I feel well

I’m 70 years old and quite fit
I have been diagnosed with Brest cancer
I have my tablets and radiation in 2 weeks
I feel really well
Is this normal

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I’m 78, had a lumpectomy end of January, radiotherapy in April and now on Letrozole for five years. My IDC was only 6mm and my surgeon said the longest I’d had it was three months and yet now I feel so well after really struggling for the previous two years. The only changes to my health has been the breast cancer and I really cannot understand the big change. Don’t get me wrong I’m very grateful for it and enjoying life to the full but I am confused. Long may we both feel well.

Hi diannep

Thanks for posting.

It’s good to hear that you are feeling well after your recent diagnosis of breast cancer. You don’t say what, if any, surgery you have had but you have started tablet treatment and are waiting for your radiotherapy treatment.

There really is no right or wrong way to feel at this point but many women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer cope well with treatment and are able to carry on with their life afterwards. Your general levels of fitness may well have contributed to you making a good and speedy recovery.

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