On 22 May 2016 at 9:01pm Scared wrote:
I've found a large lump in breast. I have no-one I can talk to about it. I'm scared beyond belief...
On 22 May 2016 at 9:13pm fifi wrote:
You need to ring your G P in the morning and get an appointment .You will be referred to the Breast Clinic in Brighton within 2 weeks . It is not necessarily bad news but you do need to act quickly .
On 22 May 2016 at 10:31pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Most lumps and odd things are benign. I had something that looked identical to skin cancer and spent two weeks worrying myself sick before discovering that it was harmless. Even if the lump is malignant, it's treatable. My mother-in-law had breast cancer 16 years ago and is now enjoying life to the full in her 70s. Her sister had liver cancer (she was a heavy drinker) and was given a maximum of six months to live. She had an operation and 12 years on, is completely clear. In short, try to get things in perspective. It probably isn't cancer, but even if it is, it's usually treatable. Medicine has moved on. Just see your GP as soon as possible and be honest about your anxieties. Wishing you the very best.
On 23 May 2016 at 12:59am Jackie wrote:
I had similar last year. A lump that felt like a grape which i hadn't noticed before so I assume it had grown quickly.
Found it on a Friday, saw a GP on the Monday and was seen at Eastbourne the following Tuesday for imaging and a tiny biopsy.
By the time the result came through, the 'grape' had collapsed and no longer felt like a proper lump - it had been a cyst and the subsequent results showed there was no sign of cancer whatsoever.
See a GP asap and Good Luck!
On 23 May 2016 at 1:06am cynical wrote:
Sorry for not taking this serious but this is the last place I would come and ask for advice for something like that if I were genuine. You are clearly computer literate so why not do a bit of research then go see your doctor for goodness sake. Sorry if its true but I sense that your post is a right load of attention seeking crap.
On 23 May 2016 at 7:01am Earl of Lewes wrote:
@Cynical Are you a genuinely unpleasant person or just a bit dim? If you Google any symptoms you will invariably end up with a variety of terrifying possibilities. I searched skin cancer symptoms online and was taken to a very specialist website that had pictures to help people identify their growths. My mole was identical to a malignant melanoma and I spent two weeks in a state of panic waiting for an appointment. The only thing that helped was finding a forum like this, where people shared anecdotes about having cancer-like symptoms that turned out to be nothing. If @scared is on her own, then she should be able to seek reassurance here without some knobhead calling her an attention seeker.
On 23 May 2016 at 8:01am Tipex wrote:
Yes Cynical - she wasn't after medical advice. She wanted a bit of reassurance and humanity. Unfortunately she ran into you.
On 23 May 2016 at 9:11am leaf wrote:
Its totally understandable to be scared. There are many things it could be, all simple and treatable the key is see gp quickly then whatever the outcome you won't be alone. Ignore. The cynicism and ignorance this is a nice forum on the whole. Good luck. Xxx
On 23 May 2016 at 11:16am Scared wrote:
have made an appointment...thank you for your kind words..i guess i have to face whatever it is...I'm trying not to google as all that comes up are breast cancer sites...
On 23 May 2016 at 11:09pm Tipex wrote:
The breast cancer sites come up because that's what people most often search, not because that's what it most often is. It'll be ok Scared and by making an appointment with your gp you're well on your way to sorting it out.
On 23 May 2016 at 11:15pm Jackie wrote:
Just popped back to see how you're doing. I'm glad you'll see your GP soon.
Don't freak out if/when the whole diagnostic performance kicks off.
I spoke to my Doctor after the event and he said that because my lump seemed to have appeared overnight, he never really thought it was cancerous, but obviously they have to take it seriously and check it out thoroughly just in case.
He also pointed out that more than 80% of lumps aren't cancer, so the odds are well in your favour.
Hope you get seen very soon and that everything goes well because it's scary stuff and I know you won't relax till you know what it is.
All the best!
On 25 May 2016 at 12:05pm Relieved wrote:
I am relatively new to this forum and must admit read it mainly for entertainment. But am sitting here applauding @Earl of Lewes and others. If your alone then there should be somewhere that you can anonymously ask for help. Many people are too shy or scared to reach out and find advice and support. A lump in the breast for a woman is an immensely scary thing and some find it easier to try denial. @scared I am pleased you are going to the doctors and getting it sorted. It probably is just a cyst but if not as already said medicine has advanced so much. You will be ok, and get through this. Please ignore idiots such as @cynical. It is a sad fact of life that they exist, and can't be dealt with as easily as those other annoying slugs :-)
On 27 May 2016 at 6:54pm Scared wrote:
thank you relieved..i am now waiting for the referral appointment. there are some very kind people on here and i'm very grateful for the support