Yes, I'm having chemo first. They need to reduce the size of my tumour before removing it.
Just tell your boys that the medicine makes your hair fall out but when it grows back again, you'll be better. Children accept things much more readily than you realise.
Good luck tomorrow x
Welcome to the Breast Cancer Care discussion forums, you've come to the right place for some good, honest support from the many informed users of this site.
Our helpline team are just a free phone call away, 0808 800 6000 lines open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-2 if you would like to talk to someone in confidence. The helpline team are here to support you both practically and emotionally through this.
The waiting is the worst time of all, when you have your treatment plan you will feel more in control. I was DX November 2012 with IDC and lymph nodes affected too. I had my mastectomy on 12th December 2012. 36mm grade 3 tumour, 1/3 lymph nodes affected. I had chemo starting Feb 2013 until May 2013, now on Tamoxifen. They didn't send me for CT scan or MRI. It won't be long before your appointment now although the days seem to drag by while you are waiting. Were you advised to have MX, or was that your own decision?
Sending hugs and positive thoughts
Hi, I found out on the 17th December that I had IDC and in my lymph nodes also. Had CT scan on Christmas Eve and MRI on 27th Dec (they rang up with a cancellation) Just asked to be transfered to Marina Dalglish at Aintree and they rang yesterday with an appointment for the 8th Jan at 9.30. Just want to know now if it has travelled anywhere and hope they take me in soon for a masectomy. I am 51 with 2 boys age 19 and 17 and a very supportive husband but just want ot get rid and start traetment ASAP. This waiting for results is driving me potty. Please let me know how you are doing because it sounds similar to me. Good Luck and fingers crossed for you. Love Suzanne xxxxxx
Hello Gloria, Welcome to the forums. I'm sorry you have to be here, but as I'm sure you have already discovered - there is no better place to be when you have been dx with BC.
First, I wish you well for your chemo. The best advice I can give you is to pop along to 'Going through treatment' section where you will find the 'monthly chemotherapy threads'. There is already one for January 2014:
In the thread above this, is the chemotherapy thread, there are some very useful tips for chemotherapy, and also discussions on cold cap and other chemo related questions you might find helpful.
I had FEC-T, starting last February until May 2013. It was nowhere as bad as I thought it would be, so good luck. Sending hugs.
Welcome to the BCC discussion forums, you've come to the right place for some good, honest support from the many informed users of this site who I am sure will be along shortly. In the meantime I have put for you below links to a couple of BCC's publications you might find helpfu.
Our helpline team are also at hand if you need a good listening ear, they're just a free phone call away 0808 800 6000, lines ope Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-2.
Hi Maggie and Alpal and welcome to the BCC forums
I am sure your fellow users will be along soon with support and shared experiences and in addition our helpliners are on hand 9-5 during the week and 10-2 Sat so if you wish to call to talk any queries or concerns over then please do so, the number to call is 0808 800 6000
The following link will take you to the BCC 'Just diagnosed' web page where you will find lots of support ideas and information which I hope will be useful over the coming months:
And if you're a regular forum member, do pop in to this section and say "hello" to the newbies and point them to any threads you think they'd be interested in.