Jul 15, 2013 - 4:14 pm
Hello all. I'm new to this board. I was also a poster in the non Hodgkin's lymphoma link 12 years ago. I was recently diagnosed with BC, stg I IDC, during a preventative bilateral mastectomy for being BRCA 2 positive. Nothing was ever seems on mammo or during SBE and the doc BE. So, now, honestly, I don't know if I can really even be called a breast cancer patient, though, I am going to have to do the chemo done after being diagnosed. I'll do TC x 4 rounds. this is my second bout with cancer, as I had Primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma 12 years ago with a 12 week dose dense MACOP-B treatments. I know it sounds presumptive, but I guess I needing affirmation that I am a cancer patient (I've heard a number of disparaging remarks, not here though, from breast cancer patients talking bad about those of us who had preventative mastectomies for the BRCA genes). I just don't know where to fit in and whom to talk to. I feel lost, sad, angry for many reasons, and scared, since I have already done the chemo thing once. Thanks a ton, in advance, for talking to me and listening to my being a not mess right now.