It feels a bit weird writing in here. I'd promised not to start googling but I'm not stupid and even though the doctor was very careful not to actually say "that word", I just want to understand my current situation a little more. Maybe I'm not even posting in the appropriate forum so I'm really sorry if I'm not!!
Just over a year ago I had a breast abscess which got infected. I was in hospital on IV antibiotics for a few days and it was then drained. I was left with an empty "sac" where the abscess was, but infection gone and all sorted. Just after that, found out I was pregnant and went on to have my third baby.
A few months after she was born (I am not and have never breastfed) I noticed that the little lump was more palpable than it used to be. I kept an eye for a few weeks and it just seemed more noticeable to me and wasn't going anywhere. I saw my GP who referred me on to the breast clinic. This appointment was yesterday. The first doctor had a look and said he believed it was still just the empty sac but sent me down for an ultrasound to check it, and that I could probably just go home after the US and not come back up to see him afterwards.
At the US the doctor had a look and said he could see the sac. I also looked at the monitor and he said he could see a second black mass near to it which was something to do with a lymph...something? He said he didn't know what it was and wanted to take a biopsy. This was with an incision and a big clunky needle thing. Sorry for the rather basic terminology haha! He said that the results would take 2-3 weeks and to go back up to clinic to speak to the doctor again.
The doctor said that they wanted to see what the biopsy results were and there would then be a meeting between them and surgeons etc to discuss what they will do with whatever this lump is? He said if it was up to that clinic they'd just want to remove it anyway but apparently there's more to it. I'm trying not to read between lines here but it sounds a bit dodgy. I'm 33, 3 kids, no history of breast cancer (although family history of other cancers including my cousin who was my age when she got ovarian).
Am I reading into this too much? When the doctor said something about it being a lymph thing it got a bit alarming for me but maybe I'm being silly.
Does anyone have any insight into this whatsoever? What are they trying to look for here and what should I expect to happen?