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Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

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Trisha_51
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hello Tracycrli, so sorry to hear about your Mum and best friend, that must make things very difficult for you at the moment. Are you going back for a repeat mammogram? Just because you have been recalled does not mean that there is anything wrong. Pleased be reassured that lots of ladies are recalled, often because the original one was not clear enough and not because something has been seen which needs further investigation. Younger ladies have denser breast tissue which sometimes makes it difficult to 'read' mammograms, this may mean an ultrasound is used to get a clearer picture. Try not to worry too much, easier said than done, and do let us know how you get on. Good luck for next Monday, sending you (((hugs))), take care Pat x
Jo_BCC
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hi Tracy

 

Welcome to the BCC discussion forums where I am sure you will get lots of good, honest support from the many informed users of this site.

 

While you are waiting for replies our helpline team are just a free phone call away if you need someone to talk to in confidence, they're here to support you through this.  0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2

 

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Tracycrli
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hi I was called early as one of the younger ones Ive just turned 48, had a mamo. about two and half weeks ago now and have to go back next monday.  I cant stop worrying, I feel sick, my mum died of breast cancer nearly 6 years ago and I lost my best friend to it about 18 months ago, I am in the middle of doing a counselling course at college at the moment, and cant concentrate on my work at the moment

keeks
Member

Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Sorry to hear you needed to have the biopsy.

 

I hope you manage to have a great holiday . 

 

Take care

 

keeks

poemsgalore
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic - back from clinic now

I hope you manage too have a good holiday in spite of this Carolyn. xxx

carolyn64
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic - back from clinic now

Back from clinic - They found a small 3mm something on left breast and have taken biopsys - will have to wait till after I get back from my trip for resuls but they said whatever it is at worst is very very treatable. Whilst it would be nicer for them to have found nothing it could be a lot worse.

carolyn64
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Back from clinic - They found a small 3mm something on left breast and have taken biopsys - will have to wait till after I get back from my trip for resuls but they said whatever it is at worst is very very treatable. Whilst it would be nicer for them to have found nothing it could be a lot worse.

keeks
Member

Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hi Carolyn64.

 

it's a hard time, worrying. I was called back after first mammogram.  No symptoms at all until the day I opened the letter.  Then phantom symptoms.  I had a 50% chance of guessing the right breast.

 

there were obout 12 of us at first appointment, I was told on the day but when I went back to follow up to get full results there were three of us from the week before.  So that means 75% were sent away with nothing wrong. Chances are you'll be ok.

 

I  have been on the other side as well, my mother had leukaemia,  but in some ways this made it worse as my biggest fear  is how my problems will affect my loved ones more than for myself.  I didn't even tell my dad as I was not going to give him the worry.

 

most people called back do not have cancer but we all seem to have very active imaginations and those weeks waiting are nothing short of torture.

 

Post on here to let off steam, and let us know how things go. We've all been there.  

 

take care

 

Keeks

carolyn64
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

thank you to both of you for taking time to reply!  I am trying hard not to be too pessimistic - can't talk about it too much to hubby as it is also reminding him of the times we waited for news about my youngest (who by the way is now a strapping 16 year old in great health). Am so up and down though. Never thought I would react quite like this to it!

CelticK
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Good luck, will be thinking of you....know how worrying it is waiting for appointments and test results. Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well for you xx
poemsgalore
Member

Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hello Carolyn64,

 

I'm sorry you are having this worry at the moment. Quite a lot of women get the call back, usually it is because the mammogram is unclear and they want to get a clearer picture to rule out any problems. At times like this, we begin to imagine all kinds of lumps, bumps, pains etc which might have been there all the time but they've gone unnoticed as we haven't had a reason to worry about them. However, if it does turn out that they find something, I don't think you would need to call off your holiday on 7th. There is a lot of waiting around for test results when you are in your situation and that waiting can drive you mad. It would be nice if your holiday could take your mind off things for a while so you can come back refreshed to face whatever is waiting for you. As I said, it is probably nothing at all, just the docs being cautious, but I know you are going to feel anxious until Wednesday. Keeping my fingers crossed that they tell you there is nothing there.

 

Best wishes

 

poemsgalore xx

Lucy_BCC
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Re: Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

Hi Carolyn

Welcome to the BCC forums where I am sure you will find support, in addition please feel free to call our helpliners to share your concerns as they are on hand with practical and emotional,support for you

Lines open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2 on 0808 800 6000

Take care
Lucy BCC

carolyn64
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Recall to clinic - trying not to panic

I had my first mammogram the other week and got a phone call last week to say they wanted me back for further testing. I have next appointment this wednesday!  I am supposed to be going away on the 7th and am really trying not to panic - The thing that makes me feel worse is my son had leukaemia twice and we have been through the "dont panic" bit before only to find out that he did have something wrong (ALL). I can't find any lumps but my boobs are a bit painful (possibly from me prodding them too much) and I am a bit worried that the skin under my breasts seems darker than the rest and I don't remember it being like that before!! I am trying not to assume the worse or invent things that aren't there - I do not seem to have any bumps or lumps but one boob is bigger than the other which doesnt help and again, I can't decide if I am imagining things or not.  I am trying do normal things and keep busy but it is so difficult!!