Such great news! Thank you for coming back to let us know, it's really important for others coming through the forum while waiting on results to see that it inst always bad news! Xx
They don't lie to you Kathy, they will tell you honestly what they think from what they can see on the day , of course they don't always get it right but they will never deliberately mislead you, I know this is such a hard wait and you will be trying to second guess the outcome but it's under way now and you will have an answer one way or another this time Xx Jo
Hi Kathyclogs - really they don't always say that. On my recall appointment the doctor who did the ultrasound told me then and there that things looked extremely suspicious on the mammogram and ultrasound and she thought it was cancer. She showed me the images and explained them to me. I think they have a duty to be honest with you nowadays and won't fob you off with vague reassurances. Good luck for your results and remember that most people that go for call back don't have cancer x
Kathy your GP sounds lovely and they of course can't flower things up but you would hang on to the negative no matter what was said at the minute , it's self preservation , expect the worst and hope for the best, we all did it! just try your best to fill your days and don't focus on lack of sleep too much, your body is on high alert at the minute and sleep is the hardest thing to get when your in that mind set, whatever the outcome things will calm down I promise you Xx Jo
Try not to read anything into what the GP said about worst case scenario, he was probably just covering himself. Good to hear that you have got something to help you sleep, that should make a difference to how you are feeling.
I know it is hard to try not to think about it, but good that you are going to give it a try
Unfortunately lack of sleep does tend to increase your anxiety levels and all rational thoughts go out the window. Hopefully you will be able to catch up on sleep later and that will make you feel better
You just keep coming on here and we will keep your positivity up.
Sending you a hug xxx
Helena is spot on, it's common to be recalled after your first mamogram as something that's completely normal for you may have flagged up and they have to check it out, it happened to my sister and one of my best friends and both had the all clear at clinic and have continued to do so several years on!
We all here know how you are feeling but worrying yourself in to a frenzy will just make the days drag even more, keep yourself busy and try to park your panic until you know anything for certain.
Both Helena and I have had breast cancer and we are just fine several years on 😊 Xx
And breathe my dear.
This is your first mammo so they have nothing to compare with so they are just making sure which is reassuring it could be that the image is not clear so they need to do another one, or that what they are seeing on there is totally normal breast tissue for you, but it is always best to get it checked out for your own peace of mind.
I know that it is easy to say, but try as much as possible to put it out of your mind for now. Come on here whenever you need to there will always be someone on here to help and support you
Ann, I've just had a look for a bcc article/leaflet about recalls, but can't seem to find one. Do you know where it is?
This is one of my pet soap box issues, not telling people why they are being recalled. I think its grossly unfair, and very cruel. Most people would be better knowing some details, even if they aren't details that are nice to hear. I know they feel it fairer to the whole screened population to do it this way, but it is awful...when it could be something as simple as a dodgy image. I'm sure there must be a better way, but I've not given much thought to what that could be.
I know you can tell yourself, its probably nothing until you are blue in the face, but it won't take away the worry. I think what you can do though, is say to yourself 'I go to the mammogram so that they can find anything early and can treat it early' thats the point of it. Most recalls won't be anything other than need for another image or something similar, but for many women it ensures that they get treatment and have a long happy future ahead. Not sure if that helps you to think that way or not?
Hiya, firstly as you say it's likely to be ok as over 80% of recalls are nothing to worry about. It won't stop you feeling panicked right now, that's a natural reaction but try not to let it take over your every minute, it will just make the wait even harder.
At the clinic they will do another mammogram and likely an ultrasound and explain what it was you were recalled for , I took my sister when she was recalled and hers was as simple as her breast being pinched on the original mammogram which gave a calcified appearance in one area, after more checks including ultrasound she was sent on her way with the all clear 😊
If they are still concerned they will probably do a biopsy which will be another wait for definite results but they will tell you on the day if they suspect it to be breast cancer but don't rush ahead worrying about that as most likely you won't need to Xx Jo