Diagnosed yesterday and anxious
I'm 31 and got my biopsy results yesterday. I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that has spread to my lymph node, and the mass in my breast is about 7.5 cm long. Grade 3 but no staging yet. They said hormones are favorable for treatment, which I haven't looked into. I have had fibrocystic breast disease, so I wasn't super concerned when I went in for a mammogram, and this is all just a shock. Breast cancer does run in my family, but I thought whatever was going on was a cyst issue. Because of the holidays, I don't get any more info on when my meeting with the surgeon is until Monday, and I will need an MRI to see if it spread. I may be meeting with another surgeon next week too recommended by an obgyn family friend. I'm not sure if two opinions are a good idea or not but I think so? The nurse and obgyn who talked to the surgeon she knows said I'm likely looking at chemo to shrink the masses, a well as surgery. I have anxiety disorder and PTSD, and being examined or exposed in any way puts me very on edge, and now it looks like I'm going to have to deal with a lot of that. I have a great support system that I'm very thankful for, but I'm just so scared. I don't know exactly what I'm doing posting here, but any good vibes and advice would be appreciated.