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Diagnosed November 2013


Re: Diagnosed November 2013

Hi rosejack

Welcome to the BCC forums, along with the support you have here please feel free to call our helpliners for further practical and emotional support, lines are open during the week 9-5 and Sat 10-2 on 0808 800 6000

Here's a link to the 'Treatments' section of the site where you will find information about surgery, chemo and other treatments you may undergo and lots of further support ideas from BCC which I hope you will helpful,over the coming months:


Take care
Lucy BCC


Re: Diagnosed November 2013

FEC 5 Day 21

Hi rose jack, just found your post. First of all have to say sorry you need to be here but also you've come to the right place for support. As you can see from just above I am just coming up for my last chemo tomorrow, I had lumpectomy in July and started chemo in August, it's not easy but its doable. You will have good and bad days and nights and although you can't see it now the light at the end of the tunnel is there. Don't look at the whole process in one go just take a bit at a time and sometimes look back to see how far you've come already on this horrible journey, you will get through it just draw on all the support you can. Also, not sure if you know this, I found out by accident, but as a cancer patient you are entitled to free complimentary therapy and it really helps a lot, its a pamper session once a week thats worth its weight in gold. Not sure what area you are in but you can ask at the chemo unit you go to they may know about it or try your bc nurse. Lastly, there are monthly threads on this forum so whichever month you want to follow you can go to that thread and all the other ladies on that thread will be going through the same things at about the same time so you can help each other. Hope all goes as well as it can for you and don't hesitate to go wherever you like on this forum you will always be welcome, all the best, lots of hugs and care xxx
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Diagnosed November 2013

I was diagnosed in November. Had tumour removed and biopsy on the 13th November. Been at home recovering. under arm still sore and difficult sleeping. so tired. 


Been back for result. Told I need further surgery to remove lymp glands. Having this done on the 18th December. Hopefully on the mend for Christmas. Then to start chemo and radiotherapy after Christmas, all happened so quickly. Hard to take it all in. Glad I found this site to answer some of my questions.