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#1 MummyHILI

Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

Hi,

I am 30, with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. Aunty diagnosed with breast cancer at 45, in remission. Great Aunt passed away from breast cancer at 50. Grandmother and Aunt both passed away from ovarian cancer in their early 50's.

So I recently discovered a lump in my left breast.  

I went to the docs today, she measured the lump, it is 3 X 2 cm approx, at about 7-8 o'clock about 3cm below my nipple. The doc said it is moveable, so could be a fibroadenoma but it is quite hard.

I am going for an ultrasound tomorrow but in the meantime I am freaking out!

Please reassure me.

UPDATE  - Hi, I am just coming into update that it has been confirmed that it is breast cancer. I will get the full results back next Wed but at this stage it does not appear that it has spread past the left breast and lymph node. Once the full results are in we will work out a course of action.

Thanks again for all your kind words and offers to chat via PM for those of you who have been/are going through this journey, it is soooo appreciated.

Edited by MummyHILI, 25 May 2016 - 06:32 PM.


#2 Sparklearkle

Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:37 PM

I also had a fibroadenoma - apparently they are very common.
I know you will probably continue to worry no matter what though...esp with your history.
Good luck, hoping you get some good news tomorrow xo

#3 ainira

Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:59 PM

I had one about that size and removed surgically. Turned out it was breast tissue that had lost its structure, creating a lump (so not a tumour/growth, meaning that i didn't need further check ups each year).

I hope the tests turn out well for you.

#4 MummyHILI

Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:02 PM

Thanks for your responses. Fingers crossed I get good news and I don't have to wait to long to get them.

#5 redchick

Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:07 PM

I've had a few weird lumps - all have turned out to be nothing but still stressful every time.

You are doing everything you can by getting it checked out.

All the best for tomorrow,

RC

#6 ~Bob~

Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:33 PM

Good luck. The vast majority of breast lumps turn out to be nothing, but of course, that doesn't stop you from worrying. I hope you get the all clear very fast.

#7 daybreaker

Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:54 PM

I also recently had a lump (I'm 40) and was told to get a biopsy after my ultrasound but after going to another more specialised place, The Breast Cancer Clinic in Sydney, they determined it to be a fibroadenoma without a biopsy.

I wish I had gone straight to this place instead of my local X-Ray centre as they were so much more professional, did a 3D mammogram and more detailed ultrasound and told me the results straight away.  With the X-Ray Centre I had to wait for the results form my Dr and they weren't 100% convinced it was a fibro so I was nervous for days until I went to the Clinic.

Fibros are more common in your 20s and 30s and as it is moveable and oval in shape it is most probably that so try not to stress!

#8 Tinkerbell74

Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:17 AM

Good Luck !!! Let us know how you get on...

#9 MummyHILI

Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:29 PM

Thanks everyone.

I had the ultrasound today and as with Daybreakers experience it appears that I will most likely need a biopsy, I get the official results tomorrow. My doc said that if the ultrasound wasn't able to produce a probable result that she would be inclined to go straight for a surgical (?) biopsy, not a fine needle one :-(

So I'm still,  pretty stressed. Thanks for all your support and well wishes.

#10 mumofsky

Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:30 PM

will be crossing my fingers and toes that you get the best news possible xxx

#11 ainira

Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:52 PM

Hoping you get good news and try not to stress if you need a biopsy.

I had a needle biopsy as the ultrasound only showed how big the lump was. The biopsy seemed to indicate it was benign and I was given the option of removing it (surgical biopsy) or getting a needle biopsy every year. I went for the removal and the pathology results showed it was existing breast tissue, not a tumour, as I mentioned upthread.

#12 daybreaker

Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

Were you able to see any of the report or images of the ultrasound today? After lots of research and my own experience, well defined smooth edges often mean a fibro.

Did they say why they wanted to do a surgical biopsy rather than a fine needle aspiration? As I thought the FNA was usually the next step.

Good luck with your results tomorrow, it's very stressful but the odds are in your favour even with your family history as you are only 30.

#13 MummyHILI

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:02 PM

 daybreaker, on 19 May 2016 - 08:59 PM, said:

Were you able to see any of the report or images of the ultrasound today? After lots of research and my own experience, well defined smooth edges often mean a fibro.

Did they say why they wanted to do a surgical biopsy rather than a fine needle aspiration? As I thought the FNA was usually the next step.

Good luck with your results tomorrow, it's very stressful but the odds are in your favour even with your family history as you are only 30.

Thanks. When I was talking to the doctor the other day she just said if the ultrasound doesn't give a probable result she would go straight to the more invasive biopsy as the lump is large?

#14 Chelli

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:02 PM

Sending best wishes for your results OP,

#15 TheFirstNoel

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:04 PM

Hope you get good news soon. Xx

#16 daybreaker

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:14 PM

It's better to know then for sure then because although the radiographer and breast doctor were convinced mine was a fibro I think I would feel more at peace if I'd had the biopsy.

If you're in Sydney I would recommend having the biopsy at the Syd Breast Clinic in the city - my GP thought they were better than my local (reputable) hospitals and you find out the results straight away.

#17 MummyHILI

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:21 PM

 daybreaker, on 19 May 2016 - 09:14 PM, said:

It's better to know then for sure then because although the radiographer and breast doctor were convinced mine was a fibro I think I would feel more at peace if I'd had the biopsy.

If you're in Sydney I would recommend having the biopsy at the Syd Breast Clinic in the city - my GP thought they were better than my local (reputable) hospitals and you find out the results straight away.

Thanks. I'm in Melbourne though, does anyone have recommendations of a good breast clinic in Melbourne?

#18 kass87

Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:31 AM

MummyHILI any news?

#19 Therese

Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:44 AM

I hope your appointment goes well.

#20 Grape Jelly

Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:46 AM

Sending you good luck and thinking of you. xx

#21 MummyHILI

Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:10 PM

Hi. Just got back from the docs, unfortunately the news is not what I was hoping. In medical report terms 'high index suspicion of carcinoma' :-( 'Category 5 lesion'

I'm being booked into a breast clinic ASAP.

Like the doc said, I survived a stroke 3.5 years ago at 27, if it is cancer I can survive this :'( I have to for my babies!

Thanks for your support and concern xo

#22 marple

Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:24 PM

I'm sorry. I wish you all the good luck in the world and that the suspicion is wrong.

#23 Grape Jelly

Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:27 PM

I am so sorry, that sucks:( I wish you all the strength in the world. I hope the appointment at the clinic brings better news. Much much love to you.

#24 ainira

Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:33 PM

I'm so sorry OP. Sending you strength and hope that it isn't cancer :(

#25 ~Bob~

Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

I'm so sorry, OP. I hope this isn't cancer. I wish you strength.


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