Yeh, do that Apaj. That's a really good idea and I do hope they give you a scan. I'm no consultant, but I have to say I was surprised that you weren't given a mammogram etc. After all, 1 in 8 women now go through BC. It would, as you said, give you some peace of mind and that's very important.
Hope it happens and keep us up to date lovey
Well that's good news. Had you had some kind of blow to your breast to cause an inflammation?? I don't doubt the breast consultant ask the same question, did he??
If the lump's still there and you're still feeling worried, give say a month, you could ask for a second opinion from a different consultant. Just to be on the safe side.Hoping it IS nothing to be concerned about.
That's great for tomorrow. The sooner you're seen with something like this, the sooner you'll know. It isn't the IRrational part of your brain thats shouting, it's the rational !!
Yes, I'm positive they'll be mammogramming and ultrasounding, which isn't always definitive anyway in diagnosis, as I found out myself with my 2nd diagnosis of another primary. It required another biopsy, which then revealed a positive result.So, they will carry out ALL the tests they feel necessary from the initial Mammogram.
Had it not been for the fact that my shower sponge was falling to bits, and I was having to soap up my hands to soap myself all over, I would not have felt my initial breast lump as soon as I did. Thankfully, that wasn't the case, I found it soon and EARLY.
Good luck for tomorrow Apaj. Please keep us in touch
Waiting on something like this is the worst feeling. It's natural to feel worried, any one would. I hope your appointment comes through very quickly. It's likely you'll have a mammogram, ultrasound and a core biopsy for a diagnosis, which I've got my fingers crossed for you is a -ve one. Please let us know when your appointment comes through so that we can be looking out for you and stay in touch with you.
Thinking of you. Try and keep your mind occupied with pleasant distractions until then - easier said than done I know. Good company helps too.
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