Thank you all for your kind words and support...found out on Friday that there is a node involved but still wont know how bad everything is until after op which I still don't have a date for but looks like 3 weeks at earliest!!! It is really hard to keep the positive face on while waiting I feel exhausted. Hearing how you all are coping has helped.
I am sorry too, and echo what the other ladies have said, its really tough and so, so unfair.
I too have been recently diagnosed with a ?2nd primary. First in left breast, June 2009, had WLE, chemo and rads. This time around the lump was found following bilateral mastectomies. Even though it wasnt visible on scans, a node was involved and I am due to start more chemo on 2nd May.
Like others, I am feeling much less positive and quite scared of chemo- will I be able to deal with it, physically and mentally?
Having said this, the treating team seem positive and say that the prognosis is good.
I do take comfort from knowing I am not on my own, and especially hearing from those who have survived.
Love to hear from others. Rattles, xxx
So sorry to hear your news
I had a primary grade 3 with node involvement in may 2009 r side and 2 years later last may
New primary in left side invasive with node involvement, so both boobs gone now! it's hard when lighting strikes 2.
The waiting is awful
I have also had 2 small holes in t7 and t12 which they have treat with radiotherapy but I feel good and live a very normal (whatever that may be) life
Hope you get a plan soon
I know exactly where you are coming from. I had 2 primaries in year. Both WLE but had chemo the 2nd time. I found the 2nd one harder to deal with...so hard to dredge up the effort to deal with it all again... but I did and so will you!
Lulu..I didnt realise we were a rare breed!!! 🙂
Hello Hector. Sorry you're back (mean that in a nice way).
All I can say is try and keep your chin up chicken (which is what my late dad always used to say), and cross the bridge only if and when you need to.
Dear Hector welcome to the BCC forums
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Hector I'm sorry to year your news. It is crap and there aren't many if us around who had two primaries we are a bit if a rare breed. My second diagnosis was a bigger shock than my first and found it quite difficult to deal with.
I know my first was invasive but was grade 1 with no nodes and after WLE and snb had rads and tamoxifen. But I was,a bit luckier than you in that I had three years in between no 1 and no 2 but no 2 was grade 3 and needed chemo.
I really feel for you. Take care x.
Hector, so sorry you are back again, I posted a great big long post to you that has disappeared, but all good wishes, and I imagine that the second shock and worry is harder cos you may not be fully recovered from the first yet..take good care, Nicola
I too was diagnosed last May and reading that you have invasive lobular in your remaining breast is my biggest nightmare. My cancer was the same, I had chemotherapy before having a mastectomy but my lymph nodes were involved and had to be removed too.
Good luck with it all - I am sure lots of ladies will be along soon to wish you well.
Hi last May I was diagnosed with DCIS and had a mastectomy and reconstruction and was happy not to need any more treatment but this March I found a lump in my remaining breast and have been diagnosed with invasive lobular cancer which i think is hormone receptive i have had an op to remove some of the lymph nodes to check and should get results this week. Will hopefully then be given a date for the mastectomy the waiting is doing my head in. Don't feel I'm handling it as well as I did the last time, still at work but have a horrible feeling and not so positive about outcome this time.