What is your breast cancer diagnosis story? Let's share!


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Hello everyone, 

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I thought I would create this discussion so we can all get to know one another better!

So, what is your breast cancer story? When and how were you diagnosed? Did you find a lump yourself or during a routine examination? What treatment(s) have you undergone? And how are you doing today?

Feel free to share your story, experiences or advice with us here!

Take care,

Beginning of the discussion - 8/7/20

What is your breast cancer diagnosis story? Let's share!

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@Courtney_J Hi Courtney, I haven't been on here in a while, so I hope I can reintroduce myself to the group! I guess my story starts in early 2018. I noticed that my left breast was painful and kind of swollen. I kind of ignored it for a few weeks thinking that my bra was too tight or that I'd slept on it funny. Eventually I did a self-exam and felt a bump and went to my doctor. She referred me to a cancer clinic and after a mammogram and ultrasound they told me they thought it was cancer and that I'd need a biopsy. It came back positive and they recommended a brief round of chemo to shrink the tumor and then surgery to remove it. The doctor recommended a mastectomy of my breast, but after talking with my family I opted for a double mastectomy with reconstruction. That ended up being really hard on me mentally. I thought that I was prepared for it, but I really went through a period of mourning my body. If anyone ever wants to chat, I'm here!

What is your breast cancer diagnosis story? Let's share!

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I was diagnosed in 2017 after finding a lump in my breast after a shower. I had a lumpectomy and some lymph nodes removed followed by chemo and radiation done all within several months.

@stillwoman I know what you mean, for me I was going along all fine and seemed to be handling it pretty well until one day it all hit my like a train. I'm still having some pain from the lumpectomy so it's like a constant reminder that it's still there.

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I am joining today.  My husband actually found the lump first.  I was surprised and from when it was found found it took two weeks to get in for a mammogram.   When the radiologist said he found abnormalities I was extremely surprised.  Got the biopsy the next week.  It has been hard going to all these appts without being able to take anyone with me.  

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