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Waiting on breast biopsy results

10 Sep 2021 23:57

Im waiting on breast biopsy results, i get them on monday, the waiting is just dreadful, sometimes your gut feeling tells you what you know but this time i just dont know! Anyone feel or felt the same?

Waiting on breast biopsy results

11 Sep 2021 02:20 in response to Karenk1971

 

Hi Karenk,

A very warm welcome to our forum. I have had 2 bouts of breast cancer in the past 12 years, plus a few false alarms, so I have been through a number of biopsies. All I can say, is that the wait never gets any easier. Most of us would say that this is one of the worst parts of our cancer journey, as thereare so many unknowns and uncertainties. 

I am glad to hear that you don't have much longer to wait. Try to keep yourself occupied with other distractions to help the time to pass a little quicker over the weekend.

Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

11 Sep 2021 07:43 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine

Thank you for the reply, the waiting is hard! routine mammogram because i turned 50 so results were unclear, had it done again at the clinic scan and biopsies done, consultant said it looks like a cancer but looks like a radial scar also, so its the unknown at the moment, ive been strong but i crumbled at work yesterday its so hard not knowing, dont know what my gut feeling is telling me either, working tonight so will take my mind of it because its all you think about.

Karen xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

11 Sep 2021 14:57 in response to Karenk1971

 

Hi Karenk,

It is hard to stay strong all of the time and most of us buckle at some stage. A high proportion of people are recalled after a first mammogram, as there are no previous mammograms to compare the findings to, but the majority end up being clear. You will feel better on Monday regardless of the outcome, because at least you will know what you are dealing with.

It's just as well that you are working tonight, as keeping busy is the only way to try and keep your mind off it. As I said before, we are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

11 Sep 2021 20:46 in response to Jolamine

Hi just joined this site reading different comments such an agonising wait for results I'm awaiting my appointment to see if my treatment has worked you feel so lonely at this moment hope all works out for you hang on in there my love thoughts are with you 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

11 Sep 2021 21:16 in response to Karenk1971

Hi KarenK 1971

Hi

I had an excisional biopsy around nipple and areola suspected small cancer, 3rd Sept and I have now received an appointment for a telephone call Friday 17th Sept.

It's the day after the MDT meeting

I hope a call means good news, unsure, and yes, the wait is so hard xxx

Xx

 

 

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 00:32 in response to Twin33

Hi

How are you feeling? You must be sore, but you are really brave, hope you are ok and so many people will be thinking of you

Take care xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 00:34 in response to thumper1

Hi

 

Thank you so much, kind words hope you will be ok, nice to know everyone cares about everyone here

 

Much love

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 00:54 in response to Jolamine

Hi

 

Thankyou for your support, as with every one else, i had a mass about 20 years ago and got the results same day, had a needle test to confirm it back then, and it was negative, i saw on the mammogram on the 1st of September an image, first the nurse said the consultant said it looks like a cancer, then after the scan and biopsies she said the consultant wasn't as concerned as the initial mammogram in the morning but has questioned maybe a radial scar, they have put a clip in so i dont know what in thinking just now, gut feeling i don't know, one or the other negative or something positive! But the concern is they have saw sonething, not a lump but something inbetween 2 tiny cysts which they found quite hard to get to when doing the biopsy, tell you something never saw bruising like it in my life lol 

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 00:56 in response to Karenk1971

Hi

I been so worried, I found lump collarbone under are and arelo and tip of nipple had all tests and needle, didn't hear for 8 month , then rushed me back for a quick examination,  had scan in room , my friend went with me. Told it had enlarged in 8mths, omg they already said nothing to worry about...now says lump near nipple loo very suspicious and I need urgent surgery..had that, now got letter from

General surgery....saying I have a telephone apt Friday 17th with breast specialist, unsure or outlook  hope it's good news. Must be over the phone. Not  hugs are with u and my support to chat more wen we get our results zxx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 01:01 in response to Twin33

Hi

Not hearing for 8 months god thats long, do you need treatment after the operation? So youll find out on the 17th I hope its all good news, when i go on monday with my mum the nurse said it will be myself or the other senior nurse, a consultant or surgeon from the hospital is that what happens when you go to the clinic for the results?

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 04:27 in response to Karenk1971

It's time like these Karen when we all need a shoulder heat to chat if you need a shoulder hope I can reassure you same as I say I am a breast cancer survivor of 20 years and my diagnosis now is not connected so there's definitely a light at the end of that dark tunnel just hang on there x

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 08:45 in response to thumper1

Morning

Well one day to go, its just the unknown that scares you the most and hearing the big C word how do you deal with it, they have saw something and i hope at most its a radial scar that i can deal with, and on the other hand it may be something that's just to be left alone, its just the not knowing and now im just dreading it but hopefully its not as bad as i think, thank you for your support

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 11:27 in response to Karenk1971

 

Hi Karen,

We nearly all tend to think the worst at this stage. Fortunately, this seldom happens, but our minds tend to run away with us while we are waiting. 'It is not cancer until you are told that it is' and, if it is, you will deal with it because you have to. None of us want a cancer diagnosis, but this is one of the most treatable form of cancer these days.

Thumper has had 20 years since diagnosis and I have had 12, despite 2 bouts of breast cancer. She looks great in her picture and, I expect that, like me she is leading a busy and fulfilled life.

Here'shoping that it is just scar tissue. Just remember that we are always here for you.

Hoping and praying for good news.

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 11:37 in response to Karenk1971

 

Hi Karen,

Sorry, I missed this post. When you go for your results you will usually be seen by the consultant, who will have a breast care nuse with him/her. The consultant will give you the results and if it is cancer, will discuss any treatment. You will usually the have time to chat with the nurse, who will give you a folder with information on cancer, treatments, pathology, etc.

If you have any questions, write them down before you go, as you are likely to forget something important in the heat of the moment. Most questions won't come to you until you know your results.

I hope that all goes well.

Regards,

Jolamine xx

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 11:38 in response to Karenk1971

Hi KarenK1971

Hi I was sore and very bruised,  but its started to get itchy lol the stitches are around my nipple and lost half areola, the stitches stick out...not dissolved yet xx 

When I left the hospital they gave me 2 month face to face appointment. Then I recieved an act  for a telephone call on 17th...not face to face x so hopefully it's good news, they also did a biopsy on another lump under my arm. Lymp node xx

Hope all goes well for you xxx its a very anxious time for all of us xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 12:09 in response to Karenk1971

Hello.Ive just joined.

I have had tree needle biopsies,and one core biopsy.All on the one day.. I now just waiting for the results,though consultant indicated it didnt look good...

The waiting is toturous. I get my results this Tuesday..

Machrie

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 14:40 in response to Machrie

Hi

The wait is dreadful tomorrow 2.45, good luck for Tuesday,  still bruised and its nearly 2 weeks lol laugh or you cry eh!

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 14:42 in response to Twin33

Hi

Hope all goes well too

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

12 Sep 2021 19:54 in response to Jolamine

Hi

Thankyou so much, my mum will probably have a list lol god shes even timed my train lol

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 02:12 in response to Machrie

 

Hi Machrie,

A very warm welcome to our forum.

It is always a worry when you are told this on the first visit. This has happened to me on three occasions in the past 12 years. Fortunately, on one occasion the consultant was mistaken and the lump was benign. However, on the other 2 he was correct.

I am glad to see that you don't have much longer to wait as the wait really is agony. Please let us know how you get on on Tuesday and, remember that we are always here for you.

Kind regards,
Jolamine xx

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 02:13 in response to Karenk1971

 

That's a mum for you!

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 02:57 in response to Karenk1971

Always sweetheart x

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:21 in response to thumper1

Good morning

Well its D day but i actually feel ok, have to be positive I'll let you know how i get on

Much love

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:30 in response to Jolamine

Good morning

Yeah sometimes you need your mum, i didnt really have a choice lol, my daughter was going to come over after the appointment with her dad but she cant do it she said so hes picking me up after my appointment, ex husband but very supportive at the end of the day im his kids mum which is nice for him to be like this, i was positive till i started writing to you girls this morning but im feeling the nerves kicking in, but im ok, got to be positive and over the weekend i really appreciate all of your support thankyou so much

Much love

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:37 in response to Karenk1971

Hi Karen sweetheart good luck my love you ton my mind please keep me updated I think the worst is the wait I have mine on Thursday to see if the treatment has worked for my bowel cancer., can't sleep eat it agonising only you understand my love message me keep in touch big hugs xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:37 in response to Jolamine

Thanks for your support

❤xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:44 in response to Twin33

Good morning

Yeah its anxious but we have each other in all of this, sometimes you need that out with the family! Only us that understand each others nerves, im feeling ok this morning Well i was till i started writing lol but positive mental attitude! (Bricking it really lol) but i will keep you all posted after my appointment

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 06:50 in response to thumper1

Aww you are so sweet!!! Yes will let you know, i had a dreadful sleep youd think id have been pulled through a hedge backwards thank god im washing my hair lol, yeah we are all keeping everything crossed for you to darling, thankyou for you support over the weekend and today, through the nerves im keeping positive 

All my love❤

Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 07:44 in response to Karenk1971

❤️❤️❤️

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 10:30 in response to Karenk1971

Good luck Karen

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 11:33 in response to Machrie

Thank you, on the train meet my mum go for lunch well if i can eat lol but im feeling positive❤

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 16:21 in response to Karenk1971

Hi , KarenK1971 I hope you have a wonderful lunch with your mum xx how did you get on today? I get my results Friday morning xxxx

Luv and hugs 

June x

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 18:48 in response to Twin33

Hi June

I got to Edinburgh and the nurse phoned me that the results from the biopsies were fine, i didnt have to attend the clinic as staff been sent home ill who perform  procedures, the nurse phoning me in a couple of days they want more biopsies so when i go back in its  for a stereotactic breast biopsy, so even though  the news is good for today's results theres obviously something they want checked, be waiting again lol nice lunch though lol

Love karen❤

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 18:54 in response to Twin33

Good luck on friday June, the waiting is terrible

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 19:19 in response to Karenk1971

Awwww bless , so glad it was hopeful today xx and lunch was great xxx fingers crossed for you going through more tests, and they are also good news for u...they checked mine, had me in within few days 3 after covid test and isolation,  I was heavily sedated because of my heart....excisional biopsy and needle biopsy under arm too

I get mine 9.30 Friday xxx

Thinking of you , hugs xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 20:39 in response to Twin33

God you have  been through mill, everything crossed for you for friday, thinking of you big hugs xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 20:44 in response to Karenk1971

Awwww thankyou,  I will keep you updated , hope u will too xxx bless xx 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 21:27 in response to Twin33

Yeah of course xx❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 21:36 in response to Karenk1971

So so glad  to find this chat. I too had a recent breast biopsy -mine was on Wednesday 8 th Sept for the first time and am going back on 15 th for result. Pretty scared. Hope the fact it's a 7 day turnaround doesn't suggest it's bad news , especially as I got 2 titanium clips in.  I'm terrified as lost my sister to (lung) cancer 3 yrs ago and have not really any family near me.  Retired at start of pandemic and I know I'm lucky that I got such a quick response via gp. Trying to stay positive. It feels so surreal at the moment . 
 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 21:52 in response to Freyafem

Frayafem

Hi welcome to chat xxx try not to worry we are all here for support and wishful thoughts for you xxxx good luck on 15th results. I go 17th xxx thinking of you, we are always here for you, let us know how you get on...in the mean time stay positive and enjoy every day xx

Hugs 

June

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 21:58 in response to Twin33

Thank you June. I'll look out for you on here and sending you positive thoughts right back. xxx. I will post on here on Wednesday. Either way I feel there will be so much support on here we can remain optimistic xxx

Moira

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 22:13 in response to Freyafem

Freyafem.

Hi. I have sent you a friend request. Speak soon. Stay string xx hugs xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 22:13 in response to Twin33

Strong lol xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

13 Sep 2021 23:24 in response to Freyafem

Hi freyafem

I joined at the weekend the support is great from everyone, everyone looking out for each other! Good luck with your results, its a very surreal feeling, the waiting is dreadful, but everyone is behind you

Karen❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

14 Sep 2021 00:22 in response to Karenk1971

 

Hi Karen,

I am delighted to hear that your results wee fine. Did the nurse say why they want to do more biopsies?  They wouldn't have said that your previous biopsies were fine, unless they were, so it sounds as if they are being extra cautious and still wanting to investigate the changes they've founfd.

I'm so glad to hear that you had a nice lunch and, I hope that you and your Mum enjoyed your afternoon in Edinburgh.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

14 Sep 2021 00:32 in response to Freyafem

 

Hi Freyafern,

A very warm welcome to our forum.I am glad to hear that you are due to get your biopsy results back within a week. The 7 day turnaround shouldn't give any indication of the results. This was the normal turnaround pre-Covid and, hospitals are trying to get back to this, because, as you've discovered, it can be an agonising wait. Please don't worry about the clips. This is routne procedure to show the area investigated. It makes it easier for a surgeon to identify the right area if s/he needs to proceed with surgery.

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. It always does feel surreal at this stage, but try to hang on to the positivity. Only 1 person in every 8 who attend the breast clinic gets a cancer diagnosis, so the odds are still stacked in your favour.

Please let us know how you get on on 15th. I sincerely hope that nothing untoward is found. Now that you have found this forum, you never need to feel alone. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

14 Sep 2021 08:09 in response to Twin33

Hi sweetheart I feel you agonising wait it's always the waiting which is the worst time I would say if it a telephone conversation hopefully you're ok big hugs been there xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

14 Sep 2021 08:45 in response to thumper1

I hi,  I really hope so xxxxx

Hugs June xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

14 Sep 2021 10:03 in response to Jolamine

Hi jolamine

Its a stereotactic biopsy they want to do this time,  i still think its a small area that is still to be investigated for 100% clearance, this machine seems to be more accurate by the sounds of it, but feel the biopsies that were clear why do more? so i feel theres still something they are checking, i said to the nurse on the phone what do you actually think she saidvi really cant call it, so im thinking is there something small they have missed or not got the exact area? I am pleased yesterdays were fine though but i think its the thought going through it all again, yeahbit was so nicevto meet up with my mum had a look in tbe charity shops got a nice coat, nice lunch, the sun was shining and had such a nice day, a white feather has just dropped at my feet as im messaging you god strike me down xxx