I wasn't, but it was less than a year apart. Made me wonder though, because all the initial attention was to my Right as it had a 'definite' small lump, that the later Left, less obvious lump, may have already been there, but just not diagnosed. It wasn't such a definite lump as my Right one, and only my Right, the obvious affected breast, was mammogrammed at the beginning.
Am I to presume, because you posted, that that's your diagnosis? If so, that's the absolute pits, darlin'.
Please do lets us know how you're doing.
Lump left breast, biopsy showed ductal, had mastectomy, actually turned out to be lobular. Had MRI and found one in other breast. Had another mastectomy (and ANC for left side), this one was ductal. Same receptor status. No-one could feel the one in my right breast, even when they knew where it was!
All started about 3 months ago, now just had second FEC-T. My aunt has had breast cancer 4 times, first aged 50, and is still going strong at 83, so here's hoping!
Hi interestingtimes, Sorry you find yourself here. I was diagnosed stage 3 locally advanced bc (including spread to 9/12 lymph nodes) in March 2017. I had chemo, surgery and radiotherapy and I'm now on Tamoxifen. The treatments tend to be similar regardless of the specifics. You can find my story here: lifeafterlola.com
I found it helpful chatting with others in the "going through treatment" threads on this forum, especially the chemo monthly thread. There are threads for discussing surgery, chemo and radiotheraphy and targeted therapies. Do you have your full diagnosis? Hormone status, HER2 status, Node status? This may determine which threads you may want to join. https://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Going-through-treatment/ct-p/going_through_treatment
Anybody been diagnosed with synchronous bilateral breast cancer? I've done some research and it seems it affects less than 3% of patients... Would love to chat to someone going through the same thing.