A diagnosis of breast cancer is a scary time.
Many patients have high levels of anxiety, even when cancer is not yet confirmed.
What to Do?
First, see your local GP.
If you have an undiagnosed breast symptom, high quality breast imaging is paramount; at least mammogram and/or ultrasound. Remember, most breast lumps/symptoms are NOT cancer.
Your GP may refer you to be reviewed by a specialist breast surgeon.
I Have Breast Cancer
It’s normal to feel panicked, scared, anxious and even disbelief. What’s important to remember is that rushing into treatment is not necessary. You have time to consider your options and make good decisions.
It’s normal to feel panicked, scared, anxious and even disbelief.
Choosing the right path is not always easy and can take time and thought and the team at Southwest Breast Clinic is here to assist with the decision-making process.
You will need to find a breast surgeon and we generally recommend keeping treatment close to home where possible. Your local GP is an excellent source of information and will ultimately provide you with referral to a specialist.
It’s important you feel confident with that surgeon as they will work closely with you to coordinate your initial and subsequent treatment. Beyond that, it’s likely you will continue to see your surgeon for regular check-up across many years. Having faith and trust in your surgeon is therefore critical.
Initial meeting with your surgeon
Starting the process as soon as possible can bring some equilibrium back to what is an unbalanced time in your life.
Southwest Breast Clinic coordinates our clinics to see urgent referrals promptly. Patients come to the clinic, frightened and unsure and in the initial consultation we aim to show that breast cancer has a number of effective treatment options