Survivor since 2007
I was also a 2B IDC. I am still here nearly 7 years later. Breast cancer is NOT the killer is used to be. So many treatments available. Many woman go to the "How Long Do I Have?" place when they are diagnosed. (I did too). When I was going in for my biopsy, I asked the radiologist "Am I going to die"? She laughed and said...."From this little thing????" (followed by laughter)
Don't think that way! You will go through treatment and plan on living a full life! The statistics for for 5 years which doesn't mean you are only going to live 5 years. That's how they measure survival. Breast cancer is a relatively common disease. You have the MOST common type. Yours is not rare, it is like vanilla.... common. You have had a preliminary diagnosis. You will be having more testing, more facts will become known to you and your oncologist. Don't think about dying, you have got a big treatment in front of you. Plan on marching through that treatment like a warrior. No sniveling allowed! Ask questions of YOUR diagnosis. Don't go wandering on the internet and start reading horrible things about breast cancer that is NOT YOUR BREAST CANCER! Yours breast cancer is yours alone. Not all breast cancers are created equal. Treatment is designed for you only, because thankfully, they can target it for you.
You have joined are ranks and there are thousands and thousands of us out here alive and well years after treatment. You will make it, you will live, be a tough cookie, now concentrate on your treatment and getting back to your normal life.
Hang in there and take care, Sharon