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lovely to meet you, ladies, but sorry to meet you at a bc website. I had wle done Sept/Oct last year. Am doing fec at the moment, will be doing rads later on.

this website is great, you will get lots of help/support here.
eva

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I was diagnosed last week and like you am trully terrified. I'm not sure what my treatment plan is yet but find the waiting really hard. I have invasive duct cancer and they have already detected cancer cells in my lymph nodes. My OH has been great but telling my family was hard. It would be nice to stay in contact.

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hi chica, simlar to u i had surgery 22nd dec lumpectomy n sentinal node im 44. was told on 7th jan 20mm grade 3 but 6mm found in lymph node so went bac in on monday for auxillary clearance get results 28th then chemo n radiotherapy. its hard to take in but we dont hav a choice the seurgens are wonderful at what they du n we just have to b as strong and positive as we can get yourself topped up with vitamins n im taking zeolite. the operation is painful n uncomfortable n so boring when u cant do anything but thts it!! 3 weeks later u should start to feel more like ur old self im wating 44 tht again haha.. i find i put my lippy on n have a glass of wine n im back !!! take care rozitaxxxx

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Hi Chicca,
just wanted tow elcome you to the site. my tumour was only grade 1 and 18mm so cnt help with that, but here is a fabulous place for support and friendship. Best wishes to you

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Hi Chica
I was dx in Dec and had WLE and node sampling (all Clear) the margins were clear but narrow so just had further surgery this week. Surgery not as scarey as I thought and felt well if a bit sore for a few days afterwards. The waiting is the hardest. Hope all goes well x

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Hi Chica, just wanted to say that you and I sound similar - my treatment has just recently finished and I have come out the other end relatively unscathed I'm happy to say. I'm 45, had a 2.5cm lump, also Grade 3, had a WLE and a sample of axillary nodes taken (which were clear), followed by 6 cycles of chemotherapy (FEC) and 23 sessions of radiotherapy. Once you get your head round it all, I hope you find it as do-able as I did. I was fortunate not to have many side-effects from chemo. If anyone had told me at the beginning that I would manage this, I wouldn't have believed them. Good luck with the surgery - I remember I was SO nervous beforehand, and the pre-med they gave me beforehand didn't seem to calm me at all and I was sat upright in bed an absolute bag of nerves as they wheeled me to the operating room, but it really and truly wasn't that bad. I was so glad to get the lump out. The worst bit actually was waiting for results after that. Feel free to ask anything - there's no such thing as a silly question in my view.
scottiedog x

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Hi Chica, you have come to the best place for support, I know your head will be all over the place it´s normal, i´m 42 had tumour in breast grade 3 and 22 nodes removed on the 17th Dec, Feeling SH-- Scared is perfectly normal, I was petrified. I go to Malaga main hospital tomorrow to start next prgress of treatment I can´t say what as I only received the phone call at 4pm today to go in tommorrow.

I´m sure everything will go ok, be positive and take all the support from your family, rest as much as you can.

I will be thinking of you, take care, and ivé found there´s someone on the forum 26-7 if you need to chat,
Love Teresa, xxx

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Hi Chica and welcome to the BCC forums.

I am sure you will receive lots of support and information from your fellow forum users very soon. I have posted a link below to our new resource pack which you may find helpful, it has been designed for those newly diagnosed, just click on the link to access the order form. You can also order more information publications on the same page by clicking on the links on the same page under the 'quick order list'.

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/publications/quick-order-list/*/changeTe...

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence please do call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, the line is open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 9-2, our team of specialist nurses and trained helpliners can offer you support and information. Hope this helps.

Best wishes
Lucy

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breast cancer

hi im 46 & just been diagnosed,i will be having surgery hopefully on 3rd feb..(1st op cancelled today due to high blood pressure,)
my left breast is clear, but have 22mm in maximum size,& will be having wide local excision with axillary surgery.grade 3 .
to say im terrified would be putting it mildly,have great home support.
would appreciate any comments from anybody who having or had same.