Good luck with your appointment on Monday, don't feel guilty for having a wobble hun it's the best way to get through it. You sound like a very strong person. Sending you hugs to get you on your way xxx
Hello Wyn... When I read these posts, I feel like I have missed out on a lot of info to to with my diagnosis. All I know is that it was a Level 3??? cancer (I had a clear mammogram in July), it was removed in the op and chemo might be a preventative option. Everyone else seems to know such a lot more about their cancer... maybe I just didn't want to ask questions about it. Either way, I feel fine, actually wishing I was back at work which is unusual but looking forward top Monday when I see the Oncologist so I can find out what is going to happen next.
Hello Gymnut... I am afraid I don't know what "triple negative" is or means. All I know is that according to my breast care nurse, the cancer was removed in the op, but that they might want to discuss chemo as a preventative measure. I go to see the Oncologist on 17th Feb, so hopefully will find out more then.
Thank you Fresia... I have the odd wobble, then I start to feel guilty for having a wobble as I feel perfectly fine (aside from a scar on my right breast), and I know people are in a worse situation than I am xox
Thank you for the welcome Janet. I have now had a letter for referral to the Oncologist, so I go and see him on 17th February, hopefully I will find out what is going to happen next 🙂 xox
Hi Kat, I was diagnosed on Tuesday 4th Feb with invasive ductal carcinoma. Having wide local excision plus sentinal node excision soon and after radiotherapy and possible chemo I will have double mastectomy and reconstruction. Where are you from? Im from near Lanark. Xx
Gymnut,like you I was diagnosed with triple negative stage 1 grade 3 on 7th Nov, I am having chemo first then lumpectomy then rads.
I am halfway through chemo Fect-T and although side effects are not pleasant it is do-able. I also found time waiting for treatment plan was nerve wracking but once this was in place I knew what I was facing and it gave me the strengh to fight this as I know you will all be the same.
Take care and sending love and hugs
Sorry that you have found yourself on this forum. I am pretty much in the same boat as you. I had surgery on the 16 Jan & got results on the 24th, I was told one of the lumps I'd had removed was malignant but am now waiting for another op to hopefully get clear margin and lymph nodes before I get my treatment plan.
This is my second occurrence and I think most of the ladies on here will tell you the waiting can be the hardest part to cope with. I know I've certainly had a few wobbles during the past week.
All we can do is try & be patient, once you have your treatment plan & you get started you'll feel as if you're making some kind of progress. Warm wishes to you x
Welcome to the BCC Forum where I'm sure you will find a lot of support from fellow members. When you have your treatment plan you might find it helpful to have a look at the "Going through treatment" section, especially the Chemo monthly threads.
And there's also our helpline for information and support. The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000
Very best wishes
Hello, my name is Kat and I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on 20th December 2013.
Was a shock at first as I had had a mammogram in July which was clear but surprsingly, it didn't spoil my Christmas or New Year.
I had a breast reduction/lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy on 15th January, and got my results on Friday 24th January (the same day I was going to my uncles funeral, he died 2 days after my op, in the same hospital).
Thankfully, lymph nodes were clear, but as it was an aggressive form of cancer, I am now waiting on an appointment with the oncologist to discuss the possibility of chemotherapy as well as the radiotherapy already discussed with my surgeon.
Now, just getting impatient as I want to get on with the rest of my treatment, whatever it may be.