Hi Helen, I think we all panic when recalled from a routine mammogram. The fear of what it could be and what that could mean for you is off the scale. You will feel better once you know what you are dealing with even it is a cancer.
Dont be tempted to search all over the internet as there is some scarey stuff out there. Stick to this site and Macmillan, they are factual and supportive.
I was told I needed chemo, rads and hormone therapy after bilateral surgery so I had my hair cut off to prepare as my surgeon guaranteed that the chemo (FEC T) would result in hair loss, however when I discussed treatments with my consultant oncologist, we decided between us that chemo would have too many negative side effects for me so I refused the chemo, (no point cutting my hair off!)
Once you have all the scans and biopsies done, you will know what you are facing but you still have choices in your treatment plan, you know what is right for you and your body and information gives you the power to make informed choices.
Bear in mind, it could be good news, but it is natural to default to worst case scenario, to protect ourselves. It is a bumpy ride but there is a lot of support on this forum especially when you think you are going a bit mad (you are not by the way!)
Big hug and best wishes, Jan x
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