Thank you ladies, it will all be fine.
I was going to go on my own for the Biopsy. At this appiontment, do you think the hospital would give any further indication as to what they think the mass is? If I thought there was a chance that they could say something worrying I would probably rethink this and take my husband.
Sorry to hear that you need to return for a biopsy, and then wait on results again. It's not an easy time for you. Will be thinking of you on Thursday.
Take care xx
Okay I know it is easy to say and hard to do, but try to keep calm, they are being thorough which is good but does not mean that it will be breast cancer.
Sending you hugs
Thank you for your response Huffle puffle. I like your name too.
I have rang the breast clinic and it does seem like all the investigations could be done at the one appointment. I am still going solo but have a friend on standby who can be there very quickly if it looks like I need a second pair of ears. I will let you know the outcome.
Hi AliBongoWaffle (great name!),
My appointment at the breast clinic was at 5.30pm. I had no idea until I got there that it was a 'One Stop Clinic' where they aim to do as many tests as necessary at that time. This approach does seem to be fairly common, so maybe you could check prior to your appointment. I was at the clinic for 2 hours, had mammogram, consultant review, ultrasound, core biopsies then back to the consultant. I was given an appointment then for the following week to get my results.
I went alone to this appointment as I wasn't expecting any of the above. I would recommend taking someone along with you for moral support, if you can.
Best wishes to you xx
Really good to hear that you are calmer
My appointment was in the afternoon, which was after a recall from a routine mammogram, I had a another mammogram, then ultrasound and a biopsy. I think the whole thing took an hour, I had my friend with me.
You could perhaps give them a call and ask what you can expect from the appointment and how long you might expect to be there for.
Thank you Helena for you reply, it is much appreciated.
I am much calmer today than I was when I first posted yesterday.
What I wanted to know was what to expect at the appointment given that its in the evening at 6pm. ie if the hospital feel it is appropriate to do an ultrasound, a mammograph and/or a biopsy, will I be asked to return another day or can I expect them to do this straightaway?
If I knew this I might consider taking someone with me.
Hello and welcome to the forum, well you have come to the right place for help and support you will loads of it from the wonderful ladies on here.
Never think that you are wasting anyones time, it is alway important to get any breast change checked out and he good thing is that you are having that done, there are a lot of benign breast conditions so it does not necessarily mean that it is bc. Are you taking anyone with you to give you moral support and act as another pair of ears. It is amazing even when it is good news how much we miss when we are anxious.
Any questions ask away and I am sure we will be able to answer them.
I have no lump but I've also got a dimple underneath my breast which wasn't there until about 6 months ago. I could only see it in my bathroom mirror in the evening when the light was on. I just thought it was cellulite because I couldn't seem to see it any other mirror. I went on holiday in January and I could see it in the hotel bathroom too, it was much more obvious. It did worry me a bit more. I've since decided that this particular breast feels smaller and heavier but not visibly so. I almost feel like I'm imagining the breast change, that its psychological although I can now see the dent in the daylight. Its small but definitely there.
I went to the GP last week and am due to go to the breast clinic at 6pm next week. Its quiet late for an appointment so am I to assume that they will only examine me to see if I need any further investagation with another appointment to follow?? I would just like to be prepared.
I haven't told my husband, family or close friends, I've mentioned it to a couple of people I trust who I need to help me with the kids whilst I attend this appointment. I am scared, I feel like I am making a moutain out of mole hill (God, I hope its the latter!) I've not really talked about it I needed a bit of vent so I guess my post is my way of getting it off my chest, no pun intended! Be good to hear off anyone about the appointment. Thanks x
I thought I would come back with an update. I had a dianostic mammogram and an ultrasound today and nothing was seen on either test. The radiologist told me himself. I feel SO much better! I also saw my OB/GYN yesterday and she said it looked like skin changes from age, having babies etc.
Thank you everyone for your kind replies!
I looked at the "dent" again over the weekend witha flashlight and a mirror ( I know, lol) anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm seeing a faint stretch mark that dents in ever so slightly when I left my arm. Its more noticeable when I'm cold (erect nipples, sorry TMI) than when my breast are relaxed.