Well for the past 4 years I have been getting yearly mammograms due to my mum having breast cancer at 43 yo. She had a mastectomy and then called back to have her other breast removed due to her having a 95% chance of reoccurring and also a full hysterectomy as they found a huge benign tumour that had also destroyed one of her kidneys.
I was referred for tests to be on the safe side but last year they decided to stop them as they said I should be ok! God knows why they just decided this they just said no more appointments would be arranged.
Well, 2 months ago I found a painful lump and left if for another month to see if it would disappear. It didn't so I went to my gp. On checking she said it felt like a cyst especially with it being painful. She also found another 5 spread across both breasts but said I have lumpy breasts so no wonder I didn't know they were there. She asked me to return in another 3 weeks to check it again which I did and she told me they were still there and she looked quite concerned so has referred me to the breast clinic for an appointment which I have tomorrow.
I am so scared, I am presuming it's the worst and having anxiety attacks daily. I am 35 years old with 2 children aged 14 and 5 and am just imagining what would happen to them if I have cancer. I feel like I'm going insane and just needed somewhere to vent all this as I feel I'm driving my partner insane.
Could I actually be that lucky to have a load of cysts that are not cancerous? It feels like the odds are against me and I'm not going to be as lucky as my mum was to beat it.