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Newly diagnosed (Recurrence after DCIS)
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edited September 2021
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moved to ‘Newly diagnosed’ category
Welcome to the forum!
Have they told you what type of cancer it is this time or still the same?
Types of breast cancer (bcna.org.au)
Mid North Coast SWR NSW
Hello everyone, thankyou for this wonderful site! I have always been a youthful sporty type even still at 65, also a musician, which is so therapeutic right now. From London, moved here 7 years ago. Well it’s been a roller coaster of emotions the past 3 weeks. I discovered my lump 3 weeks ago, and since then have had scans, biopsy, and recently a CT, which I was informed yesterday, all clear, which really picked me and my partner up! The biopsy showed stage 2 invasive , 2cm. So, in two days I’m meeting my surgeon for the first time to discuss options. I have to say the speed which my gp and follow ups from different departments has been amazing. Hope the lump has been caught early enough 🙏 Enjoying reading your posts, which have been really helpful and comforting . Hugs to all.
Mid North Coast, NSW
Yes, I was 65 when diagnosed too & relatively thin & fit .... now 68 (going on 88!)
Terrific it is all moving fast for you
- mine started in Oct/Nov & was dragged out over Xmas & New Year & the surgeons were all still on holidays til Mid Jan ..... so the waiting was HORRIBLE! All the best for your surgeon's appt xx.
Don't forget those IPTASS forms!
(Hmmmm ... Tho you may have to be 100k from them, or be travelling 100k in a week, to qualify. Just ring them and ask!) xx
. They haven't actually said that. I'm going back on Thursday to sign forms, get a surgery date etc. I'll make sure I ask.
That’s a bummer about the recurrence but that’s the thing about statistics that my GP ( female) said to me when I was weighing up whether to get rid of my right breast which had no signs of cancer after my left breast required a mastectomy.
” A 10 percent chance ( of getting cancer in the other breast) might as well be 100 percent if it happens to you”.
I am so relieved to have “ gone the double” although it is of course an intensely personal decision.
I am almost 65 (63) but of course as you know “ 60 is the new 50” so it’s not that old at all…
I wish you all the best with your surgery and treatment , there is a lot of info on this website including earlier threads on all sorts of topics on this forum and no question ( or vent) is ever too silly or trivial.🌸
Did you go flat and if so,how is it working out for you? I’m sick of being lopsided for the last 11yrs.
Hi I had the DIEP flap surgery 6 weeks ago both breasts.
I was a D cup most of my life and then when I put on weight became an E cup so thought going flat would be too big a shock ( one of my girlfriends said “ you would probably topple over without that ballast”).
I am now a C cup which I am really enjoying as I can buy clothes off the rack really easily ( including swimming costumes).
But it’s a really personal ( and often tough) decision for anyone to make.
The DIEP is a big surgery ( mine was 9 hours) and the recovery is tough ( I am only just back to driving after 6 weeks and tummy is still “ tight”) .
I know lots of women are happy with being flat as well as having implants.
Not sure if that helps .
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