Second primary cancer diagnosis

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Hi everyone, I am currently undergoing treatment for secondary breast cancer having had a lump removed and now node clearance. The CT scan they did showed an anomaly in my womb, and I have now been diagnosed with a primary cancer there too. I thought I was coping well with my breast cancer and never expected to get 2 cancers at the same time. I'm a bit overwhelmed and it's quite a task to deal with all the different appointments. I have had 2 surgeries since April and am expecting a third in the next month - it's a lot mentally and physically as I live alone. My daughter has been wonderful, supporting me at each appointment but I feel like I am adding to her stress as she's a single mum of two teenagers (one of which is neuro diverse). She has a lot on her plate already. Is anyone out there in a similar position? 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your journey so far. 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).

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in some of our dedicated Cancer support group. These groups are safe places to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with our groups please click on the links below……..

         Breast cancer

         Breast, secondary cancer

         Womb (uterus) cancer

    …… then once the group pages open click in the [Black - Click to Join - Banner] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [+ Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    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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