Recently , I found a hard fixed lump in my left breast, and was referred to a breast care centre for investigation. I had a mammogram,/a 3D mammogram, /a very thorough examination by an ANP,/an ultrasound and an ultrsound guided core biopsy where I bled for England!
After a short wait, I was asked to get dressed and wait in a room with a sofa,an easy chair, a coffee table on which resided a box of tissues! Anyone who's had anything to do with the NHS will recognise this as the room where all the (bad)news is given so I knew what was coming
I was given the news by the lovely ANP then left with the Macmillan Nurse to ask any further questions. I asked why they were so sure it was cancer. She explained about the three stages, imaging examination and biopsy to confirm . Am now waiting to go back for full results and planning future treatment. Have been assured that it is small and in early stages with no lymph involvement so that's a bonus.
i still feel it's not happening to me .
would be interested to hear how other women feel at this stage.
Is it fair to state a person has cancer without absolute proof.?
Does it make the final confirmation of cancer easier to hear.?