I Have a Mother Who Has Breast Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    Breast Cancer Took My Mom's Life In 1987

    I was a young mother of two boys and one on the way in December of 1986 I was anxiously awaiting my mom to come and see us.  I waited for what seemed like an eternity but she never arrived.   I finally got so worried that I called my stepfather who...
    Carolinamama Carolinamama
    51-55, F
    Oct 30, 2009

    A New and Scary Experience

    My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer 2 weeks ago. She's known about the lump in her breast for months but her excuse for not going to the doctors was that she didn't want to upset my Gran who has liver cancer. She is back at home now after her first chemo treatment...
    ClarkKent ClarkKent
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2007

    She does. She's had three surgeries

    so far. She's doing well.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 21, 2015

    Diagnosed In 1998

    She had a mastectomy and radiation and has been cancer free since then.  I am thankful everyday for the positive outcome and so glad to still have my Mom around!
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    My Brief Story

    On the 1st of July 2010 I found out my mother had recurring metastatic breast cancer. My Mum was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993. I was 5 years old. My brother was six months old. She had a single masectomy and some of her lymph nodes removed. My whole life has been...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    Cancer Blues

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a freshmen in high school. She had her surgury over christmas break. It was awful. Yet the whole time I was unaware that she could die. I was probably mean to my mother even more so because then... I wouldn't have to feel...
    BlondieTwinTwo BlondieTwinTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2007

    The Big C

    well it was only a few weeks ago that my mother found out that she had breast cancer. she just had it in the one boob but decided to get the other off just incase. Im not to worried about it. but ive been keeping myself busy to forget about it. im just a bit stressed because...
    ruby666 ruby666
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2009

    My Mother Died novembe...

    My mother died November 27th 1990 from breast cancer
    aernst24 aernst24
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2007

    It Seems Never Ending

    My mother is soon to be 45 next month. She was diagnosed with Incurable Breast Cancer 6 years ago. She's with us til this very day. But for the last 6 years all she's said is her goodbyes to us, or been attempted to create memories as a family. My mother is back in forth between...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    My Mother Is In Remission

    It was last year when my mother went in for her mammogram and two days later the did a breast biopsy, and found cancer. She had to have two surgeries and on the last on they had to do a partial mastactomy. She went through radiation and is in remission right now, but the doctors...
    swatches swatches
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 12, 2007

    She Lost Her Battle In 2004

    Now I fight each day to keep her memory alive, donate in her name, research and learn how to help and let other people know that they are not alone. 
    relocationblues relocationblues
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2008

    I just recently found out

    that my mom has breast cancer and it is messing with my head and my decision making.
    UcanStopSearching UcanStopSearching
    41-45, M
    Mar 17, 2014

    The Cancer Has Come Back

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and had surgery to remove a portion of her breast, and now the doctors have found cancer in the other breast, and so she has to go through radiation, and maybe Chemo this time. Plus she may need a kidney transplant. It...
    swatches swatches
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2007


    Today My Mother Told Me She Has Breast Cancer. I'm 15 And I Can't Imagine What I Would Do If I Lost Her. At This Age I Need Her The Most :'( 
    y8e96u12hn y8e96u12hn
    1 Response May 22, 2010

    Mum Started Wit Breast Cancer Then Spread

    my mum is 46years old and she has been suffering from cancer over 15 and a half years now but unfortunately 14 weeks ago she got put on this treatment called proton therapy, She got told if this didnt work then this would be the end of her treatment for good.when is it when...
    lolly89x lolly89x
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2010

    Hi everyone, Purely and simply,

    I feel like I am trapped in a nightmare. I am 33 and my mom is 68 and she was just diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, which I know is aggressive to treat. Though the docs don't think it has spread which is good, she is still facing a mastectomy and chemo. She...
    isis1014 isis1014
    31-35, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    I just got a call from my parents

    that my mothers biopsy came back positive. So sad :(
    MissPoppins81 MissPoppins81
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    Haha! No More!!

    Last week, she had her cancer scan and it was clear!! Yay!!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 14, 2009

    I would like any advice

    or reassurance from anyone in this situation please. . My mum has just been diagnosed with cancer again , last time was 17 years ago . But this time she knew she had it b4 she did anything about it . She's got aggressively spread cancer in left Breast and cancer In the right...
    becky10002 becky10002
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2014

    My Mom

    My mom had cancer in 2003 and now she is doing so much better its a miracle. I am so glad that she is still around. It was hard going though i did really well and so did she and now she is a survior
    ampeck123 ampeck123
    Sep 26, 2008

    Like Birds Of The Air

    I grew up in a small town in Oregon, my house next door to a large forest. I remember spending countless sunny hours out there as a child in the woods and the great empty fields surrounding it. I remember the cool thrill of wading down the creek skipping stones, and the sweet and...
    homestarrunner37 homestarrunner37
    18-21, F
    Jan 15, 2013


    She was diagnosed late 2006 with stage four (the last stage). I wish that there was some way I could help take the pain away and get her health back.
    bracingthetide bracingthetide
    16-17, F
    May 14, 2007


    My mom got breast cancer when i was a freshmen in high school. She thought me and i my sis would'nt care, but i was devastated. But i am so lucky, my mom survived! I am now a senior in high school and this memory feels like it never happened. Thank Goodness.
    ChemicalLover705 ChemicalLover705
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2007

    It May Help?

    each day when you open your browser, did you ever realize there might be something you could be doing to help catch breast cancer earlier and perhaps take less victims? http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2 i've added this website to my tabs. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2007

    Its So Devastating.

    Not only has my poor mother had to overcome ovarian cancer already, we just recently (within this last month) found out she has breast cancer. They havent gone back to the doctor since the initial diagnosis, so I cant say exactly how bad or what kind. My dad found her...
    sKitzoWife sKitzoWife
    22-25, F
    Apr 26, 2010

    Well it's not confirmed yet.

    Her first scan showed that there was something there. Today she finds out if she does in fact have breast cancer. I'm waiting for her to come home and share the news.. The bad thing is.....I feel pretty neutral. It's like I don't if I care or not. I just sit in between. I was...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    I Had a Mother Who Had Breast Cancer

    I'm sorry, I hope I don't upsent anyone, but my mother had Breast Cancer for five years before she passed away. She was only thirty-eight when she died, and eleven years on I miss her every day.
    maybecrazy maybecrazy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2007


    I had a mother who died of breast cancer on Palm Sunday 2011.
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2011

    Just Finishing Her Third

    Yep...my mother is just rounding out her third bout of cancer. The first time, I was about five or six. It was estrogen positive, HER 2 negative, in her left breast. She had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. I didn't know at the time that my mother had...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 22, 2009

    Every Day a Miracle

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2003, at Stage 4. She underwent chemotherapy to shrink the lump, then had a mastectomy in February 2004. Despite some of the predictions, the cancer went into nearly 100 percent remission until this past spring, when her...
    writebrain writebrain
    Oct 13, 2008

    My Grandmother and Mil

    My maternal grandmother had breast cancer in 1996, the doctor's removed one breast as well as lymph nodes in her armpit. She had several rounds of radiation and then took tamoxifen for a few years. The doctor's thankfully removed all the cancer and she has been cancer free ever...
    asajaybird asajaybird
    26-30, F
    Sep 10, 2007


    i found ou friday my mam has breast cancer she only 39 im 10 its hard as iv 2be the strong 1 im de oldest child have 2younger sisters aged 11 and 5 its so hard bu were copin togeather :( x
    sherxx sherxx
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

    Guilt and Love In Melbourne

    Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer while i was away overseas during the summer. They didn't want to worry me while I was away and I can understand that and don't begrudge them their decision. She starts chemo on Thursday.  I live about two hours away from her, my dad, and...
    thecoolgirlintown thecoolgirlintown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2007

    Why Is It So Difficult

    I am 36 and my mother is 65.  I haven't seen her for 10 years (my choice) and have had very minimal contact with her for 5 of those years and no contact at all for the latter part of those ten years (also my choice).  In January, '07, she sent me a letter telling me...
    Malene Malene
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2007

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