My Breast Cancer Timeline

I thought it may be interesting for anyone who is starting their cancer treatment to see a timeline of my cancer story. I stay in Scotland and am being treated through our National Health Service.

14th March 2016: Found my lump on my right boob

15th March: Saw my GP and was referred to the breast clinic

After 2 weeks and no appointment letter I complained by email to the hospital for the long wait.

27th April (6 weeks after referral): My first appointment at the breast clinic, was examined, givn an Ultra sound, Mammogram and 3 core biopsies were taken with a local anaesthetic using an ultra sound to guide 

4th May: Biopsy result appointment, was told I have Invasive breast cancer 17 mm lump

18th May: MRI scan 

19th May: MRI results and given operation date

20th May: Operation- lumpectomy and lymph node removal from under arm 

2nd June: Operation results, lump smaller than thought 12mm, margins and lymph nodes clear

28th June: Heart ultra sound and ECG

15th July: 1st of 4 Chemotherapy sessions every 3 weeks Docetaxel and Cyclophosphamide

16th Sep: Last chemo

17th Oct: 1st of 19 Radiotherapy every week day for 4 weeks and due to start hormone therapy

10th Nov: Last Radiotherapy 

23rd Nov: Bone scan

7th Nov: First monthly Zoladex Implant

27th Mar: First Six monthly Bone Infusion


So all in all my breast cancer treatment has taken around 9 months and I’ve been advised to take hormone therapy for 10 years and bone infusions for 2 years.

1 Comment

  1. We having day tomorrow in community centre in aid of it as iv lost lots to it, your story inspired me to do this as I don’t keep well myself , got lots different things wrong so I hope everyone who can will come along tomorrow, to help the cause and the most amazing story I have had pleasure to follow, as you are just that one very special person Jane


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