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Breast lump.

(13 Posts)
Wolfiefan Wed 31-Oct-12 17:26:57

So I have a lump. Went to GP who has referred me for screening. I have an appointment on Monday.
Lovely ladies. I refuse to think scary thoughts. Tell me all the things it could be that are not fecking cancer!
The GP did mention that my breasts felt... I interrupted with "lumpy" and she laughed. I could never bf. I have lost a lot of weight so perhaps that's why I'm noticing it now.
Anyway. Reassure me. Make me laugh. Tell me not to stuff my face with chocolate or drink myself silly until Monday comes!

fedupandtired Wed 31-Oct-12 17:40:48

I've had 3 breast clinic referrals and none were cancer. My neighbour also, again not cancer. My neighbour even needed a biopsy but all was fine.

Odds are very much in your favour as (I think) 9 put of 10 breast lumps aren't cancer. It's scary but your GP is doing the right thing, not because she thinks it's cancer but just to rule it out.

Wolfiefan Wed 31-Oct-12 17:54:49

Thanks fed up. She didn't seem really worried but that could have been her bedside manner. I've been absolutely fine until I had to make a date. Big fat coward me!!

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 31-Oct-12 20:11:19

chances are it's nothing scary but if you want jollity,chocolate and handholding then skip along to the tamoxifen thread- we've all been through that anxious waiting bit and we can reassure you with loads of encouraging statistics smile

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 31-Oct-12 20:12:43

here we are

lucjam Wed 31-Oct-12 20:23:05

I've been down the breast clinic twice with lumps, first time I had lost loads of weight so wondered if that was why I could suddenly feel it. My Mum died age 44 of BC so was v worried. Both times turned out to be nothing, infact both times they could tell me what it wasn't but not what it was iyswim. Good luck, you'll be ok if it comes to the worst and why would it, treatments and prognosises are so good these days, big un-mn hug for you ;-) xx

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 31-Oct-12 20:24:26

I've been there too and the most reassuring thing was the poster in the clinic stating that 97% of all lumps are innocent. Mine was, hope yours is too.

digerd Thu 01-Nov-12 17:12:36

I am female
As I got older, I took a certain supplement which I read on websites was TESTOSTERONE, to increase my muscle bulk. Well, it seemed to work, as my calves increased quite rapidly, and I felt so much stronger. But soon, I noticed one breast had a tender lump, and was referred to breast cancer unit.I researched the side effects again of this supplement, as had not found any, and it said " If you are male, then it will turn into testosterone, and if female into oestragen". Opps I thought, and side effect was for women excess oestragen production Opps again.
Well, the specialist said, that my breast was practically all fibrous lumps - non cancerous. So thought, oh dear, what little bit of breast I have is all lumps - nice one grrrr. But so relieved it was not cancer . I felt stupid at having taken that hormone supplement and stopped it immediately.

Most lumps in the breast are fibrous tissue - hope yours is too.

Wolfiefan Thu 01-Nov-12 17:17:27

I have told a friend I think I may have cellulite of the bosom!!

mummysmellsofsick Thu 01-Nov-12 18:14:06

I had one for 2 years. It wasn't cancer and went away of its own accord when I left a stressful situation I had been in.

awaywego1 Thu 01-Nov-12 21:50:04

I found a lump on Monday. It's round and hard. I'm pre menstrual at the moment so am going to wait until next week to see if it goes and if not ill go to the drs. I don't feel massively concerned as ive done some googling and its smooth and mobile ish but know I need to get it checked. Hope all goes well with you OP smile

awaywego1 Sun 04-Nov-12 18:21:22

Good luck tommorow wolfie. I went to the drs on Friday and got a letter in the post on saturday for my breast clinic appt on Thursday-so quick!

digerd Sun 04-Nov-12 19:04:21

Yes, if it can be moved it is a cyst, usually or fibrous

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