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My new scary breast cancer diagnosis

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Hello, I have just in the last few weeks received the most scary news ever ... after being recalled for a second mammogram, I had an ultrasound scan where a 2cm lump was found, a core biopsy was done and the result was that I had cancer and would need a lumpectomy.  I was booked in for the 13th, had the mag seed marker inserted on the 11th, but the result of the scan taken that day meant that my op was cancelled and another biopsy on the 14th.  I'm currently waiting for the results, which will hopefully be next Tuesday/Wednesday.  I know I will need an op of some sort, the question now is what will it be.  Trying to remain positive, but its hard when everyone keeps saying 'be strong', 'it'll be ok' ... I feel like I've joined a new club and anyone on the outside doesn't understand.  All I want to do at the moment is find someone who is going through this too and basically compare notes.

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Hi  and welcome to the Online Community but so sorry to see you finding us.

This is such a hard time for you and the rest of the family but talking with people on the same path can help a lot. 

My cancer journey was rather different but if you follow this LINK to our Breast Cancer Forum you will be able to connect with people who understand the path you are on.

Just join the group and hit the 'Start a Discussion' tab and introduce yourself to the group.

Remember to go to the right on the home page and indicate how you want to receive email notifications when someone answers your posts.

You may also find our various Macmillan Support Line Services on 0808 808 00 00 helpful as you can talk to a friendly person that can help in various ways.

It would be really useful if you could put something into your profile as this does help others when replying to you or for those looking for support and information as they can read a bit about your journey so far.

Just click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile' under the 'Profile Settings'. If you're not sure what sort of thing to put just click on my username, Thehighlander to read my profile but my cancer journey was rather long.

All the best.

Mike - Thehighlander

Some journeys take us far from home...... but some adventures lead us to our destiny  - CS Lewis