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#1 hornblower

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

yup. In the boob. 

I have an appointment to see doctor tomorrow afternoon; feel free to remind me odds are it's nothing.....

 

 

 

Update:  Had the diagnostic mammo and u/s today. An hour after I got home I got a phone call from my doctor that they called her & they don't like it; she's arranging to send me for a biopsy. 

tl/dr updates: 
 

Update in #210: mine is cancer :(

 

update #354: we have a treatment plan! 


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#2 Annie G

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

:grouphug: It's probably nothing. But totally understand that you're worried. Glad you have an appointment tomorrow. 


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#3 SusanC

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

Yikes. Scary.
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#4 mmasc

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:28 PM

It’s good that you found it and are getting seen soon. It might just be a fluid-filled cyst. Try not to worry too much! You’ll have more information soon.
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#5 Sandwalker

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:30 PM

The odds are waaaay in your favor that everything is fine.

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#6 trulycrabby

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:30 PM

The first few days are the hardest, I think. Then, waiting for results is hard.

The odds really are in your favour, and it helps tp hold onto this when you get nervous. :grouphug:
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#7 Kathy in Richmond

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

Hugs! I had a lump in August (and I'm a BC survivor), but it was just a fluid filled cyst. Hoping yours is nothing!


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#8 Arctic Mama

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

Even if it’s something, finding it is critical. Better to know now than miss it longer. But yeah, it’s very likely nothing!
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#9 Rach

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

My sister and a number of friends have all found lumps too, not a one was cancerous. Hopefully things will turn out like that for you too!
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:33 PM

I have found two lumps. Both were cysts. Hoping you find the same. 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

I'm just sending  :grouphug: and prayers while you wait.  I'll let others handle odds.  I hope it all goes well for you!  Glad your appt is soon.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

yup. In the boob.

I have an appointment to see doctor tomorrow afternoon; feel free to remind me odds are it's nothing.....


Odds are it’s nothing. But :grouphug:
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#13 Selkie

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:38 PM

I had a lump that had to be surgically removed. It was benign. Chances are yours is, too!  :grouphug:


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

It's true, the odds are WAAAAY in your favor that it's nothing.  I've had so many lumps and ultrasounds and MRI's, I barely even think about it anymore.  But of course it's good to always check.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

That is alarming, but as others have said, often benign. I'm glad to hear you will see the doc quickly.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

It’s most likely nothing serious, but the waiting is hard. :grouphug:
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

Glad you are getting it checked out so soon. Waiting is hard. 


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#18 Laurie4b

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:02 PM

Smooth and movable is highly likely to be a cyst. Hard and not movable is still likely to be benign. 80% of lumps are benign if you want the odds. 


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#19 Acorn

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:02 PM

I had a lump found by a mammogram and ultrasound. I went for a biopsy two weeks later and no one could find the lump again, and it hasn’t reappeared on 6 month rechecks.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:05 PM

I know how scared you must be so I'm sending you lots of hugs. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

OK, I'll be the odd (wo)man out. 

 

I had a lump, and it was, indeed, a fluid-filled cyst near the surface. But it got me in for a non-routine mammo, at which they flagged something else that looked odd.  That oddity was way down deep in the breast tissue, next to a rib.  It was a very small cancer, and I never would have felt it in a breast self-exam, due to its placement. They caught it early, and I did not have to have chemo or radiation, "just" surgery and tamoxifen.

 

I'll forever be grateful for the lump I did feel.


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#22 hornblower

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:16 PM

Oh you guys are good at this!

I like the idea of a fluid filled cyst.  As far as internet diagnoses go, this one wins. (this is how it works, right? You pick the diagnosis you like the most...?) 

As an IBCLC I 'know' functioning boobs but this is out of my range of expertise, other than going - oh, uh, that shouldn't be there. 


thank you, I do feel ok with this right now & yeah, I'm glad my doc had openings tomorrow. 


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#23 Mama Geek

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:23 PM

Hornblower my mom is seeing a surgeon on Thursday to get a biopsy done.  Hoping they will do be able to do it in the office and get results back quickly.  I am right there with you being worried.


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#24 Quill

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

Hopes for fluid filled cyst. Glad you are being seen tomorrow.
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#25 Tanaqui

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

It's almost certainly nothing. And even if it IS something, I'm sure you'll survive treatment.


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#26 hornblower

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

I had a mammo just a few months ago fwiw..... 



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:30 PM

yup. In the boob. 

I have an appointment to see doctor tomorrow afternoon; feel free to remind me odds are it's nothing.....

 

 

Truly.  Odds are it's nothing.  And I'm so glad you are in right away.

 

(((Hugs)))


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#28 PinkyandtheBrains.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:31 PM

<hugs>
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#29 Junie

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

:grouphug:


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:43 PM

I had a lump removed at the beginning of this year- I found it, went in for the mammogram, and the mammogram couldn't detect it. I could feel it. The doctors could feel it. But mammo could not pick it up. It wasn't malignant, and as others have said, odds are definitely in your favor. Frightening nonetheless I know, but you will be fine. ❤️
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#31 MercyA

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:48 PM

All my lumps have been cysts. Hoping yours is, too! Keep us updated! 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:58 PM

:grouphug: I'm hoping for nothing. The first lump I found was nothing, but I did get a scare because when they had me in for a mammo and sonogram to check it out they informed they found something concerning in the other breast. I had a biopsy a week later (passed out after and was told that wasn't uncommon) and even their concern turned out to be nothing. 

 

 


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#33 sbgrace

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

Much more likely to be nothing serious (and I'm another voice saying that mine was a cyst).  :grouphug: I"m glad you're getting in soon so you're not waiting for answers long. 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

I had a scare about 2-3 years ago.  The anxiety about near killed me, along with receiving a message on a Saturday about a problematic mammogram, and then not being able to reach my OB's office for almost a week. (Leave a message for the nurse for Dr. Xx by pressing 1.  It was impossible to speak to a real person.)  I ended up switching doctors, and finding a wonderful woman radiologist who did just mammos and such.   She would talk to you in person right then and there, read the films, so no waiting.  They did the diagnostic mammo and then I had a very very long u/s.  There were two or three things they wanted to follow, and I had to come back in four months.  But she said, she was 99% sure they were cysts...only problem was some "debris."  So at the 4 month follow up, one still had debris, so they biopsied it.   She said she'd have the results in 24 hours and made an appointment for me to come in. She said she always has people come i.  I was so nervous, especially as I watched an older woman come out in tears.  Turns out, my biopsy was benign.  

 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:27 PM

yup. In the boob. 

I have an appointment to see doctor tomorrow afternoon; feel free to remind me odds are it's nothing.....

 

I had a lump; it was a fluid filled cyst.  Sending best wishes to you!


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#36 ktgrok

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

yup. In the boob. 

I have an appointment to see doctor tomorrow afternoon; feel free to remind me odds are it's nothing.....

 

I've had several, and they were always just cysts. 

 

But hugs and prayers for peace of mind and good results. 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

:grouphug: Odd are that it's nothing! I hope you get answers soon!  :grouphug:


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:33 PM

The Doctor found one at my sister's last appointment (even my sister could feel it).  She was sure it was going to be bad, she has finally gotten her life straight and has a great job and a bright future.... We talked about her options if it turned out to be bad (I advocate full removal, take them both if they will).  She went in for a scan......it was a cyst.  It's terrifying but odds are in your favor.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:50 PM

Lots of :grouphug: s and sending thoughts of strength and peace.

 


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:50 AM

(hugs)
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:07 AM

Thinking of you and hoping you're able to get some sleep tonight.

Waiting and worrying is awful. :(
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:27 AM

Hugs

I had one, I had a scan and was told that I was premenopausal andmy breast tissue was changing structure and becoming sort of lumpy feeling to me. I have very little breast so I can feel the change in structure, whereas awoman with a bit more fatty tissue probably wouldn't feel the difference so much




Grrrr my iPad changed breast to breaststroke.maybe it thinks I need some excercise
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:34 AM

:grouphug: Big hugs as you wait.


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#44 Laura Corin

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:55 AM

Best wishes.  I had a lump that turned out to be benign.  I had a needle biopsy and then finally had it taken out.  All well - no recurrence, tiny scar, nothing to worry about for the last 25 years.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:27 AM

I think statistically somewhere in the range of 80 percent of breast lumps are benign? Don't quote me on that, but I think it's close to right. So yes, the odds are hugely in your favor that it's nothing. I had to have a large benign lump removed years ago. It was a benign fibroadenoma, but got large enough it had to be removed.

 

:grouphug:  :grouphug:  :grouphug:


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:33 AM

:grouphug:   :grouphug:   :grouphug:


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

Checking in to wish you all the best today, Hornblower!  :grouphug:


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

Hugs. I hope you get good news soon.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

Fluid filled cyst finder here too.  I was offered drainage if they got uncomfortable but the tech told me hers always just filled back up so i opted not to. 


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