Recently was referred back to the hospital with a breast lump that has been in the since April. I was told last time it was a cyst and as I have had these in the past I expected it to settle down and disappear. However this one has persisted. I did return to my GP with it before, but as my previous exam had shown a cyst I was told not to worry.
This time I was examined and advised that all seemed normal, but the junior doctor asked a senior clinician to review who found the lump and core biopsied it.
I had already come to the conclusion that nothing nasty was found as my appointment is not till February and my doctor has confirmed that the biopsy showed normal tissue.
I am postmenopausal so I though cysts etc were behind me now. My mother had breast cancer aged 50 and my mother's sister had ovarian cancer. My father's grandmother had breast cancer.
What can I expect when I go to the clinic for my follow up and would it be worth me asking for this lump to be removed.