Several symptoms now referral to breast clinic

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Hello, So today has been a bit of a shock to the system. I found a lump on Friday night. After a long weekend I managed to see the GP this morning. I was examined and to my surprise I had several symptoms I did not know I had. Lump, inverted nipple, puckering of the skin and itchy nipple. My family has a history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. I have what the doctor described as a mass and now have to wait 2-3 weeks for breast clinic.

I am trying to be positive and hoping it's nothing but so scared now as I have several symptoms. Does having more symptoms increase the likelihood of cancer???

My family have gone to bed tonight and my mind is all over the place. So many questions with no way of having any answers Disappointed

  • Hello Dibzy, 

    Thank you for reaching out on the Online Community, I'm Eliza from the Community team at Macmillan. 

    I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling scared just now. We understand it can be worrying to wait for results. 

    Other members on the Online Community aren't necessarily medically trained, so they are not able to tell you whether having more symptoms increases the likelihood of cancer. Members on the Online Community can only provide support and speak from their personal experiences. Everyone's situation can be very different.

    Alongside the Online Community, we’d recommend reaching out to our Support Line. Our support team are available 7 days a week, 8am-8pm on freephone 0808 808 00 00email or live webchat. Our Support Line teams are here to chat and support you. You can also talk to our nurse specialists on the Support Line, who can give you some further guidance and information about NHS processes. Please just keep in mind our nurses can't access your medical records.

    If you'd prefer to read through information, Macmillan has support and guidance on our website around feeling worried about cancer.

    We aim to support all Online Community members as best we can, so please feel welcome to contact us over email to if you have any questions about finding the right support or if you have any questions about the Online Community.

    Take care,

    Macmillan Community Team