Hi Everyone, My treatment has been to remove the lump, have three weeks radiotherapy and, by choice give tamoxifen a go. I say by choice because I've been told it will only help me a little and the oncologists were split on whether I could just not bother. I have also been told that there is a very good chance the lump won't come back. Naturally this is good and it is a huge relief but I find myself wondering "how do they know this?" And feeling a bit worried that maybe my treatment won't be effective enough. I was having my radiotherapy with another woman who had similar prognosis but no doubts at all. On the other hand I find myself awake at four in the morning looking at my breast and thinking "is it red enough, it doesn't itch much yet. The other woman's was red and itchy, maybe this isn't working" Okay, so rationally I know everyone is different, but I suppose I need to quantify things in my head. Do a lot of women get this treatment and not have recurrences? I'm only half way through my radio and I suppose I'm still a bit fragile mentally - aren't we all!! I suppose because I was told my lump was benign at first then that changed, then told I needed tamoxifen at first, then told no I didn't, but later that I could have it if I wanted to give it a go because there was a small benefit . Changes make me feel less confident....any thoughts ladies please?This forum so so full of knowledgeable women I trust what I'm told on here. It helps give an overview.