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IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

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princess635
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Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Hi jenny I think that is my fear too more scared of the treatment than the actual cancer I have an appointment with the onc on Wednesday so will get all the facts then and hopefully will be able to make a decision x x
Jenny123
Member

Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Please do some research and in my option at end it is your immue system win the battle. People do all treatment but cancer still come back and I only did conserving surgery, refused the further treatment as well as mastectomy and I am fine now. My main job is strength my immunity and good life style and good food and excersice and positive mind. I am more fear of treatment than cancer itself and that is why I refused. Sometimes people not dead of cancer but dead from over treatment.
Lucy_BCC
Member

Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Hi Punkprincess and welcome to the BCC forums

Along with the support you have found here, our helpliners are on hand for you to call and talk your concerns through, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays so please feel free to call for further practical and emotional support

Here's a link to further support a information aimed at younger women from BCC which I hope you will find helpful :

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/younger-women

Take care
Lucy BCC

Carmen42
Member

Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Hi,
I am 42 and Grade 3... I was also given a choice of chemo or not. Chances are with grade 1 you'll be fine without but 25 is very young to get this and you have a lot of living ahead of you. I would consider how you would feel if there was a recurrence and you hadn't done chemo, would you blame yourself? Chemo is not fun but it's just a few months of your life, I can't tell you what to do but think carefully and make a decision that you feel happy with.

Good luck xx
princess635
Member

Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Hello I have asked to have to test but they refused at the Christee saying at 25 they wouldn't give me the choice however my hospital is giving me the choice which is why is so hard to decide 😞
Susan8574
Member

Re: IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Ask if they will do the new test, which tests to see if chemo is of benifit to you
princess635
Member

IDC grade 1 aged 25 chemo or no chemo

Hi ladies I was diagnosed back in December at ages 25 I have grade 1 idc with no node involvement and clear margins! However I have now been told I need to decide weather or not to have chemo? 😞 they keep saying it's because of my age but with such a low grade and no spread is chemo needed? I would love to hear from you all and if anyone has had a similar diagnosis and age that would be very interesting to see what path you choose and why. Also I will add that I have already done ivf as originally they told me deffo chemo but now it's my choice 😞 x