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Trying not to panic

19 Aug 2019 17:36

Hi,  I found a lump in my right breast the Friday before last, went to the doctors who referred me on the two-week pathway and so I’ve got an appointment at the breast clinic this Thursday; where I’m told they’ll do mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy, if necessary. My lump feels like a ridge and I was ok about it until the doctor felt it too. I’m trying not to panic but it’s always there, at the back of my mind, especially at night so I haven’t slept well since I found it. My husband is super lovely and I know he’s trying to be positive and not to be worried but it’s very scary for us both. 

Trying not to panic

19 Aug 2019 19:14 in response to TalieT

Hi there - yes waiting for tests is scary. I had a cancer scare some time ago now & was very frightened so I do know how you're feeling. My GP told me that 9 out of 10 people referred on the 2 week pathway come back clear as I did thank goodness. So, the chances are you will too. If there is a problem it will be sorted & so 2 things really you need to focus on & not the negative. 1) chances are it's nothing serious 2) whatever it is will get spotted & sorted out. 

Just do your best to keep busy doing normal, everyday stuff &, as I say, focus on the positive. Do hope this helps you a bit. Keep posting if it helps. Good luck to you. x

Trying not to panic

19 Aug 2019 20:27 in response to purrfect

Thank you so much for replying.  

My lovely husband is cooking dinner and we’re trying to stay positive. 



Trying not to panic

20 Aug 2019 16:47 in response to TalieT

I was exactly the same, I wasn't worried and was expecting the nurse practitioner at my GP's to say it was nothing and send me away, but instead I got an urgent referral to the breast clinic.

Waiting for appointments and results feels like an eternity (my first clinic appointment was last week and I've been back for more biopsies today). 

Chances are it'll be absolutely fine, but even if it's not you'll be in the right place to start getting it sorted.

Try to keep busy and stay away from Dr Google. 

Do let us know how you get on.

Amy x

Trying not to panic

20 Aug 2019 17:19 in response to AmyGi35

Thanks Amy.  

I’ll definitely stay away from Google - it’s full of scary stuff.


Trying not to panic

20 Aug 2019 19:06 in response to TalieT

Hi Lovely,

It’s all scary and we worry ourselves silly,they are fantastic at the clinics and everyone so caring and friendly.... try not to worry which I know is hard and impossible but until you’ve been don’t over think and don’t Dr Google,ask on here as I’m pretty new and everyone is supportive and amazing !!

Hugs Jackie xx

Trying not to panic

20 Aug 2019 22:38 in response to Jackie77

Thanks so much Jackie. 


Everyone has has been so supportive. It’s a kind place