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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 09:10 AM   1
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I found a breast tumor...


I had a normal breast exam at a normal pregnancy check up. About 4 weeks later while adjusting my boobs in my bra I found a rather large lump. I called my gyno and they checked it out at my next normal appointment a few days later. The Dr thought it was a clogged duct or something but to be safe sent me for an ultrasound the next morning. After over a half hour in the ultrasound the tech went to get the Dr. He came in and said "so this is a tumor, and im going to set you up with a surgeon to discuss whether you are going to do a biopsy or have surgery."
Obviously, im scared out of my mind.
I took it upon myself to find a breast surgery specialist. I had the hospital send the ultrasound report and am bringing the CD of the ultrasound with me. I only sent it at the offices closing time on Monday. The receptionist called me back around 11am Tuesday morning with an appointment for Friday. I am relieved to be seeing a specialist and that I won't have to wait as long as I would have to see the general surgeon... But im nervous that they took me so soon. When I first called I was told that once they receive the reports they give appointments in order of urgency. And the Dr is out of the office on Wednesdays as those are her surgery days. So they basically gave me an appointment for 2 days later...

The tumor is odd shaped and doesn't hurt. It did grow very quickly though as 4 weeks prior it didn't exist. The ultrasound Dr told me that the growth hormones during pregnancy feed the tumor and that is probably why it grew so quickly.

Im terrified. Im being strong for my friends and family, telling them that "well... Worst to worst they will take my boobs and ill get killer new ones..." and trying to laugh it off. My son actually has a brain tumor (benign) that he went through surgery to cut over half of it out when he was out. So I feel like a baby complaining or fretting about one in my boob...

Has anyone else been through this??? Im 15 weeks and 2 days today.



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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 11:23 AM   2
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I have not been through this, but I did not want to read and run. I'll send up a prayer for you that this tumor turns out to be benign.



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 13:24 PM   3
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Sorry I don't have personal experience with anything like this but wanted to send some hugs hopefully they discover it's benign and easily removed xx



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 15:43 PM   4
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Thank you ladies. Just to have a place to vent is nice. Im the "strong one." I cry over eeeeeverything as im a cancer but I always get through everything and always get everyone else through it at the same time. So not that anyone in my extremely large support group of family and friends that I have would ever make me feel any type of way about breaking down, but I don't want any of them to be any more scared about the situation. And if they see me scared, they def will...

The best case scenario is the ultrasound Dr and my gyno read the results wrong and its nothing to be worried about... The worst case scenario from what I can tell from my researching is that I would need a double mastecomy and radiation. Friday just seems sooooo far away... Im trying to prepare myself for the worst and hope for the best. Answers can't come soon enough...



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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 17:27 PM   5
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Have not gone through this but just wanted to send out some your way. Iím glad you are seeing a breast surgeon rather quickly. Hopefully it is benign and can be easily taken care of. Have you in my thoughts xx



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 07:30 AM   6
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The waiting must be awful, I hope you get good news at your appointment.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 17:39 PM   7
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I went through a somewhat similar situation in my last pregnancy but the tumour is on my thyroid. I was a wreck, waiting for the biopsy results was such a stressful time, I really feared the worst (I'm normally a very optimistic person). It turned out to be benign, I did have some complications with my pregnancy due to it but finding out it wasn't cancer was an almighty relief. If you need someone to chat to feel free to PM me



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 19:02 PM   8
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I went through a somewhat similar situation in my last pregnancy but the tumour is on my thyroid. I was a wreck, waiting for the biopsy results was such a stressful time, I really feared the worst (I'm normally a very optimistic person). It turned out to be benign, I did have some complications with my pregnancy due to it but finding out it wasn't cancer was an almighty relief. If you need someone to chat to feel free to PM me
Thank you so much. Im terrified. These are my boobs. I am a woman. I know its vain.... But im a girl and im pretty and I loveeeeeee my boobs. Im scared for myself, but im terrified for baby.
With my appointment being tomorrow my family and friends that do know have been up my butt all day long Lol. I have had like 6 offers for people to come with me and I have 2 girlfriends that probably are. Im super lucky and grateful to have such a strong support system.
Idk what to expect tomorrow. All I know is i have done as much research as I possibly could in the time allotted, and am as prepared as possible to make decisions in the office tomorrow. So... The only thing left to do is wait... But I really think that is the hardest part.
Im usually very positive as well. I truly believe in the law of attraction and the power of positivity. And not much scares me honestly. I've been putting up a good front for everyone, but I can't deny that im terrified.



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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 19:50 PM   9
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I hope all goes well and itís nothing to worry about!
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Old Apr 6th, 2018, 09:18 AM   10
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Thinking of you x



 
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