Hi everyone I'm new on here- hoping to find and give support on this windy road. I found a breast lump only 5 weeks ago (i'm 44) because i carry the BRCA2 gene defect i had a mammogram last year and check my breasts very regularly. i found the lump and made sure to see my GP the next day who referred me and i was seen by the consultant 2 weeks later- 1 week later my results confirmed a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma and i had a larger area of DCIS in that same breast. 5 days later i had a double mastectomy ( the genetic stuff meant that was really the best way forward) they did Sentinel lymh node biopsy at the time and found cancer cells so i've had the full axillay clearance on that side. that was only last week and i'm back for final results today. Its all happened so fast i don`t think i've really had chance for everything to sink in. I have been told that i will need chemotherapy and i guess i'll knowmore later today- getting through the surgery was my worry but now i'm slowly mending i guess i'm pretty freaked out about what happens next. It seems there are so many different stories and experiences and it would be good to see what others are dealing with and how they are coping.
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