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Sam_BCC
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Re: So many tests

Hi manicmum89

 

Firstly, welcome to the forums, I am sure you will find it a great source of information and support. I'm sorry to read of your diagnosis, the first few days and weeks are always difficult when coming to terms with things and getting to grips with your treatment plans, etc.

 

As well as the support you will receive on the forums you might find it helpful to order the BCC resources pack. It has been specifically designed for those newly diagnosed and contains information to help you better understand your diagnosis, test results and the various treatments available. If you would like to order a copy just follow the link bellow:-

 

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/publication/primary-breast-cancer-resource-p...

 

Also, do give the helpline a ring if you need any further support or information. They're on 0808 800 6000. Open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 10-2 Saturday.

 

Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator

Manicmum89
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So many tests

Hi went in to see the breast doctor two weeks ago after finding a lump in my breast. I was sent for an ultrasound and biopsie. I was told then they thought it was cancer. A 55mm grade three tumor was confirmed last week with a further tumor in my lymph node. I was then sent for a mammogram. Since then I have had a CT scan and MRI. I started chemotherapy on 3/7/15 (FEC) and have a clip to be inserted under ultrasound on Tuesday, followed by another Mammogram. Next week I'm having a port implanted before the next load of chemo.
I feel like I live at the hospital at the moment, especially when you add in the oncologist appointment, the blood tests and the meeting with the chemo team.
I don't know when I get the CT results back, and I don't know why I need another mammogram.
The staff are so kind, but I hate to bother them.
Any one else feel the same?