Today I had my fast track appt, with regards to swollen area in left armpit, with lump and sore boob.
I cried all morning, and finally summoned the courage, attended on my own, and came away knowing nothing....
I had a mammogram, but apparently no radiologist there to 'read' the scan? Then no one to do ultrasound? And no one to do biopsy. So came away with only the mammo done?!
I have to go back on Friday for the rest. Its exhausting :-(
I saw a lovely consultant woman, who although she seemed very old (in 70's) was actually very kind and sweet and reassuring.
But the consultants can't tell much from a manual exam can they?
All in all, exhausted, severly disappointed, no better off and not sure how I'll get through Friday as I have to be there at 8am, and I have to start work at 12 noon
Anyone heard of this happening before?
Welcome to Cancer Chat. It sounds like you've been having a bit of a tough time - and the appointment you had must have been difficult I'm sure, especially to come away without much direction.
I see now that it's not long to wait until your next appointment, and hopefully you're able to get more answers then.
I understand how worried you must be. Try to focus on any positives you can, and once you have more knowledge you'll have a clearer path forward.
I hope you find this forum useful - I see you've found some others in similar situations to speak to, which hopefully is a help.
Wishing you all the best for your appointment and in general,
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