Hi J .i'm so glad that have got the worse behind you and are now looking toward your new future .I am still at the stage of can't wait for my op as i have had a 7 week wait as they are so busy at the hospital and could not do it sooner,but i am dreading it all the same.Did you know before hand that you were going to have a mastectomy or was it decided at the time they were doing the op?You sound so positive and upbeat ,i think i will be happier when i know what grade it is and my ultimate plan.Thanks for your good wishes ,will let you know how things go .Love Elliesxx
Hope you are doing ok. I had a mastectomy because my lumps were too far apart to do wle. I finished chemo three weeks ago, luckily with few side effects (although I did get neutropenic on the first cycle). I'm all tattooed up and start radiotherapy in a week. (nickname is now well'ard because of the tats and skinhead as my hair regrows!)
I try to stay fairly up beat and get out there and enjoy everyday, I also try to nip any niggling worries in the bud by seeing the doctor or calling the BCN's. Haven't had to call on them much but they deal with any issues.
Enrolled for the moving forward course in September as I think that will be beneficial once all the treatment is over and I'm back to my new normal.
Hope everything ok with you, let me know how you get on.
Hi Elles, I am 2 years 2 months from diagnosis, I had grade 3 IDC with 3 of 20 lymph nodes affected, now got lymphodema in arm and breast which is always a possibility when nodes involved, treatment all do-able not fun but do-able, I will be on Tamoxifen for 5 years and continue to be monitored with mamograms etc I am on open access which means if I feel there is a problem I ring and speak to someone and if they think its necessary I will be checked, I still have twinges and pain in the affected breast but believe this is due to nerve damage from op and may continue for some time yet, always a worry somewhere but we learn to live along side the worry I think
I have an operation next week on my arm I am fortunate to be under the Royal Marsden who do vascular surgery for lymphodema so hoping it will improve, hope all your treatment goes well and stay strong you can do this, all the best
I had breast pain and just the same thing as you. It hurt alot when touched so that is how I went to the doctors to find out about mine. Im afraid that I had to have surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. After surgery, I joined a chemo thread which helped me realise that you are not alone. I hope that yours has not spread to the lymph nodes as mine did. I also know how hard it is to wait for surgery. pm me if you want to
Whhops re - previous , apologies my mind is in a bit of a tiz and I hadn't realised that you had already asked your surgeon. Hope very much that your op is successful.
Have Lobular and on femara - pain started about 3 weeks in and am assured tis not unusual. Do ask your team tho' ro make sure is OK
All the best.
I wanted to put your mind at rest by letting you know that pain is a symptom, I found my lump because of waking up to a sharp stabbing pain in my breast which continued until my lump was removed, I was DX in Feb 2012 with grade 3 IDC so please try not to panic too much, says the woman he goes into panic at every twinge now 😞 it is more common than people believe to have pain with breast cancer
I wish you all the best for your treatment
Hi J.It is reassuring to hear that you also had pain in your breast,i felt it was just me as nobody else had mentioned it being painful.How is your treatment going did you have a WLE or a mastectomy ,please let me know how you are ,hope you are coping with it all and keeping positive ,Love Ellies
HI, Thank you so much for your reassurance about hopefully my cancer has not spread to my bones or chest wall.It's the not knowing isn't it ,it's waiting for every appointment or test that i find very very hard as i'm sure everyone else does.I really appreciate you taking time to reply to me ,
I'm sorry to hear that you have joined this journey and wish you all the best with your treatment.
I had pain in my right breast where the tumour was ~(mainly when the cat walked on me to say hello!). Like you I thought breast cancer didn't hurt, mine didn't hurt all the time just when pressed.
Don't be too hard on yourself it is an awful lot to take in and so frightening. I can remember thinking the same as you at the time of diagnosis - what if it's spread, how do the medical team know - they were very patient with me because I didn't understand how they made their decisions and asked loads of questions.
Do talk to your Breast Care Nurses or the nurses on this website. They will be able to help you with any medical queries or worries you have.
I hope this helps.
Best Wishes Jxx
I had pain in my breast with IDC (albeit multifocal, 5cm average diameter of the mass, grade 3).
It is unusual to have breast pain with cancer, but it does happen occasionally. I think the fact that you could have sprained your chest lifting a fence panel is clouding the issue. If you have been estimated as a grade 2 - and as yet you don't know if any lymph nodes are affected, it is unlikely to have spread to your bones or chest wall.
I was DX with ductal invasive cancer on November 1st 2012 and had mastectomy and SLNB on 12th December 2012. 36mm tumour, grade 3, 3 lymph nodes removed, one with cancer. 100% Oestrogen positive, 70% Progesterone positive HER 2 negative. The only time I've had breast pain was after chemo, found out it was costochondritis and not breast cancer related at all. I'm now over one year since diagnosis, and on a hormone tablet for at least 5 years.
Sending hugs and best wishes
Hi Ladies,i was diagnosed on March 12th and have had an MRI scan and chest xray since then,my treatment plan was decided on March 25th .i am to have the 19mm tumour removed with a WLE and sentinel node biopsy on May 13th.My Surgeon couldn't fit me in before then .She told me that waiting that long wouldn't make any difference on the outcome.Every day seems like a year! I first went to my GP as i thought i had strained my chest ,lifting a fence panel with my Husband,when i felt my chest area to seewhere it actually hurt i felt a lump.I now have a lot of breast pain which i don't know is from the cancer or a pulled muscle,when i asked the Surgeon if it was the cancer that made it hurt she just said she doesn't know anything for certain until my operation and biopsys.Has anyone else had pain from their cancer ,i always thought that breast cancer didn't hurt .I am so worried in case it has gone into my chest wall or bones .I am driving myself mad.i try to stay positive but i can't always manage itHas anyone had any experience of breast pain with their cancer ,please let me know ,thanks Love Ellies