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 .
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Hi Terrier, don't worry about being told that,I was the same as Dotchas,after mammogram had ultrasound and the nicest ultrasound doc said that he had been in the job for 20years and what he saw looked very suspicious,had 2 needle biopsies and a core biopsy,told an hour later that the needle ones were inconclusive but again the lump looked suspicious,just had 48 hrs to wait for core results to be told that unfortunately it was cancer,I think they knew at the clinic but just didnt want to overload me with it all on that day and I'm grateful that was led down the path to expect the news wasn't going to be good,gave me time to think omg what now and what next! But at least was prepared to chat to consultant about what was going to happen by researching the possibilities and getting a load of info on here. This place is a godsend,so much support and friendship and help and info.What works for me is just looking at being one step of where I am,have just had lumpectomy and sentinal node biopsy last week,getting results on Wed and I know what all the possible outcomes could be...like to have all my bases covered,but no point inlooking too far ahead or two stages ahead as that might not be the journey you have to take.Different things work for differnt people,there is no right or wrong way,but don't ever think you are alone ,we are here together,side by side,helping each other,keep chatting and ask away about whatever worries you have,there will always be someone to help.
Good luck and big hugs for you
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Have now received results of lumpectomy results and have been told that, because another smaller lump found nearby and breast tissue did not feel right, I need a mastectomy which can be considered a cure.
I am still concerned at the length of time it took to receive my results as they were issued to the clinic on 10th February, my GP gave me them on 18th February, was called in to what was coded "Family History Clinic" on 20th February and also given an an appointment for the FTBC on 5th March when I was told I would be given results.
The result being that I attended the supposed "Family Health Clinic" appointment fully armed with facts where they gave me results and was asked to decide whether or not mastectomy which I am opting for.
The 5th March appointment, which I think was made to give me time to decide on my treatment, was then cancelled but I am very concerned that my hospital are using delay tactics by delaying result tests and therefore delaying operations but still complying with BACUP treatment within 31 days guideline.
Has anyone else has the same experience?
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