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Panic over Breast Lump(6 Posts)
Just wanted to reach out here to see what people think I should do or what options I have... I went to the doctors on the 12th September with a large lump in my left breast. I only found it due to being in worsening pain through my breast, armpit and shoulder. I checked and found a lump on the 11th September and went to see doctor the next day. I was referred as an urgent case to the one stop breast clinic at Glan Clwyd Hospital (i'm in North Wales) I heard nothing and today I called up the clinic appointments to be told that the earliest an appointment might be is the middle of October! That would make it a full month and in Wales the wait is only meant to be 10 days!! I'm stressing like mad and now in a state of panic as i'm in fairly constant pain. I'm wondering if i should wait and attempt to put it to the back of my mind (not really sure i can do that) or find out if i can go private. Has anyone done this for breast lumps? any advice or just reassurance welcome x
I want to my GP last Wednesday and have an appointment this Wednesday, no lump but a lot of pain in one breast.
I don't know where you stand if they can't see you within the required time frame but my closest Nuffield does see you for this but I'm not sure of the cost, worth a call to find out.
Glad you've got an appointment, I'm in London and it's a 2 week referral here although like you I would happily pay if needs be.
Hope the appointment goes well
Remember that 90% of lumps are not cancer. Of the remaining 10% lots of people get better. ( I did not Google that bit as I wanted to wait for the appointment)
Take someone with you, there is s lot of waiting, in the NHS anyway.
How did you get on FridaysChild?
Although I only had pain, the ultrasound showed a small solid lump which they have said is a Fibroadenoma, they took a biopsy to confirm this and have to wait 3 weeks for the results.