I am very newly diagnosed with IDC. I found a lump just before Christmas. At first I wasn’t sure if it was anything. I’ve always had pretty dense breast tissue, but I’d recently lost about 45lbs, and suddenly the right breast felt different. I saw my GP who sent me for an ultrasound, and a week later I had my first mammogram, another ultrasound and a biopsy. Another week, and I was told yes, it’s cancer. The waiting is the worst. Waiting for results, waiting for appointments... My surgery is in two days. The surgeon says I’ve caught it early, it’s easily accessible and he’s confident. I still worry. We’ve told some people - telling our 8 kids was stressful - and the thing that I find hard is that when you say “breast cancer” what you usually hear back is “oh, my aunt/sister/mother/friend had that and she’s fine now”. I understand that folks are trying to be supportive and positive - and yes, breast cancer is highly treatable - it’s not like it’s one of these super rare forms with a crazy high mortality rate - but it’s still CANCER - and it’s still anxiety inducing. Fingers crossed this goes well and it’s just a blip on my journey.