Hello Linda, first of all, try not to panic. (Easier said than done I know). You're doing well to stay away from Google and getting to the Doc first thing tomorrow. DO remember that even if Doc refers you to a Breast Clinic that over 80% of lumps etc are NOT cancer - there are lots of lumpy bumpy stuff which are totally benign. We're all here to hold your hand and to support you. You're doing exactly the right thing to see your Doc, hopefully to put your mind at rest. xxx
My head is in bits, just got out of shower & found a lump, it's Sunday can't sort out for doctors till tomorrow, I'm not sure if I'm being a bit daft, the lump is about an inch across, smooth & not painful, surely I should of noticed it before now, I'm staying off google till I get to docs or I will really freak myself out, I'm not even sure I should say any thing to my partner, were getting married in 17wks,
Hi just come across this site. I had nipple discharge. Went to the docs who sent me to hospital to check it out. They tested the discharge there and then and told me it was ninety nine percent sure not cancerous. Said that it was more than likely a blocked milk duct. I then had an op and they couldn't find the blockage in one duct so just removed all the milk ducts. They then tested it and before I knew it I was being told they had stumbled across a tiny cancer purely by chance. So I never had a lump. I was very lucky they found it so so early before the lump became visible to touch. A massive shock. I was on my own when they told me. Cos I thought my trip back post op was going to be a general chat about the blocked ducts and just checking my stitches. Went on to have further tissues taken and sentinel lymph node checked which all came back clear. Now having radiotherapy and started tamoxifen. I am 36 and have two kids, 6 and 4.
If I hadn't worn white bras in don't think I would have noticed the stains as quickly. I normally wear all black underwear!!
Hi, I found 2 lumps in my left breast both are painful lumps. Went to my gp and she also found a 3rd lump. These lumps are round and smooth and tender to touch. She has referred me to the breast clinic, I have to wait 2 weeks. I am very nervous. My partner thinks to have 3 in one breast is more likely cysts? I dont know what to think, I am scared xx
First of all congratulations on your weight loss.
You have done exactly the right thing in getting this investigated, as Jilly says the majority of lumps/changes are not sinister especially in people of your age, you will see this if you look at some of the other threads as Jill suggests
One thing though do not google your symptoms, so much of the stuff on there is out of date and totally misinformation.
Let us know how you get on and remember we are here to support you
Hello everyone! Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread, but I'm 25 and I've had weightless surgery 8 months ago. Since losing 115lbs I've started to feel this huge knot on my right breast close to the top of my breast. I have set up a appointment to have it checked but I'm freaking out cause a lot of cancer runs in my family. I've never had a mammogram and it's been probably years since I've been checked at all. Of course leave it to me to search the internet the whole time I'm waiting to see my doctor so I'm freaking myself out even more lol. I have no other symptoms other then the huge abnormal knot. Has anyone else gone through this? I haven't even told my family yet cause I don't want to scare them until I know for sure what it is. Any help would be appreciated.
I noticed when i crossed my arms it felt like i had a bruise on my breast so i had a feel and felt a lump but very sore to touch
I went to the doctors and she said with my guidance she could feel a lump and refered me to the breast clinic.My app is in 2 days time
I asked the doctor if i should still go to the clinic if the lump goes and she said
quite flippent "oh this wont go" which made me really worried as my cousin is suffering from breast cancer at the moment and she is the same age as me
Today the tenderness has gone but i think i can still feel a lump but not sure
do people think i should still go dont want to waste the doctors and nurses time
Its nice to speak with people who understand and have or are going through some of the feelings, symptoms you are. I found a lump was referred to the breast clinic for scan/mammogram 2 weeks ago, I was called back last Friday to be told I had breast cancer but is was Grade 1 and very small. I am dreading telling my family next but it has to be done.
Love and thoughts to you all xxxxxxxxx
I found my lump at th end of July 2016. I am 40yrs old. I never check - stupidly - I found it when moisturing like I do every day. I've no idea how I missed the lump before as it feels quite big and obvious. I went to my GP a week later - he was was great, checking me thoroughly and asking lots of questions. He referred me to the hospital and said I would her within 2 weeks. I did hear and was given an appointment but they later called me to say the clinic was cancelled and have, what seems, put me to the back of the queue...I am still waiting for my appointment - unbelivable. I go on 27th October and feel completly helpless. The hospital tell me this is the next available appoitment, nearly 3 months after I found the lump. My GP said I could go back to them, go through the whole examination process again and they 'may' be able to ask for a quicker referral although the hospital can still treat it as non urgent and put to the back of the queue anyway. I am scared and frightened but putting on a brave front for my husband. The lump is not at all painful, the size of a small grape as the GP described with smooth edges which is supposed to be a good sign. I feel angry that I've had to wait so long.
Hi, I'm currently in remission from a rare cancer, a stromal sarcoma of the womb which resulted in a Radical Hysterectomy.
Around 2 months ago I started to get a dark green discharge from my right nipple I went to the doctors who said he could also feel a lump so wanted me to go to the breast clinic. However, in between then and going to breast clinic I found a hard, smooth but static lump in my upper left breast. I was already going to breast clinic so I thought I would mention it then.
The day came and off I went to the breast clinic, my Partner accompanying me. The doctor didn't seem interested at all and just mumbled at me, he then asked me to undress to my waist and lie down, he literally just wiped his hands over my breasts and said no lumps, I said but I've found this one you can clearly feel it when I'm sat up. He felt it mumbled then said I will order a mammogram and ultrasound but nothing will be there, also the discharge in the other breast was ignored. I went home feeling like they thought I was a hypochondriac. A week later I attended my mammogram and ultrasound, after sitting for over an hour in a waiting room with no other patients I was called in to have a mammogram, the Nurse was very off and a little rough with me, when it was over she said go and was back in the waiting area and someone will call you, after another half hour wait the same Nurse called me in another room, the radiologist came in just looked at the sides and not all over and said, there is absolutely nothing there, I said quite taken aback, I guess I just worry after going into remission from cancer and explained, there attitude changed completely but off home I went.
My left breast is now swollen the lump is bigger and several more around as going up towards armpit, there is also a thickening of tissue across right to left. The whole of the left breast is totally different from the right one. I was still worried so went to see my Doctor who treated me in the same way and said she stuck by the negative mammogram and ultrasound, now, things are getting bigger and harder but darent go back as they all treat me likeI'm a hypochondriac as it is.I also have a sharp intermittent pain in my right breast and the most weird feeling when I touch any of the lumps / tissue. Has anyone had the same experiences? Do you think it may be me just feeling anxious? What is the weird feeling I get? Has anyone of you had it. I'm worried sick and don't know what to do.
I am 25 and just had a core needle biopsy this tuesday. found my lump a few months ago after i felt pain in my left breast and all down my back, in my armpit and down my arm. never really checked for lumps before as i never thought it was something for me to worry about. the lump was very big and hard and the doctor seemed concerned. so now i have to wait a week to get my results and of course i am worried sick. i have a 3 year old daughter so im mainly worried about what would happen to her if i have cancer as it is just the two of us.
Im so glad i read your post as im in the same situation as you except im waiting to see my GP in a week.
I found a hard pea sized lump in the side of my right breast and been putting it off.
Please keep me posted with your outcome.
All i have had in my family over this past year is cancer news and i really dont want to be adding to it.