04-12-2018 01:38 PM
Thanks for posting.
It’s understandable that you are feeling anxious, particularly as your mum is also waiting for results and her previous breast cancer diagnosis.
Breast pain is very common in women, and can cause a lot of anxiety. Breast pain can have several causes, and on its own is not usually a sign of breast cancer. Having a breast examination, breast imaging and tissue sampling is known as triple assessment. Not everyone attending a breast clinic will need to have a triple assessment, it depends on your symptoms, age or findings from other assessments. If you feel that the examination was not adequate, you may find it helpful to talk to your GP about seeking a second opinion.
If you’re concerned that your family history might mean that you have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, you could talk to your GP again, who may refer you to a family history clinic.
Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.
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04-12-2018 06:47 AM