I was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive type of breast cancer soon 4,5 years ago, at 32 years of age.
I went through some heavy chemos and radiation, and looked like a corpse after truth to be told...
But: With the fantastic care I got from my hospital, plus some awesome modern medicine I have been cancer free now for 4 years! I am still on tamoxifen for one more year, can't wait to get rid of that too!
I know I will always have a higher chance of getting a new cancer but I am positive it's gone for now. There's no changes in my tissue and I feel great. (at least with sleeping pills as the stupid tamoxifen hot flushes aren't letting me sleep)
It took me about a year to get somewhat fit again, after which I took a holiday and went cycling in the Julian Alps and was surprised at how well I performed. Since then I've been working out more and am planning a long hike in the mountains for next fall. Can't wait!
Anyways, just wanted to tell you all that it's well worth to go get all sorts of lumps and weird stuff checked out asap, and also that for most people, there is very much life after the chemos!