Diagnosis yesterday- feeling like I have been hit by a train

Hi ladies,
I was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer last night. It feels like I am on a roller coaster which is out of control. Had a CT scan last night and going for bone scan tomorrow. Emotions are so turbulent. Have got to get results from consultant on Thursday, Terrified. So glad to have found this site. Thank you xxx

Hi ver16 and welcome to the BCC forums where you will find lots of support and shared experiences to help you through this difficult time

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Take care
Lucy BCC

Well back to the consultant tonight for yet more results. The CT scan was clear but I have to have an x-ray on my hip joint to check that. Hoping it will say I’m just a knackered old bird! Looking at a lumpectomy on Wednesday and then see what comes. Still feels very surreal and almost as if it’s happening to someone else.

Well had a lumpectomy with a reduction last week. Went to get the results tonight. Good news was that it was not in the lymph nodes. Bad news was that that there were dodgy cells throughout the breast which the mammogram didn’t pick up. Feel shattered. Know a mastectomy is the only sensible option but at this stage feel that this is a curve ball,which is never ending.

Hi there… really sorry to hear your news. I had a stage two cancer in my right breast 3 tumours. i had to have a mesectomy and i opted to have the other breast removed… for two reason so i wasnt lob sided and i would never have to worry again. I had all lymph nodes removed from right side and due to start chemo next week. Its all the weirdest experience ever !!!. I feel i can look back at this point and reflect. You know what kept me going… i went onto my facebook and told everyone… and i had a mass response that lifted me so high and continues to do so from some amazing friends. I have also learnt to ask for help from my friends ( which im not good at ). They love it when i ask them because they feel needed. Iam currently in the middle of a marriage break up… because of the cancer situation… about to start chemo and going to my friends to have my hair cut off tonight. I know i will be alright because i have friends and support from amazing women on these sites. If anyone wants to follow my progress on FB let me know… there will be photos of the haircut and progress through chemo. Happy to help in any way. Sarah.

Good luck with your treatment


Linda x

You will be all over the place I was the same had no symptoms so couldnt understand how I could have cancer.  Ask as many question as you need when you see your doctor and Breast care nurse.  And accept that one day you will be ok and another you could be an emtional wreck and thats ok, listen to your body.  Alsoonce you have a clear treament plan you will start to feel a bit better knowing you have small goals to aim for.  Mine to was stage 2, and i found it more difficult dealing with other peoples emotions.  Any questions ask away xx


I was recently diagnosed with dcis and have already had breast sparing surgery, which sounds worst than it is’ even now I still carnt believe this is happening and my emotions are dizzy’ iam going back today for results of surgery so scared’ also I want to be positive but find it difficult I’m glad I found this site too

Hi Budcat, welcome to the BCC forums where I am sure you will find the support you need

Here’s a link to further support from BCC including our helpline and information about DCIS which you may find helpful:


Take care
Lucy BCC

It is only natural to feel shocked.  However you will get all the help you need and you must always ask for support if you need it.  From my own experience the medical team have been fantastic as have my family and friends.  Also over the last year I have met women who have simply inspired me in the sense of how they cope with their situation and how they are responding to treatment.  Remember there are a lot of excellent treatments out there for people like us who have to cope and live with breast cancer.  I was worried about having scans but it is necessary so that your medical team can work out the best treatment for you. Good luck in the coming months.