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June 10 posts since
Jun 30, 2010
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Jun 30, 2010 4:56 PM

How long is normal to wait for Biopsy results ???


Hi, this is the first time i've sent a post on here, but i've read more than a few and have already found comfort to know there's someone to talk to. I've had a mammogram and ultrasound which both say i have a 'lump' and two lymph nodes are enlarged. I had a biopsy last Tuesday, they said the results would be 2 - 3 days but it's now over a week ago !!  I phoned yesterday but they said when they have the results they'll let me know.  I have pains in my back and am scared it might have spread there - or that could be stress? - but I just don't know. I first went to my doctor 5 weeks ago and haven't told anyone, except my husband, as I want to be able to answer my mum and sister's questions in a positive way. But I just don't know.



Also does anyone know if they can tell if it's spread just by the biopsy? They did a 'fine' needle biopsy under my arm, aswell as the four 'larger needle' biopsy on my breast. Would appreciate any help out there, I'm trying to keep positive but it's taking so much time, and I can think of nothing else.



Thanks, June



harryeleri 1,220 posts since
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1. Jun 30, 2010 7:45 PM in response to: June
Re: How long is normal to wait for Biopsy results ???


Dear June.



I am so sorry that you have to wait like this.The waiting is the worse part.Could you ask your GP to find out for you?Ask the hospital what is their policy for time limits.Your poor mind must be spinning.Keep pestering until you get your important result.Good luck.



Rose xxxx



dindin 62 posts since
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3. Jul 2, 2010 4:19 PM in response to: June
Re: How long is normal to wait for Biopsy results ???

Hi June, I had biopses, seven of them on 15th June and was due to get results on 24th June. At my initial appointment on 10th June I was appointedd a breast nurse. When I phoned her 21st June she said she had the results and came to visit me. I thought I had 4-5 biopses! Check with the Hospital to see if you have a breast nurse. Waiting is the worse. Tell the hospital and GP you want to know. You may have been appointed a breast nurse but to be honest at the time it is a case of information in one ear and out of the other. Take care and let me know how you go on, Linda

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4. Jul 2, 2010 4:43 PM in response to: dindin
Re: How long is normal to wait for Biopsy results ???


Hi there



I think it may depend on time period for results however, keep phoning them to see. Do let us know how you get on. The waiting is definitely the worse and the not knowing...Remember technology is brilliant these days, so stay strong and positive, kind regards, Liz



p.s. there is a great group of people on here who will be able to help you on here and identify / assist , etc.



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