Hello I'm 40 and recently diagnosed with her2 positive. No family history of breast cancer. My sister and maternal cousin recently diagnosed with lobular cancer. They are having surgery. It's been a Whirlwind recently. The professionals say it's early, the treatment is going to be chemo , waiting for my medical oncologist…
Newly Diagnosed & Over Thinking it all!
I'm a 54 year old women of 3 gorgeous grown up sons living with my partner of 5 years & loving life after a few years of turbulence both personally & professionally. I am newly diagnosed with invasive NST, + for both ER & PgR apparently that's good, yesterday was a week after right boobie lumpectomy & 3 x axillary lymph…
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Hello, I am a healthy (I thought) 69 year old woman and I feel as if I could live forever… I enjoy my life, am reasonably fit and very active – I swim, go on really pleasant bush walks with my partner, ride my bike occasionally, love to potter in the garden…. I also eat well and am conscientious about my diet but not…
Totally confused after seeking second opinion
Hi my dear virtual friends, I have Hormones positives and Her2 negative. Grade 3 and Stage 3(Tumor size 35 mm). Surgeon A: Treatment plan Option 1: 6 months chemo ( neoadjjuvant), if tumor size shrinks > lumpectomy. If it doesn’t shrink > mastectomy > radiotherapy (will have to take Tamoxifen/AI) option 2: mastectomy >…
Chemo first and surgery after
I’m 47, single and no child. Diagnosed on 31 May 2023 with early breast cancer, ER+ PR+ HER2-, Stage3, large tumor 8cm, 1lymph node involvement , referred to Peter Mac Cancer Center, and recommended neoadjuvant treatment (I.e. Chemo prior to surgery ). Im concerned that as a hormone positive type , would chemo first…
Low volume Oligo-metastatic/progressive Disease.
Hi all, My name is Annie I have just been diagnosed with Low volume Oligo-metastatic/progressive Disease. FEB 2019 Lobular BC. Lumpectomy, Radiation Arimidex.FEB 2023 Solitary met to manubrium sternum. NED anywhere else.Has anyone heard of this?
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Breast Cancer Network Australia is holding an Information Forum for people living with breast cancer and their supporters. The forum will cover a range of topics including the latest in breast cancer treatment, strategies to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, lymphoedema, and how you can live well during treatment…
Hello, I hope this question is not too disturbing, if so I apologise in advance. I've read many posts, struggles, hardship, courage, determination, survivors. My thinking is (for me) 1. Accept treatment which will hopefully prolong life, no matter how unpleasant or gruelling or disfiguring and hope all is clear with a…
Anyone “sacked” their oncologist?
Hi there, I just heard a wonderful ABC radio podcast by Tim Baker, who has stage four prostate cancer. He’s an author. While it might seem to have nothing to do with breast cancer, I found much of what he says resonated so strongly with me. Firstly, like some women with breast cancer, he was put on hormone therapy which…
6 week whirlwind.
Hi all I am brand new to the community. A bit about me: I recently turned '40', and did not foresee that this would be the next major life event for me. I have 2 children, 18 yr old daughter, 10 yr old son, partner, dog and I work full time. The last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind. I found a lump on my upper breast after…