First time posting on this section


Just thought I’d post and ask is there any one here under 40? I am 39 and wondered if anyone the same age is in here would be nice to connect with someone around my age group although everyone I’ve spoke to so far I this website is fantastic looking forward to hearing from you


I was 43 in August and I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1, grade 3 in October. I know I’m not under 40 but I still feel like I am :slightly_smiling_face:  

Wishing you a lovely Christmas 



Im 32 and was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, 22nd December. 

It’s been a bit of a crazy week. Initially the consultant reassured me it was a Fibroadenoma, so when I was told it was cancer on Tuesday, I was knocked sideways. I used to think I was too old, now I feel too young lol. 

Still waiting for a CT and MRI and hr2 receptors but we now know it’s PR+ and ER+ so I’m on the hunt for a non hormone based contraceptive. We don’t have or want children.

Anyways, I’m here and hope to connect with others !

Pip x

Hi Sarahs

I’m a little over 40 now, but I had my first BC at 22. It does feel so much like a disease that affects older women, the younger you are the more of a shock I think! But yeah, 20 years on, still here, still kicking!


I’m 35, waiting for a mastectomy but COVID is making it difficult.

I got my diagnosis on Friday the 13th of November! I should known better than to go to the hospital on Friday the 13th 2020

At the start they thought that I would just need a lumpectomy but the mammogram showed calcium spots and tests didn’t look good so now I’m having a full mastectomy on my left side. Surgery was supposed to be on Friday but has been postponed until the 26th, really praying that doesn’t get canceled. 

Due to all the delays I’ve started on hormone therapy, so far no side effects or signs of the menopause! 

Hope you are keeping well.

Surgery has been cancelled again so I’m just going to send the kids to their room, order takeout, crack open a bottle of wine and cry on the settee. 

Hi Sarah and everyone else on this thread 

You aren’t alone.  I was diagnosed in 2018 at the age of 38 so I empathise with being younger and getting your head around it all.  I’m 40 now.  I had no family history of breast cancer either.

Being so much younger and dealing with breast cancer comes with its own unique set of worries, anxieties and fraught emotions.  I had real issues when it came to going back to work but in the end it all went fine.

I went through all the treatments as well (chemo, then full left mastectomy, no reconstruction, lymph node clearance and radiotherapy) so I appreciate how scary and traumatic all of this is.  Happy to share my experience and offer support.

Sending lots of love and hugs to everyone here xxx

Hello. Did you ever find anyone? I am looking for the same sort of support.