same boob, so the doctor circled the whole area. We then waited for a scan, mum didn't have a mammogram as they said her last one was February. Mum had an ultrasound and the lady that did it said then it was a fatty lump. But we still had to go and see the dr. The dr called us in and said the ultrasound showed a fatty lump but he wanted to go and check with them as he felt a lump?! He returned and said they reassured him it is just fatty and that unless she feels any change he is happy to leave it at that? I know I should be elated and I am happy I just wish I felt more reassured xxxxx
Knic
Member

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Morning all hope you all had a lovely Christmas? Today is the day, I am so nervous I feel sick. Mum is appearing very relaxed about it, I think she has convinced herself nothing is wrong which worries me. As although I hope with all my heart she is right and it is nothing I just worry about her and how she will react if it's not good. She is working this morning and the appointment is this afternoon so that will distract her. I am so nervous but I will put my brave face on and be a good girl for my mum. Hoping with all my heart that it is good news xxxxx
Knic
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awwww thank you ladies- and hello to you too Helena. Been trying to take everyone's advice, was kept busy yesterday as my little girl was poorly. Today I have been trying to not think about Wednesday although it is always there hanging onto every thought I have Xxx
MelissaG
Member

Re: Lump over 50

I can understand you both being so worried but the odds are still in her favour as far as I can gather x
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Lump over 50

hi knic,
Well its good your mum had a clear mammo recently. Chances are all's well & if on the off chance it is more serious, then the sooner its dealt with, the better.
ann x
Knic
Member

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Thank you again for your replies. Mum had a clear mammogram in February and found this lump by chance when laying down. I try and take each step at a time and think positive, but just feel the odds of it being benign are against us. I know mum is worrying, she was ok until the letter came and now she seems different. She told me she couldn't sleep last night because of it. She is keeping it to herself, she has only told me. When my dad passed away last year, it felt like I had lost part of my mum too. These last few months my mum has been happier and more like herself and now I feel this is going to knock her backwards. Oh I am sorry to drone on, I find it hard to articulate in words my feelings and so coming on here helps. You ladies are all so lovely, to take the time to talk to me even though you are dealing with your own challenges and for that I am truly grateful xxx
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Lump over 50

hi knic
Again for most of us over 50s, most lumps turn out to be nothing serious. As an example, from what I recall, 4 out of 100 women of screening age who are recalled, of which 1 will be bc, with most making a full recovery.
I was diagnosed from screening, rather than finding it, but am now through treatment & back to life as normal.
It is always the pits waiting for appointments, but it will get resolved & move on. Anxiety is the worst bit of all this.
take care
ann x

Knic
Member

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Thank you for your replies, I just feel so worried and bad for my mum. She is putting on a brave face and saying she is not worried but I feel that is more for my benefit. I have had a breast scare in the past and had reassurance from specialists that for my age it was unlikely to be anything to worry about as it normally happens to over 50's, what was a reassurence then is definitely not helping me now. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply x
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Lump over 50

hi knic,
Sorry to hear about your dad. Thankfully your mum has done the right thing & it will now be checked out & dealt with as necessary.
LadyB has said it all really, but most lumps turn out to be nothing serious, if it is, then bc is very treatable these days, with some of the best outcomes out there.
ann x
Knic
Member

Lump over 50

Hi I hope you don't mind me posting. I am so so worried about my mum. Last week she found a lump in her breast, she went to the gp who reffered her urgently. She has an appt next Wednesday at the breast clinic. I feel so scared that it is breast cancer. She is 58 and post menopause, I read on the internet 85% of lumps found in woman of this age are cancerous. I lost my dad to lung cancer just last year at the age of 56 and I am so scared that it could be happening to us again.