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Experience of breast cancer

Leona.rose
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Experience of breast cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal cancer ER+ in December. At 44yrs this was the last thing I expected to hear at my appt with the consultant. I felt as though I was on a rollercoaster going from acceptance to denial, anger to tears. As much as I tried to hide my feelings to my family my poor partner got both barrels to say I was a horrid bitch would be an understatement. Surgery followed to remove the 17mm lump or alien as I referred to it using the actual word cancer made it feel so realms removal of sentinel nodes. I thought that would be it cut it out n then get on with my life. Following surgery I was told I needed further surgery re excision to remove further tissue as cells were close to the margin but luckily lymph nodes were clear. I was terrified. Second surgery went to plan although the pain bruising and not forgetting intense itching of healing was a nightmare. The wait for the results felt like an eternity and today I got the result I hoped for the all clear. I know I have further treatment to go radiotherapy and medication to take for the next 5 years but I am clear and still alive. Please don't keep everything bottled up like I did and talk to the people close to you they are worrying too. There is hope and like I did place your faith in the specialists who deal with this every day and make the best decision for you and your family xx