Looking for some comfort & positive stories here. I was diagnosed with grade 3, ER/PR-ve breast cancer last week. Her2 status is still pending. There was one enlarged LN on ultrasound which turned out to 'have some disease' in it as per the consultant. It felt like it was a very long journey for me.
It took 5 days before my GP able to see me, 3 weeks before seen in the hosp, another week before biopsy, a week later for the diagnosis. I'm having my MRI today & bone & CT scan next Monday. I'm so worried that it has been 6 weeks since I first noticed this lump and nothing has been started in terms of treatment.
I have BC in my family so I have been self examined regularly. It surprised me that this 3.3cm lump seems to appear overnight. And now I'm worried that in these 6 weeks it has progressed especially it it grade 3 and it is in the node as well. I'm losing my sleep over it & sometimes feels angry & frustrated over the health system. I heard different stories from other BC survivors on how quickly they were diagnosed & given treatment at the very same hosp I'm attending. Can somebody with similar diagnosis as me share their experience on their treatment timeline? Much appreciated.