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Referred to breast clinic - so worried

7 Oct 2018 19:35

Hi everyone. A few weeks ago I noticed a strange lump in my left armpit - soft and mobile but painless. Around the same time, I noticed I had an inverted nipple on the same side as the lump. I was a bit concerned so I saw my GP a few days ago. He examined me and immediately felt a lump I'd missed behind my nipple. He's made an urgent referral to the breast specialist unit for further testing.

I'm so worried. I'm only 27 so cancer hadn't even entered my head till now. If you've been in a similar situation, how did you ease the worry whilst waiting and did you have similar symptoms? I have a partner but he's being incredibly unsupportive - he told me we've already had a long discussion about this so I need to talk about other things now. Trouble is I can't stop thinking about it.

Much love x

Referred to breast clinic - so worried

7 Oct 2018 22:40 in response to Raztrix


I'm in a similar situation. I'm 27 and found a lump in my breast. I'm absolutely terrified it's cancer. The more I think about it, the more I convince myself and it is utterly horrendous. I'm seeing the breast clinic on Thursday. In my mind, I've already been diagnosed. 

I'm wishing you all the best and fingers crossed for a clear scan. X

Referred to breast clinic - so worried

8 Oct 2018 17:14 in response to Shelleibean

Hi Shelleibean,

Thanks for your reply. I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through, but I can totally empathise. I feel so similar to you, I've convinced myself I have cancer, I can't stop thinking about what's going to happen and how I'm going to cope with the treatments etc. Isn't it awful? And so scary.

All my fingers and toes are crossed for you. I really hope you get good news. Please keep me updated. 

Sending big hugs

Referred to breast clinic - so worried

9 Oct 2018 19:44 in response to Raztrix

Hi...hoping you don't mind me joining in on this conversation...

Firstly I feel really sad for you that your partner isn't being more supportive that's not nice to hear ..I hope he comes round to it and sees how worried you are and is more helpful.

I'm 28 I found a lump a week ago,  had an ultrasound and 3 biopsies done on Friday and I have my results this Thursday 11th at 3.30 I'm also very nervous so I know exactly how you are both feeling....Maybe we can get through this together...


How are you both today? Xxxx

Referred to breast clinic - so worried

11 Oct 2018 13:03 in response to Blakesmummy

Hi @Blakesmummy

Thank you for your message and you're welcome to join the conversation Happy thank you for your encouraging words. 

Just realised it's results day for you. You must be feeling so anxious. I'll be thinking of you and keeping everything crossed for you in the hope it's good news. Please keep us updated? Sending hugs. 

I was wondering whether you could tell me a little more about what happened during your appointment? Was it uncomfortable? Were they supportive?

I hope you don't mind but I'm going to send you a friends request on here and then if you'd rather private message me you can Happy 

X x x