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Armpit lump - not lymph node

15 May 2019 20:54 in response to Rach86

Thankyou for replying.. it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up.. just a constant worry, I hope your doing ok too.. 

Take care too 

J xx

Armpit lump - not lymph node

21 May 2019 12:27 in response to Rach86

Hi Rach, been looking through this forumn and just wondering how you got on after biopsy? Hope all was ok. My symptoms are simialr to you si just thought Id see how you got on.

Armpit lump - not lymph node

21 May 2019 16:38 in response to AT1987


I get my results tomorrow. To say I'm worried is an understatement, I'm absolutely petrified.

I just wish I could find good news stories of people that have had lymph node biopsies (without a known cancer) after ultrasound and had a benign result but I can't find any. Which just fuels my anxiety. I am sure there must be lots but maybe people don't post about them. 

Please think of me tomorrow, I'm so frightened.

Armpit lump - not lymph node

21 May 2019 18:05 in response to Rach86

Aw youll be in my thoughts and prayers! Im a nurse endoscopist so its usually me telling my patients about these things but its not nice being on the other end of things. Let me know how you get on. 


Best wishes

Armpit lump - not lymph node

22 May 2019 00:14 in response to Rach86


Hi Rach,

I just want to wish you all the best for your results tomorrow.

Don’t worry about not finding good reports. When people get good news most of them disappear off the forums and get on with their lives.

I shall be thinking of and praying for you tomorrow and hope that it all goes well.

Are you taking someone with you for your appointment? This is usually a good idea, especially when you are going to get results.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Armpit lump - not lymph node

22 May 2019 10:13 in response to Jolamine

Hi all,

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, please keep them in mind for me as I have another agonising week to wait as results not back. So been booked in for next Wednesday afternoon instead.

My biopsy has been sent to another hospital for a 2nd opinion (standard procedure apparently) and is not back. 

After an initial melt down I'm feeling a bit more positive as the breast care nurse told me that upon looking at my ultrasound report there are no alarm bells ringing and that I actually have raised lymph nodes, with preserved helium, in both armpits that are consistent. The largest node they biopsied is 8 - 9mm in diameter which she said is small. 

I'm trying to air on the side on no news is good news but equally dreading having to wait another week.

I will keep you posted when I know more.

Rachel xx

Armpit lump - not lymph node

22 May 2019 15:51 in response to Rach86


Oh Rachel,

You must be spitting feathers! I am amazed that they didn't cancel your appointment when they didn't have your results back.

The news about your ultrasound sounds promising. It's awful having to wait another week for results, but you will get through it. Try to distract yourself from the wait by keeping busy.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx