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Is this a sufficent two week emergency referral for possible breast cancer(3 Posts)
I am just asking for some clarification. About a month ago I was sent for a a two week emergency referral due to breast and armpit pain (I have a family history of breast cancer). I should add I had a similar referral about 5 years ago and they were very thorough and I had an ultrasound, mammogram and examination.
This time I just had a mammogram and a very cursory examination which must have taken less than a minute and I was told there were no problems.
The pain has not stopped and recently I have now started having what I can only describe as a burning sensation in my breasts.
It has now occurred to me that I only got the first test - basic mammogram and not any ultrasound to double check any issue (I know an ultraound can pick up different things to a mammogram).
Please does anyone know if this is a sufficient emergency referral. I absolutely still do not feel right and still have the pain and now the burning too but I am unsure if what was done is enough. If it is thorough and I am fine I will just have to get on with the symptoms but I am just not sure that enough was done to see if there is an issue. Thank you for any advice.
Did they give you an opinion as to what was causing the pain?
Don't be shy of being a nuisance where potential cancer is involved.
I was exactly like you. I had pain in my breast for years, no lump. Twice I went tot he breast clinic, the last time being 2017. They did a mammogram and ultrasound and found nothing, I was sent away and told it was unexplained breast pain and not to worry.
A year later I had a routine screening mammogram. All clear.
Then a year after that 2019 I felt a lump in exactly the spot where I had had persitant pain for years. This time it was confirmed as cancer. The lump when removed was only 7mm but I remain convinced that something was wrong there all along.
In my area they use ultrasound if you’re under 35 and mammogram of over, so maybe that’s why?