I am 40 years old. about
7 weeks ago I felt a tiny lump on my right breast. It is tiny and hard, like a kernell or a seed, with only minimal movement. I looked up on line what I should be feeling for and that is exactly what the websites said to feel for.
I have no history of ANY kind of breast issues in my family at all. I wasn't scared or panicky. I just wanted to know what it is! I know my breasts, and that lump shouldn't be there!
I immediately called our local breast care center. I got in to see a nurse practitioner, who also felt it and said it didn't feel like a cyst. She set up an appt for me to have a mammogram.
The very next week, I went for the mammogram. The lady who did the mammogram looked at the scans and said "it was hard to tell" and sent me right over the same day to have an ultrasound. The ultrasound person said it looked "cysty and not scary", but said she wanted the Dr. to look at it. I waited for about an hour and the mammogram lady came out and said the Doc was very busy but they had decided to go ahead and let me go home and to come back in 6months for another mammogram or sooner if I felt any changes. I was relieved and at the same time a little aprehensive because they did the ultrasound so immediately and then had really wanted the Doc to check it out. I just felt like there were a few unanswered questions. But I didn't want to be over dramatic about a little lump so I just decided to wait and see, and go back in 6 months.
A week later, the breast care center called and said they were setting up an appt with a surgeon to have the lump looked at. I got in within days to see the surgeon and he said it looked like a Complex Cyst but that the best thing to do was to take it out. They wanted to do it the next day, but due to scheduling issues, my appt is scheduled for next week.
My reason for getting on this website is this: at no time have I been really frightened. I researched and understand somewhat what a complex cyst is. However, after reading, I'm realizing that the speed with which I have been moved through the process is pretty awsome, and highly unusual. At no time has anyone suggested a needle aspiration or anything. It's gone pretty much straight thru to removal of the lump. With several "good lucks" on the way..
Am I being paranoid to think perhaps there is something I'm not being told? Does it sound to anyone else like there might be more going on?