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Wonderful news!  I am delighted for you x

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Such great news! Thank you for coming back to let us know, it's really important for others coming through the forum while waiting on results to see that it inst always bad news! Xx 

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Just quickly wanted to say that I am just back from results clinic. Thankfully they have said biopsy came back as fibroadenoma and after discussions they have agreed to leave alone. Am so grateful for everyone's comments and support on this forum. Helped me through a very scary time and I'm sure I will have more but for now thank you v much and good luck and hugs to everyone else out there going through scary times xxx
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 They don't lie to you Kathy, they will tell you honestly what they think from what they can see on the day , of course they don't always get it right but they will never deliberately mislead you, I know this is such a hard wait and you will be trying to second guess the outcome but it's under way now and you will have an answer one way or another this time Xx Jo 

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Hi Kathyclogs - really they don't always say that. On my recall appointment the doctor who did the ultrasound told me then and there that things looked extremely suspicious on the mammogram and ultrasound and she thought it was cancer.   She showed me the images and explained them to me.   I think they have a duty to be honest with you nowadays and won't fob you off with vague reassurances.  Good luck for your results and remember that most people that go for call back don't have cancer x

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Yes next week xx
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Kathy

 

At least that is done, are you back next week for the results? 

 

Helena xxx

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So after 5 long days waiting - I've been - apparently something showed on mammo on one side. Couldn't see anything on ultrasound so had to have biopsy to double check. So more waiting. The nurse said she'd spoken to doctor and she said she wasn't particularly concerned but I guess they always say that xx
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Hi Kathy,
...as Helena & Jobey have said.
Even If on the off chance it is bc, then it’s certainly not the end of world, as mammo detected bc is normally early & wholly treatable.
Loads of us have been through this & are doing just fine.
Mine was mammo detected, treated & back to life as normal within a few months & I’ve have just had my 2 year ‘all clear.’
Thank god I went for that mammo, as I nearly didn’t!
It’s certainly easier said than done, but try not to let your
mind run away with it all.
It will get sorted out.
ann x
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Thanks again for comments. Been trying so hard to put it out of my mind but starting to really build it up in my head - trying to be normal, trying not to Google, but I just feel so sick and have convinced myself my breast hurts even though I don't even know which side is the problem. Sorry for venting on here but I don't want to worry anyone else yet. xx
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Kathy your GP sounds lovely and they of course can't flower things up but you would hang on to the negative no matter what was said at the minute , it's self preservation , expect the worst and hope for the best, we all did it! just try your best to fill your days and don't focus on lack of sleep too much,  your body is on high alert at the minute and sleep is the hardest thing to get when your in that mind set, whatever the outcome things will calm down I promise you Xx Jo 

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Kathy

 

Try not to read anything into what the GP said about worst case scenario, he was probably just covering himself.  Good to hear that you have got something to help you sleep, that should make a difference to how you are feeling. 

 

I know it is hard to try not to think about it, but good that you are going to give it a try

 

Helena xxx

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Been and had chat with my gp who was lovely - although seemed to talk me through worst case scenario rather than it being nothing to worry about - which slightly worried me thinking about it afterwards. Gave me a hug and some meds to help sleep (as my sleep thing has been going on a while and this has just exacerbated it all). Told me to do nice things at wkend to take mind off it (easier said than done) but am going to try xx
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Kathyclogs

 

Unfortunately lack of sleep does tend to increase your anxiety levels and all rational thoughts go out the window.  Hopefully you will be able to catch up on sleep later and that will make you feel better

 

You just keep coming on here and we will keep your positivity up. 

 

Sending you a hug xxx

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Thank you Helena and Jobey for replies. Am trying not to panic but after a sleepless night just imagining/ thinking the worst. Will keep trying to think positively tho.
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Helena is spot on, it's common to be recalled after your first mamogram as something that's completely normal for you may have flagged up and they have to check it out, it happened to my sister and one of my best friends and both had the all clear at clinic and have continued to do so several years on! 

 

We all here know how you are feeling but worrying yourself in to a frenzy will just make the days drag even more, keep yourself busy and try to park your panic until you know anything for certain.

Both Helena and I have had breast cancer and we are just fine several years on 😊 Xx 

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Kathyclogs

 

And breathe my dear.

 

This is your first mammo so they have nothing to compare with so they are just making sure which is reassuring it could be that the image is not clear so they need to do another one, or that what they are seeing on there is totally normal breast tissue for you, but it is always best to get it checked out for your own peace of mind.

 

I know that it is easy to say, but try as much as possible to put it out of your mind for now. Come on here whenever you need to there will always be someone on here to help and support you

 

Helena xxx

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Had first mammogram 2 weeks ago and assumed as hadn't heard yet that everything ok but today find a letter recalling me to assessment clinic next week. Petrified and working myself up into a frenzy. Don't know how going to get thru the weekend.
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That is reassuring and thanks for finding the link. Out of all those screeming mammos (im not at screening age) and it's only one in 100, that even surprises me.
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Hi Charys,
It may have been this one:
https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/what-expect-breast-...
But I also remember reading further info that statiscally, 4 out of 100 women are recalled & one will get a bc diagnosis, but would normally go into make a full recovery, which I found reassuring at the time. I might have hit on the leaflet version.
I then went onto sleep that night, went for the appointment the next day, ended up having to wait another week for the biopsy results, still didn’t worry about it, then went back a week later & yes, I was the 1:100, but it still turned out fine in the end & now so glad I went for that mammo.
ann x
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Ann, I've just had a look for a bcc article/leaflet about recalls, but can't seem to find one. Do you know where it is? Smiley Frustrated

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Yes I agree totally with everything you are saying and you have really helped me with your words. Just a letter sent and all these terrified women just waiting seems so unfair. Googling etc and thank god I did and found this site....thank you all xx
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Great point, Charys.
I came back from hols to find a ‘thick’ envelope for an appointment the next day. Did a quick google, the only one I did at the time & fortunately, hit the bcc main site here, which explained it all.
For those of us who are recalled, it would be good to have the info included that bcc provide on this.
ann x
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This is one of my pet soap box issues, not telling people why they are being recalled. I think its grossly unfair, and very cruel. Most people would be better knowing some details, even if they aren't details that are nice to hear. I know they feel it fairer to the whole screened population to do it this way, but it is awful...when it could be something as simple as a dodgy image. I'm sure there must be a better way, but I've not given much thought to what that could be.

 

I know you can tell yourself, its probably nothing until you are blue in the face, but it won't take away the worry. I think what you can do though, is say to yourself 'I go to the mammogram so that they can find anything early and can treat it early' thats the point of it. Most recalls won't be anything other than need for another image or something similar, but for many women it ensures that they get treatment and have a long happy future ahead. Not sure if that helps you to think that way or not?

 

x

 

 

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Thank you jo I will try my best not to worry i no it's prob nothing (hopefully) it's just a scary feeling. Thank you for replying I really do appreciate it xx
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Hiya, firstly as you say it's likely to be ok as over 80% of recalls are nothing to worry about. It won't stop you feeling panicked right now, that's a natural reaction but try not to let it take over your every minute, it will just make the wait even harder. 

At the clinic they will do another mammogram and likely an ultrasound and explain what it was you were recalled for , I took my sister when she was recalled and hers was as simple as her breast being pinched on the original mammogram which gave a calcified appearance in one area, after more checks including ultrasound she was sent on her way with the all clear 😊 

If they are still concerned they will probably do a biopsy which will be another wait for definite results but they will tell you on the day if they suspect it to be breast cancer but don't rush ahead worrying about that as most likely you won't need to Xx Jo 

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Hi everyone first mammogram last Monday and got a recall I'm feeling really anxious and scared. I know it's prob ok but the unknown is worrying. I can't speak to anyone as I don't want to worry anyone unnecessarily. I don't no what to expect and the thought you could be told there and then you have it is so terrifying. Women are just so brave and have to go thru so much. Any advice would be appreciated x