'I tried to attack chemo with real positivity.'
The stage and grade of a cancer describes its size, if it has spread and how fast it might grow.
Most women will have surgery to remove the cancer. You may also have other treatments to reduce the risk of it coming back.
The surgery you have depends on the stage of the breast cancer and what you decide is right for you.
You have regular check-ups and mammograms after treatment. Your nurse will advise you on managing the different effects of treatment.
Order booklets, audio CDs and DVDs about cancer treatments. Knowing what to expect could help you cope with any possible side effects.
Different chemotherapy drugs or combinations of chemotherapy drugs are given differently and have different side effects.
You don't have to climb mountains to give something back. For example, we need people affected by cancer to review our booklets, from home, in their own time. Find out more.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Our Online Community is always open and full of people ready to support you.
Share experiences and get support about any types of cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, biological or hormonal therapies, transplants, and clinical trials.
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Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
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