What to expect at the breast clinic 2. When will I get my results? Being recalled to the breast clinic following a routine screening mammogram 4.
I'm really worried and I'm needing a bit of support. I'm 22 and I've discovered a large lump in my right breast that feels long, wide and thick. I haven't been checking my breasts as often as I should so once I felt it, I naturally felt quite upset.
A breast lump deserves medical attention. Know what to expect during a clinical breast exam — and what happens when a lump needs further evaluation. That's understandable.
A breast lump is a mass that develops in the breast. Breast lumps vary in size and texture and may cause pain. Some are not found until a physical or imaging exam.
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I found a lump on my right breast and went to my GP, she then found one on the left breast and referred me to the Mater breast clinic this was 3 weeks ago and I still haven't heard from them about an appointment. How long should I be waiting to hear? Going out of my mind.
There are betweenandreferrals to breast clinics a year. ApproximatelyGP referrals are marked 'urgent'. At present, GPs see virtually all patients with breast symptoms and usually manage or refer according to local guidelines devised by the breast unit.
Back to Breast cancer in women. See your GP as soon as possible if you notice any symptoms of breast cancersuch as an unusual lump in your breast or any change in the appearance, feel or shape of your breasts. Your GP will examine you.
Your GP will follow national guidelines when deciding whether or not to refer you to a breast clinic. These guidelines are used as a reference by healthcare professionals and you may find some terms confusing. When you are waiting for your appointment, you can continue to talk to your GP about any concerns you have and ask for support if you need it.