Hello I am sorry to hear about your dignosis, I know if feels really scary and there is so much information to take in. I was also dignosed on Wednesday after lots of tests that started on 17 May, however my benign results from the 2 sets of biopsy didn't concur with the suspicous images. I had an operation to remove the lump on 2nd July and they initally thought it was a small area of DCIS, however I was told on Wednesay that I have grade 3 cancer which has been removed and I may need further 2 operations followed by Chemo and Radiotherphy
The next operation is not scheduled until 12 August and I am really worried that is is too long a period to wait and the risk of spreading.
You are all right about the waiting and going for the results which I have found really stressful.
I have trying to remain positive for my family and especially my four year old son.Has anyone got any good diet tips.
It is really helpful to read your posts and I also never thought I would be on this site.
I dont understand all the abbreviations but no doubt I will and it seems to me I have not been told very much apart from I have it and it must go because the lump that has the cells is behind the nipple and this is the only way to go. I do feel numb you are right but I also don,t know what to do next, for me
huggs and kisses for you. there are plenty of people here to talk to dont do it alone were here to help put your best foot 4ward the sooner your journey starts the sooner its over im just over halfway threw chemo not had my surgery yet take care
It's good you have an apointment this week. Do you have anyone else to go with you? I found it really helps as i don't always remember everything that's said. It's nice to have some moral support too at your appointments. I have found the hospital staff great and have been treated so well.
You should be assigned a breast care nurse who hopefully will help you through this and be at your appointments. The helpline here is very good too if you want to chat.
Sending you a hug
I have attached a link to a glossary which may help you understand some of the terms used:
mx is short for mastectomy and rads is an abbreviation for radiotherapy.
The other forum members are very helpful at explaining things so please never be afraid to ask.
Very best wishes
Vivuzela Vivuzela says on 11 Jul 2010 15:15
thanks for your kind words. On reading this page I dont understand all the abbreviations but no doubt I will and it seems to me I have not been told very much apart from I have it and it must go because the lump that has the cells is behind the nipple and this is the only way to go. I do feel numb you are right but I also don,t know what to do next, for me. I am seeing plastic surgeon this week and also my specialist again. My daughter and her family want to move back home asap because I live on my own and that really all I remember,
Sorry you have found yourself in this position it knocks you sideways at the beginning. Things do get easier as you go along, once your treatment plan is in place and you get started. You will find as much support as you need on here, all you have to do is ask.
I am half way through teatment too, just finished chemo, got mx and rads next. I have found just taking one step at a time works for me looking at the next step as i come to it. There is so much to take in at the beginning when you are still in shock from being told.
If you want to ask anything or just need some moral support you can pm me.
Lots of love and hugs to you
Sorry that you have had to join this club but now you are here you will find lots of support during your bc journey. This is a place to rant nd rave and to also laugh. You will also be able to offer support to others as they join the forums.
My journey is half way through, i have completed my chemo which has been hard but dooable, i now have surgery on the 19th followed by RADS. My bc is Grade 2 Her+ Es+ FISH-ve. I have 2 boys aged 5 and 2 and my partner. I aslo have had good support network via friends and family.
Welcome to the Breast Cancer Care discussion forums, you've come to the right place for some good support as the many informed users of this site have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them.
While you are waiting for replies I have put for you below links to some of BCC's publications which you may find helpful. Also, if you need a good 'listening ear' then the BCC helpline is here to support you. The helpline is open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 9-2, calls are free, 0808 800 6000
Hi, well nevr thought I would be writing on this page but I am. I was diagnosed on Friday having gone for a mamograme on Monday. I feel like my feet haven't touched the ground yet. I have been told I will have to have a masectomy in 2 weeks. I feel like my head is empty, stuffed with nothing, can't sleep feel sick all the things you all mention.