Diagnosed as a result of Breastscreen mammogram, two dcis left breast.
All history now, enjoying being well and happy.
Don't be afraid to ask for help!
Joining the support group one year after my diagnosis opened up my world.
My message is - Always have tests and follow ups that are required, be vigilant but don't let the C word rule your life or the lives around you.
does anyone have any experience with the "Casting for a Cure" program?
It is popular in UK, USA and NZ and local fishing groups here in Tassie are keen to get on board.
We have many waterways that are suitable and keen fly fishers who want to assist the ladies. It is good for lymphodema and I would like to hear from anyone who has been part of the program, or knows anything about it.
These are the words WE have all heard at different times from different health professionals.
Over the past week I have heard three different women trivialise their diagnosis- why you ask?
Well because they "only needed a lumpectomy followed by minimal ongoing treatment ( in one case, and radiation for the other two) they somehow feel their diagnosis ranks lower on the "Breast Cancer Richter Scale". (my own little choice of words, girls!)
I am sorry but I disagree totally- we are all in the same boat when we hear those damned words "... you have breast cancer."
Launceston Breast Cancer Network is an open group focused on welcoming and supporting new and existing members, whatever their stage on the cancer journey. The prime aims of the group are support, education and information.
Breast Screen Tasmania is celebrating 21 years - you can attend one of their celebratory open sessions - http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/features/breastscreen_tasmania_celebrates_21_...
My breast cancer was picked up by BreastScreen Tas in 2004 and if they hadn't offered this service I would have gone undiagnosed until it was a far blacker picture. I can only imagine how many other women that have been saviours of.