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Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

12 Jan 2022 11:48 in response to Lilyanne

They said I could be there 3 hours + so I've no idea what to do wouldn't want anyone hanging around too long it does get boring! Oh I presumed I wouldn't get any results same day xxx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

12 Jan 2022 12:10 in response to z_randall

Hi Zoe,

It is a long time to wait and things do differ in different hospitals so it's difficult to know. Sometimes they tell you if the mammogram/scan shows anything. If you have other tests, they take longer.

Maybe it might be worth it if someone could go along with you to see how it is at your Breast Clinic  If they can't stay they could go home or come to collect you later 

Lilyanne xx♥️

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

12 Jan 2022 21:31 in response to z_randall

Hi Zoe, 

Please don't worry about the biopsy. I had 3 biopsies taken of my left breast and 1 biopsy of my lymph node. It wasn't painful at all as a local anesthetic was used first. My bruises made it look worse than it was 

The Dr doing the biopsies didn't tell me they looked suspicious but I could see the screen and I could tell but the shape of them they were cancerous. It was also mildly fascinating watching the needle get the sample.

I got the news 2 weeks later that I have grade 3 invasive ductal cancer in 2 of my 3 lumps and the lymph node. An MRI also revealed that the lumps are connected by more cancerous tissue so all in all 10cm!

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow as I'm having my mastectomy and axillary clearance. 

As you say it is what it is. You are a mum to 4. You are badass and you've got this 

Lou xx

Ps I'm a mum to 4 too!

 

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

12 Jan 2022 21:46 in response to VWgirl

Hi lovely thank you so much for your reply? I've heard so much about the biopsy and it's making me so scared I can't stop crying and it's making my asthma so bad! Oh can you tell Tywyn are cancerous but looking then? What do they look like?  I'm awfully sorry to hear of your news, how inspirational you are sharing some of your experience! I hope your not feeling too unwell, I wish you all the luck tomorrow bless your heart!  
 

xxx all my love and best wishes zoe xxxx 

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

12 Jan 2022 22:28 in response to z_randall

https://radiologyassistant.nl/breast/ultrasound/ultrasound-of-the-breast

It was this page, you have to scroll down to the table which shows the different types. Please don't torture yourself with it though. I think for me because I was given no indication by the Dr who did the ultrasound and biopsies that they were suspicious I just wanted clarification in my own head. 

To be perfectly honest, the moment my husband found the initial lump I knew deep down that it was going to cancer. 

Talk to them tomorrow and explain that you are feeling anxious and nervous about the biopsy. 

I'll check in tomorrow xx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

13 Jan 2022 06:57 in response to VWgirl

Thank you so much! Well I haven't got long to wait now to get it over with! My appointment is 8pm this evening so not long at all! Thank you so much for your support ! And good luck too for today xxxx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

13 Jan 2022 17:20 in response to z_randall

Hi Zoe, just checking in to see how you are. I'm back home from surgery and I'll check in later xx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

13 Jan 2022 17:31 in response to VWgirl

Omg your back from surgery and your checking in to see how I am! That's the most thoughtful thing ever ! I hope the surgery went as well as can be and your not feeling too poorly after it! I wish you a speedy recovery! Im very anxious now as not many hours left to go! I've been told the biopsy is hurrednous bu another person and she said you bleed lots and could have stitches! I tried looking down the page for cancer examples of what it looks like but I couldn't find anything so googled it! I shall be looking at the screen tonight for sure ! Thank you again for your kind words and checking in ! Rest up! 
 

all my love zoe xxx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

13 Jan 2022 23:06 in response to z_randall

Hope all went went for you and you've had a big glass of something tonight. Xx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 06:43 in response to VWgirl

Morning , all went well thank you , turns out there is nothing in the left breast at all! I am baffled as to why one hospital said there was a 30mm mass but another confirmed nothing at all, which is amazing news ! Im just worried someome got it wrong! Hope your feeling ok sending lots of love xxx 

Edited on Fri, 14/01/2022 - 08:35 by z_randall, edited to remove names of hospitals in line with forum terms and conditions

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 09:56 in response to Lilyanne

Hi Zoe,

So pleased to hear you've got good results xx

Lots of love n hugs

Lilyanne xx♥️

 

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 16:28 in response to z_randall

Hi Zoe, I'm so pleased you got good news. Did they do a mammogram and ultrasound to check? Xx

 

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 16:58 in response to VWgirl

Hey yes they did a full examination and an ultrasound scan! The doctor said there is nothing in there ! I'm just confused as to why the other hospital suggested there was a 30mm mass! How are you feeling today xxx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 17:06 in response to z_randall

That's good they did the full examination.

I'm pretty good today, a bit sore under the arm area but my heart pillow is helping. Xx

Mass found left breast. Waiting for breast clinic referral

14 Jan 2022 17:09 in response to VWgirl

Aw I'm glad your not feeling too bad! Your amazing ! I just want to thank you for your support I really do appreciate it, and I wish you all the luck in the world on the rest of your journey xxxx