I'm 31 and recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I have no family history and have a 20 month old son and feel like I'm struggling to cope with the shock of the last week.
I have had an MRI and biopsy which has confirmed it has spread to my lymph nodes so I am currently waiting for a CT scan which is killing me, along with the fact that I might not have anymore babies (I am a midwife so I can't bare to even think of going back to work surrounded by beautiful babies)
I have a rough idea of the plan of care of surgery, 6 rounds of chemo and radio but it still hasn't sunk in that it's happening to me and I feel like history is repeating itself as my dad passed away from prostate cancer 2 years ago.
They have given me the option of a mastectomy or conservative breast surgery providing the CT comes back clear, however I have no idea what is best? Does anybody have any pearls of wisdom to share about surgery or is anybody a similar age and can offer some advice about their experiences of fertility treatment or long term tamoxifen?