My most memorable experience of the past Fields of Women was seeing how many people I knew who had all connected on the field. Groups of families, women, men, support people, sponsors, team members – I felt that we were all in this together.
As Field of Women 2014 gets closer, we wanted to hear about your experiences at past Field of Women events.
What made it a memorable experience for you?
Hi there everyone-I am 54 years old, married, and mother of 2 grown children. I have newly diagnosed early BC, confirmed 26 March 2014 as Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma. I opted for a uni lateral left mastectomy with a sentinel node biopsy and this was done early April in a private hospital by a great breast surveon who I felt very comfortable with.
To introduce myself I live in Hobart and have recently been diagnosed. Even though it seems like such a long time ago it was only 4 weeks ago that I was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma after finding a lump in my breast. I am 44yrs old so right up until the pathology results I kept believing it would just be a 3.5cm benign lump. No such luck.
I finished chemo early February and my hair is finally growing back. It would be okay if it was only on my head. I noticed that I have very fine down like hair growing on my face. I am way of removing it as I don't want it to come back thicker and more noticeable. Any advise would be appreciated.
I have recently had a lumpectomy followed by 6 weeks radiation therapy. I have been using tamoxifen for a month and have chosen to stop due to the side effects. My onco dx test showed I have less than 10 percent chance of it coming back. My question is: would a bilateral mastectomy further reduce risk of the cancer returning to my breast?
Hello ladies, do you live in Beverley or the surrounding suburbs? Our next get-together will be held at 7 pm on Thursday 24th April at the Halfway Hotel, Beverley, so why not come along!
Well, I got the results, I have stage 1 T1C for tumours and N1A for nodes. The two tumours were less than 1.6cms and of the 5 nodes there was cancer in 2 and it is contained within the nodes.
I tested positive to HER2 oestrogen, yet they say there is low level cell division.
On Thursday, I will meet with surgeon for post op follow up and then the oncology team regarding treatment. I believe that I will probably have chemo because of cancer in nodes.
Just a quick update. My period has returned, they stopped completely when I had chemo. Finished chemo in end of Nov and have just returned now. Kind of suspected they were coming back. Tender breasts and spotty chin. Feel a bit relieved as my 2 attempts at ivf failed. Not getting too carried away as I've been told I need to wait at least 2 years or even 5 because I was triple negative. At least now its kind of in my hands.