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hi all, I am a 32 yr old mum of 3, i found a hard lump in my right breast a few weeks ago and was referred to the breast clinic, i had an ultrasound and they found that there were 2 solid lumps right next to each other, i then had a mammogram and they found another lump in my left breast. they are all solid lumps not cysts. i had core biopsys on all 3 lumps (apparently they looked suspicious), the results won't be back until next friday...I am really scared, can anyone put my mind at ease???
Twinkle x
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Hi again Twinkle,
As you well know,a biopsy is the only certain way to learn whether a solid breast lump/lumps or suspicious area seen on a mammogram is benign or not.
Of course I understand your concern and waiting for the results is always very stressing.. Please,try not to worry so much and keep in mind that a high percentage (80%)of  breast lumps are benign, which means no cancer is present.
Waiting for the results it's not easy at all,but try to keep as busy as you can and hopefully the waiting will seem shorter.
Please keep us posted when you'll get the biopsy results,which I sincerely hope will be favorable.
Wishing you all the best dear...and good LUCK!! :)
P.S When you'll post again, please use this same thread,so we can have all your information together to better help you.Thank you.
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2 more days until i get the results, am so nervous i can't eat......i know that if it is the big C then i can deal with it, its the waiting and not knowing, and not being able to make plans (suddenly all my friends have "things" they want me to do with them!!) sorry for the venting, just needed to get it off my chest (so to speak!!)

Thanks
Twinkle
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Hi Twinkle,
You don't have to be sorry because you are venting.No one better than us can understand how one feels while waiting for the results.Most of us have all been through it and felt exactly the same way you do.I know there is nothing we can say to make you feel better,but isn't a good opportunity to do things with your friends while waiting?It's only 2 days to go, so use this time to pamper yourself a little,go shopping and do things you like to do alone or with your friends.
Hang in there Twinkle,things might turn up to be alright after all. :)
Keeping my fingers crossed for you and again wishing you GOOD LUCK!!!!  
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Thank you so much for your message, it's so good to know i can come on here and clear my head with people who know what i'm going through, and receive messages of support. I've had a pretty tough 18 months had a bit of a scare when a cyst was found in my brain and then diagnosed with chronic migraine, and then this comes up....don't want to moan at my friends all the time!!
Thank you again  
Twinkle x
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You've certainly been throught a lot in the past couple of years! I want to second zouzi's comments--feel free to "moan" to us anytime!

I, too,  wish you good luck in regard to your results--we care!

Warm regards,
bluebutterfly
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Tahnk you so much for your messages x
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I'm sorry to hear about all the stress you've been under recently---that's a lot for a mother of 3 to have to deal with. I just want to add my good wishes to the others---I've always said waiting for the path report is absolutely the worst part of a biopsy! Like zouzi said statistically the odds are in your favor for benign results, especially at your young age. Even if it's the worst, it will have been caught early and highly treatable.
We'll just keep those positive thoughts going for you and hope for the best. Do try to keep busy to make the time pass more easily and hang in there---you sound like a strong woman and you'll get through this.
Sending you a big hug across the pond (       ),
nc
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Thank you so much for the comment...less than 12 hours to go and am spending that time keeping busy and spoiling myself rotten with some goodies that my friends have given me!! I am extremely lucky to have such supportive friends and family and to be able to come on here for a gripe when i feel i am boring them half to death.

Thanks Again
Twinkle x
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Well the results are in and i have breast cancer!!! to say i am in shock is a bit of an understatement!!!
At the moment i am feeling positive and will be kicking ***!!! am not sure if its in my lymph nodes and won't know til i have the op in 2 weeks time.

Twinkle xx
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Hi Twinkle,
I am sincerely sorry to hear this news!
A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most devastating things a woman can hear.You are certainly not alone...many of us have been through that shocking news.
You seem to be a strong, positive woman and this is one of the best attitude to fight this disease head on.Nowadays, with all the advanced medical treatments for breast cancer,more women live a full healthy life rather than die from it.
A breast cancer diagnosis is not the end of the world.You will have the best possible care from your Surgeon and oncologist who will plan a specific treatment for your particular situation.Hopefully the treatment will be successful as it was for many of us here.
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and prompt recovery.
You can do it Twinkle...Best of luck to you and God Bless!!.
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Twinkle,I'm SO sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis also. But zouzi is 100% correct in her note to you. I'm a retired nurse and I also believe a positive attitude has a lot to do with how we respond to disease. I had patients who weren't supposed to survive but they did. I think their
attitude, strength, faith and positive thinking was partly the reason. Of course, medical treatment and care was instrumental, too, but please keep that fighter instinct going and it can
make a huge difference. You don't mention what type of cancer you have and maybe your doctor didn't tell you that yet, but treatment will depend on that. It's never easy, but I believe you're strong enough to get through it and I hope it works well for you.
You'll be in our thoughts and we're here for you whenever you want support, information or just to vent. I'm wishing you all the very best and sending another big hug your way (       ),
nc
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well my operation has now been moved forward to tomorrow afternoon!!! went for my pre-op assessment today, have to go to nuclear medicine tomorrow then travel back to my local hospital for the op!
Have managed to speak to my boss and she is going to keep my job open for as long as i need off, they have been so amazingly supportive, and i never realised how many fantastic friends i had until now, they have been incredible, the hardest part has been telling my children and trying to make sure that my lovely husband is ok...we all seem to be pottering along so easily at the moment that it barely seems real?
well i will be back after surgery, hopefully with a bit more of a clue as to what happens next???
Thank you for all the messages

Twinkle x
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Thanks for the update Twinkle...
I'll be thinking of you tomorrow with prayers and positive thoughts.
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and prompt recovery.
All the best to you and your lovely family.
                                                            
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Just adding my best wishes to you. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and you have a
speedy recovery. We all know how difficult this journey can be, but please stay as positive as you can. We'll be thinking of you and sending our good wishes your way.
Hugs to you and your family,
nc
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You are in my thoughts today!

Hope all goes well, and that the pathology report brings good news regarding the type and extent of your BC.

Best wishes,
bluebutterfly
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well back home now after surgery yesterday, had all axiliary nodes removed as they found cancer in the sentinal nodes but apart from having to drag a drain about with me and feeling a little tired and bruised i am feeling well, will not know the full extent of he cancer until next week but am keeping my fingers crossed that they got it all and i don't have to have another operation.
Thanks for you thoughts and good wishes
Twinkle x
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Hi Twinkle,
Glad to know you are back home and that you are feeling not too bad.
I'll am also keeping my fingers crossed  for you that no more surgery will be needed and that your future treatments will go smoothly and uneventful.
Like always wishing you all the best....  :) ♥
                                                            
                                                    
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Thank you so much for the update, Twinkle - you sound like a real trooper regarding your surgery. I'm glad you're doing so well and hope you go on to recover completely from the surgery. I sure hope you won't need more,also. Hopefully, your treatment will also go well and you'll get to a point of no evidence of disease very soon. We continue to think of you and wish you all the best.
Hugs,
nc
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Well todays the day I find out all about my cancer, am feeling a little nervous but will be glad to know what i'm dealing with and where we go next, i am keeping my fingers crossed that I don't need any more surgery and that it hasn't spread any further than the lymph nodes
Wish me luck ;O)

Twinkle x
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Hi Twinkle,
Hoping as you do, that the results of your surgery will be even better than expected!
I love your attitude and I am sure that your positiveness will get you through everything!!
Wishing you good luck and God Bless! ♥
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I join zouzi in wishing you good luck today.

You certainly have displayed a good attitude, especially considering you are having to deal with BC on top of everyting else you've bee through recently.

But keep in mind we are here for you no matter whether you are feeling positive or negative, confident or scared, okay? We care!

Warm regards,
bluebutterfly



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Good news at last, BC is Grade 3  invasive ductal carcinoma, ER pos, Her2 neg. was 2.5cm with only 1/11 lymph nodes affected all removed with clear margins (so no more surgery!!) next step is to meet the oncologist in a couple of weeks and then chemo will start

Still Smiling

Twinkle x
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That is good news, esp. that only one lymph node was affected, and that all the margins were clear! And as I'm sure you've learned ER+/HER2- is a good kind of BC to have, if you have to have it!

We're here whenever you need us during your "cancer journey," to provide information,  personal experiences, or just emotional support, so keep us posted.

Smiling along with you,
bb
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Like bb, a big smile from me too Twinkle! :)
All the best to you!!!!
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I'm glad to hear that you got some good news regarding your cancer, Twinkle! Nobody wants to have cancer, but it is always good when you get the less aggressive form that usually respond well to treatment. I'm SO glad the margins are clear from your surgery and you won't need more. Good luck with your appointment with the oncologist. You sound like you're ready to fight this disease and get it behind you--the fact that you signed your note "Still Smiling" is a testament to your strength and wonderful attitude. We'll all be thinking of you, so keep us posted when you can and want to as your treatment goes along.
Another big hug to you (       ),
nc
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will be starting chemo on the 10th August am having FEC-T chemo, has anyone had this and what were your experiences of it???

Regards
Twinkle x
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Hi Twinkle,
Please take this advice from me.Don't rely on anyone's experience concerning chemo side effects.Some women go through it without too many problems,while others have a real hard time.
We are all different and react differently with all sorts of treatments,whether it's chemo,radiation or even medication.
I have added a link for you where you'll find a lot of information concerning this drug, and I hope it will help you understand all you need to know about the combination of FEC-T chemo you'll be taking.

http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/treatment/cancer-drugs/fect

Keep in mind that you may not experience most of the listed side effects, which hopefully are reversible once treatment is over.
Hoping that things will go smoothly for you and wishing you all the best!
Good luck, and please let us know how you are doing.
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Zouzi gave you excellent advice, twinkle, and I really can't add anything. I just want you to
know again that I wish you all the best with your treatment. I'm truly hoping your chemo will do what it's supposed to do and you'll be one of those women who have very few side effects. Like any medication, the manufacturers and your doctors have to list every possible side effect and many, if not most, people won't experience any of them. Also keep in mind that if you do have some side effects, there are many more effective ways to counteract them than in the past, so do let your doctors or nurses know what you're experiencing, so they can help you, OK?
You'll be in our thoughts and we always appreciate you letting us know how it's going if you get time and wish to do so. Try to stay positive and you'll kick *** for sure!!!
Hugs♥,
nc
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