Is it bad? Not sure how to answer that, but it's not unusual. I had a grade three ductal cancer, 2.7cm, plus it was in three lymph nodes. I was diagnosed Feb 2007, so 8 1/2 years ago. Hope this helps.
hi turnercat glad that you have now recieved your results its nice to know what you are 'up against' Your question is is Bad? well not really - every breast cancer diagnosis is 'bad' to be honest but it is treatable. I too had a staging scan that is just to check that everything is ok and they use the scan results to compare for future so they can see impact of any treatment you will have. I too had ductal BC and was stage 3 my tumour was 9cm so yours is significantly smaller than mine. I also had lymph nodes infected so had to have all my nodes out too. I had masectomy, then chemo and then rads and I am still on hormone tablets. It is terrifying at first and you will find once you start treatment you can get back in control and you will feel much better. I am over 5 years down the line now and am fit, healthy and well. I am sure you will get through this it is a shock but its surprising what we can cope with when we need too. Good luck with your future treatment xxx
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My routine mammogram was clear in April, but a sixth sense told me there was something and in June I started to notice a thickening. I was told on Friday that I have cancer after an ultrasound even though the results of the biopsy had not yet even been tested. I am waiting until the 12th for my results and have been told by my breast nurse that it could be four to five weeks before an operation as i may need an MRI. Why so long to wait for everything, im going out of my mind.