Hi I'm Lynne 52yrs old diagnosed with breast cancer 24th February this yrx
A very warm welcome to Cancer Chat. Can you expand a little on the typre and stage of breast cancer, and what surgery and treatment you have had? This way we should be able to find someone who is going through the same experience as yourself.
We are always here for you whenever you want to talk.
Hi I was diagnosed with bc 10th aug had lumpectomy nd tomorrow is day 10/15 of my radiotherapy. I too am on letrozole.
Am I correct in thinking you finished treatment around 6 mths ago.?
How are u doing:-)
I’m glad to hear that you have caught this early. What did your surgery involve – was it a lumpectomy or a mastectomy and do you know what type of breast cancer you have? Were any of your lymph nodes involvd or not? How are you coping with the Letrozole?
I have had 2 bouts of breast cancer in the same breast. The first was 7 years ago and was followed by Tamoxifen. Almost a year to the day later, I found a second lump. This time I had a double mastectomy followed by Letrozole for 6 years. I have just finished taking Letrozole earlier this year.
We’ve spoken before elsewhere on the forum. I see that you have asked Lynne this question, but I presume that you were asking me. Yes, I finished taking Letrozole about 6 months ago.
I am glad to see that you are over ¾-way through your radiotherapy and hope that you are coping well with it. I’m doing fine thanks. I had a scare a few weeks ago, but fortunately all seems ok now – I just have to wait on the results of some blood tests, which should be back this week.
Again, you are catching your cancer fairly early, when it is a grade 2. The earlier you detect it and get it treated, the better the outcome should be.
Stay strong – It won’t be that long now until the radiotherapy is behind you.
Again, it is good to hear that your breast cancer is stage 1.
How are you getting on with your chemo? I hope that it will have shrunk your tumour when you get to the end of your course.
Please keep in touch and let us know the outcome.
Only had 2 sessions of chemo and ended up in hospital both times. Doctor said I’m on a high dose of treatment and my body isn’t coping with it. Going to tweet things for next time. It’s hard but hopefully things will be ok.
i seem t have missed the posts on this thread sorry.
So glad t hear everything worked out for u - we don’t hear good news often enough.
4 more RT sessions t go tbh they feel like they have gone really quick. First couple were a bit daunting mainly because of the unknown but by the 3 rd feels like routine.
heres t keeping well
take care x
Yes, it was good to get some good news. Mind you, the good news didn't last for long. The following day, I saw the optician, as my eyesight has got very poor in the past 8 weeks and I was told that I have macular degeneration and need laser operations in both eyes. There is almost a year to wait for surgery, so not the best of news. Still, the good news is that the operations should help me to see properly.
I am glad to hear that you are getting through your radiotherapy so well and, that you only have 4 more sessions to go.. Time does seem to fly when you are having such intensive tretment. I an sure that it will all be worth it in the end.