Hello - I'm new

Hello to everyone,  just wanted a link to others in the same position.

I was diagnosed a few days ago and still feeling wobbly and scared.

Oh bless you.


i will give you my background first.

52 years old. First mammogram. A runner - 12 miles a week. Very fit and healthy, never ill.

I was diagnosed on the 22nd August 2013, I had surgery on Monday 30th September. I was told I had DCIS in the left breast and had to have a masectomy. The reason for this drastic surgery was that it was in 3 places and I have very small breasts - 32a. I had the operation and an immediate reconstruction. My breast looks fine, the operation went well and I was out Wednesday afternoon. I had to have 2 drains, one came out today. Today I  saw my surgeon who gave me the oncology report. I had cancer cells with the DC IS. They think they have got it all, however will be on Tamoxifin for 5 years. I am seeing an oncologist on Thursday to discuss further treatment. 


What is your diagnosis? .




Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to me.

I’m 58 - found a lump (nearly 3 years since my last mammogram). After many scans etc I was told I have cancer in my right breast and also the bottom of my neck and under arm. I will be having chemotherapy for a few months starting quite soon I think, to see if it can be shrunk before surgery, which will be in February time. Then a couple of months of radiotherapy. I have an appoinment next week to get a schedule of treatment.

I’m so pleased for you that things went so well and look bright. Sorry I don’t know what DCIS means.


Hello Berny2 and welcome to the BCC forums
The support you will continue to have here will help you through and in addition our helpliners are on hand during the week 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2 with practical and emotional support for you on 0808 800 6000

The following link to the ‘Just diagnosed’ pages will take you to more information about diagnosis including terms used and treatments along with further support ideas from BCC which I hope you will find helpful:


Take care
Lucy BCC