The uncertainty you feel while waiting for biopsy and cytology test results can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Not knowing when the results will be ready and not understanding why testing sometimes takes longer than expected can cause extra concern. Routine biopsy and cytology results may be ready as soon as 1or 2 days after the sample gets to the lab.
The free resource, Abnormal Mammograms and What to Do Nextdetails the different kinds of tests you may need and includes a list of specific questions to ask your doctor at your next appointment. Be prepared to understand your results and empowered with critical information about your next steps. Tell us where we can send you your copy.
I had a breast biopsy and mammogram done last week and have spent the last 6 days in complete fear of the results. After the biopsy and mammogram I was called back into a room with the doctor and a bcn to be told the mammogram was very worrying as the mass looked highly suspicious. I also want to wish everyone good luck whatever their outcome xx.
Although it can be scary, keep in mind most breast biopsies in the U. Even so, waiting for your biopsy results can be hard. Be sure to ask your health care provider when you can expect the results. Remember, if breast cancer is found, it can be treated.
Hello to all the beautiful courageous women that end up coming here looking for answers, support or reassurance, as I did too a few days ago. Like some or most of you I also found changes in my breast and went to my GP to ask for a mammogram as I'm 48 and not covered by the national screening program yet. What followed were 3 weeks of uncertainty and disbelief.
It was my OBG. My heart was pounding out of my chest as I answered the phone. She wasted no time delivering the scariest, arguably worst, news of my life.
I have absolutely no experience with this but I just want to sympathise with you on the waiting. I am waiting to go to the breast clinic on Friday and am insane with worry. Sorry you are both having a worrying time lately.
Waiting days for the results of a breast biopsy appears to affect stress hormone levels just as much as finding out you have cancer does, a new study shows. Harvard researchers tracked women who were undergoing breast biopsy, monitoring their levels of the stress hormone cortisol while they waited. One of the most surprising findings, researchers said, was how long many women had to wait before receiving their results.
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