Great to hear that you are through the op and got clear margins, so onwards and upwards to radiotherapy now. When you are ready and have a date for your radiotherapy, if you go on to the Going Through Treatment section, there is a thread on there called Radiotherapy, you will get loads of help and support on there.
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You stay positive and keep smiling, its sounds like you are very treatable too. I spent hours watching Mrs Browns boys last night which made me howl with laughing and I felt so much better in myself. My head is a bit all over the place too but went to work today - that kept me much more focussed and have to say family & friends have been amazing but its so nice to talk to ladies going through same thing - keep in touch and let me know how you go on x
Hello Gail, and all other newbies, this is a really stressful time for you, but you will get through it - coming here is one of the best moves I made and that was 2 years ago! Gail, just wanted to say that I was diagnosed like you from routine mammo and I never had any other scans, CT or MRI. The main thing is if the sentinel lymph node is clear, then it means that the cancer has not spread anywhere else, as it has to get there first, if you see what I mean. Sometimes things can change after the op, when all the info is available. You have the right idea to talk to your BCN and discuss things with her, but just take one thing at a time. Good wishes and big hugs to everyone here. xxx
Hi Im Gail and I was diagnosed yesterday with primary breast cancer, it was picked up in a routine mamogram I couldnt feel a lump at all but had an indent that I hadnt noticed, thank god for routine mamograms. I had biopsy on the tumour and gland and then had to wait a week for result. It was the longest week of my life and by the time I went back I had talked myself into it being the worst news, some days were positive and some were just crying days. I felt sick for the week, dry mouth and woke up at stupid hours during the night. Doctor has told me its very small, 9mm and they found cancer cells but the gland is clear, they feel they have caught it very early so Im counting myself really lucky. Im having day surgery on 29th June, they are taking the lump and the gland to examine it. What I cant understand is that Im not having a scan to see if I have it anywhere else, can someone tell me if that is usual? I have been thinking today that I might pay for a private scan but decided to discuss it with my nurse next Monday.
Hugs to all you very brave ladies x
Hi ladys, just like to introduce myself to you, i was diagnosed 5th may grade 2 idc, my op is 25th of july, as i go on holiday soon, and my team tell me to still go, always hear if you need a chat, hugs to you all
I got my diagnosis last Friday and can completely relate to how you are feeling. It's an awful shock. When my mind starts running in overdrive I try to distract myself too.
I'm just a very few days ahead of you and it is beginning to sink in now, although it still seems totally surreal. I seem to be fine for a while and then have a wobble.
There's a few of us around the same stage, we'll have to try and support one another over the coming weeks and months.
I have pain and a small 2cm lump too! I have been told that I have to have a lumpectomy, lymph node removal (to check that it has not spread) followed by three weeks radiotherapy. I am a Nurse and I used to work in Oncology, so I do think that the hospital have been very open and honest with me. If you have similar to me, it will not have spread, it is contained in the breast duct. The feeling sick and dry mouth is probably all due to anxiety. Make sure that even if you don't particularly want to eat, you keep yourself really well hydrated. If you do need radiotherapy, it is important that your body is very very well hydrated. I know it's hard, but try and think positive, the lumpectomy will get rid of the small tumour and all of the surrouding tissue will be checked. When is your surgery due? We can support each other through this. Anytime you want to chat, I will be here! Take care J x