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Long period since diagnosis

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Nurse_BCN
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Re: Long period since diagnosis

Hello Collkaa 

Thanks for posting. 

The average age a women will go through the menopause in the UK is 51 so as Slightly Lopsided says it's possible you are perimenopausal and the bleeding is unrelated to the breast cancer. It is natural to feel paranoid about any symptoms after a breast cancer diagnosis though. 

Hopefully, your breast cancer nurse or someone in your treatment team will ring you today as requested. You can also talk this through with your GP. 

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Collkaa
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Re: Long period since diagnosis

Yes maybe I have asked hospital to ring men tomorrow to discuss but I am going paranoid about everything, thanks for your reply 

Slightly Lopsided
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Re: Long period since diagnosis

Hello @Collkaa 

 

Sorry to hear your diagnosis and I hope you're recovering well from your lumpectomy operation.

 

Obviously you will want to discuss this with your medical team -but....is there a tiny possibility you might actually  be peri-menopausal and  it might be completely unrelated?I know it's hard after a cancer diagnosis to ever be rational about anything to do with your body ever again.

Nobody warns you but suddenly periods can go completely haywire around your age.From being someone who had utterly regular periods ,I celebrated my 50th birthday with one that went on for 2 weeks-and then complete unpredictability !

 

Good luck with  your recovery🤗

Collkaa
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Long period since diagnosis

Diagnosed 23/2 with tnbc and bled a bit and thought was my period and then week later bleeding again and been bleeding for two weeks now which is not like me , I’m 49 and had lumpectomy yesterday but now worries about this bleeding / periods