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QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
edited January 7 in General discussion
I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3 in April 2015.....had lumpectomy, chemo and radiotherapy.  All mammograms and ultrasound since have been clear.
Ten days prior to Christmas I noticed changes to my nipple of the same breast. The end of it actually looked like a wedge had been cut out.....this then very quickly changed to becoming more inverted to level but totally different to the other side including the areola having stretched to almost double the size. 
I saw GP just prior to Christmas and was extremely concerned but didn't think it would be due to old scaring.  Had further mammograme and ultrasound but told that would only be due to scar tissue but he did a FNA.  G.P rang me with -ve results and I was happy BUTshe is very concerned still and spoke to Breast specialist - he too is still concerned of being a false -ve. So now Im going for a core biopsy tommorow afternoon and see GP again Monday.......

It's really hard as I can't tell my adult daugters until it is confirmed as they have their own dissabilities, all-be-it minor and dont cope ......

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  • Beryl C.Beryl C. Member Posts: 262
    Quest, you're right, this is hard. Make sure you stay connected, this is a very supportive forum in which you can feel free to express exactly how you feeling, ask questions and most importantly feel less isolated. xxxxxx
  • CRMCRM MelbourneMember Posts: 80
    It sounds like you have a really thorough GP and breast specialist, you are in good hands. Best of luck with the results xx 
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 4,177
    edited January 2
    All the best @Quest   - good to know your GP & BS are keen to explore it further, as they should.

    WIll be thinking of you as you have the biopsy & await your results xxx  

  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    Beryl C. said:
    Quest, you're right, this is hard. Make sure you stay connected, this is a very supportive forum in which you can feel free to express exactly how you feeling, ask questions and most importantly feel less isolated. xxxxxx
    Thankyou Beryl..... It is extremely difficult with the not knowing.... I do have wonderful support through our Church but it's not the same as talking with people who have been through it.... 1st time around was hard enough 
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    CRM thankyou.....and neither are my usual Drs as they are away, so yes i am very fortunate 
  • NefertariNefertari Member Posts: 288
    @Quest ....Praying that you get good results, the waiting is the worst.
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    Thankyou Nefertari - appreciate your Prayers
    waiting is the worst.. .. Especially that appt have been changed multiple times now
  • NefertariNefertari Member Posts: 288
    @Quest, my gosh if they only knew how hard the waiting is, they would not stuff us around moving appointments!

    Hope your wait is over soon, with fantastic results xx
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    @Nefertari thankyou......My appointments have been changed so many times. I've finally had the core biopsy yesterday, now waiting till Monday for hopefully the results
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 4,177
    All the best for the results @quest xx
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    Thankyou @arpie... .Will post up when I hear 🤗
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    Hi all..... Thankyou so very much for your support and listening. After much waiting, I finally received the phonecall from my GP - they didn't find anything in the core biopsy. 

    I an now waiting to get in to see my specialist and hoping to have my questions answered. 

    My Prayers with you all with what you are going through..... None of us would have been here if we hadn't been in simular experience with breast cancer..... Unfortunately it will always be part of our lives.
    Thankyou again  xx
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,400
    Well that is great news 
  • QuestQuest Member Posts: 28
    Thankyou - I've always been so positive about my future but this had really thrown me.... I guess for me it's a stark reminder of how fragile our lives are. 
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