28 years old diagnosed with breast tumor AMA
As the title says I was diagnosed with a tumor in my right breast 6 months ago. After that I had a surgery and 6 sessions of protective chemotherapy, still having radiotherapy. Besides, the hormon therapy has been started and I take tamoxifen 2 times a day.
The reason I decided to do this AMA is that Breast Cancer is considered as a middle aged women sickness but it's not and because of this young women are usually misdiagnosed. Not only the society but also doctors dont expect young women having it. And that has to be changed somehow. Today one woman out of 10 in europe has it and half of them are under 40. 40 is the age they suggest regular check ups but it might be too late.
My life has been saved by my boyfriend. He was the one found it and forced me to visit a doctor before it went anywhere else in my body. So this post is actually for also men. I know many other women saved by their partners in this way.
I dont believe a stupid pink ribbon is a way to make people aware of breast cancer. It's nothing cute and pink. It's painful, bloody and like taking a never ending psychological roller coaster. Getting a new body is very challenging as well.
So ask me anything and I will share my experience with having a tumor in my body for some months so that some women around might be diagnosed at an early stage. Here are the pictures. It's the one I had the tumor. You can see my wounds, marks for radiotherapy and the port that has been used during chemo.