Glad to hear it went well, I had in 2012, and I started taking evening primrose oil and after a couple of months the pain went, so it's worth trying it!, now you can relax and take it easy. Take carexx
Welcome to the forums, this must be a very difficult time for you.
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With best wishes
New poster here-- sorry to hear what you're going through Dani! I'm in the same boat right now. I'm 26, I have a lump and a rash in one of my breasts and am waiting for an ultrasound. My GP was concerned immediately upon my breast exam and sent me in for a stat ultrasound... I had been expecting to have it brushed off as "probably nothing" so it was a surprise. It has been a stressful weekend.
Hope we both get some good news soon.
Hope everything goes ok shelly, keep us posted.
Thanx everyone for all your good luck messages yesterday. I was so disappointed with my appointment yesterday, I just felt like i wasn't being taken seriously because of my age (28). I was really nervous and kept mixing up my answers to her question, my brain just went blank. Now realising I should have taken someone with me lol
After reading that a few people have had to go back for scans I don't feel quite as let down my the doctor but her manner was so rude I found it shocking. Now back to the waiting game for my scan appointment, the nurse ( who was great ) said it shouldn't be more than a few days. After the Doctor had examined me and asked a few question she just let the room without another word and the nurse tried her best to explain everything to me. I'm confident that everything with me will be fine, but this experience has seriously put me off ever getting anything else investiagted again.
I have my appointment today too 3.10pm, and have been feeling strangly calm all week but not so much today, hope your appointment goes well.
Well, today is the day....breast clinic at 3:50pm. I'm feeling oddly calm about it now, and I have convinced myself there is absolutely nothing wrong with me and I'm just going to be wasting everyones time lol
Thanx Gill, I know what you mean about examining yourself all the time, I'm the same with these lumps, constantly checking them to see if they've changed.....I'm getting a tad obsessive lol
I was at the Nurse in my GP suregery today for my thyroid check (Dx Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 2 years ago) and I asked her if she could check my referral letter just to make sure it had been sent. I got a glimpse of it and in bold capital letters it said URGENT CANCER. Safe to say I panicked. The nurse told me because it had been through urgent I should hear today or tomorrow and she was right, go a phone call tonight, my appointment is Thursday afternoon.
Suppose but Thursday I should have an idea at what I'm looking at. Its most likely nothing and I'm going to feel like a total idiot for getting myself all worked up over it lol
OK, firstly the doctors did exactly the right thing to send you straight to the clinic. That is the policy now and like someone else said, breast cancer is so complex and varying that you wouldn't want them to guess would you.
Like you I google everything and could never understand why people said it was a bad idea as I always got what I needed in the end. But during this last year I have found out why the medical profession say not to google! Honestly the information is so skewed and every single persons situation is different so there is no one rule that applies.
The other thing is try not to keep poking it and prodding. After I had surgery (lumpectomy) I kept examining myself but every 8 hours or so! Yes I know totally obsessive and in the end I felt a slightly lumpy thickened area. Eventually I made it sore and when I went back to the hospital they did a biopsy and said it was just scar tissue. So I don't prod myself now and I need the whole area to settle back into its new shape without being poked every 5 minutes!
Even if it does turn out to be something they can sort it. It sounds like you have found it early and the NHS are on your case. Excellent. They really can do so much these days - my doctors even dared to use the word CURED, and there's a reason for that!
You're not alone and there's always someone to talk to here!
Take care and let us know how you go!
I know I should stay away from google but I seriously can't help myself....I think im now addicted to googling my symptoms lol Slight change tonight to a part of the thickened/swollen area, its now turned into a lump. No idea if thats good or bad and trying my best not to google it lol Sorry to hear about your disgnosis, hope you are doing ok
Thanx very much for your reply. I've just got myself a tad worked up because I was expecting to see the doctor and for her to tell me its nothing to worry about and to come back if I doesn't get any better. My breast cancer knowledge is pretty limited, but I thought that with cancer there would be a noteable lump and not the swelling/thickening that I have, and google just makes you more paranoid lol
Welcome to the forum where I'm sure you will find lots of support from fellow members.
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Very best wishes
I noticed a strange swelling/thickening at the top of my left breast about 2 months ago but just thought I had pulled a muscle so never really thought any more about it, until last week I noticed it was getting slightly bigger and I could feel a small pea sized lump to the side of the swelling. Phoned the doctor and got an appointment the next day (Wednesday). She could see the swelling easily, had a good feel around it but seemed to focus more on the small lump and my underarm then just said she was referring me to the breast clinic and I needed an ultrasound and a biopsy....never said anything more, no 'Don't worry, I'm sure it just a cyst' nothing lol So needless to say Ive been panicking ever since.
I'm only 28, with a 3 year old boy, but 2 of my aunts have had ovarian cancer (1 Died) and the other also had breast cancer because of that genetic testing was done and we have the BRCA2 gene in the family ( I haven't been tested)
My doctors reaction has panicked me the most and I was just wondering if I should panic or just calm the hell down lol