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Core biopsy done today.

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Re: Core biopsy done today.

It was ! I think most people with early stage breast cancer feel well apart from possibly some breast discomfort  - but that means it has not spread and therefore is in most cases very treatable .

 

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Oh gosh, that must have been a shock to say the least. Everyone keeps saying to me that I would be really unwell if I had cancer but I guess that’s not true? Read so many posts how everyone felt fine before their diagnoses 

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I couldn't feel a lump it was picked up on routine mammgarn - no signs or symtoms at all .

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Most definitely. Did your lump go down after biopsy? Mine seems the same size as previously

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Hopefully that's exactly what it is ,waiting for answers is hard but it's better they are thorough .

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Yeah I think that’s why, as I am 31? I think I was gearing myself for it to be an abscess. So they can drain it out and i can forget about it.  However now I’m waiting for another week for some answers. 

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Yes I had core biopsy - they didn't mention anything about it being hard or soft but if they say that's a good sign that's great .Im not sure if they leave marker in every time but they did with me .As you have had a biopsy of the area I don't think it matters too much if you had a mammogram or US - they can always ask for further scans if they think it will help .In younger women mammograms are not always helpful due to dense breast tissue 

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Oh hi! Thank you so much for replying. You are so right, I know deep down that nothing is back and white and I won’t know until the results come in. 

 

Did you have core biopsy? They said my sample was soft so it was good? Is all cancerous sample hard then? I’m worried that they only did an uss and not a mammogram. Nor did they leave a marker in? Well I don’t think so anyway!

 

my telephone appointment for results is this next Thursday. Then a face to face appointment on Tuesday the following week. 

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Hi my experience from talking to ladies on the forum over the last 4 years is that nothing is really certain until you get biopsy results back .The medics are skilled at looking at ultrasound /mammograms but sometimes things are no clear cut and the results of the biopsy do surprise them.In my case they told me they didn't think it was suspicious but did biopsy as a precaution and only gave me a telephone appointment for the results - unfortunately they were wrong and I ended up being called to go into to the hospital and frantically trying to get hold of my husband .I think it is better to have an face to face appointment and to have someone there ready  to support you if needed .the vast majority of biopsies taken turn out not to be cancer so the odds are on your side .When is your appointment ?

 

 

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Core biopsy done today.

Hello everyone,

 

I’ve been reading this forum since last month where I found a lump near my arm pit. To cut a long story short. The gp was convinced it was an abscess/infection, so gave me antibotics. It didn’t do anything, so went back and they referred me to Royal marsden. I just came back from an appointment today. The breast specialist nurse was convinced after my initial assessment that it was an abscess. She wanted an ultrasound to make sure. Ultrasound was done, but the radiographer said it looked like an abscess but it is quite hard and large (17mm) she then thought maybe she could aspirate it. She tried a needle aspiration, hardly nothing came out. Went back to talk to the nurse specialist. Who said to do a biopsy. Biopsy x 2 done, really really painful when it hit the edge of the lump I think. Really stung! The tissue fortunately was soft, which I hear is a good thing? 

 

Was called again by the nurse, she spoke to me about how ‘unsure’ the ultrasound imaging looks but is sure that it’s not malignant. However because it looks ‘abit weird’ it’s best that I come in for the result.

 

my husband is relieved because the specialist nurse said it doesn’t look malignant but I can’t help but worry. She was adamant that it was an abscess but no pus or fluid came out during aspiration. Can it be a cyst? The lump is still there. I don’t even know if they left a marker. Is the fact that I didn’t have a mamogram good news? I don’t know! Any experiences please reply xxx