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Scared of possible diagnosis

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Re: Scared of possible diagnosis

Hi Jackie, thank you for your message. I have called the breast care nurses and they are lovely to talk to and they have told me it doesn't sound alarming, but I just can't get the worry out of my head and I guess I won't until I've had my appointment. The wait is agonising 😞 and each day feels so long. I think I've scared myself silly trying to self diagnose on the internet and all my symptoms point towards cancer. I have recently lost 3 stone, I've been doing slimming world since April and just got to target a few weeks ago (I think the stress and anxiety of this helped me get there!) so my breast have reduced quite a bit, but there is a definite indentation line along the edge of my areola and it's only on my left breast, which worrys me more. I just don't know what else it could be 😞 x
Janet_BCC
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Re: Scared of possible diagnosis

Hi Martymoo

 

Welcome to the BCC forum.  I'm sure you will find lots of support on here from fellow members.

 

You could also contact our Helpline to talk things over.  They will be able to offer you practical information as well as emotional support.  They will be open today from 10-2 and on weekdays from 9-5.  The number is 0808 800 6000

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

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hijaqs
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Re: Scared of possible diagnosis

Hi Martymoo,

You have certainly done the right thing in being persistent with your doctor as altho there may be nothing there to concern her it obviously does you.  I don't know at all if the symptoms you describe are necessarily signs of cancer.  Whilst waiting for your appointment why don't you try speaking to one of the breast care nurses (nbr somewhere on this site) who would be able to give you advice on this.  I am sorry that I can't be of much use but I really wanted to reply as you are clearly upset and I couldn't read your post and not respond. Hope tomorrow is better. Jackie xx

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Scared of possible diagnosis

Hi Everybody, I would much appreciate some help and advice... I've been reading lots of threads before finally plucking up the courage to post! My trouble started the beginning of Jan with left breast pain, I went to the dr and she examined me and said nothing there to concern her. I went away, pain persisted so I called and and asked for a referral, which I got and my appointment is on Monday 10th Feb. In the last week I've noticed a slight puckering (I guess you call it) along the edge of my areola (on troublesome left breast) it's not there all the time it comes and goes. Pain is still in the background too. I am terrified and have convinced myself that it is breast cancer 😞 I've been given diazepam by the dr to keep me going until my appointment as I am falling apart with the anxiety of it all. God knows how I'll cope with the diagnosis. Puckering of the nipple is a sure sign of cancer isn't it?? Thanks in advance for help.