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How did you find your lump/symptoms?

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Jill1998
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Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hello,Shay ,the anxious waiting for these appointments is really awful but the vast majority of women who post here find that there is a non sinister explanation for their symptoms - hopefully you will get an
Appointment soon. Best wishes .Jill .
Shayshay
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Hi I’m going through the exact same thing it’s been about two weeks and my thoughts are just getting worst considering I only started with one lump I’m only 19 and it’s really scary but wanted to know did you find out what it was or how to treat it I’ve got another 2/3 weeks just to get a scan “nhs is **bleep**”
Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hi Millie ,hopefully you will one of the lucky ones who despite your family history will
find out that the lump has another non sinister explanation .Do you not have anyone locally you can share this with ,it's not nice having such an anxiety on your own .
millie1809
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I found a lump in my right breast last night. I'm trying to keep calm, because I can't see a GP until tomorrow (Monday). But my mum had breast cancer 4 years ago - hers was so aggressive she had to have a mastectomy, chemo and radiotherapy. We nearly lost her several times. Knowing the family history (aunts had it too), I know I will be seen fairly quickly.
I told my best friend this morning, but she lives 200 miles away. Is it weird I can't tell my family or anyone else - sort of like my little secret?
Noey
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Thanks, Jill. Will definitely get back to you guys.
Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hi Noey,most breast lumps turn out to be nothing sinister.Ive read comments from ladies whose GPS have told them that lumps can be "hormonal "and have asked them to come back in a month or so to see if it has settled down .Nevertheless best get the advice of your GP and get it looked at ,they will have a better idea when they have examined you whether it is something that needs further investigation .Let us know how you get on.Jill,
Noey
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Hi. I'm 24 and recently got on birth control (roughly 2 months) for more that a week i started noticing there was pain on my left breast whenever i pushed down on it. (I sleep on my left side). Just a few days ago, the pain was getting worse so I lay down and did a self exam. Nothing. I lay down on my right and that's when i felt a lump on my left side breast. It's small and hard to the touch. I'm really so scared about it. Anyone had the same experience?
rubycat
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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. Cat Very Happyxxx

Lindastavert
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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, 

Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hi R,welcome to the site.I was on my own when they told me too,I had been given a telephone appointment as they didn't think the biopsy they took would show anything.Not something you want to hear on your own is it?There are monthly support threads for people going through Radiotherapy at same time in the going through treatment section of the site if you want to check it out.
R4ch3l
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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!! 

xxx

MKayT
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I have just read your post. What was the result?



 

tannyp78
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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

Toni2012
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Thank you Helena! I will definitely stay off Google. And update when I find out more.

Toni2012
Member

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Thank you Jill.

ladybowler
Community Champion

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Toni

 

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

 

Helena xx

Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hi Toni ,it's really easy to let your mind run away with itself isn't it.The good news is breast cancer is very rare at your age and that the majority of lumps /changes have non sinister explanations .If you read some of the threads in this section of the site you will see that the vast majority of ladies get good news when they have further investigation by GP /clinic .Fingers crossed you are the same .Jill.
Toni2012
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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.

mrschalks
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Jonob
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Go back to a specialist! They said breast changing shape is a bad sign x
Jonob
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I'm 25, I have a painful lump in left breast which is worse during menstruation. My breasts are very lumpy anyway. I had a biopsy years ago but they didn't take from the left they took from the right and said the left is fine. Been to doctors again since because it's kind of sore and burns sometimes. She said nothing to worry about but of course I'm worried?
Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: How did you find your lump/symptoms?

Hi B,don't worry about "wasting " doctors time .It is very probably nothing to worry about but you should get it checked out otherwise it will worry you .There are other non sinister explanations breast lumps bit best be sure.Jill.
BBoop
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Hi

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

2986Lozza
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How did it go? Did u get ur results
Dawn65
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Hi it may seem like a silly question but I was called for breast screening at 49 had my mammogram, thankfully all was ok, but I'm now a bit confused as to why I'm being invited to go for another screening within 2 years. Is this normal, as I wasn't expecting to go until again for 3-5 years.
haniban
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anyone my age here? 22
meash67mosh
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Hi Everyone

 

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

Kittykat
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Hi im new to this. I was recently ill and in hospital where they did an chest and abdominal ct scan. During this scan they discovered a 3.5cm cyst in my right breast and have urgently referred me to breast clinic which is now on wednesday morning. Im worried it is something more serious as there is a history of breast cancer in family.( my mum died with it age 36 and my grandmother age 70). The thing is aswell there is i cant feel any lump. Should i be worried.
My recent mammogram was clear in june.
AlexLDN89
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Your really someone to be admired
Stay strong! Xx
AlexLDN89
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Hi all ..
I'm 27 and I went to the doctors today after I found a lump on the left side of my breast.
I actually noticed it because i started getting panic attacks which seemed to set off chest pains - I was getting pains in my left upper chest and naturally thought OMG my chest I must have a heart problem. So one day prodding and poking I noticed this lump and naturalllyyy hello panic attack!
I went today and was dreading it, I am positive because frankly if it is cancer, what can I do?
I am an undertaker and I work with hundreds of people who have passed away from cancer and their wonderful families so I know it's just something you get on with and stay positive about but I just need support, inside I am so scared and I don't want to show anyone!
It hurts to touch and Im waiting for a breast examination but I really need help to cope from someone who's dealt with it like all of your amazing people!
Thank you
AlexLDN89
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you and praying for you xx
Jennibean67
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Hello everyone it's nice to read everyone's stories as you don't feel alone
I have a lump on my breast which I wasn't sure if I felt it or not but have had it confirmed now as a hard mass I'm terrified now as I'm nearly 49 I've had a biopsy mammogram and a scan so have a long week to find out what it is
Good luck to everyone hope you all keep well
Hugs xxx
Heatheram1998
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I found mine 5 days ago- I saw my doctor the same day who seemed concerned and didn't bat an eyelid at referring me to the urgent cancer unit. I'm only 18 and I'm really feeling low and like this waiting game will slowly ruin me, how have you all dealt with finding a lump? I have my next appointment at the cancer unit in 7 days and I feel like this is going to be the slowest part of my life xx
SmashingPumpkins16
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I found mine 2 weeks ago about a week before my period started. (They are blaming that) I Went to my GP and she ordered an ultrasound and mamogram. I am 40. I used this name "smashing pumpkins" because that's how my mamogram and ultrasound felt. Lol. Anyway no word on the mamogram but I am upset about the ultrasound because the doctor seemed unsure. It's a hard lump that is painful. It began with stabbing nipple pain, itching and changes in my thyroid levels. When they did the US I was upset because they couldn't feel it or find it. I pointed to it and gave them an area to scan. They still had no idea except a ductal issue that he still seemed unsure about. I am so upset and my boobservation area still hurts. 😞
Lexyjames26
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What happened in the end?
kk76
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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.  

capelmum52
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Hi Nanda,

I just read your post and was a little shocked st the way you were treated, but mostly concerned for you. My GP surgery have been completely useless and dismissive when I said about my lump but the breast care department at my hospital is great. Definitely worth going back and asking for a 2nd opinion. Regarding the pain, I had none despite my tumor being 2.5cm, however since having been diagnosed and started the long wait for my op I have started to get an intermittent pain. It is not a sharp pain or a steady pain but one that is annoying more than anything. It is not always her actually lump is sometime in a line between it and the nipple so I do wonder if it is the tumor effecting the duct. It's a bit like being pinched from the inside but it lasts for a while. Is your pain like that at all ? Please do seek a second opinion and if you feel you are not getting anywhere it might be worth speaking to the practice manager. Hopefully it is nothing but you deserve to have the peace of mind of having then check again. I wish you well and hope you persist with this. Best wishes Capelmum
merleravensmom
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get a second opinion from a different breast clinic if possible. if not go back and hound them until they take you seriously. best of luck I hope it turns out to be harmless
Nanda
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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.

merleravensmom
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Hi

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.

Vikkiibb
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Hello I was referred yesterday for a lump and feel the same as you.
I'm so scared and my husbands working away so I'm left with my 7&8 year old to look after.
I just feel like I can't get out of bed. 😔
Marie turner
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Thank you, I didn't realise this would effect me the way it has, I feel a bit isolated, even though nothing has been diagnosed, I am scared to plan anything. It's really good to discuss with people who are experiencing similar symptoms.. Take care ladies lots of hugs too
Gem_star_12
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Hi Marie, hopefully you will be seen fast and receive good news, hopefully soon to laugh it all off *hugs* do you know when your appointment is? Will also be thinking of you and pray all will be good news xx
Marie turner
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Hi all I have been to the gp with pain under arm going down side of left breast, she found 2 small lumps that are painful. I am waiting for an appointment for mammogram and examination. I am terrified. I am 51years old. All the best to all of you xx
Gem_star_12
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Hi lia83, hope your ok and and the scan went ok friday? Time is speeding by, keeping so busy, just want the 6th here fast now! Really praying it's all silly stuff and the joy takes over! here if you need me at all *hugs* x gem x
Lia83
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Blimey I hope your wait ends in joy I really hope were all being silly and it's nothing I'm keeping everything crossed for us all. Lots of hugs back at u xxx
Gem_star_12
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Good Morning Lia83 and all 🙂 that's good to hear that the doc was lovely with you and has booked you in for a scan and quickly, praying definitely for a good result *hugs*. I have a 3hour fast track appointment on the 6th October... Feels ages away, the nurse couldn't apologise enough for not being able to get me an appointment sooner than that *sigh* praying for both/all of us x let me know how you get on Friday if you can, will be thinking of you lia83 xxx
Lia83
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Hi Gemma Adam. I went to the doctors on Friday and she found my lump plus 2 more and noticed I had dumpling in my skin. She was a lovely doctor and made me feel at ease. She has booked me in foe a scan at the hospital this Friday which if I'm honest absolutely petrified about but trying to think positively. Have you heard anything yet? X
Gem_star_12
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Hi lia83, I definitely will, I didn't realise after being on here how much we all still put off going, like I say for me just taking my top off makes me cringe! I think unfortunately with these things we have to do it, and I hope like with my experience with the doctor will be okay for you too x I pray your news is good and for for all the ladies too, keeping positive, sending mental strength x x x
Lia83
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Hi Gemma

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.

xx