i haven't been on here for a while. but i saw this post and thought i just had to write back to you.
I'm now 24 but i was 23 when i had a lump too and everything is so surreal. no-one else at our age really knows what to say cause it's so unusual to be going through anything like this.
My family were a great help, i am married and have a 15 month old daughter so they kept me going.
The waiting is the hardest bit but once i had been seen for my 1st appt everything moved really quickly.
if you have any questions i'd be happy to answer them.
But don't worry too much (i know it's easier said than done).
Bumping this up.You are the same age as my son,who has watched me going through this experience this year.My lump was also painful, and I think that 4 weeks is too long to wait.Your family is most important,but tell your closest friends your worries,don't bottle it up.Nine out of ten lumps are benign,so at your age you will prob be ok,and if your gp is reccommending 4 weeks,he must not be too worried.
Take Care and let me know how you get on
Welcome to the BCC chat forums. I'm sure you'll get a lot of support from the many informed users of this site, who between them have a wealth of experience and information. You have done the right thing by seeing your GP quickly and that you have been referred on to see a specialist team. I have put below for you the link to BCC's publication on attending the breast clinic and what to expect, you might find it useful reading.
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence then the helpline staff will be only too willing to talk to you. Calls to the helpline are free, 0808 800 6000 lines are open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat 9am - 2pm.
Take care, kind regards,
I found a lump yesterday in my left breast,(which is also painful) went to the doctor today who is now sending me to a breast clinic.....could be a 4 week wait 😞
I feel all these different feelings at once and i'm not sure what to do..
I'm 23 and have this prospect of the big C word..... I don't feel like i can face any of my friends as i feel i should'nt tell them in case they worry and feel its better i do this alone... has anybody else been in