Hi Tizzy, yes it's so common and we have some of the best available treatments. I was actually relieved when they told me as i was expecting the news so relief was it is grade 1 etc and treatable. Also been amazed at the care and support out there for us. I am accepting of it as i think it was as likely to be me as anyone else (though thought of the op seems to be my biggest challenge at moment but I'm getting my head around that now) and feel i need to roll with things as that will make it easier and trust the team looking after me so there are lots of positives. Each appointment/treatment is a step closer to having it dealt with. Best of luck to you too x
Hi Zippyzoo, I know what you mean about getting nervous. I'm trying to be very matter of fact about it all, but as it's getting closer (and all the paperwork arrived this morning) I find the nerves are starting to kick in. I must admit though that I'm saying the word 'cancer' and 'breast cancer' because I refuse to be scared of a word. This is a very common disease and for me, I just need to acknowledge it and know I am getting the best treatment possible to get rid of it. (I know this might be more of a struggle as my treatment takes place, but it's helping me right now). Good luck x
Hi Princess22, mine was caught on a routine mammogram and I don't think I would have even have felt otherwise. From biopsy etc they say its small and slow and doesn't appear to have gone to lymph modes so I'm holding on to that. But i know even if it has by time I have op it's still treatable. These last two weeks i feel I've had a crash course in all this new terminology and the world of bc but generally I'm feeling positive with everything that they throw at bc to treat it xx
Hi Tizzy, my op is 9th July. Never been ill or ever had a general before so when I'm reading all these letters I'm now getting from hospital it's like reading about someone else!! Was terrified at thought of general and surgery but now I'm less afraid (that is going to change closer it gets for sure) but know i need to let the experts do their thing and get rid of this thing. First week after dx i told everyone to not even say the words breast cancer as i had to get my own head around it first. So yes very surreal x
Hi there, I'm in the same boat. Just been diagnosed and I'm having surgery on 2 July. Being positive and reading the information the hospital and breast care team have given me, but it's all a bit surreal at the moment. I've signed on here, as some of the literature I've been given has come directly from Breastcancercare so I thought it was the best place to go for information and support. I think I'll be visiting these pages quite a bit now.
❤️Sorry you all find yourselves on here, glad you have reached out to Breast Cancer Now, please do use the someone like me option, ask the nurse option and the threads as you progress through treatments ❤️ step by step you will get through, trying to process it all at once can feel like being chucked out of a plane with no parachute. Do reach out on here 👭 everyone is here for you as much or as little as you need ❤️ and together through ❤️😁🤣😳👭 you step by step get each other through, everyone understands and will listen, help and support, it’s what Breast Cancer Now is, kindness, love and support and 1001 things in between ❤️always 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
Hi I'm new here, just been diagnosed with micropapillary breast cancer which is invasive been told not in my major organs but have had to have another biopsy as three lymph nodes are swollen maybe due to the first biopsy. Have to have chemo first then mastectomy getting scared now xx
Hello littlemo, this is my very first post here as I'm new too so I'm not even sure how this all works but thought I would reply as can see you've not had any replies as yet. I was diagnosed with a small grade 1 about 2 weeks ago from a routine mammogram (I'm 51). To keep my anxieties at bay I've been reading lots of positive posts on here, I've also found other stories of women who've been diagnosed the same in the past and have had positive outcomes so I've been focusing on that. I also personally know quite a few women who have same diagnosis and even further along some 15/20 plus years ago and are now thriving. Hope that helps somewhat. Happy to chat anytime as appears we are both very new to this. Catherine xx
Please can anyone recommend a book/books to read to help alleviate the anxiety of being newly diagnosed with primary breast cancer or simply cancer? Survival stories? Reading that will make me feel less anxious and more positive!