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posted by daisypetal
16 September 2020

Breast lump

Last reply: 13 days ago

Hi So my right breast was a but uncomfortable 2 weeks ago so i checked it out in the shower where I found a lump deep inside just below my nipple to the right. In the notes it's around 1.5 to 2cm. My gp referred me to triple assessment in Vincent's. I went for my appointment on Monday where I had an ultrasound and mamogramme done. I also has a biopsy the same day. Iv to return Friday morning for my results with the consultant. Is this the norm that they do. I'm 33 with 3 kids and had my baby 11 months ago. I'm so stressed that iv to go back to get the results I would of thought they would of just phoned. So I'm stresing that they already know something is wrong.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
17 September 2020

13 days ago

Hello there,

I am sorry to read how stressed you are feeling at this time, it is a very anxious time waiting for test results to come back and the waiting period can feel like a very long time.  The doctors don’t know biopsy results  for definite until the pathology report comes back if someone has a cancer diagnosis or not.

Some people find it helps to carry on with normal activities to distract themselves at this time, while others feel they can’t think of anything else but their appointment. There is no right or wrong way to feel at this 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

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