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A Look at Breast Cancer

By Kate

I was diagnosed with stage 3 ER positive breast cancer in January 2018, when I was 47.

It was aggressive and fast moving, so I had 4 AC chemo infusions, followed by 12 weekly infusions of Paclitaxel first.

I then had a double mastectomy, lymph node removal, and reconstruction.

I am on an AI and have regular Zoladex injections.

Just about to be given another injection, as my bones are suffering.

Have lymphedema in affected arm and breast - constant cellulitis infections so then on antibiotics for two years.

My breast cancer could not be detected until it had spread to my lymph nodes. The mammogram couldn't find it, as it was so small, but was picked up luckily by ultrasound.

I live in London, have three kids- 23, 21, and nearly 19, and two dogs. I feel so blessed to have such a lovely support group around me, but it would be nice to have more friends who have been through the same thing and understand.

I find the regular checkups so stressful, and I am terrified it will come back.

I am going to join your Thursday night chats.

Thank you for sharing your story, Kate. SBC loves you, and we are excited to have you in Thursday Night Thrivers! Resources & Support:

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Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

May 20 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


In Body Breathwork

May 21 ,  6:00 p.m. ET


Brain Spotting

May 27,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

May 28,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

June 3, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

Jun 4,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

June 10,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

June 11, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

June 11,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Upcoming Events


Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


Después de un Diagnóstico

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