Curious!! Who can say they were smokers before being diagnosed for TNBC. if so, how did you cope with giving up, reduced smoking or vaping etc???

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Hi Everyone 

I'm new here ..

I have today been told that I have invasive triple negative breast cancer.. 16th April.

Who can say they were smokers before being diagnosed for TNBC? And if so, how did you cope with giving up, reduced smoking or vaping etc??? .... Either before, during or after treatment .... I'm curious, I have heard different things

Chemotherapy is to start in about 4 - 6 weeks.

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer on 11th March and have had biopsies, marker clip inserted into my breast.

I feel like everything is taking so long before treatment is to start.... Has anyone else felt like this?

I apparently have cancer cells in a lymph node too ...

I'm finding the waiting for treatment to start, is worrying.

  • Hi Basket

    Welcome to the forum and I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.  As I'm not an smoker I can't answer your question but I noticed that you haven's had any answers yet so I thought I reply to you to welcome you to the community. I suggest that you also join the Breast Cancer forum as there are plenty of ladies on there that have been diagnosed with triple negative and it's a much busier forum than this one.  Here's the link to the breast cancer forum: (+) Breast cancer forum - Macmillan Online Community

    Once treatment starts thing should start to improve for you.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your treatment.

    Best wishes

    Daisy53

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  • Hey, I’m not much help either but you aren’t on your own. I have started treatment and am still vaping unfortunately!

  • Quitting smoking after my TNBC diagnosis was a real challenge. I used to be a regular smoker, and adjusting to life without cigarettes took time and patience. I started by reducing smoking gradually and exploring alternatives like vaping from Vape Wholesale. It helped curb cravings and was a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Support from loved ones and finding activities like walking also played a huge role. If you're looking for options, places like these offer a range of products that might work for you.

  • There is a prescription drug called zyban (buproprion) which is said to be a great help. It worked for me although I had tried everything else without success for about 15 years. I did not have cancer though.