I found a huge lump in my breast!

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  1. Snakes and ladders

    Snakes and ladders Silver Member

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    A few weeks ago, I found a big lump in my chest, just above the breast. It's about as big as a cocktail sausage, and I hadn't noticed it before. I think it's getting bigger.

    I don't know if I only noticed it now because it was covered up with fat before, or whether it's new.

    I went to the doctor and expected him to say that it's nothing, just a muscle knot or something.

    But he said it's definitely a big lump in the actual breast tissue (not chest) and has referred me to the breast clinic for a biopsy or a scan.

    I know that even though I have a strong family history of breast cancer, the odds of me developing it, aged 24, are very low, but I can't help worrying!

    :sigh:

    Just wanted to get that off my chest (no pun intended...!)
     
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    Not much I can say really but am sending you all the good luck vibes in the world. Hope the biopsy comes through quickly and the results are good! ((()))
     
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    Just hold on, try not to panic. I know you must be really worried, but worrying can't influence the outcome, so push it from your mind until the results are back. Easier said than done, I know.

    Best wishes.
     
  5. Snakes and ladders

    Snakes and ladders Silver Member

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    Thanks for your kind words guys, you're right!

    I'm trying to keep busy, and focusing on the diet is a good way to take my mind of it!
     
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    Keep strong. I've got everything crossed for you.
     
  7. Snakes and ladders

    Snakes and ladders Silver Member

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    Thank you little sis!
     
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    *hugs*

    im sorry to see this snakes, have you had the results? *fingers crossed its not bad news*
     
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    Snakes and ladders Silver Member

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    Hey gina,

    I'm off to have my biopsy tomorrow, and I am not sure how long it takes them to work out the results.

    It's kind of nerve wrecking, but I'm sure it's nothing...

    Thanks for all your support everyone.

    xxx
     
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    Good luck for tomorrow. Hope it goes well for you and you get the results quickly
     
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    Good luck...here's hoping it's just a cyst or something. Fingers crossed. The NHS is very hot on this kind of thing, they'll see you as soon as possible.
     
  12. Snakes and ladders

    Snakes and ladders Silver Member

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    I had my scan the other day - turns out I don't have a lump in my breast, but some sort of musculo-skeletal bump on my chest and also back... they're not sure what it is, so I'm going to have an MRI, but at least it's not a bad breast lump! Yay!
     
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    Thank goodness for that! That's the best news you could hear! Good luck with the MRI
     
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    Great news :D.. Hope the MRI goes alright.
     
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    Thanks guys! :D

    I'm relieved.
     
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    That must be such a relief from your mind - good luck for the MRI.
     
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    Thanks Mary, yes it is!
     
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