Fast results


I'm really sorry to bother you but i had a biopsy on Tuesday on my left breast and my left armpit i was told 2 weeks wait and 3 days later my results are back and i need to go in on Tuesday this has made me think this is urgent and very bad news and i have to be seen urgently.

Is this something to worry about?

  • Hi BessieBoo81,

    Thank you for getting in touch. My name is Kat, I am one of the Cancer Information Nurses on the support line. I can only imagine how worried you must be feeling right now.

    It can be worrying when you get a call to come back to discuss your results quicker than expected.

    Sometimes at breast clinics they tell you your results are back in 2 weeks as this is usually gives the laboratories time to do the tests and report them. As your results are back with in three days it does not mean that it is very bad news.

    Some biopsy results can take up to two weeks as further tests may need to be carried out. However, your sample may not have needed further tests and the laboratory were able to report the results quickly.

    If you have another questions, please don’t hesitate to get back in touch on this platform or by calling us on the support line.

    Best wishes and take care,


    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

    Best wshes and take Care,
    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist