Wed 21 Feb 2018 - found lump underarm
Thurs 1 March 2018 - Had lump examined by GP. Referred for ultrasound with FNA/mammogram if warranted. But told it was likely a reactive lymph node and could wait a week or so to see if it would go away on its own.
Friday 8 March 2018 - lump still there. No bigger, but no smaller. Make appointment for ultrasound.
Tues 20 March 2018 - Ultrasound and FNA - suspicious spot seen on ultrasound at 3 o’clock in addition to lump.
Friday 23 March 2018 - cancer diagnosis - unknown type - -ve for P and E - lump could be cancer filled lymph node or primary medullary tumour -pathology requested core biopsy for clarification.
Friday 23 March 2018 - mammogram to look for spot seen on ultrasound - clear
Tues 27 March 2018 - core biopsy on underarm lump
How long has it taken others between initial diagnosis and their first appointment with a specialist?
I am going through the public system in Canberra. Should I have a breast cancer nurse to advocate for my treatment?
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