That’s a really helpful guide, thank you...and yes, so much waiting!
best of luck for your appointment on the 14th.
I am totally with you on how hard waiting is it really takes it's toll on you unfortunately there is a fair bit of waiting in this game😔. I had my 1st surgery on 7th Feb and went for results 26th Feb to be told I needed a second op, this was done on 28th Feb, results 12th March when I was referred to Oncologist to discuss oncotype testing. Onco appt 28th March, tumour sent off for testing, results back 18th April, 1st chemo 26th April. Finished chemo 9th August. Appt with Radiologist 6th Sept and had planning session. Rads from 16th Sept, last one 4th Oct. Final oncology appt is on 14th Nov.
These time frames might not be the same for you but it will give you an idea, lots of waiting time as you see and it drives you potty but you get through it as hard as it is try not to worry it won't make things go faster, easier said then do I know but you will find out just how strong and resillient you are and you'll soon be at the end of treatment like I am. It may seem a long way off but it will fly by.
By the way don't think I've got a super memory remembering those dates - it's amazing what a calendar can do for you😂
Thank you Joemic,
can i I ask how long you had to wait for results from your lumpectomy? Ie when you knew your final treatment plan? All this waiting I personally find harder than being told I had breast cancer!
they were very careful to tell me at the breast clinic that ultrasound/mammogram usually underestimates size, so am fully expecting things to be different post surgery.
Sorry you find yourselves here but it is a great place for support and finding out other peoples experiences.
At my results appointment I was told the initial findings from the biopsy i.e size, hormone and HER 2 status. They gave a date for surgery.
Please be aware that things can change following surgery, the size of mine was larger than previously thought, this happens because until they get the tumour out they cannot say for certain the size.
They may tell you your treatment plan includes rads and/or chemo but again until you have had surgery they cannot give a definite plan as things can change. Mine was initially surgery, rads and hormone therapy, however after 2 surgeries to get clear margins my tumour was sent off for oncotype testing which then changed my treatment plan to also include chemo and bisphosphonates.
Try not to think of this meeting as a definite treatment plan, more like them sharing the information they have found out so far. Until all results are in they can't give you a definite plan.
No matter what develops there are lots of people on here to support you and listen to any gripes or moans you may have, it's a safe place to express any thoughts you may be feeling.
Best wishes and hugs
Thank you Kaz, fingers crossed for you. I will try to remember to post to let you know how mine went after I’ve been.
I can’t help much as I’m also in the same situation . My appointment for results is on the 11th , sure time is standing still .
just wanted you to know someone there and listening .
lots of love to you xxx
I was seen at the breast clinic earlier this week. After a mammogram, ultrasound and 2 core biopsies I was told I have 20mm mass with lymph nodes that appear clear which they are certain Is breast cancer.
I have an appointment late next week which is apparently due to last up to 2hrs. Can anyone tell me what is likely to happen in this appointment please? Will I be told what type and grade of cancer I have and ER/HER/P receptor status at this appointment and get an idea of a treatment plan? And potential dates for surgery etc
im doing OK at the movement, oddly calm, but do much better anxiety wise if I know exactly what to expect!