Delayed chemotherapy

I had lumpectomy(Feb) & node clearance(March) last year, two positive nodes. Chemo didn’t start until 15weeks later, should have been at 13weeks but I caught covid! I’m thinking back to all of this now & thinking how long a delay that was, need reassuring that this delay doesn’t affect my treatment for recovery. Has anyone else had this delay, should I be worried? 
Thanks for reading. 

Hello GrannyAli 

Thanks for posting.   

Chemotherapy may be delayed for a number of reasons, and we often hear from people who are concerned that these delays may affect them going forward. The best people to discuss this with are your treatment team as they have all the relevant information about your situation. Your breast care nurse can discuss this with you further.  

Many people worry about recovery following treatment and you may be interested in our resources that are particularly for those who have come to the end of their main hospital treatment. These are known as our Moving Forward services and include our  Moving Forward booklet and Moving Forward courses. The courses are open to people who have had a primary breast cancer diagnosis and have finished their hospital-based treatment within the last two years.  Through supportive, open conversations in a safe, confidential space, you’ll connect with people who understand. And you’ll find the tools you need to feel more empowered, confident and in control to begin to move forward with your life. 

You can attend Moving Forward either at our face-to-face course or take part by joining online. Find a course near you or register for an online course via the links above or call us on 03457 077 1893.  

You may also be interested in some of our other free supportive services for people who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer.  

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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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