Thanks for posting.
People go through a whole range of emotions when diagnosed with breast cancer so it’s understandable that you are feeling very scared at the moment. People cope with fear and anxiety in different ways and the way you feel may change as time goes on. I wonder what support you have around you at the moment or if you have spoken to anyone, such as your breast care nurse, about how you are feeling.
Sometimes we find we can help people more by talking to them on the phone so do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through.
Talking to someone who has had a similar experience can also be helpful and our Someone Like Me service can arrange for one of our volunteers to talk to you by email or telephone. Our volunteers have had a personal experience of breast cancer and are trained to provide support.
You can ring the Someone Like Me team on 0345 077 1893, or email them firstname.lastname@example.org so they can then match you to your volunteer.
If you call our Helpline to talk this through, your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.
The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001). To make sure everyone can contact us we have access to a telephone interpreting service, in over 240 languages.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.
Please be aware that we will be closed on Monday 31 August due to the bank holiday.
Breast Cancer Now Nurse
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Thanks for posting your question.
We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.
In the meantime our Helpline is open from 9am tomorrow if you would like to talk things through.
If you do phone our Helpline please let us know that you have asked a question on our forum so that we know your query has been answered. Thank you
With best wishes.
Ask Our Nurses Co-ordinator