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Another primary bc?

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hannah203
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Re: Another primary bc?

Congratulations on your good news Valkyrie. Have you rang the breast care nurse with your question? Xx
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc,

 

Thanks for all your support Songbird - glad you were there to hold my hand.  Can move on now but there'll always be a lingering doubt.

 

Love and hugs - wishing you strength and courage on your journey.

 

Valkyrie xx

songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

FANTASTIC news Valkyrie!:)I was really worried for you ...

If it's any help, I don't think benign cysts are a precursor for cancer. But as you say it's another thing that will cause worry - like this time.

Anyway, the main thing is you are clear:)
Well done for getting through the horrible waiting
big happy hugs
x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi all

 

Just to let you know that it was good news today, no changes on mammogram and ultrasound supported this - hormonal changes 🙂 Apparently, even though I've had my ovaries removed, my body still produces ER/PR 😞 

 

Since my appointment I've thought of another question (typical) - prior to having bc in other breast I had several cysts (all hormonal); does this mean this latest hormonal change is the precursor for cancer in this breast? 

 

Sums it up really - there's no 100% guarantee on any front with this disease.  Heigh ho.

 

Thank you everyone for your support, my bc friends.  Once again you've been there at a crucial time.

 

Love and hugs

 

Valkyrie

 

 

songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi valkyrie - love your screenname btw! :)Thanks for asking after me, when it's you we got to take care of atm, but I'm ok.
I'm crossing everything that you get good results monday.
x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Songbird

 

Been trying to keep busy at work and just need to get through the weekend before I have my appointment at the Breast Unit on Monday morning.  Time's dragging soooooo slow.  How're you doing? 

songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Thanks Valkyrie:)
How are you holding up today?
x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hang in there Songbird.  Thinking of you xx

songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Valkyrie, I'm waiting with you. Still got my fingers crossed 🙂

x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Songbird and GBC - thank you for your replies and support. I have an appointment at the breast clinic on 27.4.15 for triple assessment. Already been there and done that 7 years ago. In a very weird way I'm glad another lump has appeared - at least I can stop checking and feel vilified that I knew it was going to come back. I think I'm deranged where bc is concerned 😕

GBC
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Oh Valkyrie my thoughts are with you. It must seem an absolute age until your clinic appointment. It will be a very stressful wait but try and keep calm and carry on . . . not easy I know. Your post really struck a chord with me although I am only 2.5 yrs post IDC dx followed by mx, chemo, rads and tamoxifen and worrying every day about recurrence or new primary. Thinking of you and hoping for a really positive clinic appointment. Let us know how you get on. Gx
songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Valkyrie, I hope the GP is right and it's just glandular, not a recurrence. I've got my fingers crossed for you and sending best wishes and hopes while you wait:)
Big hugs
x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Ladies

 

Saw my GP yesterday who had a good rummage round my boob.  She could feel what I was concerned about but thought it more glandular than malignant.  Anyway, due to bc history, I've been referred on a cancer 2 week wait to the Breast Unit - my appointment is Monday 27th April, 9 am.  Ho hum, back to the waiting game.  They say patience is a virtue but I'm not very virtuitous 😉 

 

Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Thank you Songbird68

 

GP appt is Wed 15th April.  Can't come soon enough but know it could bring life changing news. 

 

Best wishes everyone xx

songbird68
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Valkyrie, just to add my support and best wishes as you are going through this.
Many hugs:)
x x
Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Thanks Lucy

Valkyrie
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Judithvr6, thanks for your reply. You're right, it's the waiting that's the worst bit where time seems to be on a go slow. Yes, you must've seen big changes in the cancer journey/treatment between your first diagnosis and now - I hope all for the positive. Good luck with the radio - definitely do-able but tiring. Best wishes

Judithvr6
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Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Valkyrie,

 

I'm on the forum for the first time but second time with bc.

First bc was 22 years ago (age 29). Wle, node sample infected,  radio and chemo (wasn't given any info on size, grade, type or what the chemo treatment drugs were).

 

Second bc I'm wle, sn, er+, her 2-. About to start radio again. No chemo this time but tamoxifen. I'm just post menopause.

 

The worry of the recall, more tests, waiting for surgery and waiting for results was bad bad bad. I don't know if having been through it all before made it worse but it certainly brought back some traumatic memories from years ago.

 

But, so many things have changed and for the better since 1992 that it had been a totally different journey. I'm sure you will notice some positive changes from 7 years ago.

 

Fingers crossed that all turns out well for you. This may have changed but the waiting is still the worst bit.

Lucy_BCC
Member

Re: Another primary bc?

Hi Valkyrie
I am sorry that you have this new worry, you are welcome to call our helpliners for further support whilst you await replies here, lines open at 9-5 today and other weekdays and Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Take care
Lucy BCC

Valkyrie
Member

Another primary bc?

Dear all

 

Been a long time since I've been on this wonderful site but now I'm here again looking for support.  I'm 7 years post IDC ER/PR+ve, HER2-ve .  WLE, XRT, Zolodex, Tamoxifen for 10 years - 3 years left.  I've found thickening and 2 lumps in my other breast and now waiting to see my GP.  Thought I could deal with another primary or recurrence if/when it happened but I've totally gone to pieces thinking it's back - far worse than the first time.  

 

Anyone out there facing/faced the same predicament?

 

Valkyrie