After suffereing with bloody discharge and a lumpy left boob I visited the doctor on my mums birthday - 9th October. After various FNAs, a core biopsy and a micro ductecotomy 2 weeks ago (and after the consultant constantly telling me not to worry its likely just a papilomma) on Thursday I was diagnosed with hugh grade DCIS. I always knew my own body and knew I wouldnt get an all clear result. Its been such a horrible few months as my Dad passed away from cancer on 1st November but my gut always told me I had something awful inside me. Following the MDT I have been advised to have a wide exision on 8th January - if we can get clear margins then radiotherapy will follow and Tamoxifen if I test postive for it. If its not successful and we have no clear margins then I will need a masectomy. Now because of my Dad dying, and not wanting to put myself at any more risk (especially with having young children) I really just want to have a masectomy. Im actually thinking of asking them to do a double masectomy as I have found lumps on my right side this morning too. This DCIS does not appear on any ultrasound or mammogram that I have had soit's invisible and thats my worry. If it cant be seen then any follow up scans I have in future would not show anything untoward. Even more worrying is that i have had thisconstant pain under my left arm and across my collar bone so Im convinced that something untowards is going on there too. Does anyone have any advice at all? I honestly think I just want both boobs gone.
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I'm going through such an emotional time at the moment. My dad was diagnosed with cancer on 1st September. 8 weeks later and we’re told you he has just days left. He has malignant melanoma with brain, lung and liver mets. During this awful time I discovered a lump and had bleeding from my left nipple. Doctors referred me to the breast clinic. Ultrasound was unclear and the FNA results were inconclusive. On Thursday I had a core biopsy. I also told the radiologist that was concerned about a pain I was getting deep in my armpit. The ultrasound showed that my lymph nodes were enlarged and she did an FNA there prior to the core biopsy. The core biopsy took over an hour and for me was an horrendous experience due to the location and close proximity to my nipple. My boob is so sore and tender and is currently black and blue and I have a horrible lump there that I’m presuming is bruising under the skin. They took 3 samples plus the lymph sample and they left a place marker in there too. I'm praying for some good news but I have a bad feeling that I just can’t shake. How long do results usually take? Would they have told me then and there is they thought it wasn’t something bad? Are enlarged nodes a bad sign? There was lots of whispering and getting a senior person in a few times. Put me on edge. Looking for advice and reassurance I guess x
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