Posted 1/6/2020 7:11 AM (GMT -7)
Our 46 year old daughter was diagnosed a year ago and under went lumpectomy and 30 rounds of radiation. The breast cancer was described as stage 1. A follow up just before Christmas found another node, lump, whatever they are called, about .03 mm (I think that is right). Ten years ago I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. Surgery, radiation, chemo, hormone therapy. During that time I know how I wanted folks to react. For the most part I did not like to talk about it with others. I kept it bottled up. Other than the prostate cancer forum.
She is scheduled for a double mastectomy.
My question: Should we just let her bring up the issue, or shall we encourage her to talk about it? She is a very independent person, and has a high pressure job, good money, but tons of stress. She never married. Gone through a ton of boyfriends, but none ever measured up.
Just wondered if anyone had any input how we should approach it.