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posted by karenkazz
28 February 2024

Breast clinic

Last reply: 05 March 2024 11:07

My mam received an outpatient appointment 8 weeks after having and ultrasound on a lump. The ultrasound in the day the nurse said was a fluid cyst and as mam was due a mammogram managed to get her in same day to have it done.
It didn't seem concerning but now 8 weeks later she got this letter but it doesn't say anything about any abnormality found or further test need just an appointment with Consulatant. She really worried but also 8 weeks seems like a long time if something was actually wrong. Is this a normal timeframe and if results not on letter a good thing? Trying ti reassure her while she waits a week and a half for the appointment.


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commented by Cancer Nurse
05 March 2024

05 March 2024 11:07

Dear Karen,

In many of the symptomatic breast clinics it is normal practice for all patients to be seen and examined by a breast consultant. 

This sometimes happens on the first visit or in mums’ case at a later date. 

This does not automatically mean that there is bad news. 

Karen I can understand that this is a worrying time for you – please if you or your mum would like to talk things through with one of our cancer nurses, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 200 700 Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Kind regards

Cancer nurse.

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