Hi, Chantry, sorry you had to join us, but you will get lots of input from these ladies. I am much older than you and was diagnosed in December. I, too, have lots of b/c in my family. I'll just get this started and many others will join in and let you know other questions.
1. What type of cancer?
2. How large is the tumor? (helps in "Staging")
3. Were lymphnodes invloved? If so, how many? (Helps to determine treatment)
4. Are you ER/PR + or -? (Results determine if you get hormone therapy or not)
5. Are you HER2 + or -
6. When can you see oncologist?
The oncologist will set up your treatment plan. Most questions will be for the oncologist. Essentially, the surgeon's bit is over. Stay in touch here on the forum and these ladies will help with your questions. You'll see lots of young women here -- and lots of older women like me, too. Good luck, and God Bless You.
By the way, don't forget to do the exercises your surgeon recommended. This helps you regain mobility in your arm. It may take as long as 6 weeks for it to get back, so keep trying.