I've only just been diagnosed with multifocal breast cancer, on 20 December 2012. I've just turned 40 and we have a 5 y/o boy.
My biopsies showed that I have four malignant tumours in my left breast and a malignant lymph node. This is stage 2, subject to the CT bone scan which I've not had yet.
My younger sister has also been diagnosed with breast cancer on 3rd January 2013. She is stage 1, subject to her bone scan being done this week.
Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2012. They say bad things happen in three's!
I see the surgeon again tomorrow (7 January) to discuss the treatment plan. He has already told me I need a mastectomy and lymph node removal, then chemo.
I'm really not looking forward to waking up from surgery without a breast, and I know chemo will be tough, but the sooner treatment starts the better!
I'm interested to hear how long others took to recover, from surgery, from chemo.