New to group
Hi all, I have only just joined the group. I'm 33 years old and was diagnosed with triple negative BC in February, a few weeks after moving to Sydney with my family (2 kids - 6 & 3) from the UK. Talk about bad timing! Since diagnosis I have also had genetic testing and it turns out that I have the BRACA1 gene mutation - probably not really a surprise as my sister died from breast cancer 5 years ago at the age of 31.
I am 2/3rd through chemo, then I will have a bilateral mastectomy, and truth be told, I have found the treatment so far easier than I thought I would. But mentally, it's tough - especially as we are new to the area and don't have a big support network.
Are there any other triple negatives or BRACA 1s out there? My head is just swimming as there is so much to consider - I need to have my ovaries/tubes removed as well as make a decision re reconstructive surgery, and seemingly there are lots of menopause related issues to take into account as well. I am definitely in need of any friendly advice you have to help get me through this!