Awaiting Second Breast Surgery Results

Hello all, this is my first post on the forum. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer after finding a small lump in left breast. It was diagnosed as stage 1 ER+. I was told lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node surgery and probably radiotherapy and hormone tablets. However my results of surgery showed breast cancer had been removed but 1 of 3 lymph nodes were positive. So have had full axillary node removal, only 3 weeks after first surgery. So the results of this could change my staging and treatment plan. I’m really hoping only one positive sentinel node is a good sign. Very anxious awaiting these results as chemotherapy may now be on the cards. 

@Mermaid79  - a big welcome to this lovely forum, I hope you will find lots of support as you go through treatment.

I’m sorry to hear that you had to have a second surgery, unfortunately they can never be sure what they are going to find until you have surgery. And there is so much waiting for results, that is always hard as our minds go into overdrive and we fear the worst.

I had chemo, a mastectomy, node clearance and radiotherapy about 4 years ago, so I am happy to answer any questions. But while you wait we are all here for you, to listen, to chat and help you through the waiting.

I’m not medical so I wouldn’t like to give any medical advice or comment on your treatment, but you might like to call the nurses on here - their number is at the top right of this page. Your team will be looking very carefully at your individual case and working out what is the best plan for you.

It sounds a cliche, but now is the time to be extra kind to yourself, and take one day at a time. One book I have reminds us that “fears are not facts”, and that we should try to deal with what we know rather than speculating about what might be.

I’m very happy to chat more any time it helps. In the meantime I’m sending you a big virtual hug, Evie xx