Just wanted to say hello and I'm in the same position. I'm a 37 year old married mum with 2 children (4 & 2 1/2) and also a great supportive husband, family and friends. The Drs think I have invasive ductal breast cancer, (although waiting for DNA testing on the piece of tissue with the cancer in it as there was only one bit found out of the 2 biopsies I had)!! There was talk of possible cross contamination, although the Drs & breast cancer nurse keep reiterating that this is highly rare, hence the DNA test needed, but think that's not likely. So, I have to have a breast MRI on the 16th July to see if they can find it and then will plan after. I'm finding the waiting awful. One minute I feel positive, the next I'm in tears looking at my children scared of the future. I'm always here to chat if you need. Hope your lumpectomy goes well on the 16th. xx
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Hi there - I am a 38 year old married mother to 2 children aged 11 and 8. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma to my left breast two weeks ago today and am due to have a lumpectomy on 16th July. While I have a beautiful husband and a fantastic support network of family and close friends around me and a positive attitude I feel as if nobody really understands what I am going through.I look and feel no different and people keep telling me to stay positive but it is easy for them to say. I am anxious of what the future holds and dreading the emotional and physical changes treatment will bring. I am an independant woman and love spending time with my kids and i am really concerned how this will effect them. I am also really worried that at my worst times my husband will feel different about me (probably ridiculous but it is a worry all the same ). I am not looking for answers just genuine conversation on commom ground. It would be really good to chat to others in a similar situation if anyone wants to chat / share feelings / experiencs/ rant etc... etc.....