13-01-2019 08:43 AM
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!
12-01-2019 06:08 PM
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
12-01-2019 04:41 PM
12-01-2019 11:43 AM
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.