Breast cancer
posted by Iamstrong
15 September 2020

So scared

Last reply: 8 days ago

Hello All, I recently found a lump on my left breast and had it looked at by my GP. She said it didn't seem craggy but sent me anyhow for a mammogram and ultrasound.
I went in a tad worried but filled confidence at the same time that everything was fine.
However, while mammogram showed up nothing the ultrasound was cause for cause for concern and I had a biopsy done there any then.
They gave the lump a bi rad 4 rating. From what I've read this has more of a chance of being benign but I'm so so scared.
My tumor is 8mm and they said from what they could see it didn't go to the nodes....is this something they need to double check or are they sure from an ultrasound.
This waiting a week and a half for results is just awful. I'm crying all the time and just can't work. I have 3 small kids and I want to be strong for them but I'm finding things tough.
Blessing and good luck to all. Xx

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commented by Cancer Nurse
18 September 2020

12 days ago

Hello there,

 

I am so sorry to read how distressed you are feeling while waiting for your biopsy results to come back . There is no right or wrong way to feel and the waiting period can feel like a very long time.  

It  can be helpful to talk to someone about your worries like a partner, family member or close friend. Or if you like, you could call our Nurseline on 1800 200 700 and speak with one of our nurses for support. We are here Mon- Fri 9-5pm

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by Iamstrong
21 September 2020

9 days ago

Hello, thanks for responding, I received a diagnosis grade 2 hormone driven tumor. 8mm in size.
I was told a lumpectomy and radiation with possibility of chemo.
I was coming to terms with this result when I got a call to say surgery was now delayed as they found microcalcifications that now needed biopsy.
I'm so scared of bone cancer and blood cancer. My head is all over the place.

commented by Kathleen
22 September 2020

8 days ago

Hi Lamstrong,

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this. This is where I was 9 years ago, between diagnosis and surgery. Not an easy place to be.

Microcalcifications do not necessarily indicate bone cancer or blood cancer. Here is a good explanation. Your team is just making sure that all possible points of concern are looked into before the surgery. It sounds as if they are being very thorough.

https://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/_Komen/Content/About_Breast_Cancer/…

Take care

Kath

commented by Iamstrong
22 September 2020

8 days ago

Thanks Kath. I want to be hopeful and full of positivity but I'm finding it tough.

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