I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer on 14 Feb 2019 at age 35. I have an 8cm tumour in my right breast with lymph node & internal mammary gland involvement. I also have 2 x 1.9cm tumours in my left breast - a separate cancer but also triple negative. So I'm lucky enough to get 2 separate cancers at the same time! I am also BRCA2+.
I've just finished chemo & am scheduled to have a double mastectomy with immediate DIEP reconstruction next month.
My surgeon is super lovely and I totally trust her, however... I feel like she (& my oncologist) are so bloody positive the whole time. Now, I appreciate that this is a good thing at times, but they just keep saying that everything will be ok & refuse to discuss anything negative.
Not that I want there to be negative things to hear! It's just that I appreciate that I have quite a lot of cancer going on (not to mention 2 separate ones!) and they just keep discussing the next steps. But I don't even know if a double mastectomy & radiotherapy will solve the issues!
I know they can't predict the future, but how can I get them to be more open & honest with me???