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Just diagnosed today

19 Nov 2020 21:54

I am 69 and have been having problems with breathing for most of this year I had a double mastectomy 18 years ago.  last week I had to have fluid around my heart drained  and it was cancer cells in the fluid I   have now been told I have stage 4 breast cancer which has metastasized and is now in the pericardium area but it is incurable. I cant seem to get my head around it I am alone but with 3 kids all grown up and with partners 


Just diagnosed today

21 Nov 2020 13:41 in response to mishcadee

Hello Mishcadee

I'm very sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. It's understandable that you may be feeling overwhelmed by things at the moment. 

I can see from one of your other posts that you've been given the option to take part in a clinical trial. It sounds positive that the Consultant feels there may be suitable treatment options available to you. 

We've a number of members here on the forum who are living with stage 4 diagnoses, some for a good number of years and hopefully they will post to share their experiences with you. 

I wonder if you might find it helpful to talk to one of our team of nurses about things. Sometimes talking to someone who isn't directly involved in your situation can help. If you'd like to speak to them they're available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040. 

Keep in touch and let us know how you're getting on. 

Best wishes, 
Cancer Chat moderator

Just diagnosed today

21 Nov 2020 21:45 in response to Moderator Jenn

That would be good thank you i will call on monday xx