MDT meeting after breast biopsy

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Hello there, 

I was called back from a mammogram, last week I had another mammogram, a ultrasound and 2 biopsies. I called imaging this morning and they said I'm on the waiting list for the next MDT meeting next Tuesday. Does this mean I have breast cancer?

I am 40 but called for yearly mammogram from 40 due to family history.

Thank you I'm just really worried and would just like to know either way.

  • Hi Catladylee

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    My name is Gemma, I’m one of the Cancer Information Nurses on the Macmillan Support Line.

    I am sorry to hear about the anxiety and uncertainty caused while waiting for the results of the investigations.

    It is normal after biopsies and other diagnostic tests for these to be discussed at a Multidisciplinary Team Meeting. The meeting is attended by a team of healthcare professionals who work together to understand better if there is a concern that the results could be due to cancer or not.

    After the MDT meeting, you usually meet your doctor and a specialist nurse to talk over the results and any treatment that may be recommended. 

    Have you spoken to anyone else at the hospital to try and get a better understanding of what is going on? If not, we would encourage you to try and speak to a doctor or nurse who may already be involved with your care as they are best placed to talk through the process and answer any specific questions.

    You could contact the consultant’s secretary or the breast care nursing team if you have already been given names; the hospital switchboard will be able to put you through. They should be able to arrange for one of the team to call so that you can ask some further questions.

    This might help you get a better understanding of what is happening and alleviate some of your worries while waiting.

     Here is the NHS general information on what to ask your doctor and prepare for any appointments.  Our information about talking to the healthcare team although more relevant after a confirmed diagnosis of cancer does have some useful information too.

    Please consider giving us a call – we are so much better at providing information and support in sensitive situations such as these when we can talk together. Our contact details are at the bottom of my response. I think we can be so much more helpful to you by telephone.

    Take Care

    Gemma. Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email


  • Hi Gemma, 

    Thank you for your reply, so even if it's not cancer they'll still discuss at a MDT, that's reassuring to hear. 

    I don't think I have anyone to speak with at the hospital as I went for my first age 40 mammogram, then got called back for further tests and now waiting for the results from the biopsies.

    It's just worried me with the receptionist saying I was on the waiting list for the next MDT, which is jexr week. 

    I'm going to try and put it out of mind as the wait is too anxious.

    Thank you so much