Hi I'm Katrina. I'm 48 and a mother of 4 with an amazing partner. I was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive breast cancer on 15.03.18. I'm a positive person and know this will not get the better of me. My journey so far;
01.02.18 attended mammogram screening
09.02.18 letter received saying I need to be followed up by breast care clinic
20.02.18 1st biopsy for clustered microcalcifications
01.03.18 dx atypical ductal hyperplasia
05.03.18 2nd lesion biopsied
15.03.18 dx stage 1 invasive tubular breast carcinoma ER+
17.03.18 met with consultant surgeon
03.04.18 pre op appointment
13.04.18 two lumpectomys left breast with sentinel lymph node removal
01.05.18 met with consultant surgeon. Margins clear and micrometastes in 1 lymph node. Appointment booked with oncologist for 09.05.18
09.05.18 met with oncologist. 5cm of DCIS intermediate grade also removed during surgery. 2mm clear margins. Need physiotherapy. Tamoxifen prescribed. Radiotherapy to start within 4 weeks.
21.05.18 marked up for radiotherapy and given start date of 5th June.
05.06.18 -25.06.18 15 sessions of radiotherapy
23.07.18 discharged from oncology back to breast clinic for annual checks.