Hi I was diagnosed with invasive ductal bc,lobular bc and tubular bc in November 2009. I also had a large area of Ductal carcinoma all cancers were in the right breast. At 47 I hadn't had a mammogram. My only symptom had been indentation of a vein. It did come as a shock although once they started doing lots of tests I just knew something had been found. The breast team have always explained carefully the situation, what they are going to do and have treated me with respect. Once they have all the results they will be able to tell you what treatment you need. Take each day as it comes feelings will go up and down. If you are feeling upset allow yourself to be upset. If you are up to it plan a few treats for yourself. Be prepared for varying reactions and help from unexpected sources. For a hospital stay front opening pj's are good also felt better with nice toiletries etc and magazines rather than books. 21 months on I am mainly positive, have managed to work between treatments and I am a much more thoughtful person. Have had a mastectomy reduction on the other side,reconstructions, radiotherapy and Tamoxifen etc all doable and i'm not a brave person at all. It is a real benefit to have supportive people around you. This website is vey helpful and has all sorts of threads.
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