Thanks for posting.
Having a recent diagnosis of breast cancer can feel overwhelming. There is no right or wrong way to feel, and many people find the wait for results stressful, as @CarrieDec Says these feelings are completely normal. You may find our booklet about how to cope after a diagnosis helpful.
You mention that you have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and are waiting to hear whether you will require chemotherapy. You might find our recent facebook live session on triple negative breast cancer helpful. It may be helpful to take someone with you to your appointment tomorrow and you may wish to write down your questions and make a note of any information you might want to remember later.
As the red, itchy patch of skin you describe is something which is worrying you, you could discuss this at your next appointment with your treatment team.
We have a number of services and support designed specifically for younger women.
We are currently running the Younger Women Together support events online. These events have been created to provide support for women under 45 with primary breast cancer.
You can register for these events online.
The Younger Breast Cancer Network (YBCN) is a private Facebook group run by young women for young women (under 45) who’ve had breast cancer. To join, go to Facebook and search ‘Younger Breast Cancer Network’ and send them a private message.
If you would like to talk with another young woman diagnosed with breast cancer who understands, you can use our Someone Like Me service.
Sometimes we find we can help people more by talking things over. Do call our helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The helpline team have time to listen to your concerns, talk things through and signpost you to more support and information. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK -prefix 18001).
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