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Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 19:58 in response to Twin33

Hi June

I've not posted on here before but have been reading all the support and thought I would tell you my experience as it seems similar to yours, apart from your long wait.

I had a mammogram in July and was called back as there was concern. I had another mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy the first week in August where there said they were fairly certain it was cancerous. It was confirmed a week later as Grade 2 invasive cancer 6-7mm, ER+ve, PR +ve and HER2 -ve.

I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy just over 2 weeks later and then had to wait just over 2 weeks for the results. I then got the good news that the margins were clear and so was the sentinel node (they only took one). I have been told that it was Stage 1A, which is the first part of the first stage. This is different from the Grade, which refers to the way the cancer cells look.

it is looking like I will not be needing any further treatment (no radiotherapy or chemotherapy) apart from taking letrazole for 5 years and having annual mammograms for 10 years, if I am able to take part in a research project called Primetime. Even if I don't get accepted onto the Primetime trial, I can probably have the same plan.

So, I would think that you could be in exactly the same position as me in a few weeks time, so although it is a worrying time, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

take care

 

 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 20:25 in response to Pisces09

Hi

Thankyou for the support and reassurance xx I am grade 2? But I have lump on collar bone and under arm

They don't seem bothered about collar bone but it's grown? They are scanning breast and under arm...wonder if I can ask them to double check the collar bone? Xx

 

June ❤ 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 20:54 in response to Twin33

June

In your post at 10.18 today you said it was ER +ve, HER2 -ve, 10mm and grade 2, so apart from being a tiny bit larger, though still pretty small, it's like mine. I was told mine was really tiny and that they don't see many that small. The average at the clinic I went to is around 2cm.

Sorry, I had no lump which could be felt either by me or the doctor, so can't say anything about that, but you should ask them to check anything you are concerned about.

Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 21:24 in response to Twin33

 

Hi June,

It is always helpful to have your MRI sooner rather than later, as this cuts down on that awful waiting time. It's good to hear that your consultant is going to see you too. If you have any questions, be sure to write them down before your appointment, as it is all too easy to forget something important in the heat of the moment.

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 23:14 in response to Karenk1971

Hahaha u certainly made me laugh xxxx thankyou xxxxxx thinking if you xxx

Hugs

June ❤ 

Waiting on breast biopsy results

17 Sep 2021 23:19 in response to Jolamine

Hi

 

Thankyou, I am not sure what to ask when I go , any suggestions please? Xx big hugs

June 

❤  

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 02:31 in response to Twin33

 

Hi June,

We all have different, if similar concerns. Looking through some of Breast Cancer Care's booklets on breast cancer, these are some of the questions they suggest at your stage:-

When will I have surgery?

How soon after surgery will treatment start?

How long will my treatment last?

Do you think that you will get all of the cancer this time?

How much more breast tissue do you need to remove?

Will I need any sort of reconstruction after surgery, or will my breast still look normal?

Can I have a copy of my Pathology report?

Are there any signs of lympho-vascular invasion?

Am I going to need any treatment post-surgery?

What hormone therapy do you think will be best for me?

What are the side-effects off treatment and, how is this likely to affect me?

Am I  likely to need radiotherapy or chemotherapy?

Is a genomic assay test suitable for me and, if so, which one would you advise?

Your consultant will be likely to answer most of these when you see him/her. I hope that this helps.

Regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 06:49 in response to Jolamine

Morning 

Omg Jolamine,  thankyou ever so much xx I will ask all those Tuesday,  thankyou xx

 

Love and xxxxxx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 10:24 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine,

Thanks from me also.. I will adapt as relevant to my situation . My mind is somewhat blank as I'm trying to adjust to  what lies ahead. Should know by 22nd  if hormone related or not . 
Sending love abd hugs xxx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:18 in response to Twin33

 

Hi June,

Will be thinking of you on Tuesday.

Regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:27 in response to Freyafem

Goodwick,  thinking of you xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:27 in response to Jolamine

Rhankyou so so much xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:28 in response to Freyafem

Hi Moira,

I'm glad to hear that you have found this helpful too. As I said to June, Your consultant will be likely to answer most of these when you see him/her. You will also find that the questions flow once you know exactly what you are dealing with and get your Her2 results back.

Regards,

Jolamine xx

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:29 in response to Twin33

Thinking about you for Tuesday June xx❤

Waiting on breast biopsy results

18 Sep 2021 20:31 in response to Karenk1971

Thankyou xxx do I ask them to scan collarbone and other breast too?? There is still a lump in those places xx