My Name is Hannah and I’m new to this site. On Wednesday my mum found out that she has breast cancer. She will be having surgery on 11th July and then radiotherapy to follow. The doctor hoped he would not have to use chemo but he said he cant make any promises which i understand.
I’m 25 and my mum is 54. My mum went for a normal routine mammogram and got recalled for a biopsy. she went for her results on wednesday and she has an 8mm mass (no lump) which i think she said is stage 1.
I am very close to my mum and i know we can get through this but i am just in total shock (as my mum is too) and i just don’t know what to do with myself. I am trying to be strong and positive around my mum but its just so hard because when i am stressed/upset i would normally go to my mum but i don’t want to upset her anymore.
She and my dad had planned to go to my cousins wedding in philadelphia on friday so we thought it was best that she still went and tried to relax/get her head straight before the surgery. I wanted her to go but i miss her so much and i can’t just give her a hug. I know i need to get these tears gone and pull myself together before she gets back on saturday but i am just so worried. I’ll be fine then all of a sudden want to cry and run away!
we dont know anyone that has had breast cancer and all the people i know who have had other forms of cancer have sadly passed away. I thought it might help me to make contact with other relatives in similar situations. I hope that this may help me.
Would be great to hear from others and sorry for this long message,