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Waiting biopsy result

13 Dec 2017 17:40

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 

Re: Waiting biopsy result

13 Dec 2017 17:59 in response to maria66

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.

Re: Waiting biopsy result

13 Dec 2017 19:03 in response to Annieliz

Thank you . I just don’t know who to talk to because I don’t want to upset anyone x

Re: Waiting biopsy result

13 Dec 2017 19:31 in response to maria66

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.

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 18:13 in response to maria66

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

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 18:29 in response to Dantilly
Hi Jane . Thank you for connecting . It’s just rubbish isn’t it . I can’t believe my luck but what can we do . Just keep going and fighting . My worry is my children because no child should have this on their minds but as a mother you have to give some truth don’t you . I’m angry , frightened and generally peed off but I need my results which is causing problems . Once I know I’ll pick myself up hopefully and start on the journey again . I wish you all the luck in the world and hope for the very very best for you . Keep in touch as two are better than one and we can support each other. Xxx

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 19:01 in response to maria66

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.

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 20:23 in response to Annieliz

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

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 21:35 in response to maria66

Oh what an awful Christmas for you.  All fingers and toes crossed for Thursday!

Re: Waiting biopsy result

26 Dec 2017 22:11 in response to Annieliz

Thank you x

Re: Waiting biopsy result

14 Jan 2018 19:08 in response to maria66

Just read your post. Fingers crossed x

Re: Waiting biopsy result

21 Jan 2018 20:28 in response to maria66

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!).

Re: Waiting biopsy result

23 Jan 2018 11:04 in response to Annieliz

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!