BCAM: October 13th

Most of us who have or have had breast cancer, especially if we are older when we are diagnosed, do not have to face Stage IV. But shouldn’t more be done for those lovely young women whose cancer has spread and they have no hope or seeing their children grow up? For husbands who have … Read more

The importance of Pinktober

Jeg trenger ikke å fortelle deg viktigheten av Pinktober, som er en påminnelse om å sjekke brystene dine, og vær så snill å gjøre det. Men hvis Pinktober er grunnen til at du undersøker brystet ditt minst en gang i året, er det bedre enn aldri, og jeg vil si at Pinktober har oppnådd noe. … Read more

Trying to escape my cancer thoughts

I am very sad to day. I woke up this morning full of plans for the day. After scrolling the newspapers on the Internet I discovered that Kelly Preston is diseased after a two years struggle against breast cancer. I met my own fear with anxiety and I could not sit still. All my plans … Read more

Self-care during radiotherapy

Treatments to prevent recurrence of breast cancer is individual these days. Back in the early 90`s the treatment seemed to be more equal for anyone with breast cancer: Surgery, chemo- and radiotherapy. If I knew back then, what I know today I hopefully would be a very capable nurse. Todays topic is Self-care during radiotherapy. … Read more

My breast cancer treatment plan

My breast cancer treatment plan is not really settled. And why is that? The reason is caused by one tiny micro metastasis in one of seven sentinel nodes extirpated during my surgery, and not five as I may have mentioned in a previous post. I was operated BCT with sentinel node January 16 th. My … Read more

Unhappy New year with breast cancer

Today I got the phone call from my surgeon and she confirmed the radiologist cancer suspicion. Do I have breast cancer?   I would love to say happy new year, but instead it is a unhappy New year with breast cancer. Feelings My Christmas was destroyed after I felt a lump in my right breast … Read more

Do I have breast cancer?

Do I have breast cancer? Well, the radiologist seemed pretty sure, but I got to wait to January 2. before I know for certain. Then the team at the Breast diagnosis center will decide what kind og treatment I need.  This waiting time is so very long. It feels like an eternity.  I keep panicking … Read more