It's starting to sink in.
Hi all, I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago officially and had surgery last Thursday. I have been really positive so far but I haven't really been thinking too much about the diagnosis. I have been putting all my energy into going from appointment to appointment and relaying info to my hubby, family and friends. I have been…
I have just been diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. My surgeon's recommendation is a lumpectomy and radiation, but she will support me in whatever surgery choice I make. In my Mum's immediate family, her Mother (my Nana), two brothers and her sister (breast- then bone) have all had cancer. Three of them developed…
Understanding pathology terminology in overseas diagnosis of breast cancer
I am 3 years post breast cancer surgery and have just found out that a family member overseas has been diagnosed with malignant breast cancer. The pathology report states Nottingham Grade 3 and I would like to know if anyone has come across this grading in Australia and how I can support.
Getting ready for Chemo, any advice?
Hi beautiful women, I’m new here, I’m a 33yo mum with 3 kids, recently diagnosed with hormone +, stage 3, grade 3. Had a double mastectomy and lymph nodes removed on the 30/3, going to see the oncologist next week and start Chemo. Would love some advice on preparing for this, recovery from surgery has been hard but chemo…
I have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, my husband has had a stroke, trying to run a farm, family in Melbourne, cannot see anybody, surgery next week, I feel I am falling apart. I feel all alone with nobody to talk too or help me.
Decision about treatment
Hi lovely community, Ive just joined here today. I had surgery 3.5 weeks ago and had my appointment with Oncologist today. Feeling a bit overwhelmed. My results are great - Stage 1, .5mm in size, NST and good margins, they got it all. ER +, PR+ HER- (I am grateful). Im 51 years old and the only reason they discussed…
recovery and life
It has been a week since my surgery for the lumpectomy and node removal. Funny enough, I was not nervous. I went into surgery calm and with the attitude - I am in good hands. Surgery took a bit longer because I found out today they got a rather nasty surprise.....the lump measured 8.5 cm or 85mm instead of the 2.5 cm they…
Hi, After a routine screening mammogram with no lumps or bumps prior, I was shocked to find myself in the positions of being newly diagnosed and struggling with the timing of everything. I was originally diagnosed on 20th March with Stage 2 with positive hormone receptor then subsequent biopsy was done on the 1st April. I…
Hi I have just been diagnosed
What a shock on the 7th Feb to find out the news I had my surgery on the 14th Feb, soooo lucky to be done so quick, not a lot of time to dwell on things. I have been told I have a grade 2 IDC and only 1 lymph was involved. I have seen the radiologist oncologist yesterday and lucky I had joined this group thanks to the BC…