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Hi all,just wondering if anyone had any websites or anything I could look at or read. My mums discovered a hard pea size lump in her breast and the doc faxed a letter to a specialist the same day,whi…
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Hi all,just wondering if anyone had any websites or anything I could look at or read.
My mums discovered a hard pea size lump in her breast and the doc faxed a letter to a specialist the same day,which has got me very worried. Ive tried browsing the net, with my mind and emotions working overtime i just get myself worked up. and thinking the worst case scenario.
Its made me realise about self examination which i dont do,thank god my mum does.

So if anyone can offer any sites, etc Id be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance

Catherine
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Sites to do with checking yourself, or what a lump could mean?

Try not to think the worst, could be harmless.

Try (and I know its difficult) not to guess what it could be/what could happen, but wait until you know for certain. They will not make you wait long.

The doctor has to rush things through INCASE it is anything serious, not because he necessarily thinks it is.

My thoughts are with you, I am currently going through all this with my grandad who has throat and lung cancer. The NHS have been brilliant though, couldnt do more for him and couldnt be any quicker about it.
banned#2
please try not to think the worse, it could be anything, i know easier said than done and thinking of ya xx
#3
May your god go with you! ill prey
#4
Hi

Just wanted to say my thoughts are with you.

I had a lump a few years ago, i was 23 at the time. The doc phoned up the hospital while i was there in the room beside him. I too panicked and looked for any info i could find. I was convinced i had this that and the next thing. Thankfully, i only had a cyst.

What i am trying to say is try not to worry too much. It could be anything.

Take care and please let me know how things turn out
#5
Pinkunited.net might help, there will probably be alot of other peoples questions and answers on answers.yahoo.com that may help reassure you too.
The doctors are doing a good thing, it may be something totally unrelated to cancer but it's best to get it checked out.
Hope this might be of some help.x
#6
Many years ago i too found a lump on my breast which, thank god, turned out to be a cyst. Try not to worry too much. My prayers will be with you and you mum.
#7
Its easier said than done but as said earlier, try not to worry. I also had a similar situation just before Christmas. The doctor quickly got in touch with the hospital who did loads of tests (stressful day but necessary!) and there and then gave me an indication that it was okay then later went back for the results that proved the lump was benign - big phew! Hopefully the same will be the case for your mum - I'm sure majority are.
#8
dont worry just get your self along to to see your G.P.
banned#9
fern
dont worry just get your self along to to see your G.P.


maybe you should read the post, not just the title:thumbsup:
#10
sassie;1715972
maybe you should read the post, not just the title:thumbsup:

:oops: sorry sassie I meant to say take mum along
#11
My partner and I have gone through this (I won't divulge details as they are her details to tell). All I can say is try not to worry. Even if it is worse than you are hoping, you'll all get through this and come out the other side stronger as a family. We have. Our thoughts are with you all - all the best.
banned#12
fern
:oops: sorry sassie I meant to say take mum along


errrrmmmm maybe another re-read is in order, or just stop digging;-)
#13
Most lumps are harmless. I too have found lumps and have gone through all the tests (twice) to find they were harmless cysts. do try not to worry though it is easier said than done. well done for her checking herself as we all should do regularly. good luck and fingers crossed for you all!
#14
Hi, I hope this post helps a little.

The problem is, it is human nature to think the worst. Medically though the statistics are on your side. Statistically 1 in 9 women will be effected by breast cancer. However in comparison over half will have a lump iin their breast at some point in there life. A large proportion of these and the most common are cysts. A cyst is a nodule of fluid that builds up under the skin and can and causes slight discomfort. It can range in size and either will dissapate on it's own or will need lancing to remove the fluid.

The Doctor due to the nature of the issue will have a duty of care to your mother to ensure that she is seen through the correct channels. However, it is important that you persue the appointment if you have heard nothing within 2 weeks. Upon receiviing the appointment you will attend a clinic where a junior doctor will examine the lump before sending your mother for a mamogram and ultrasound. After this your mother will be called back into the doctor to examine the results and a biopsy will be taken. If any blood is in the fluid the biopsy will be sent for examination and the results return within 7-14 days.

Siting here now I can say you will not stop worrying for her. Also, searchiing the internet can often cause more anguish. I am the partner of somebody who has just been through the same thing. The information I am giving you is what I asked the doctor when attending the clinic with my partner. Sometimes advice from experience can help more.

I hope this helps and I am sure there will be nothing to worry about.
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#16
Thank you, all,
Your right about reading online making it worse, so far ive found my mum is in the age category where its more comman, plus last year she had a mamogram which showed an abnormal mass, which they checked and said it was nothing to worry about. However this lumps not hurting, and she only found it in the shower.. its exactly like a pea size, very hard and it doesnt move. I know i felt it hoping i could say it was a fatty lump or anything. I couldnt bare it if it was anything serious, my mum is my best friend, my mum and dad in one.

im most definatly going to make sure i examine myself from now on..

That link someone posted .. had instructions hot to self examine which was great.
Thanks again all, I will let you know as soon as I have any news

xx
#17
Please try not to worry or jump to the worst conclusions.
I found a lump in my breast around a year ago now of around the same size. Like you i was really worried but it turned out to be a small bening cyst. I had this removed as an outpatient at the hospital quite painlessly using a syringe. Hopefully your Mum's will be something similar but the good thing is they act on it quickly and can do wonders nowadays.
#18
pcnutta
Thank you, all,
Your right about reading online making it worse, so far ive found my mum is in the age category where its more comman, plus last year she had a mamogram which showed an abnormal mass, which they checked and said it was nothing to worry about. However this lumps not hurting, and she only found it in the shower.. its exactly like a pea size, very hard and it doesnt move. I know i felt it hoping i could say it was a fatty lump or anything. I couldnt bare it if it was anything serious, my mum is my best friend, my mum and dad in one.

im most definatly going to make sure i examine myself from now on..

That link someone posted .. had instructions hot to self examine which was great.
Thanks again all, I will let you know as soon as I have any news

xx


My Mum also had a problem with her breast. She was rushed through to see a specialist and then scanned and operated on. Luckily it turned out to be a blocked gland...
My point is, they will rush your Mum in for assessment so this is not a bad sign, I believe it is routine.
It's silly telling you to try not to worry but even if it turned out to be something, the medical profession will do everything they can to sort it out and keep your Mum well.
Wishing you and your Mum all the best.
#19
Thoughts are with you and mum. Easier said than done but stress is definitely not the best thing to have for either of you at present. as much as possible try to be positive and avoid the stress.

A friend of mine had exactly the same as your Mum, exactly, and it turned out to be a harmless cyst as I believe most are.

I sincerely hope all goes well.
kind regards
Tony :)
#20
My thoughts are with you, please don't think the worst, and stay strong.
#21
Catherine

I'm an old git now, but many years ago "the missus" found a lump. With much trepidation she went to our GP who explained that everything was wrong for it to be nasty; her age, the way the lump felt.

Nevertheless, he did what your doc has done; he referred her to the hospital so fast her feet didn't touch the ground.

The lump came out and, much to our relief, was declared harmless.

Best wishes to you and your Mum - she sounds like she's got a great daughter!
#22
hi,i have three lumps that i had checked at hospital about 7 yrs ago,the doc said they are just fibroids,all are hard and pea sized and shapes,hopefully its just something like that.If you have a lloyds chemist near you they have a glove that magnifies any lumps with a dvd that shows u how to check yourself,it only costs 3 OR 4 pound that could help give you peace of mind for yourself. Hope everything works out ok for you mum,my thoughts are with you both.
#23
Two years ago yesterday, they told us that my wife's 3.5cm lump wasn't benign after all. I looked up all the statistics for all possible outcomes. Please take it from me that the chances of your mom's lump being a problem is very, very small. Even if it is a problem, the chances of your 'worst case scenario' happening is very, very small.

In this situation, everything is given top priority, rushed through, hand carried, simply because the chances of it being a problem is not zero. Even in my wife's case they said that time was on our side.

Check yourself; get your friends to check themselves; get your relatives to check themselves; even men get breast cancer so we can't be complacent either.

Because of first class medical attention by the most dedicated, professional and sympathetic doctors and nurses that I have ever met, my wife was given the all clear exactly six months later.
#24
gps have a government guideline to follow, all cases should see a specialist within 2 weeks. good lick to you and your mum. also try [url]www.tellher.com[/url]
#25
Best of luck to you and your mum through out this and that you get the best possible outcome x
#26
Hope everything turn out ok.She done the right by checking regularly and going to GP.

I've been there myself with going to breast clinic,about 10 yrs ago now,then a few yrs later after that for another checkup as breast playing up.I've got 1 of these fibroid type things in 1 breast,it changes all time,sometimes uncomfortable,depending on hormones- time of mth,stress anything really.
I also developed a type of cyst under 1 armpit,they found it to be harmless but did want to remove or something but I was pregnant with 1st child early on and they didn't want to risk the pregnancy so left it.Luckily it kind of disolved,maybe that was hormone related too due to pregnancy.

Let us know how she gets on if you wish.
#27
http://search.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/kbroker/nhsdirect/nhsdirect/search.lsim?qt=breast&hs=0&sm=0&ha=1054&sc=nhsdirect&mt=0&sb=0&nh=3

What to say?? At my age, I've had quite a few family/friend/colleagues who have have a variety of 'lumps.' I myself thought about 15 years ago that I had a problem but it turned out to be just a bit of a random change. As you've read ^^^ most scares are just that.
If the worst comes to the worst: I have a friend now who is having radio-therapy and it is clear from her experience ( as dp1503 ^^^ says) that they are red hot on breast lump treatment now-a-days with very rapid diagnosis, followed by counselling and excellent treatment opportunities.
Early diagnosis and treatment is key to a full recovery. So try not to worry too much about your mum and do, definitely start checking yourself regularly.
Get your french mum-in-partnership to make you a meal. Take care love XX

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