Recent diagnosis

My partner was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 weeks ago on Wednesday she had a left breast mastectomy. Look for advice on caring and being there for her we are devastated at present 

Adlaws Glad you have reached out to Breast Cancer Now, please do use the number on here and speak to someone too about things you can do for your partner snd yourselves because a diagnosis impacts everyone. Still treat them like them, no head tilting on one side or pity look in your eyes, listen to them, they will be trying to protect you as much as you are trying to protect them. Still enjoy life and do the things you always did, not let it take your joy, you are both still alive, grab it and go at your partners pace, but also if they need a bit of time it is not withdrawing it’s just as the one going through bc it is like being on spin cycle in a washing machine and you can feel out of control, but as the journey goes on you grab control and remember decisions are yours. A good thing to look forward on these threads is mountain lion by strawberry blonde in hope and inspiration bit Breast Cancer Now is here for everyone :two_women_holding_hands: others will be along and share with you to try and help :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :sparkles: :sparkles: Shi xx

Hi adlaws

I’m very sorry to read about your partner’s diagnosis, please know that we are here for you both. You may find this link helpful, as it gives more information on how to support someone with breast cancer.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist breast care nurses should you wish to talk anything through. They are able to give you information and offer a friendly listening ear. You can reach them on our free Helpline 0808 800 6000 Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm and Saturdays: 9am to 1pm.

Sending you my best wishes  :two_hearts:

Try not to despair! I will hope, and you should also hope that things turn out for the better