12 week wait for symthomathic breast clinic

April 5, 2019 - 13:01

Hi all,
I found a large marble size lump over a week ago, attended my GP on the day who made the referral while I was with her. She said she placed it as an urgent referral and since then I have being going slightly crazy with worry. I can’t concentrate on work or anything really ... I havnt told any family as I don’t want to worry them. Attended the GP again yesterday as the anxiety is overbearing I havnt been sleeping which I think is adding to my slight craziness. So GP contacted the clinic to no avail and this morning I received a letter saying I will be called within 12 weeks
I’m at a loss and have no idea what to do .... I was hoping 2 weeks and due to my age I was thinking maybe within 6 at most. A 3 month wait just seems unbearable has anyone else had this experience or paid to go to a private appointment .... I can ask friends and family for some money but not hundreds

May 3, 2019 - 14:12

Dear Triona, Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry to read of your distress, it is very anxious time waiting to have tests done to find out the cause of your breast lump. It can be very difficult to speak with family about what your experiencing but it may help how you are feeling, If you would like to call us for any support or advice about your situation our number is 1800200700.

Kind regards