Hi 5 years ago I was treated successfully for papillary thyroid cancer . I’m now 51yrs old . About a week ago I had pain in my right breast wake me up as I was uncomfortable. This was better when I had a bra on . However I noticed my areola was smaller on that side . Ive had my mammogram which was fine but ultrasound showed an area and it’s been biopsied . No palpable lump and the area was tender during the ultrasound. . I’m now waiting for results and am in pieces . If it’s cancer my poor husband and teenage children are going to have to go through this again . I’m so frightened . The days are awful but the nights are worse
Try not to panic too much whilst awaiting the results. I have known of women who have had areolas varying in size at some point and it didn't cause them much bother. Of course I cannot say that the same applies to everyone but try to remember this whilst awaiting for your results. Talk to your family about the situation so you all know what each of you is thinking then you can take things forward when you know the outcome. Fingers crossed but don't panic yet. Best wishes.
Well, keep talking to us. Do you not think it possible that your family have picked up on your distress and that is worrying them because they don't know the cause? You could try having a chat with Macmillan nurses of whom I have heard good things - they will just talk things through with you. Freefone number is 0808 808 0000.
I'm in the same boat as you Maria and know exactly how you feel. Had ovarian cancer 4 1/2 years ago survived with an impressive scar and told to go away and get on with life. Then back in Sept suffered from a pulmonary embolism and during tests scans etc ago doctors found what they think is metastatic cancer in my liver. Had biospy on 12th Dec now just waiting. What a rollercoaster....... it's the shock that's take you're breath away but once you've had time to gather your thoughts and calm down a little you begin to except the situation and deal with the outcome. I've been told to expect chemotherapy so trying to mentally prepare for that phase whilst trying to keep my sanity.... not easy and I'm a work in progress.
My thoughts are with you and please keep in touch you and I seem to be on a similar path and perhaps we can help each other. Take care and I hope you're feeling better and not so frightened Jane x
Hello again Maria. You are still awaiting your results? How long does it take for heavens sake - I had hoped when you posted a few weeks ago that you would have had them by Christmas. And Dantilly too - fingers crossed for both of you.
Hi . My preliminary results showed poor biopsy tissue . My biopsy was taken on the 12th . My appointment is on the 28th when hopefully I get some results . I’ve ended up on antibiotics for an abscess at the biopsy site and have a new lump further round on my breast . It’s been a bad week. . Xx I’m now wanting answers and a plan but my life is in their hands so to speak xx
Hello Maria. I hope that the worst of your fears were not realised. I am also posting because there is a new post today from Irina123 who has just been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, is on her own and would like someone to talk to her if possible. I hope you don't mind me asking you if you felt up to responding to her. Sorry, I seem to be incapable of minding my own business but I felt you would not mind my asking. Best wishes (and let us know how you are!).
Thank you so much for chatting with Irina so promptly. I never fail to be humbled by the willingness of people on this forum to reach out to help others even whhile struggling with their own problems. You are the greatest!