Just popping in to give you a little encouragement. I had had lobular cancer way back in 2013 and am approaching 5 years from diagnosis and over 4 years on from chemo and rads, and I'm still here loving life. It's normal for lobular to be larger in size than ductal because it tends to be a core lump with single cells growing off like a spiders web, so is more difficult to see on mammogram. I remember thinking that every ache or pain was cancer, no matter where in my body it was. That's perfectly normal too. One bit of advice I would give is that if you feel you need to have a double mx, stick to your guns and see if your team are willing to comply with your wishes. I ended up having a double mx post treatment because I just couldn't move on with my life (I had requested a double mx on diagnosis because of family history, but my team convinced me to go with WLE) Big hugs and wishing you all the best whatever your treatment plan X Ann x
Hi Kitty, sorry you find yourself here. It really is an anxious time straight after diagnosis and whilst waiting for all of the scans and tests and treatment decisions. It gets easier once your treatment plan is in place. I had chest pains after my diagnosis from anxiety and every cough made me paranoid. I think we all feel like that early on and it takes a while to regain confidence in trusting your body after treatment. Like others have said, just take it one step at a time. I had a very large diffuse tumour (it couldn't even be measured!) so I was in a similar position to you and had to have the chemo first, 8 rounds to shrink it down for surgery. Here I am one year post-chemo and having a normal life again and feeling very energetic! Here's my story which I hope you find some comfort from and maybe a few useful tips: http://lifeafterlola.com
Sending hugs. xxx
Hi Kitty, Firstly welcome to the forum, not a place any of us ever want the need to join but I hope you will find support and strength amongst us 😊
It is totally normal to feel as you do right now, the uncertainty of waiting on tests and results will pretty much drive you out of your mind, we can all relate to that!
Every twinge cough etc will fill you with fear but in reality it's all anxiety driven, it drags you down and makes you feel like you will never get through this but you will and you will cope with what is to come.
Knowlege is the key, once you have an exact diagnosis and treatment plan when there are no more shocks to come you will feel more settled. Try and deal with each stage as it happens, we can't have any guarantees about the future but the worry will lesson as time goes on, Im 3.5 years from diagnosis and cancer doesn't fill my every thought anymore.
Everyone of us here know how you feel so you are not alone , plenty of ladies to talk to day and night Xx Jo