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Hi , 

last Friday 17 of May I have been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and wonder if I in title to ask for a full body scan ?

I have 3 cysts in one of my breast , calcium in two places behind my nipple and one cancerous lump under my breast 

i have some uncontrollable feeling in my upper back as well and feel extremely tiered most of the time .

I still have no results from my second mammogram, which also have been takes on the 17.05.19 to make a close up image of the behind nipple aria to see what type  of   Calcium I have there . I’m order to make a decision for upcoming operation . 

Lind regards 



Carole F - Macmillan

Hi Yulia

Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to our online community.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and waiting on tests results can be a particularly anxious time. It would be understandable if you were experiencing a whole range of emotions just now. Results are usually discussed at a multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) before a treatment plan is recommended.

It’s difficult for us, as nurses on this type of platform, to say what could be causing the uncontrollable feeling in your upper back or why you’re so tired.

If you haven’t already mentioned these symptoms to your Breast Care Nurse, or GP, we’d recommend that you do.

Doctors use national guidelines to help them decide what tests and investigations are necessary.

A full body scan wouldn’t usually be carried out when someone is diagnosed with an early breast cancer, but sometimes doctors will request other tests, like CT scans or even simple blood test depending on their patient’s symptoms.

I see from your profile that you’d like to chat to ladies in the same situation. One way to do this is through joining our online community breast cancer group. It’s a very supportive group and a good source of information.

It might be worth having a look at Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Someone Like Me’ support service too. They have a network of trained volunteers who have been affected by breast cancer. They’ll try to find someone who understands your particular concerns and arrange for them to get in touch.

I hope this helps. If you’d like to talk things through with one of the nurses, please give us a call. We’re here 7 days a week, from 8am till 8pm.

Best wishes

Carole (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist)