Thank you for your response and I'm sorry for the delay, I'm not on the computer very often. Hope your results come back with good results. I had that done a few years back and it can play with our minds and I thought just like you did. My results yeilded a great result, and I hope your results will reflect the same. I had to follow-up every three months for a year and then, twice a year, and then into my second year, here I am again. Now the swelling will not go down. Keep the faith and I hope all turns out well.
Really hope it's good newstthhat wait is ridiculous, I had recall from a mammogram and had to have ultra sound and biopsy and was told there and then! Then obviously had to see consultant about a week later. X
Well I'm still here waiting in the wings for a diagnosis of the core biopsy I had on 29 Jan when recalled following a routine 3 year mammogram on 9 Jan.
I was told I would get a follow up appointment at the Breast Clinic to discuss my results within 2 weeks. The wait was almost intolerable and I looked for a letter in the post everyday. On 8 Feb I had still heard nothing and called the hospital to chase my appointment and was told that my biopsy had been processed and my case would be presented to a team (breast consultant, radiologist, BCN etc) to determine next steps, possibly that afternoon.
Well I received my letter the following day (9 Feb) and my appointment is next Monday 18 Feb. So that will be 3 weeks since my biopsy!
I am taking the view that it cannot be that serious (!) given the length of time, coupled with the fact that the Breast Consultant - yes I have googled him - who I am due to see specialises in benign breast disease. Needless to say I may be wrong on both counts and I then go back to diagnosing myself with every type of cancer I've read about. I think I could win Mastermind now given all I have learnt on the subject over the last couple of weeks.
One day I am positive, the next I have a wobble - you are all so right in your comments about the wait being so horrible.
Best wishes to you all, I am on this forum a lot following everyone's progress, advice and support and will be glad when I have some clarity to report next week.
Thanks for your post and I do hope you get some clarity soon. Yes anything breast - related is scary, for men as well as women it seems.
Do let me know how you get on - I'm still waiting for an appointment for the result of my biopsy but I imagine there may be other tests ahead as well yet. Still, I don't wish to speculate ............
I hope everuything thurns out well for you. I've not yet been DX yet either. Still under going all types of testing. I have somethinf rare going on per the doctors. So, we'll see. There is always cause for corcern when it comes to our breast, even men.
my Ob-GYN is a male and he had to undo treatment. So he can relate to us women, not to mention his wife suffered with breast canrer also. My heart aches for hom and his family.
I can say, my left breast is swollen a lot and we're still trying to locate the problem. So we'll see...
I can only repeat what PG has said above. Waiting is the pits. All I can suggest is you keep busy, do lots of nice things, treat yourself, have a spend, eat chocolate, have friends round, and keep your family involved at every stage.
When you go for your results take someone with you and if it isn't good news, do ask for a copy of the path report because you can then take it home and digest the information in your own time. This helps you keep control rather than letting it control you. Rest assured, you will resceive the best care there is. Anyway, let's hope it is good news. Keep us posted. xxxx
So sorry you have found yourself on these forums, but believe me, they are the best place to be when you have the worry of waiting for results. Waiting is the worst time of all, for all of us. It's scary, not knowing what those results will be, but be assured that whatever the results, good or bad (let's hope for good) there will be plenty of support for you on here. Both the BCC nurses and the lovely ladies who have been in the position you are in now will be only too happy to listen to your worries and try to reassure you and make you feel better.
I'm hoping for a good outcome for you, but please come back and let us know what happens. We love good news and are experienced in helping people to deal with not so good news.
Hi Ladies, I feel a bit of a fraud posting as I haven't had the results of my biopsy yet so am in the early stages of what a lot of you have clearly already been through.
I was invited for a routine NHS mammogram, in and out in 5 mins and didn't think twice about it, so was really shocked when I was recalled to hospital for further investigation of my left breast. The area of concern turned out to be 2 cysts which were highlighted during ultrasound. The doctor assured me they were ok and she was going to drain them and let me go with nothing further to worry about.
However she then caught sight of a grey area, close to the cysts, 6mm long and decided not to bother about removing the cysts and, instead, took a biopsy of the suspicious tissue she had found 'by accident'.
That was 29 Jan and I have to wait 2 weeks for the results. It's on my mind all the time and I swing from being positive thinking that I will face whatever comes and get through it, to worse case scenario possible.
I know you cannot help with the diagnosis, I just wanted to share my experience thus far and feel better already for putting it in to words.
Your posts on these forums are very inspirational and I can see that there is a lot of support available from you all in very difficult circumstances.