Newly diagnosed
posted by treasa77
04 September 2021

Breast Cancer. Double Massectomy.

Last reply: 4 months ago

Hi. Just found out two days ago that there were a few very small lumps in one breast. It was only picked up on mri. Mammogram didn't pick up. I have a strong family history of breast cancer so they're recommending removing the full breast. The other breast is totally healthy but their advice is to take that too. I agreed but the reality definitely hasn't sunk in. I'm back in next week to discuss implants etc. Just wondering if anyone was in the same boat or had any advice.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
09 September 2021

4 months ago

Hi treasa77,

I am so sorry to hear about your breast cancer diagnosis. This must be a challenging time and making decisions regarding surgery and implants can seem confusing and overwhelming which is completely understandable.

The Irish Cancer Society have supports available that you may find helpful at this time. One of those is our Survivor Support Programme which is a one to one programme, providing practical and emotional support to newly diagnosed patients. All the volunteers have had a cancer diagnosis and you can chat to someone who knows what you are going through. I will leave a link below with some more information on the programme for you to read. You can call our Support Line on 1800 200 700, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm to access the programme.

www.cancer.ie/cancer-information-and-support/cancer-support/coping-with-cancer/information-for-patients/survivor-support

I think you would find it very beneficial to chat to one of our cancer nurses about the Survivor Programme and other supports available to you at this difficult time. I hope you find this information helpful and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

Cancer Nurse

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