The waiting after initial tests.

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Hi I'm in limbo.

Last weds(19thjune)I had mammogram, ultrasound, x3 biopsies &another mammogram for breast lump.Then a C.T next day.

At the end when you go into consultant she said its "presenting "as cancerous. Breast care team nurse was in as well.I didn't really ask any questions.

Next day I called the breast nurse and she said on her notes it's down as "likely" to be cancer.Im going out of my mind as my next appointment is on Thurs 27th.

My breast is sore after biopsies but I think the lump feels smaller,can't get a good poke about as I'm sore,but anyone else had a lump get smaller after biopsy?

Maybe just my imagination. 

Can I tell by any of the medical professionals wording that it's definitely cancer?


  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your ongoing diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer journey can help a lot. I have a completely different cancer but over my 25 years with my cancer I have also been investigated for ‘other’ cancers….. but none of them proved to be correct - my view is simple, until it’s confirmed, you hang your hat on the hope it’s not.

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Breast Cancer support group. This will be a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group please click on the link below……..

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    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

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    Mike (Thehighlander)

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