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Hi I just read your thread.  I was the same.  Had a routine mammogram and was recalled.  Was advised in the letter that I would get another mammogram, ultrasound and possible biopsy.  So I arrive, trying to be as confident and positive as possible.  Had mammogram, then went through and the doctor examined me and took an ultrasound.  Couldn't find what was showing up in mammogram.  Had to wait 2 hours and they set up the mammogram machine and did a core biopsy while I was in the machine and also put in a marker.  Then I had to wait 10 excruiciating days for results.  I was up and down like a yoyo.  I arrived for results and was taking right into a surgery (I had my daughter with me).  Then a doctor came in and told me I was clear. Then it was floods of tears.  The weight was taken off me.  I must have been one of the 7 out of 8.

So keep positive.  I know its so difficult and I dread going for the next screening in 3 years incase.  It's the 'not knowing' that's worst.

All the best.  Hope you get the same result as me.

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Thank you for your support. You are so right but it is hard trying to be positive. I guess it's just a waiting game. To be honest I know I can deal with whatever the outcome is -it's the not knowing! Thanks for the big hugs very much appreciated.x

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Hi..saw your post and thought I would reply.
I received an invite back in 2013 for my first ever mammogram..I went,then after 10 days received a phone call saying I needed to have further tests as something was showing they needed to investigate. They didn't tell me what is was or where it was, just that I would need another mammo at a different hospital. I booked an appointment to be seen 2 days later. To say I was petrified is an understatement. Anyway, off I went with my husband..I had another mammogram and ultrasound on my left breast, which I thought strange as I always felt my right breast was more lumpy than my left! They weren't happy with the mammogram results so I the had 5 core biopsies. They then booked me into see the team to discuss my results in ten days time. At this point, I was convinced I had cancer, however...on the day I was appointed to see the team, I received a phone call from the consultant who looked at my results and explained it was calcifications, not cancer and I would again been called in 3 years time for another mammogram
I think what I'm trying to say is try not assume the worst , I know that is easier said then done as I have been there. The waiting game is the worst time ever, especially at night.
What ever happens, try to keep positive (again easier said then done) but always know you can come on here and speak as much as you want.
Big hugs
K xxx
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Thank you for your support.  I am usually a very positive person but at 50 have never been ill or even in hospital.  I think you're right - Google hasn't been very helpful although I keep hanging on to the 7 out of 8 are fine stats!  I'm just waiting for a letter on the mat so have no idea when that will be - hopefully by the end of this week.

 

You're also right - worrying doesn't change things and I know that I'll deal with whatever the results are as will my husband.  I've shared with a couple of close work colleagues but not told any of my family - I thought there was no point worrying them if all was clear.  My focus is my work - I travel a lot so as long as I keep busy I'm ok.

 

Anyway - I hope your news goes ok.  Take care & thanks for the support  xx

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Hello,

I am also waiting for results. I have has a few panicky moments where I've felt a weird anxious feeling! My results come on weds 3rd and I have been told there are suspicious cells and there's something going on with the lymph nodes so I am expecting that it is cancer. I am trying to carry on as normal but talking openly to boyfriend and friends and crying when I need to.

I've come to the conclusion that I can't change it and if it's cancer I am in good hands and I have to trust my doc. He told me that if its cancer he 'will sort it' so I just have to trust in him. Also I am determined that whatever this is, it won't ruin my plans or takeover my life.

I would say try and stay off Google, trusts the Docs, talk to someone and try be positive. Try find things to focus on that will take your mind off it. Worrying won't change the result so try not to worry - easier said than done I know 🙂 xx good luck xx
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Hi - I had my first mammogram 3 weeks ago and was called back for a triple test which I had last Thursday.  I was told that there was something there and a couple of biopsies taken.  I'm now waiting for the results and keep veering from optimism (7 out of 8 are benign!) and panic (what if I'm the 1 out of 8).  I was told my results would be discussed a multi disciplinary meeting which naturally leads me to believe it's more likely I'm in the 1 in 8 category.  Trying to keep busy!  Can't talk to my husband who is a born worrier himself.  Any advice?