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Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

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I've been diagnosis with cancer

Started by Anonymous on 23 September 2013 at 09:08

HI, I am new in Maggies on line centre.

I have cancer and at the moment i am all over the place. Ive got it for the first time seven years ago, i had a mastectomy on my left side,in march this year i was given all the clear,I was so happy with myself.

In June i fund a lump on my right breast,i am so scared,so stress and so sad.I went int surgery two weeks ago for a sentinel node biopsy,tomorrow i go for my results,and i am so scared,they already have told methat i might need chimtherapy,and i like to know a bit more about the tretemente. Or anything that you can help me with.


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    From Robyn  
    23 September 2013 at 20:00
    Edited on: 23 September 2013 at 20:03

     Hello it's understandable that you are feeling scared and  anxious about getting your results  tomorrow  you are facing a lot of uncertainty and I imagine it has  been particularly hard to deal with the thought of further treatment having been given such positive news in March.

    There are many different types of chemotherapy and several are used for breast cancer - it depends on several factors including what treatment you have had before and also  type of breast cancer that you have. You can find out some general information about the different drugs that are used  in the chemotherapy  for breast cancer section of our information website Maggies Cancerlinks which  may help you to think about what you would like to ask the dr or specialist nurse when you have your clinic appointment.

    At this appointment they will probably discuss the results from the sentinel node biopsy and any treatment they recommend .  if  you need chemotherapy they will give you information about the individual drugs that they are offering  including any side effects you may experience.

    Do you have someone to go to the appointment with you? It can be difficult to take in everything that is said - remember you can ask questions or for information to be repeated and it may also help to take some notes during the appointment as well as names and contact details  in case you have questions later.

    You are also very welcome to message me and  we can talk this over in more detail.  

    Best wishes


  • From Anonymous
    23 September 2013 at 09:46

    Something more i loke to know is if anyone knows what ADM stands for.Thank you

  • From Anonymous
    23 September 2013 at 09:44

    Hi Caroline.Thank you for your reply.I will do that for sure when i willbe more settle.


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    From CarolineH  
    23 September 2013 at 09:22

    Good morning Augusto123. I can really understand your emotions around what is going on with you at the moment. I am sure that the way forward will be fully explained to you and that Robyn or Sue will pick up on this and send you a message that will be very reassuring and help. I am the online nutritional advisor, perhaps in time when you feel more settled and focused you may appreciate some nutritional support which perhaps give you something  positive focus on and help you thorugh what lies ahead.

    Please feel free to contact me as I would be very glad to help in any way that I can.


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