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twinmum
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Re: referal to breast clinic..?

Great news Jo, glad that is the out come,
Take care & hope all goes well with the lump being removed,x

Jo14
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Just thought I would let you know that my lump is not bc.
It is a fibroadnoma, so I am now on the waiting list to have it removed.
Jo x

twinmum
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I know i was told by doc that urgent is 2 weeks, I'm waiting 5 weeks for a non urgent. only 3 weeks to go, appointment letter came with in 24 hours from seeing doc

lizzy100
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where r u england? im glad im in scotland at the mo! theyre meant to see u within 4 weeks max! urgent things in 2 weeks, which i think is what she did it as. my doc defo said a couple of weeks but i dont know if she meant a couple of weeks till the appt or till id hear, hmm.

bablicious
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hi girls dont know if it is different in scotland but i waited 7 weeks for my appointment that is normal here the appointment comes out normally 10 to 14 days before your hospital visit hope this helps bablicious

lizzy100
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angie, how long was it from going to ur docs to recieving the appt letter? good luck, hope it goes ok. x

AngieD
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Thanks Jo14,
I'm only 30, but anyway only a couple of days to go! I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Angie

lizzy100
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no im 24 and my referals meant to be in 2 weeks. any urgent referls meant to be seen in 2 weeks. still havnt heard yet though 😞

Jo14
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Hi AngieD
I think they have to offer you an app within 2 weeks if you are over 35 and within 4 weeks if under,so dont worry about that.
Hope you get on ok Wed and hopefully you won't have to do any more waiting.
Jo x

AngieD
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It has been very comforting reading all of your messages. I went to my GP 2 weeks ago after finding a lump and have already received a referral for this wednesday. I know I am lucky to have got the appt so quickly but I am almost more nervous because it has come so fast when the doc said its probably nothing to worry about.

The waiting has to be the worst part, 2 weeks have been like 2 months and the thought of more waiting for a diagnosis is horrible.

lizzy100
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thanks for that, that helps.

justme
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Nothing showed up in my breast on mammo or on ultrasound, although the docs knew from a biopsy on a swollen underarm lymph node that contained bc cells, that somewhere in the breast there must be a primary tumour.

In the end I had an MRI scan which showed that I did indeed have 2 very small primaries in that breast - too small to show up on ordinary scans. So if your doctors are at all suspicious and nothing shows on mammo or u/s, they should refer you to MRI or PET scan.

Hope all goes well for you

xxx

lizzy100
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they'l do a scan, but what if the scan doesnt show anything. i mean something must be causing it mustnt it? i know sometimes the ultrasound doesnt find anything but the mammogram does, but i wont be having one of those so dont know whre that leaves me. hmm

twinmum
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Lizzy, funny i'm worrying about the same thing, I think what if the doc has a feel & can't find a lump will that be it or will they do a scan anyway? worrying isn't ?

lizzy100
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just wondering, does anyone know what happens if nothing shows up on the ultrasound? im kind of also worried that nothing will show up and theyl say its nothing and how will that explain the bleeding?

i'll be thinking of u jo.

Jo14
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Hi twinmum

I have been in shock since Thurs as I had convinced myself that as the lump had gone all was ok.I couldn't believe it when they called me back in for scan & biopsy.

Yes lizzy100 I can't wait till Tues,it will be a relief to know one way or another.

Jo x

lizzy100
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expect ul be glad when its over on tuesday. let us kno how it goes, hope ok. x

twinmum
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Jo, sounds like you have been thou hell with all your waiting, are you ok

Jo14
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I went to the breast clinic 1st wk in Feb & consultant found a thickening in breast.He didn't think it was anything to worry about so I then had to wait until 26th Feb for mammogram.A suspect mass showed up on x-ray so I had to have scan & then deep core biopsy.
The biopsy was fine, they numbed the area first which just stung a little and then I didn't feel a thing.I have to go back this Tues for results.

Jo x

lizzy100
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whats the biopsy bit like? that sounds a bit horrific. how long u got to wait for the results? hope it goes ok.

Jo14
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Hi
Hope your app comes through on Mon for you.If it doesn't give your surgery a call and check that they have referred you.
I waited for mine for 4 weeks in Dec only to find out that they had forgot to refer me.I finally had first app in Feb.I'm now waiting for biopsy results.What a nightmare this waiting is !!
Hope all goes well for you

Jo x

lizzy100
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o i wish the appt wouldhurry up and come through, im so worried about what it could be, because i really dont have a clue. i dont think its an infection. what if nothing shows up?

lizzy100
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weird. well im young but im just seeing whoever will do it. i mean it cant be that hard to see if theres a lump on an ultrasound etc? under NICE they have to see u in 4 weeks! i guess u have to make a fuss about these things and when ur young people think they can fob u off. o well hope u get it sorted! mine will prob be round about the time of urs then.

strawbstaylor
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I've already tried to contact the hospital to have my appointment moved forward, apparently they cant do anything as the referal was made to see a particular doctor. I've tried to contact my GP to find out why I cant just be seen by anyone and was told the one I've been sent to is the best in the field and with my age I could easily be fobbed off but he respects age doesn't matter in these situations. He said if I saw someone else they may not be as specialised in treating younger patients and by the time the referal goes through again I'd only be seen a couple of days earlier than my current appoinment anyway. So the waiting goes on but at least I know I will be checked properly with no stone unturned to make sure I get propper answers. I've only 2 weeks 5 days to go and counting.

lizzy100
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thats really bad! in the uk they have to see you within 4 weeks, so unless u want to wait for this particular person id demand to see someone else sooner! urgent appts which sounds like urs would be if have risk factors are meant to be seen in about 2 weeks. n thats bad enough!

strawbstaylor
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I'm in the same boat too, I found a big lump and went to see my GP. He barely touched it, but felt it as it's pretty big and instantly told me he was refering me to the breast clinic. He went on to ask about my family history and said the referal was partly because of that but he'd already decided on that before I gave him the history. I have an appointment on 19th March, I'm not taken too seriously at the moment because of my age(28). My appointment is 6 weeks from when I went to the doctors I rang to ask for an earlier appointment but it turns out the GP I saw refered me to see one doctor in particular at the clinic but he's on annual leave for 3 weeks so I have to wait until he gets back off his sunnys. Good luck xx

lizzy100
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im really hoping my appt letter comes through soon, as im in a bit of pain now! 😞

lizzy100
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o thats tough, my doc said that refering me would put both our minds at ease. i take it ur docs not worried about u being anxious about it then?! yea its the not knowing.
i didnt have any lumps but she said they automatically refer to the clinic with bleeding (basically as urgent/ seen in 2weeks), that makes me feel worse now coz if shes not worried then why is it urgent?! aghgh.

twinmum
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I'm the same, yes i can feel what your feeling but don't worry about it, is the answer i got in dec but then last week i got i think it's time it was checked out but not as urgent.
so i'm wondering is it a lump or not & should i be worried or not, part of me would feel better if i got yes it's a lump & we need it checking as urgent..for now i'm left with yes there is something but no it's not urgent but noone has said what it might be.
i'm worried to death one min not worried at all the next ....

lizzy100
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referal to breast clinic..?

so my doc is refering me to the clinic even though she said it was prob nothing. but i dont get why she kept going on and on it was probably nothing, unlikely its cancer etc and then in the next breath said actually it was pretty abnormal and it was a good job i came in to see her because most women leave it. wel if its normally nothing why would it matter?