Breast Cancer

Neutral face I have just had surgery to remove a 1.3 cm breast cancer. I was given these details but am still left wondering what is next for me in terms of reoccurrence and whether I will have to have Chemo. The surgeon is phoning me for a video call in 2 weeks which I am dreading. I have already had a sentinel node biopsy with a few lymph nodes removed under the arm.

Also, I feel so guilty as I last had a mammogram in 2016 and only just had a recent one that picked up the cancer.

  • Category 3 ductile (lobular) cancer
  • 'HER 2' negative
  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Macmillan Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses and the pathway you are on.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time and honestly although I understand why your are dealing with the guilt of not having your l regular mammogram you are where you are and you need to get your head space into position to control the noise between your ears and focus on getting through this…...,.so getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer type journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    The Community is divided into dedicated Cancer Specific Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Breast Cancer support group. This is a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group click on this link> Breast cancer then once the group page opens click on “Click to Join” when the black banner appears or “Join” under “Group Tools” (this all depends on the device you are using)

    When you are ready you can introduce yourself by clicking “+new” or “+” in the top right next to the group title. You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    The Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow a few working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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