Hi everyone out there. I am Jo, I'm 25 and 4 days ago i was told i have breast cancer. I get my results of my bone scan and CT in 2 days as well as the other pathology results. So at this point i don't if it has moved or what it is exactly or much really. I have been told that i will have my breast removed and some muscle from my chest wall as well a my lymph nodes, I will also undergo chemo and radiation. I am also a type 1 diabetic. I am hoping to find out as much as i can about everything i am about to go through as hard as it will be and i am hoping that maybe in here somewhere there might be another diabetic as well as just
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Dear Jo It's sad that you have to face this at such a young age, but you've come to the right place for oodles of support and understanding. I occasionally visit a blog called 'Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog'; it's inspirational, and at times funny - have a look if you like: http://carolinemfr.blogspot.com/ All the best for your journey Richard
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Thank you Richard for your support and help in finding others who can help me. I am new as i said and i am still unsure what to say to people so again thank you.
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Hi Jo I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year when I was 33. I think I was in shock for the first few weeks. There is a lot of information to try and absorb all of a sudden but try not to get too overwhelmed by it all. I had chemo and a mastecomy and I tried to just deal with one small step at time. Have you received your other results? Best wishes
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Hi Allicat, Thank you for your response. It is sad to hear that there are more than just a hand full of us out there and that this is getting more common in younger women. I have a lesion on my liver that they are looking at closer (MRI in about 3 weeks)to see if it is secondary. I also showed increased uptake in my L1 during the CT. I am having my mastectomy on wednesday the 12thof october. Scared shitless to be honest about it but glad in a way to have it out of the way so i can get this thing out of my body. I am still waiting on the rest of the pathology to come back and find out about the hormone side of things. Thank you for asking and i will keep everything updated as much as i can. Still looking for another type 1 who has been through this though.
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Good luck for your surgery tomorrow Jo. I was terrified before my mastecomy. I found it impossible to get my head around the idea of what was going to happen. But, it did happen and now I'm ok with it all. Best wishes.
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