hi i really hope the scan is all clear
i had 10 cm of breast affected and 11 positve nodes but no secondaries
I know how exactly u feel its hard to have your mortality questioned so young i was 23 at diagnosis
good luck with treatment xx
Hi I am new to the forum. I found out on Wednesday that I have breast cancer. I was told that joining a forum to talk to others who aspire going through the same thing could have huge benefits to me. As much support as I have no one can begin to understand how it feels to be told you have cancer. Especially at my age after being told numerous times by doctors that my lump was just breast tissue, I had to push for the biopsy, the hospital weren't going to do it unless I really wanted it done, they believed it was nothing. Luckily I was sensible and asked for it to be done 'just in case' I had an MRI scan yesterday which was an experience in itself, now I am very anxious about my results. I am praying that the cancer has not spread. It's always been my biggest fear to have cancer in an organ. As stupid and outrageous that sounds i have always feared it. I have been briefly told about chemo and a mastectomy both of which scare the life out of me. I just cannot wait to be able to say I BEAT CANCER!!! But I know it's a long way away yet!
Hi dmcf. Thanks for the reply. Im new to this site and not sure how to private message? Im so convinced its not going to be treatable. Ive never been so scared. Did you have lots of scans too? The only time ive been in hospital was when i had my little boy so im a bit worried about the scans, although like i say my biggest worry is its spread and not treatable. I cant stop crying and thinking the worse. I cant get my head around why me? im only 26 years old, i thought i had the rest of my life ahead of me and now my world has come crashing down. it breaks my heart the thought of leaving my boy x
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Hi, ive read a few threads on here over the past couple of days and finally brought myself to write on here. I'm 26 years old and last wednesday i was told i have breast cancer. Ive got 3 different scans next week then the week after ive got an appointment to go back and get all my results to find out how bad it is, if/where its spread and what the treatment plan will be. I've got a 3 year old boy and im terrified im going to be told its spread and theres nothing they can do. Ive got a great family support but everyone keeps telling me im going to be fine and all i want to do is shout back 'but you dont know that!'. I'm so scared.
I hope everything is going okay for you, would be great to chat to someone the same age going though the same thing x
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sorry to hear of your diognosis. I was diognosed aged 23 earlier this year (april) I had an oesetrgen positve heceptin negative grade 2 with lymph nodes involved there was 10 cm of the breast affected. I had 11 positve lyph nodes involved. When i was 22 i was told i had fibre tissue lump and no biopsy, an investagation propmted by me has recently revaled I was misdiognosed and should of been diognosed aged 22 and i would of had no lymphs involved.Im very angry .Us young women should be taken seriously. I had t fec chemo 6 sessions and a double mastectomy (my choice) with implant based recon and then 15 radiotherapy sessions to a larger area due to lymph involvement. I wont tell you to be positve as I hate it when people say that tome as positivity doesnt fight cancer its drugs and surgery tat do and I find it disrespecful when people say someone has lost their fight as if they didnt fight hard enough and its there fault. I just waant you to know that although raare it does happen to some really young girls like you and me and somehow we get through it and try to find some sort of peace with it and find a new normal
best wishes xxxx
Really feel for you, I'm 39 and was diagniosed 6 months ago.
My doctor also insisted that my lump was just normal breast tissue and was so flippant about the whole thing it was unreal. She actually got quite short tempered with me when I told her I "just knew" something wasn't right.
I also had to push for a referral to the hospital even with a strong history of breast and ovarian cancer in my family.
Wishing you the best of luck babe.