Positive story which I hope will help others

I just thought I’d let others going through treatment know about my journey in the hope that it offers some reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel and life will return to normal.


i was diagnosed in January 2017 aged 43 with a 21mm grade 2 ER+ tumour which had spread to 2 lymph nodes. I had a lumpectomy, 6 sessions of FEC-T chemo, lymph node clearance and 19 sessions of radiotherapy. At times I felt I would never get there and felt so ill with the chemo. I worried about every ache and pain and even when treatment finished I still constantly looked for lumps. 


I had my first mammogram following treatment a few weeks ago. I recently received my results which were all clear. I had a check up with the consultant yesterday and he said everything is fine and he will see me for my 5 year check up in 2022. So, apart from hormone therapy and a yearly mammogram my treatment is finished.


Life has returned to normal and I’m so grateful to have my health back. I’m back to work full time, eat healthier, go long walks with our 9 month old puppy. I’m fitter than I’ve been in years and have lost over 2 stones. We celebrated our silver wedding anniversary a few months ago and our daughter is due to graduate from university soon. Life is good.


So, for everyone going through treatment, please try and look ahead. You will get through the treatment and life will return to normal xxx

Hi Elaine73,

Thanks so much for posting this lovely message.

We have so many users who read without ever posting, this will be reassuring to someone coming across the post after an initial primary diagnosis.

Take care,

Becca at Breast Cancer Care.

Yes, I’d also like to thank you Elaine73 for taking the time to post your positive story. I was diagnosed a month before you and have my ups and downs - so always appreciate people posting positive stories. Congratulations to you for your silver anniversary and your daughter’s graduation and all the best.

Evie xx