Hi Grace, sorry to hear about your results yesterday. My thoughts are with you today and I hope your treatment goes well. Everything appears to be happening very quickly for you which is positive. I go for the results of my biopsy on Monday afternoon. My symptoms are similar to yours an indent/ dimple and lump in my right breast. Sending you my best wishes.
Hi Grace, I'm sorry you didn't get better news today but you have come to the right place to get help and support as between us here we've dealt with pretty much everything! I got off pretty lightly with a grade 1 stage1 diagnosis and had Radiotheraphy and now take tamoxifen all of which was and is fine, As Sue says the full picture is only known for sure once it's been removed and tested but you can only go with what you know so until your told different then don't fret too much about what might be, the op is pretty straight forward and in many cases your out the same day, just try and take things a day at a time , it's all doable and you will be amazed at how well you cope! Xx jo
Hi again Grace22,
That sounds very wise - and yes, everything will happen very quickly now. Treatment is so good today and the guidlines ae very strict, which is a great benefit to us.
One of the sections you may wish to explore with regards to publications, especially as you are going onto Tamoxifen, is the area with the publications for younger women.It may be of help, so you can make relevant decisions you may have to make, in good time.
I am so sorry to read that you, too - have not received the result you have hoped for. But I am so glad to read about your initial biopsy results. It is good that they are going to remove it, before deciding on the actual treatment path - as the tissues removed during the operation will be thoroughly tested in pathology before the final diagnosis is confirmed. At a guess they may do a lumpectomy and often, when the lymphnodes come back as clear and depending on the type and actual size, chemo may be avoided.
I do hope this is the case with you.
it is quite possible that you may go onto a hormone prohibiting drug post your active treatment. So you may already wish to ask specific questions about that, especially if you are considering having more children. I am sure your breast care nurse can help and advise on this subject.
Yes, you get a lot of information and much is challenging to take in. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we shall answer them to the best of our ability or point you into the right direction to find proper answers. Googling anything is really not a good idea - not because of wanting to hide anything - more that much of the information is out of date, from different countries than our own, or written in a dramatic mannner without solid scientific background - to make money from a product or service.
There are many publications available on the main site of Breastcancercare which are also downloadable.
They should be able to answer most questions you have. So when you come to it - just browse around to see what is there - https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/publications
I am glad you like your breast care nurse. She should be your central point of contact throughout all of this - and will always be there to answer questions, offer support and help sort some of the more practical things, should you require them. She has access to your multidisciplinary treatment team, so can help with anything concerning your diagnosis.
HI Taylor, I am so sorry it wasn't better news for you today. I am sending you my very best wishes & a big hug. Be kind to yourself and try to live in the now. Although I know it easier said than done especially when you have young children. Have you ever looked at mindfulness? There is lots of information on the Internet. My husband swears by headspace, again lots of information available. Maybe something you can look at once your children are back at school. Anything I am sure will be a welcome diversion at the moment. Keep in touch with us all, you are in our thoughts and remember there are a lot of people here willing to support you.
A HUGE HUG - I am so sorry that your results turned out that way. I have to echo Jobey68's words.
You may wish to explore the forum, once the first discussions have been had - there are threads for surgery and also the monthly chemo threads. Mind you, that is a little while off. You might also like to explore and/or post on the Just Diagnosed thread. There is so much support of women, who are at the same stage as you at the moment. It sometimes helps so much, just to let things out, as we try so hard to put a face on for those around us. You do not have to be brave or a warrior.
As you have two young children, you may also find this area of help - https://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Younger-women-and-families/bd-p/4449
Hi Taylor, I'm sorry it wasn't better news for you today, you will find from here on things move pretty quick and you don't really have time to think straight! Ask questions at every turn is my advice, if you don't understand something then get them to explain again, I think most of us here will agree that the not knowing is the worst and although it's not what you wanted to hear today having an answer and knowing the way forward is better than limbo land, breast cancer is so treatable for the majority of us and although it may seem an impossible task right now you will cope Xx Jo
hoping all goes well today - keeping my fingers crossed.
Also for you Grace 22.
Let us know how you get on - we are here to help and support.
Hi Taylor & Grace,
I too am in the same position. I had a biopsy Monday and go back the hospital next Monday for the results. It is amazing how quickly your whole focus changes after seeing the GP and discovering you further investigations. It has only been a week since that process started but feels like an eternity. I find the early mornings the worst time, as everything is magnified and your mind plays tricks upon you, as you lie awake in bed in the dark, hence why I am up and on here now! I have been reassured by what Jill responded to me with, '3/4 of biopsies are non malignant'. You may have read her response but please keep it in mind and use this site for reassurance and support. I am not googling anything to do with lumps, biopsies or bc. I wish you both all the best with your results.
Hi Taylor and Grace,
good luck with those results xx
its the not knowing, that's so scary isnt it?. Once you know either way, you can deal with it.
do let us know how it goes...thinking of you
I am so glad you have found us - it is a great place for asking questions, although very few of us are 'medical' people. There is so much support on this forum for you, no matter what the outcome is going to be.
You are very wise not to Google - as many reports are so out of date and can, for some, be very scary. When anxious one does not always read things properly or check then out.
There are many publication on the main site, which can give you the answers you may be looking for. I keep my fingers crossed that you will not have to.
Unfortunately I cannot help with regards to ultrasound ratings and I hope someone sees this post, who can. The only thing I know, that if there is any doubt whatsoever they may call you back for a biopsy. Although it sounds scary - the biopsy may still come back clear. Which, I am sure, would be a great relief to you.
The next couple of weeks you may be very anxious with your feelings playing 'roller coaster' - most of us have gone through that. It is challenging to have to wait. Sometimes the mind wants to race ahead - what if...etc. - however, you can only cross a bridge, when you have actually arrived at it. I hope you find many distractions, especially with your children during the wait.
Keeping my fingers very firmly crossed for you.