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  • Blog Post: SO CONFUSED DOT COM?!?

    This is my first ever blog and i can't believe my topic is actually about the fact i have breast cancer. Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, i'm trying to convince myself that if i say it enough it might sink in and begin to feel real. But then do i even want it to feel real? I don't think i...
  • Forum Post: Immediate versus delayed reconstruction

    Hello, I'm due to have a right mastectomy with axial lymph node clearance on 11th August, followed by chemo and possibly radiotherapy. The thought of only having one breast for ages depresses me and I would like to have immediate reconstruction. My surgeon hasn't refused to do this but he has...
  • Forum Post: Brca 1 positive at 22!

    Hi, I'm new to this after looking at so many forums and websites finally decided to join one to see if there's any body that can make light of the journey I have ahead of me. Well I'm 22 and found out that I have the brca 1 gene in march 2014. My family only found out that we had the gene...
  • Forum Post: RE: I feel Shellshocked.

    Hi Caroline I too have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer - last week and also cannot believe it. It feels unreal. I don't feel ill at all and surgery is on 4 July. But leading up to that is MRI scan and a nuclear medicine scan and pre-assessment - and like you am desperately worried that...
  • Forum Post: Hi new and worried

    My name is Hayley, I am 37 and a severe ME sufferer, I have in the last 6/8 weeks had signs of breast cancer, my breast has changed size and shape, it now and again leaks a clear or rusty fluid from the breast, and it is painful to touch under and along the out side of the breast. I have not said my...
  • Forum Post: RE: Does pain under the arm mean its spread to the lymph glands?

  • Forum Post: Good bras? Your views please

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  • Forum Post: Looking to meet other 30ish women with breast cancer...

    Hi all, New to the site; I'm currently undergoing four treatments for stage four breast cancer - I'm thirty and was diagnosed in December. I have great family, friends, doctors and support, but I don't know anyone else in anything remotely like a similar experience, and it feels like time...
  • Forum Post: my friend might have breast cancer

    I am 18 and scared, worried for my best friend. I don't know how to deal with the fact she may have it. This is the second cancer scare I have seen within my other best friends mum and now this best friend. I can't seem to get it out of my head thinking about it constantly. Would love for...
  • Forum Post: Re: I feel a bit of a fraud

    Hi Yvonne, Why are you feeling so bad because you've been told your cancer is only grade 1? After all, it's still CANCER isn't it. As you've already been told, things do change during your surgery and results. Sometimes a grade 1 becomes a grade 2. Sometimes no lymph involvement turns...
  • Forum Post: Re: Incurable but manageable ? Has anyone had a similar experience to me ?

    Aubergine, my thoughts are with you .... as others have already posted, there seems to be so much more that can be done than ever before but I REALLY REALLY hope for you, it turns out to be benign or preferably gone completely xx
  • Forum Post: Re: Incurable but manageable ? Has anyone had a similar experience to me ?

    Hi Aubergine, yes my secondaries came 9 years after initial cancer. I am on bisphosphonates - Affinitor - only started last Saturday so very early days - these are in oral form which is great so I can administer at home - I'm told this tends to only be effective for 8 - 12 months whereupon the Dr's...
  • Blog Post: When is right to return to work!?

    Hey. Well my op was four and a Half weeks ago now, I am getting stronger each day I am now managing to do light bits of house work etc but in still shattered. I have to doctor again this week but when is right for me to go back to work? I don't feel ready yet but I also don't want it...
  • Blog Post: 1st Entry... A little info...

    My story so far…. I found out on 11 th February 2013 that I am a BRCA1 carrier. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure what to think… “Did this mean I was going to die?” was probably the first thought that went through my head, for some random reason. I have a strong family history...
  • Blog Post: More information on breast screening

    Breast screening: truths, harms and costs There was some choice reading in the bmj recently: ‘Editor’s Choice – Breast screening controversy continues’ Fiona Godlee , editor, ( BMJ 2013;346:f477) in which she flags up calls for more honest information on the harms of screening...
  • Blog Post: Breast screening - wishful thinking, and who benefits?

    Two of the responses to an editorial by Julietta Patnick, Director NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, are especially noteworthy (Benefits of screening take years to appreciate - bmj 16 January 2013 - BMJ 2013; 346:f299) are especially noteworthy. One, from Hazel Thornton, explains the difference between...
  • Blog Post: Eye-opening article explains mammography debacle

    Blogged here with full permission of the author, Cornelia J. Baines MD, MSc, FACE Professor Emerita, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Ontario, Canada. Published on Canadian Women's Health Network ( http://www.cwhn.ca ) Unpacking the great mammography debate December 18, 2012. ...
  • Blog Post: to screen or not to screen?

    Like most people, I used to think screening for breast cancer was a good thing. Finding cancer 'early' meant it would be small, so could be taken out with minimum treatment and your life was more likely to be saved than if it had grown and spread. Commonsense? Not so. I've been following...
  • Blog Post: 1st blog, Going threw it again

    hi all thought id start my own blog see how it goes feel free to join in. im now on my 1st session of my second course of chemo. i was diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer in september last year and had a lot of other probs too but after 6 courses of carbo taxol got better.that finnished in...
  • Blog Post: The cruel hand of fate

    I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, well in fact just 5 long whole days ago. I am not sure how I am feeling as it is all still quite surreal i am numb. I think i may have lost touch with reality or in total denial....................... Before i know it i will be going through a mastectomy...
  • Blog Post: hormone + breast cancer

    Hi, I'm 37 and have had a lumpectomy and now need to have a masectomy and reconstruction as my margins weren't clear. I have also learned that my cancer is hormone +, the Dr's seem to think this is a good thing. All I can work out is that it means I will have to go through early menopause...
  • Blog Post: breast reconstruction

    Hi, I found a lump 8 weeks ago, I have had a lumpectomy and the margins are not clear. I have opted for a masectomy and reconstruction - can anyone give me some personal experience stories of this operation. I'm 37 years old and just feel I have been given loads of information from Dr's but...
  • Blog Post: Life is a rollercoaster ...

    You know ... I used to say “ if only I could have a pound for every compliment I receive for them red shoes.” However, over the last few weeks it would be for each time someone has said to me “Go sh ... doesn't time fly ... where did that year go ...? ” These comments have...
  • Blog Post: Bit of background - second time for breast cancer

    Hello, I have been reading many other blogs and have found it really helpful, so thought I would outline a bit about my situation to see if any others have had similar experiences that I can learn from, or if anyone is going through the same thing now. I first had breast cancer back in 2004 when...