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maximoo
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Nationally the guidelines say two weeks I was referred on 28/1/15 and have an appointment on 6/2/15 have you been fast tracked? I work in cancer services and if they suspect breadt cancer you have to be seen in two weeks!
Alleyg73
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Rubyroo2000
So glad your mamm was clear but again they don't pick up the hidden like a scan can,I had mine same day I went in one room waited few minutes then in for a scan in next room,no waiting for appointment in between,it's so wrong making you wait inbetween for something so life changing :(.. I'm just glad when the op over ,then can start my healing ready for next fight,my mastectomy scar is healing very well,shocked just how well an nurses when only been 3wks,just hope next scar from Axillary node cleared does..I really hope all goes ok for you soon an get that scan out way an clear also..so sorry to hear about your friend ,it is shattering news for close ones ,I'm sure you will support her as best you can to,will let you know after Thursday's op how went ,look after yourself,try not worry,I kno easy said than done,but try keep busy till get sorted,spk soon xxx
Rubyroo2000
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Alley73 - So sorry to hear you had bad news again 😞 My mammogram was clear but Im waiting on a scan now, I dont know how long that will be.  The doctor said she could feel the hard tissue but my mammogram was clear so Im crossing my fingers.

I've found out today a friend has breast cancer, shattered me.  I really hate this. Take care, will keep you posted & let me know how the op goes on Thursday xxx

Alleyg73
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Rubyroo,sorry not been on ,hope you got results all ok an doing ok.unfortunately i got bad news,and my cancer spread,i'm back in Thursday 29th for another op an axillary lymph nodes all removed as showed spread to them:(,but least again they straigh onto it getting me in and sorted,iv'e recovered really wel from mastectomy up and about and back driving said i wouldn't for wks,proved them wrong im a fighter,she couldn't believe how well ive healed already the nurse,an this next step i will the same,really do hope you get good news.in 9wks my life as been in a whirlwind but i'm fighting it,i felt same telling my boys an family,as i dont do asking for help like lifts ortake me places and iv'e had to,feel like putting on others,but all they say is about time we looked after and did stuff for you,bless them,still hard all the same,still cnt believe how long some waiting for just mamms,an scans 😞 fingers crossed for you ..big hugs xxx
Rubyroo2000
Member

Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Had my mammogram today, wasn't bad. In and out in 10 minutes. The girl was lovely but gave nothing away. Two more sleepless night and I should know either way.
helenapink1
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Sorry just saw you have you're appointment good lick x
helenapink1
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

I've been told 6 week wait to referral was put in on the 8th of Jan. hope you hear soon x
Rubyroo2000
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Your doing really well Ally by the sounds of it, really positive.  Thats the way I feel, if I have cancer I want to face it head on.  Had to tell my parents today and got really upset, I hate putting worry on them but I work for them and need the time off work so cant keep many secrets!

Will let you know the out come and will be thinking of you on the 21st I should know for definate on the 22nd xx

Alleyg73
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi rubyroo200,that's still a long wait from when first been docs,I'm glad my doc got on mine same day,as I was diagnosed last Monday invasive cancer,had 2lumps not 1 that same wk on Thursday 8th ,I had to have mastectomy and 5lyphms removed ,I'm doing ok though,shocked docs just how strong I am and fighter,and I'm more positive now ,now I know what I'm fighting,it was the unknown that the worse wait,an again now waiting results from this to know my treatment plan,I wish you all the luck in the world,and hope good for you,let me know how goes the 20th,I get my results 21st ..be thinking of you Ally xx
Rubyroo2000
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Im hoping for the same outcome LSM72 trying to stay positive but its amazing how much you life is put on hold waiting for the outcome.  I didn't realise I planned so much !!

Rubyroo2000
Member

Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Seabreeze

 

Got my appointment for my mamogram next Tuesday 20th then a follow up on 22nd if need be for further tests. My GP explained they were really busy & to expect a 6 week wait but I will be seen in 4 weeks since I found the lump, 3 weeks since I was refered.  Its shrunk a bit I think.  I've poked a prodded so much I think I forget what it was like.

Will let you know how I get on x

Seabreeze
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Rubyroo2000
I think there's a government target that you are supposed to be seen within 2 weeks from referral by GP? I'm sure that's what I was told, it was certainly what happened...2 weeks for tests then a weeks wait for results from biopsy (which they only do if they aren't sure after mamogram and scans).
I'm sure you are aware there are loads of innocent lumps, good that you are getting it checked out since best to be sure. Unfortunately mine turned out to be cancer...had treatments and emerging the other end.
Re pain or discomfort, the only sensation I had was a slight pinching feeling within the area where I found the lump.
Really hope you don't have to wait as long as your GP was saying. And hope it's of the innocent form...if not loads of support here if you should inadvertently find yourself needing to come back.
Seabreeze
Rubyroo2000
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Thanks for the reply girls. I go back to work tomorrow so I'm hoping that will pass the time.
Good luck with your results tomorrow, I hope it goes well for you
LSM72
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi, in September when I took my bra off I felt an ache and actually joked to myself about droopy ness and age and needing a bra on (age 41 and a G/H cup). It hadnt gone in the morning so checked myself and found a very obvious lump on the upper part of right breast. GP appointment next day who found the lump and said there was a mass behind it. Hospital referral appointment was over 4 weeks later and no chance of bringing forward despite GP marking as urgent. It was 4 weeks of hell, tears, panic, catastrophising and every niggle feeling like it had spread....BUT, after mamo, magnified mamos, ultrasounds, biopsies it was discovered I had a breast full of cysts which were drained and removed that day. Easier said than done I know, but even with such a long wait try to focus on being positive and don't google its horrendous. Everything I read during my long wait was two months would make no difference at all. It didn't to my lump but very much did to my poor mental health. Good luck for your appointment when it comes.
Alleyg73
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Rubyroo2000

Sorry to hear of your wait,an how long might have to 😞 so wrong when something so life changing..maybe it is because of the timing of the  christmas break up,i myself was seen in the 2 week window that i do know they say you should be from when you first go to doctor,but every area diff to i think that you live,just like waiting of results,i've had to wait longer for getting these back because the christmas an new year also ,and hopefully my wait over on Monday all things crossed,i didnt have pain just lump found when showering that felt small but is 5x5cm 😞 ..it is true the waiting of appointments is the hardest and getting answers an the waiting of test results,i myself have been lucky as over 7wks since first went docs,i had call next day,seen at hosp next wk for a ultrasound an mammogram,all very scary but glad got out way to then 2wks later a core guided biopsy after showed not only a lump but large suspicious mass in my left breast,the not knowing is the worse ,i would get back on to your doctor now christmas an new year gone an see if can push for sooner appointment,i do feel your pain of waiting an anquish of wondering what if's an what stage if have ,not the best time over christmas too,just try keep busy best you can makes the days go quicker,the quiet times can be the worse for thinking,ive cried my far share of tears :(,i really do hope you get seen sooner,an feel free to message anytime,big hugs ally x

Janet_BCC
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Re: Up to 6 weeks wait

Hi Rubyroo2000

 

Welcome to the BCC Forum where I'm sure you'll find lots of support from fellow members.  It might also help to phone our Helpline to talk things over.  They will be able to offer you practical information as well as emotional support.  They are open tomorrow from 10-2 and on weekdays from 9-5.  The number is 0808 800 6000

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

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Rubyroo2000
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Up to 6 weeks wait

The waiting has begun. I found a lump the day before Christmas Eve, couldn't get an appointment until Tuesday. The GP was lovely and did say she wasn't a BC expert but found the hard tissue without me saying.
Did anyone else have a pain? That's what made me check, I woke up with an ache and examined myself.
She said they are really busy and it could be up to 6 weeks before I'm seen. The wait is awful. I try to stay positive but do have a cry to myself at least once a day. The questions go through my mind all the time, - do I have BC, what stage is it, what surgery, has it spread?
I have told my husband although I waited until Christmas & Boxing Day was over. He keeps saying the advice is get it seen to straight away when Iwill have waited nearly 2 months. Anyone else waited this long? Hopefully it comes through earlier.