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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby schoolteacher » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Hi Molly
Hopefully you have had your surgery and no where you are at in regards to any further treatment.
It is a turbulent, scary time but there is hope for the future. I am heading up to 11years post diagnosis. BC was my 50th birthday present. Please let us know how you are.
DX OCT 08, 9mm Her2+ grade 3 tumour and DCIS. Nodes clear, wide local incision, unclear margins so LB mastectomy, chemo Taxotere Carboplatin Herceptin Tram Flap Nov 2011

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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby ruth1 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:34 pm

well right on a significant birthday - I can relate to that - my diagnosis was the week before my 60th and people just didn't know what to do - I decided just to cancel the birthday because for me I couldn't celebrate. I hope you can at least do something. You have got to this problem early and so you should be fine post surgery. I hope you have a great breast surgeon and care team - its important to feel confident with those treating you. Let us know when you get your date and we are here to help with questions and support. I found being able to speak with women who had been through what I was facing so helpful and reassuring. We try to support as much as we can. Stay strong and just get through each day and distract yourself as much as you can.
Dx IDC 2cm grade 3 ER/PR pos. DCIS grade 3, fam hist metastatic BC. Bi lat mastectomy, FEC x 4, surgical revision pending. AI x 5 yrs Femara

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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby Molly79 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Hello Janette.

Thank you so very much for your reply. It's lovely to hear from people who understand. It's such a wave right now. I go from being positive and okay to consumed with fear and emotions.

Hopefully they have caught it early. My specialist seems to think so. Just need the surgery date so I can prepare for the next hurdle to get through.

Thank you again. It means a great deal to me to know there are people everywhere who are there to offer their thoughts and support xx

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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby Molly79 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Hello Ruth.

Thank you so much for your reply.

In answer to your questions. I am 39 turning 40 next week and live in a regional city so there is no travel involved for me thankfully.

My hope is that it is contained and it will all be over soon. The unknown and waiting is such an awful feeling. You really just wouldn't wish those feelings on anyone. I am waiting for a surgery date at the moment. I am already under the care of a breast specialist. As scary as it is I understand grade 1 is very treatable.

Thank you again for your advice and kind thoughts. It's nice to be able to talk to people who understand this shitful (mind the swearing) time. xx

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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby Janette » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:05 pm

Hi Molly
We've been where you are right now and know the feelings that come with diagnosis. It is a roller coaster for a while but it gets better. Caught early BC is very treatable and hopefully cureable. Hang in there.

I found the public system very good. :hugs:
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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby ruth1 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi Molly I was where you are now 6 years ago so I understand the fear and uncertainty you are going through right now. Low grade ductal carcinoma is very treatable - I had high grade ductal as well as a tumour in one breast - grade 3 - luckily no nodes involved. You need to see an Oncologist to find out how this will be treated. I did all y treatment on the public system - no complaints - we are lucky to have it. May I ask your age and if you are a country person or city and have you been referred to a surgeon or oncologist yet?
Dx IDC 2cm grade 3 ER/PR pos. DCIS grade 3, fam hist metastatic BC. Bi lat mastectomy, FEC x 4, surgical revision pending. AI x 5 yrs Femara

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Just diagnosed

Postby Molly79 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:22 pm

Hello to anyone who may be reading this.

I was this morning diagnosed with low grade invasive ductal carcinoma. I'm scared out of my mind right now. And I dont really know what to think. Of course I only have basic hospital cover and it doesn't cover cancer surgery. So I need to wait for the public system to get me in.

I understand there are so many worse off than me right now but the uncertainty is utterly frightening.

I have alot of support and love around me but no one is in my shoes and there isn't anything they can say or do that makes me feel any better. I just wanted to reach out to people who are walking my mile

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