Hello Peter, Sorry to hear you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, and particularly that you've been diagnosed exactly at the age that your Mum was too. It must have brought up so many memories for you, but like you say, times have changed, and once the doctors and nurses etc are involved, things happen much faster than when your Mum was first diagnosed. So, it's good that you haven't had to wait long for your biopsy etc.
I've had breast cancer twice. It's horrendous getting a breast cancer diagnosis, but luckily for me, both types were easily treated. I really, really hope it's the same for you, particuclarly with your Mum having died from bc.
Just like someone else has already posted, I too think it must be worse for a man to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that's why I'm so glad you've come on here. There's so much support for us all on here, n that's direct support from the charity itself, but also, and very specially, from all the lovely people on here too.
Please post on here, whatever you're feeling, thinking, wondering about etc - we're here for you. I don't come on here so often now, but your post caught my eye, cos I used to work with a lovely man who got breast cancer in about 2002. He was successfully treated, and I know he's still well. The last time I heard directly from him, which was about 3yrs ago, he was waiting for the birth of his 3rd grandchild!