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Terrified. Found a breast lump

Jennifer

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Twice.
My father in law had a biopsy come back breast cancer from a small lump on his chest. (We didn't even know this could happen) final pathology was benign.

My son, (God, I struggle just typing this because it was the horror of my life)
Lump under his jaw, initial pathology was cancer, final pathology was benign. Praise God.
 

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Twice.
My father in law had a biopsy come back breast cancer from a small lump on his chest. (We didn't even know this could happen) final pathology was benign.

My son, (God, I struggle just typing this because it was the horror of my life)
Lump under his jaw, initial pathology was cancer, final pathology was benign. Praise God.
You mean needle biopsy said one thing but surgical pathology after removal was another? I’m glad your FIL and son were ok. I hope I am that lucky.


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You mean needle biopsy said one thing but surgical pathology after removal was another? I’m glad your FIL and son were ok. I hope I am that lucky.


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My father in law had a needle biopsy.
My son's was initial biopsy during surgery.
In both, the final pathology report was benign.

I'm not trying to give you false hope but it does happen for sure.

0n another note, I know quite a few ladies who went through this and came out just fine on the other end. <3
 
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Thanks for checking in guys. So far, everything looks great. My surgeon and radiologist all say this is as close to stage 0 as you can get. It’s a process and I’m literally crippled with constant anxiety, but my surgeon said people with high blood pressure are more likely to die than I am. Every doc I have seen so far (many) have been extremely pleased and positive and reassuring about how you can’t get anything better than this when you’re in this place. But I’m struggling hard to believe them. It’s hard enough, but then add on health anxiety and mentally I am critical. I don’t know how to deal with this when my worst health nightmare that I’ve feared for years comes true. Did I always know this was there and that’s why I was anxious, or did I manifest it with all this energy? I fear the future and feel betrayed by my past. I don’t recognize my life right now.


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@NKS So glad to hear from you - I haven’t stopped thinking about you. Such positive news from your doctors - you’ve definitely got this! ((Hugs))
 

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Hi there, I'm so sorry to read about everything you've been going through. I know what a terrifying time this can be, so many unknowns. I think you said you had a u/s guided biopsy and that came back positive. I know the biopsy only removes a tiny piece so will you be scheduled to have a biopsy/lumpectomy to remove the entire area of concern? "As close to stage 0 as you can get" - Did your doctor say it is stage 0 or that it can't be determined for sure until a lumpectomy?

Sorry for the questions I'm asking, just trying to get a clear picture of where you are right now. I was diagnosed with bc 19 years ago, DCIS stage 0, so I understand the fears you are having and the things that are going through your mind. It was one of the most upsetting times of my life and I was sure I had metastatic breast cancer despite doctors telling me I didn't. I went into a severe depression, doctors couldn't believe I was feeling this way.

I had my yearly mammogram last week and am still waiting to hear if I "passed." So I'm kind of in limbo land right now, not knowing if I'm okay or not.

We're all here for you. I know how scary things are right now but believe it or not things will fall into place and you will feel better at some point. Sending you hugs.
 

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Thanks for checking in guys. So far, everything looks great. My surgeon and radiologist all say this is as close to stage 0 as you can get. It’s a process and I’m literally crippled with constant anxiety, but my surgeon said people with high blood pressure are more likely to die than I am. Every doc I have seen so far (many) have been extremely pleased and positive and reassuring about how you can’t get anything better than this when you’re in this place. But I’m struggling hard to believe them. It’s hard enough, but then add on health anxiety and mentally I am critical. I don’t know how to deal with this when my worst health nightmare that I’ve feared for years comes true. Did I always know this was there and that’s why I was anxious, or did I manifest it with all this energy? I fear the future and feel betrayed by my past. I don’t recognize my life right now.


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Sounds identical to my mom's. Great great news!
 

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Hi there, I'm so sorry to read about everything you've been going through. I know what a terrifying time this can be, so many unknowns. I think you said you had a u/s guided biopsy and that came back positive. I know the biopsy only removes a tiny piece so will you be scheduled to have a biopsy/lumpectomy to remove the entire area of concern? "As close to stage 0 as you can get" - Did your doctor say it is stage 0 or that it can't be determined for sure until a lumpectomy?

Sorry for the questions I'm asking, just trying to get a clear picture of where you are right now. I was diagnosed with bc 19 years ago, DCIS stage 0, so I understand the fears you are having and the things that are going through your mind. It was one of the most upsetting times of my life and I was sure I had metastatic breast cancer despite doctors telling me I didn't. I went into a severe depression, doctors couldn't believe I was feeling this way.

I had my yearly mammogram last week and am still waiting to hear if I "passed." So I'm kind of in limbo land right now, not knowing if I'm okay or not.

We're all here for you. I know how scary things are right now but believe it or not things will fall into place and you will feel better at some point. Sending you hugs.
Yes, a core biopsy was done. Surgery will be done in a few weeks. It’s stage 1a, because I think stage 0 is if it’s still in the duct? I’m
Not sure. It’s hormone receptive but not her2, so that is also supposed to be the best case scenario. I’m just not trusting anything right now and terrified they’ll later say “oops. Sorry. You’re screwed.”


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