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CherylbCherylb Member Posts: 1 New Member
Hi All, I was diagnosed on Monday 10.1.22 with early stage breast cancer of the right breast.  Apart from that, that is all I know until I go back and see the surgeon on Monday when he has the results of my Core biopsy.  I am so overwhelmed with it all and not sure on what questions I should ask.


  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,710
    Hi @Cherylb
    If it’s possible for someone to accompany you for your consultation, it’s a good idea. You are still getting over the shock and not thinking as clearly as you normally would. You can make a list of questions before hand, to remind you of what you most want to know. The good news is that you have been diagnosed at an early stage. Your surgeon will focus on what his specialisation can do best - remove the cancer, all of it if possible. You will also need a referral to an oncologist, who will advise on any treatment after surgery. In some cases, chemotherapy may be recommended before surgery, to shrink the cancer and limit the surgery required. It’s best though to take things one step at a time - it’s easier to comprehend and get used to a new language, it also allows you to get used to changes and challenges gradually. Lots of people, many of them here, are testament to good medical services and getting on with life post cancer. Very best wishes for next week. But 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,710
    No buts! Typo! 
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