Recently diagnosed

Hi Everyone

I was diagnosed with grade 2 invasive lobular cancer a couple of weeks ago. It was a shock as I wouldn’t have known if it hadn’t been picked up on mammogram. I’ve had very mixed emotions since but mainly anger due to the timing! (I have an elderly Mum with dementia) I started taking Letrozole immediately and had to stop HRT suddenly having been on it for ten years. The consequences are minor compared to the alternative. I had an MRI scan this week and have a results appointment next week to decided on dates for surgery and further treatment, probably radiotherapy. Not having been someone who ‘leans’ on people all my life, I think I will find it hard to ask for help and support. I have only told a few people and am already overwhelmed by their kindness and offers of help. I’m positive about the outcome but dark thoughts creep in fairly regularly. I try to keep distracted and find walking, being around nature, animals and taking up running (one of the maddest things I’ve ever done!) are helping. I’m lucky that I have a very supportive partner. I’m looking forward to talking to people here, to support where I can and be supported if needed. 



Firstly love the avator name :slight_smile:


Welcome to the forum and for sure you will get loads of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here who are going through or have been through the same as you.  We can all relate to the way you are feeling at the moment but onve you have your treatment plan in place things will improve because you will know what is happening and when, which I found reassuring when I was going through mine.


Mine was picked up through a routine 3 yearly mammo as well, didnt know anything about it, and it could have come at a worse time as my partner was diagnosed wtih MS the year before and became housebound just as I was about to have my op so he was not able to support me, but a wonderful network of friends just took over that role, for that I was eternally thankful., I did find it difficult to ask for help because I am a “helper” but realised that I needed it and it was well meant  I didnt actually join the forum until I was about to start my rads, so wish I had had the courage earlier to do it because the support I have had over the years from the ladies on here was and is incredible.


Sending you hugs


Helena xxx


I too had grade 2 lobular and had my mastectomy about 3 weeks ago.

Im due to start chemo week after next, followed by radiotherapy. 

Think this is due to having it in my lymph nodes too.

I am only 46, so pre menopausal but had to stop my pill straight away and will be going on hormone tablets once treatment is finished.

I am on my own with 2 sons, but have felt overwhelmed by the amount of family & friends offering support

I am determined to stay positive throughout this, but do appreciate I will have down days. 

Good luck with your op and treatment 

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