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'Getting started' group for everyone in the online network
This is the 'Getting started' group where you can ask questions about using the online network.
Some places in the Network where you can find help:
If you're looking for a way to start connecting with others, just introduce yourself by leaving a 'comment' on our Get Connected post (if you use the most recent one, people are more likely to find see your post).
If you want to ask a question here (or help someone else), you'll need to join the group first. Once you've joined you will be able to create a blog post with a question or leave a comment with an answer.
My mum was recently diagnosed and has had 2 surgeries, removing part of the breast and 10 lymph nodes.
Although it was 'early' breast cancer - 5mm, it already spread to the first lymph node - 4mm. She has many other health problems already (56yo, but has had a very hard life), and is trying to decide whether to have chemo.
I'm a newbie here. I am looking to meet others who understand the breast cancer rollercoaster ride. I'm 47, mother of two. I have had triple negative breast cancer about to undergo surgery and chemo for second time round. Have had chemo and radiation the first time. Any support or advice would be much appreciated.
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Hi, my name is Jane and I live in North Queensland. it's been an "interesting" month, found a lump 2 December, diagnosed 7 December, left mastectomy 13 December (in hindsight I wish I'd had a double mastectomy, but I plan to in the future............but that's another post!), axilla 20 December. I have IDC, there was only one node involved and I'm waiting to find out whether I'm H2 positive or not. All scans were clear, that news turned me into a blubbering mess for some reason.........I haven't cried at bad news but I disolve when I finally get something good!!!!!!
Hi, I am new to this site. I am a Perth girl (55) living in Switzerland. Just had a 1.8cm lump removed and 3 nodes. Initial biopsy during surgery showed them to be negative but I have to wait for the full pathology to find out if there are any micro cancer cells around. Am hoping and praying that there are not. Would love to connect with any ladies who are out there. It is hard to talk to anyone about this as no one really understands as I have discovered, and I get tired of the "you will be fine" words when I am scared silly.
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I feel I should write a post to all you most brilliant ladies. For the past 6 weeks I have been logging on and following all your posts and I am feeling I have become part of a big family of lovely ladies. You have all helped me through the most emotional time of my life. Today is 14 days after my first chemo and the scalp and hair thing is happening. Oh well no more bad hair days for awhile.I had my right breast and 27 nodes removed 6 weeks ago and I am now having 6 x 3 weeks chemo.So looking forward to Christmas.
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