Triple negative breast cancer

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Hi just been diagnosed.  I am really worried as been told 6 months of chemo then op then more chemo or radiotherapy.  I'm very worried as I also have been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in 1996. But luckily on the right meds for this. Will then continue to work? With chemo? My biggest fear is feeling sick or being sick ?? So scared

  • Also live on own with my 13yr old son...if I feel ill who will make his dinners and wash his school uniform . Who will do food shop so stressed 

  • Sorry you find yourself here. Everyone experiences chemo differently and you may be someone who sails through relatively easily. Not everyone experiences nausea - I didn’t - but the chemo unit will give you drugs to combat it if you do. In general, they will give you things to help with any of the side effects, take everything on offer home, and use the things you need. If you get a side effect that you are not getting help with, let them know. In each chemo cycle you will have some days that are harder than others and some that are easier. Keep a diary so you get to know the patterns, and then plan around that pattern. Get your food delivered if you can. Batch cook on the good days. Co-opt other people to help on the bad days if you can. 

  • Hi Josaphina

    Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.  Like Coddfish I didn't experience nausea while undergoing treatment.  I was diagnosed in September 2020 and after chemo, surgery and radiotherapy I am now in remission and I am coming up to two years since I've had breast cancer.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your treatment.

    Best wishes


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