23yr old with lump need help

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/30/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
i have found a lump in my left breast roughly 6 weeks ago. it is hard and round and about the size of a 50p piece. i went to my doctor and they sent a recommendation for me to be seen by a specialist. i have been waiting now for 2 weeks. i finally received a letter from them telling me that they would be in touch with me within 3 days of the letter. when they still didnt call i got in touch with them only to be told that there is no appointment available for a few weeks and that they cant even book me in for a few weeks time because they have no idea as to the availability of appointments. Is it normal for hospitals to make you wait so long. My head is spinning with thinking about it all and nobody is telling me anything at all. what is even going to happen if/when i manage to get an appointment. please can someone help me.

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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
It is pretty normal to have to wait for an appointment. It often takes 6-8 weeks. The good news is, in terms of breast cancer, 6-8 weeks is not going to make a lot of difference. It is very hard on the nerves to wait that long, though! Let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
You should have your doctor order a left breast ultrasound (not a mammogram) in the meantime. I don't know what kind of "specialist" this doctor is, but it really should not take that long. The good news is that breast cancer is extremely rare in people your age group. So don't worry tooo much. Good luck.
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