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hi,

ive tried to put this at the back of my mind but it’s really caught up with me now. So a few weeks ago I found a lump on my right breast, sort of on the inner corner underboob area. I always check my breast because I have a strong family history of breast cancer with my mum being diagnosed last year at under 50.

I have gone to the docs and he didn’t examine me he took my word for it and sent an urgent referral.

i know all I can do is wait and go to my appointment at the breast clinic but I’m terrified. Does anyone’s have any experience of this?
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it could just be a cyst the urgent referral will be because of family history. I wouldn't worry to much Because it could be many less dramatic things than cancer and if it is it seems that you have caught it quite early and you may not need any intensive treatment. although I'm not a doctor so don't take my word 100%
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is it painful? i think its the hard and painful ones that might be a worry. but many times it just turns out to be a cyst or fatty lump. get it checked out
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I hope it’s nothing serious! Good luck at your appointment
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is it painful? i think its the hard and painful ones that might be a worry. but many times it just turns out to be a cyst or fatty lump. get it checked out
Actually, painful ones are more likely to be something like a cyst. Painless lumps are ones to be more concerned about.

Anyways, most breast lumps turn out to be nothing worrying. OP, you going to be seen by a specialist really soon and they will do all the tests to find out what's going on. And to reassure you - most GPs will refer any woman with a breast lump, so the fact they didn't examine you doesn't mean anything, they were probably just trying to save time.
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