just had biopsy 3 days ago and waiting for results.....

Hello, my name is Steve. I'm 63 years old. I have a large tumour in the lower abdomen. At my first consultation appoinment the Dr was not very optimistic with his language. I understand that the results of the biopsy are needed before anything can be confirmed , but I cannot shake the feeliing that the news will be bad. I have anxiety issues and any advice on how to stay calm and positive while I await the biopsy results would be much appreciated. 

  • Hello Steve

    I'm sorry to hear that you're currently waiting for biopsy results following the discovery of a tumour. It's understandable that you're feeling anxious and worried about the results and what they may mean for you. 

    We know that for many people this period of uncertainty and waiting can be really difficult. It's natural to have questions and concerns. This article about how to cope with waiting for news has some handy tips and advice that may be useful but I also wonder if you might find it helpful to talk things through with our team of nurses. I know they will be happy to listen and offer any advice and support they can. They're available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040 (excluding bank holidays). 

    Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for your results Steve and the team will be able to answer your questions and offer some reassurance about the next steps. Do let us know how you get on.

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator 

  • Thanks Jen. I have a date of 12th April when my biopsy results and hopefully treatment plan will be discussed. I had hoped for something sooner as the symptomatic pain from the tumour is getting worse with each passing day. 

  • Hi Steve, I just wanted to wish you well for your results. Plenty of us on this site have been through the stress of waiting for results - it's a very difficult time. I had an excellent team at my local hospital and, whatever your outcome, I hope you find the same.