Hi Everyone I am 57 and 4 years postmenopause. I have previously had 'lumpy breasts' and cysts drained once or twice at the breast clinic. Last time I went the consultant said that the lump I am feeling (left breast in the middle) is the same cyst they drained before and kind of insinuated that next time I should remember that when I am examining my breasts in future. Since I have been past the menopause my breasts have been very soft with no lumps. I've had two mamograms since I was 50, the last one 2 years ago. So I was just itching under my arm early one morning the week before last when I felt a kind of lump. Its hard, small about 1cm and a bit weird shaped and deep, on my chest wall. Left breast, upper. I deliberated after what the consultant said, but I went to the docs in the end and the practice nurse felt around and referred me straight away on an urgent appointment as I am over 50. I got a leaflet form the doctors through the post saying I had been referred for suspected cancer (in giant letters!) which was scary. Now I am worried that it is that cyst agan. It feels in a different place and I can feel where the cyst used to be as well. Also, the past six months I haven't been feeling well, I feel like I have aged dramtically. I went to the doctors in the late summer with aching joints and bones. This was diagnosed as arthritis but it seems to have come on more suddenly than some of my friends, who got arthritis gradually. Obviously I am worried it is somehow connected. My appointment is on the 27th December a the one stop clinic. Does that mean you get a diagnosis the same day?
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