What should you expect when you find a lump or change in your breast? What may happen during your first referral?
One of the questions we ask our supporters is ‘what would have made your experience easier’ and we are regularly told that knowing more about the referral and investigative process would have helped them feel more prepared.
Feedback also taught us how the first hospital referral can feel like a whirlwind, leaving patients feeling stressed and shocked. This leaflet is aimed at answering a question at the foremost in their minds; “what will happen to me during my diagnosis?” and make them feel informed about the process, with tips from breast cancer patients on how to make the process as comfortable as possible.
For this purpose we decided to produce a free Patient Information Leaflet called Something isn’t right with my breast for anyone concerned about either their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend.
Helping you to know what to expect
Designed in collaboration with our sports ambassador Karen Arney our sports ambassador for 2020, a GP and secondary spread breast cancer patient herself, with assistance of breast cancer patients, researchers and healthcare professionals (including our trustee and breast cancer surgeon Dennis Remoundos), the aim of the guide is to help patients through the referral and investigative process step by step.
A digital copy is available to view and download and print. If you would like to hold these leaflets in your GP hospital, breast cancer clinic or anywhere else, or have any questions regarding this publication, please use the form below.
We would like to extend our thanks to the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation for funding the design, production and distribution of these leaflets.