Waiting for results for breast cancer.

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Hi.

Last Thursday I had to go to a 2nd breast screening where I ended up having lots more mammograms plus scan's and 2 biopsies.

The specialist/consultant/Dr said that she didn't like the look of one of the particular areas she took a biopsy from. I saw the images and it doesnt have a smooth outlinning unlike the other area.

Because of what the Dr said I am more worried. Could this mean it is cancer ? They know what their looking at/for. I guess I'm just getting myself too worked up!

I'd appreciate any honest answers.

Thank you.

Julie.

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    Also, I had blood tests a week ago today and although I don't know the results yet my gp is calling me tomorrow lunch time as 2 out of the 3 tests are abnormal.

    Could it pick up cancer?

    Julie.

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      There are several blood tests analysed together that might indicate various cancers. The blood is very good at showing our general state of health. 

      I think the worst part of any tests is not knowing and waiting for the results. I don't think doctors realise how traumatic and stressful this can be. 

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      Yes that is the worse part.

      Thank you for replying. I'll post results once I know.

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    hi Julie,

    I'm in a similar boat right now. I had a recall from a routine mamogramme and here I am 4 weeks later having just had breast surgery (lumpectomy) last week, and sadly have to have another op a week on monday as the surgeon is being extra careful about a small area within the 'healthy tissue' he removed. Good thing for me though is that my lymphnodes are clear and thats such a relief. Have a bit of pain today and been a tad emotional, and am sure you will be too. Everyone's great at telling us it will all be ok but it's only YOU thats going through the journey. I'll cross everything for you and hope things are not as bad as they seem right now. Take care,

    Blue

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      Hi Blue.

      Thank you for replying.

      Sorry to hear your news but it sounds like you'll be in the clear! I hope so anyway.

      I'm not any good at replying so I'm sorry if I offend you in anyway!

      I'm not sure what to write !

      I'll be glad when next Thursday comes as the hard bit is waiting and then I'll no the answer. I may well find out tomorrow from my blood test results. I dunno. I'm just a mess at the moment as are many others.

      I'll post results once I find out at some point.

      Thank you very much Blue for taking time out to reply to me.

      Julie

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      Hi Julie,

      ​I had a very weepy day yesterday so just go with the flow so to speak. Talk to family and friends when you feel the need and cry when it all gets too much. I was just beginning to get my positive head on when they hit me with the 2nd surgery a week on Monday. Think thats why yesterday was a down day for me. We are all on this journey but each one will be differen for each person and although we can try and support each other because we too are travelling on the same road, our individual experiences will be different. I've been a singlton for a very long time and consider myself a strong independant woman but this hs just taken the wind out of my sails so to speak and some days I have to stop myself from going totally mad!! I haven't got to the "why me" because the way I see it, I have 2 grown up daughters and 2 grandaughters and I woud rather this be happening to me than it be any of them.....that helps keep me positive. You are right, the waiting is soul destroying but hang in there. When you know exactly what you are deaing with you will find the courage and strength to fight it. You are stronger than you think you are....I've found that out lately!! Take care and eep in touch :-) x

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      Hi Blue.

      Sorry you were so down yesterday. Hope you not today and am feeling bit better!.

      I haven't told my kids well..grown ups as don't want them to worry!

      I've had enough today. I spoke to my gp and she told me my liver isn't working as it should and I have to have another blood test in January and if the same results I've gotta have investigation. I don't drink anymore. Haven't done so in years and I know the liver can heal itself that's if it hasn't had too much damage which I hope not! I have stage 3 kidney disease too which is stable at present but with what could be cancer too I'm worn out mentally.

      I never say 'why me' it isn't fair anyone having to go through anything!

      You are right in the sense that I will find the courage if and when is needed.

      Thank you again Blue.

      Take care and I'll keep in touch. x

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      Hi Blue.

      I found out Thursday I do have breast cancer. I'm having surgery on the 10th of Nov if all goes to plan.

      It hasn't hit me yet but all I'm doing is thinking about the future. Will it come back and everything else which I should imagine everyone with cancer thinks and worries the same.

      How are you doing? Have you had the 2nd op yet? Good luck and all the best Blue.

      Reply if you feel up to it but I understand if you don't.

      Julie x

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      Hi, I was diagnosed in July with breast cancer and had sugery in September. Fortunately they got all the cancer and my lymphnodes were clear too. I have had 3 weeks of radiotherapy and have finished the treatment except for anti hormone tablets which I will have to take for a while.   I feel fine, not 100%, but really good. I have tried to stay positive through as there is not really a lot you can do about the cancer.

      It is good to talk about it and also on these forums for advise on side effects etc.  

      Everyone's case is different but the results for surviving breast cancer nowadays is really good so try to stay positive.

      Good luck.

      Denise

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    hi Julie,

    Am so sorry to hear you have joined this very unsettling journey.

    I go in tomorrow morning for this second surgery and am praying all will be well and I can proceed to the next part of my journey, the 6 week countdown till the radiotherapy can start. Thats scares me so much too but am being assured all will be fine with it. Have they told you the size of any lump, or a 'stage' your cancer is? You'll get loads of support and info from your breast cancer care nurse and she will be there at all your future appointments and always at the end of the phone or email to answer ANY questions. Ask away....no question is too unimportant. I know this is a different journey for each and every one of us girls but hopefully we CAN still support each other all be it by these messages.

    Am packing my bag for the morning and starting to get the butterflies once more but hopefully i'll be able to report in very soon that i'm ok!

    Take care and keep an eye on the emotional side, thats whats got me.Am up and then down totally at random!! :-(

    Blue x

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