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Apr 5, 2021 10:43PM
rere—I am so sorry you are here, but you have found a great place for support. I'm a fellow TN, diagnosed last May. I am not going to say I know how you feel, because it is different for us all. But I remember feeling so overwhelmed with the TN diagnosis. But, I want you to know, treatment was tough but I got through it and it was hard, but not as hard as I had feared. Lean on your care team and make sure you trust them.
I remember early in my diagnosis, I found another TN. She told me we are in a sorority that nobody wants to join, but once you do we are here for each other. That meant a lot to me, so I wanted to say the same to you. You'll find a lot of very smart and supportive people on this site. Please know that I'm here for you, too. To cheer you on, answer any questions, or just to vent to.
I may not qualify as young as you’re looking for, but was diagnosed in my mid 40s, so feel young. Also BRACA negative with a similar family history— for me it was my mom and maternal grandmother. I did chose lumpectomy with radiation. My SO and MO were very kind in taking time to explain TNBC and where we have the highest risk of recurrence. For me it was the right choice, but realize that we are all very different and it is a very personal choice. I encourage you to take all the time you need research, ask questions, and make the decision that you are comfortable with. Make sure you have all the answers you need before makeing the next step in treatment.
When I see a new TN, I feel a need to reach out, it’s a scary diagnosis. I am here for you with any questions or just to offer support. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out. I’ll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts and gentle hugs to you. And if I can do this, I know you can, too!
5/1/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2-
5/28/2020 AC + T (Taxol)
10/4/2020 Lumpectomy: Right