Post Edited (Nancyjo) : 3/7/2005 9:36:02 AM (GMT-7)
Glad you found us. This is a good place to be. You have already gotten very good responses, so I will just say Welcome. I was 55 when dx'd with a rare cancer. Connective tissue type that is rarely found in the breast except this type of tumor. Phyllodes. I had a simple mast. and will finally, 1.5 years later, be done with all the surgeries on Friday. Yea. And I actually got perky new ones in return for the old droopy sick one. LOL.
Stay calm and get all the knowledge about breast cancer that you can absorb. It helps to know!!
Hugs and prayers to you,
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
Welcome, Nancy Jo,
I was 51 when diagnosed nearly 6 years ago. Had a 2.5 CM tumor, and like a couple of the other gals said, I wanted to do whatever it took to "get rid of the cancer." When I went into surgery I didn't know if I would come out having had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Was lucky, Dr got clean margins with a lump as well as nodes removed - 3 of which were cancerous. Now with chemo and rads behind me (no Tamoxifen as I have ER/PR neg tumor) I feel very fortunate to be doing well and looking forward to becoming a Grandma in 6 weeks and again this fall.
Welcome to our little corner of cyberspace. You ask the questions, and someone will give you an answer - or several of us will give you several answers. We have a lot of fun on this board, but also are here to give support and encouragement when someone needs it. Love Las Vegas and hope to get down there sometime this year. Will let you know if it happens and maybe we can meet. By the way I live in North Dakota - and it is 60 degrees here today.
God Bless you on all the decisions you have to make - get the tests first.