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I am 19 years old and I have just been told I have breast cancer. Last year I found a lump in my breast and had a biopsy and it was a benign fibroadenoma. 8 months later i returned with pain, so was given surgery to remove the lump. 2 weeks later once the lump had been examined i am told it has turned into cancer. I am so scared and cant believe i have breast cancer at the age of 19!!
My heart goes out to you. I thought I was unlucky at 41, but 19 really does seem very unfair.
Give us some more details if you can - have the docs given you any idea what treatment they're going to give you? Have you got family and friends to give you some help and support?
If you feel like it, let us know what the next steps are for you - there are loads of people on here who will give you any help, advice etc about what to expect.
Meantime - try and keep a level head. Breast cancer is VERY treatable, and there are plenty people on here (myself included) who can help you through whatever you have to do.
Best wishes to you, and keep us posted
Oh Emilyjane,what a horrible time for you.The up side is that you have found it early on and treatment can start.Your poor mind must be all over the place.Please keep coming on here and rant and rave all you like.There are lots of people ready to support you.I had bc 3 years ago and am still here to tell the tale.good luck sweetheart.You could also try bcpals breast cancer forum for sopport as well.
HI yes, treatment has began, I don't have a common type of breast cancer its a malignant phyllodes tumour, very rare case. I have just undergone a wide local excision, it was thought that a mastectomy would have been best for me though, waiting on pathology results back to see whether I will need radiotherapy or not. Luckily chemotherapy wasn't and option for this type, unfortunately there isn't much knowledge on this type of disease, it is not a hormone related type and tends to not travel through the lymph nodes but through the blood. There has no been spread from last CT scan and hopefully it still remains that way xx
Life can be so cruel, and so difficult to get your head round the fact that this has happened and to one so young, my heart goes out to you, I know it must be a great shock but given time, with all the support from your friends and family, and the great advances in treatment, and positive thinking, you WILL come through this. This forum is the best and you can vent your anger and frustration all you like and we are all listening to you and will do everything we can to get you through. I have only been on a short time, and already I feel the benefit of talking to others, complete strangers and yet they feel like good friends, sometimes it is easier to talk to them than it is to those close to you, and as I found, your family will probably find it more difficult to come to terms with it than you will. Keep your chin up, best foot forward, positivity is paramount. and keep in touch.
I wish you all the luck in the world sweetheart.