Welcome to this forum, although I know it is not a place any of us would choose to be on, however there is loads of support from the lovely ladies on here.
If you go to the Going Through Treatment thread there is a section on there entitled Chemotherapy and there is also a Chemotherapy monthly thread which might be very helpful and supportive for you as well
Hi. I'm new to this. Got diagnosed on 9th Jan. With stage 3 breast cancer. Starting my chemo next Tuesday. Got 3 lots of fect then 3 of herceptin. Am absolutely trashed that I'm thinking about not having it. I know it's not the answer. But so scared 🙈. X
just thought id share a little of my history...I had a mastectomy for a large tumur(8x7cms) in January 2001.
After that, they told me I had 12/13 Lymph nodes involved! It was a real shock and I was very scared and worried about spread.
I had chemo pre op, and then post op, rads etc, and had letrozole.
I then had about 10 years cancer free.! I hope that helps a lttle......since it came back, I
have been leading a pretty normal life. Hope you are having a good Christmas,
try not to worry....I know its hardxx
So sorry you are also going through this period in life. I was diagnosed on 25 November on one area and had to have another biopsy on suspicious second area. Second area was benign thankfully. I am also under gynae and although no cancer there it has been suggested ovary removal after this episode with breast! The waiting for results is an extremely anxious time with the 'what if' scenario but once your results are through and a plan in place it is easier. I have my pre-op on Wednesday ready for surgery on 28 December. I have now picked up a cold/cough/sickness bug and worry it will delay treatment though I do think the sickness may be due to worry .... but this period of waiting for treatment is easier to handle ... so be strong now and do look to this forum for support ... the ladies are great! BTW I am 56.
So sorry youve found yourself on here but it is an amazing support and really does help you to ask questions or just chat .
I sympathise completely over the biopsies I only had two and hated both , I felt so vulnerable aswell . So to undergo as many as you have had I think you have been very brave .I was told by a lady that she felt nothing after the biopsies is as bad and so far I can second that . I appreciate that may not be everyones opinion though .
Anyway as already stated by the other ladies the waiting for results is awful , but once plan is in place as mad as it may sound you should feel more in control and less anxious . I really do wish you luck and Im sending you big hugs xxx
I had bilateral areas but one side turned out to be benign. I also had enlarged lymph nodes which came back clear, so don't read anything into it until you get your results.
Like others have said, waiting is the worst bit, come back on here and chat though, we are all good listeners and understand what you are going through only to well xxx
It is a huge shock to be told that you have cancer, but we are lucky that these days breast cancer is treated very successfully and new treatments are coming out all the time. I was diagnosed aged 49 in February and following a lumpectomy and radiotherapy, I am now on Tamoxifen and those early months are just a memory. I had many days when I would cry at the drop of a hat and sometimes it was all just too overwhelming, but I got through it and you will do too. I think we all amaze ourselves at some point by just how strong and resilient we really are. There will be light at the end of the tunnel, I promise, you just can't see it yet. Don't be afraid to have bad days when it all gets too much, you are human afterall! Once you get your treatment plan in place you will feel better (honest!) as you will be doing something to get rid of it. The waiting for results is very hard, I know. I hope you, and all the other ladies currently going through this anxious time, get all the love and support you need from those around you and I wish you all the very best as you move forward in your treatment. Michelle xx
I have only just joined the forum but the support has been great. I had to have two biopsies a week apart before I got the result yesterday that I have breast cancer. Still shocked and trying to come to terms with it. I have a hospital appt next Wednesday to discuss what happens next. Try and stay strong . Let us know how you get on.
I'm so sorry you find yourself here but welcome to the forum where you'll find lots of support and advice. It's always a terrible shock to get the news that you may have cancer and the worst part is the waiting for results. Thankfully you will not have too long to wait - I had to wait three weeks for my results - and it was very hard. However as soon as you know what your treatment plan will be (if it is cancer) you will feel more in control. I was told this and didn't believe it but it's true. Everyone on here will tell you the same - that the waiting is the worst part of the whole thing. Try to keep yourself as busy as you can as this helps with the anxiety and look after yourself. I hope you have good news - and please come here to talk whenever you need to. Best Wishes x Lily
Hi I am 64 I went to the hospital yesterday and they took blood from a lump and then gave me two mammograms on each breast. I then had a scan and it was found to be a large lump of 4cm and was told that it is probably cancerous. They took a biopsy of the lump and also two lymph nodes were swollen. They also think the other breast has suspicious things in and so six biopsies. it was painful. I can't think past this at the moment. I have to wait until next week to get the news of what is going to be done and if the cancer has spread. Any support would be great.