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18 Jan 2004

when to check out breast lump
I have a family history of breast cancer and check my breasts regularly. I recently discovered a new lump and made an appointment to see my very thorough gynea for the week after my period should have ended. I am also due a smear test and thought i could do an all over check at the same time. My appointment date is still 2 weeks away and my period is a day or two overdue, and I am increasingly anxious about the lump which is small, hard and not painful, unlike my usual pre-menstrual breast lumps. Should I wait till the appointment or go now despite having been told it is better to check lumps fter a period?

My main concern is, If I wait for 2 weeks how serious is this if the lump is NOT benign.

Thanks for a speedy response! I tend to worry easliy and am not sleeping well because of this situation.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

If you are concerned about the lump, make an appointment with a breast clinic. Gynaecologists do not deal with breast lumps other than referring them on.

Best wishes
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