Breast cancer advice please

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I have recently been diagnosed with grade 1, stage 2, invasive ductal, tubular breast cancer - estrogen receptor and progesterone positive. I have questions about the operation, recovery, radiotherapy and tamoxifen. Is this the best place to ask questions please?

  • Hi   and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    The New to Community is like our reception desk where we look to direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is divided into dedicated Cancer 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 linkPoint down

    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.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line 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 3 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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  • Thank you Mike - I will do that now.

  • Hi Blush I'm Mandy I've just had a lump removed from my boob 

    I was terrified about the op .

    If t all happened quick and was home the same day.

    I have hers2  cancer  

  • Hi  and I see it’s your first post so welcome to the community.

    You will see from my reply to  that we have a dedicated Breast cancer support group where you can connect with others walking the same journey.

    Just follow the instructions in my post above, but if you need further help just get back to me.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Hi, I had tubular breast cancer DCIS and IDC grade 1, stage 1a. I had a lumpectony on Feb 28  2024 and finished radiation May 20. I am starting Exemestane (AI) on Monday as Letrozole produced unacceptable side effects. Looking to talk with others who also had tubular breast cancer. 
    Hope you are doing well. Thanks, Margaret

  • Hi Margaret  abd welcome to the community…. This discussion is a few months old and the group members look as though they have joined and connected with our dedicated Breast cancer support group.

    I do see that you have joined the group, do go over and introduce yourself to the group as there is a supportive group of people there to help out.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Thank you, Mike, for the guidance! I will do that now. Have a great day.