Journey nearly at an end... results from lymph node biopsy was clear - yippee. So the cancer has not spread and I start radiotherapy in January to ensure it stays away.
Have a lovely Christmas everyone, I know I will. Good luck to you all going through treatment.
Went back to work couple of days after SNB, arm just a bit sore. Still a bit numb even after several weeks. Have no date yet for lumpectomy, expecting several months on hormones to shrink the tumour. Just coming to 1 month, but starting to get a bit anxious wondering if it is going to work.
Wish you luck with your results
Hello, Originally I was told lumpectomy, lymph node check and radiotherapy, like everyone says things change all the time, I had 1 lymph node which contained cancer so Ive just had a full node clearance operation - very different to first operation - alot more pain etc.... awaiting now results and cross fingers will still be radiotheraphy and hormones - we all need good news out of the bad. chins up. xxxx
Try to keep positive, I know its hard when you expect good news and then its not what you expected. I thought that my radio-therapy would be over for Christmas but now I dont know when it will start until after my results. How are you after SNB, I notice you are back at work - how long did you have off? I am hoping to go back Monday, but have 120 mile round trip to work and back and at the moment my arm is very sore. Do you have a date for lumpectomy yet? love and hugs.
I am a recent reluctant recruit, and just trying to come to terms with everything. Felt so lucky that it was grade 1, although 40mm. Had SNB and last week had the result that 1 node positive. I had been trying to be very positive, but this latest news has thrown me into a panic. Have just started letrazole to hopefully shrink the tumour before lumpectomy. Rads & possibly chemo to follow.
I wish everyone all the very best on this journey, feel for you all, waiting for results, and treatments is just awful. I have not been able to get cancer out of my head all weekend, and will be glad to go to work tomorrow to focus on something else.
Very best wishes to you all
I'm sorry to hear you are going through this difficult time. I was DX last November. Right from the start I knew it was invasive and that lymph nodes were involved. I had MX and sentinal node biopsy at same time. The lump was 36mm, grade 3, stage 2b. ER/PR positive, HER2 negative. Three lymph nodes removed with one containing cancer cells. Between February and May 2013 I had chemo and I'm now on a hormone tablet every day for at least five years. I'm coming up to my first annual mammogram in December, and I'm getting a bit twitchy, but there's no reason why the results shouldn't be ok.
I would encourage you to try and talk with your family - even if it initially upsets them. If you get some brochures about the type of cancer you have, and the treatment you will be having (your BCN should help here) and go through them with your family, it hopefully will reassure them that things aren't as bad as they might seem.
I think it's the word 'invasive' that worries people. But usually all this means is that it might be in the lymph nodes, which can be removed.
Sending hugs and best wishes
I’m sorry to read that you are having a pretty tough time at the moment. I’m sure the users of this site will be along to support you soon.
In the meantime maybe you would like to talk to a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator