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  • Deborah Calquhoun Profile

    My daughter has triple negative breast cancer, and is scheduled to have a double mastectomy as well as a lumpectomy . I have no funds. Is there any where that will help me aquire the post mastectomy clothing my daughter will need?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 20 hours 5 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My nurse navigator recommended a post surgical camisole that has pockets to hold the drainage tube bulbs. I got an order from my Surgeon and got it at a speciality shop that sells bras, swimsuits, etc. for mastectomy patients. By having my order my insurance company paid for it.
      I'm not a...

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      My nurse navigator recommended a post surgical camisole that has pockets to hold the drainage tube bulbs. I got an order from my Surgeon and got it at a speciality shop that sells bras, swimsuits, etc. for mastectomy patients. By having my order my insurance company paid for it.
      I'm not a doctor but just curious why she is having a lumpectomy and mastectomy?
      She will be fine.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I only needed bras to hold the drains. Two were given to me @ my hospital and insurance paid for them. I wore normal clothes after. Prayers

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  • anonymous Profile

    Anyone develop lymphedema after treatments are done ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    2 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I haven't and pray I don't. I am very diligent about wearing a compression sleeve when I do my workouts with weights. Also last year I had carpal tunnel surgery and they have to use a tourniquet on the arm at the shoulder, I did ask and the surgeon agreed to have it put at the elbow.

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    • Willie Garcia Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

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      My name is Willie B. Garcia from US Florida
      I'm so excited...

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  • Sharla Winters Profile

    How was your first mamo after treatment experience?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    4 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I only had a unilateral mammo after treatment since the cancerous one was removed.

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    • Sue Boston Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Hi Sharla, I'm not going to lie to you, it hurt and I was sore the next day, they also tried getting some of my chest wall in the machine as well and it hurt, but that was me, that does not mean that will be you. The second one was a piece of cake!! :) I had to wait 6 months after I completed...

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      Hi Sharla, I'm not going to lie to you, it hurt and I was sore the next day, they also tried getting some of my chest wall in the machine as well and it hurt, but that was me, that does not mean that will be you. The second one was a piece of cake!! :) I had to wait 6 months after I completed radiation to have it done, the Doctor said that it took about that long for everything to settle.

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  • Sharla Winters Profile

    Just finished. Had lumpectomy and radiation. I wonder when first mamo will be?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    4 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I used to do mammograms and it seems if a patient had a lumpectomy we waited 6 months to give the breast some time to heal from the surgery.

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    • SAm  White Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Mine was 3 months later but most 6 months

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    what happens when Triple negative breast cancer does not respond to chemo

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    5 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      We are not doctors here and that sounds like a question for your doctor(s).

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    • Windy Holifield Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I'm a triple negative breast cancer Survivor for 5 years and Going now a days with New information and medication for breast cancer you will be fine at first I use to worry and stress my self out looking on line reading all these different information and it was driving me crazy so I stop...

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      I'm a triple negative breast cancer Survivor for 5 years and Going now a days with New information and medication for breast cancer you will be fine at first I use to worry and stress my self out looking on line reading all these different information and it was driving me crazy so I stop looking but never stop educating my self with just one website and stay with it through my whole Journey i put it in God hands and stop stressing my self out because cancer live of stress and day by day it gotten better for me until I was no longer letting it beat me down I very happy now I don't think about it just some times when I look at my 2 different size breast I say look I beat you I'm standing strong I'm a Live I hope this will put you at some ease

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    Hello, my name is krista, I have inverted nipples its just where they goinward, but my left one has become sore and stiff, and i peeled some skin off around it. I hope im not at the risk of breast cancer... am I?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    6 days 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm not a doctor but my question would be, did they just become inverted or have they always been this way? I ask as I had friend who was born with her nipples inverted so she wasn't able to nurse her babies. If they just became that way and you said you're skin is peeling I'd make an...

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      I'm not a doctor but my question would be, did they just become inverted or have they always been this way? I ask as I had friend who was born with her nipples inverted so she wasn't able to nurse her babies. If they just became that way and you said you're skin is peeling I'd make an appointment to see a doctor to see if any testing is needed.

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  • Vickie Mccormick Profile

    Why does it hurt so bad on the breast bone area after a double. It's been 3 weeks

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    6 days 2 answers
    • Joyce Folk Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Give yourself a break. You are healing. You will be sore for awhile. I used ice packs to help with pain. I am 2 years out and I still have moments. But I happy to be enjoying another day. Bless you
      And take care.

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Don't forget lots of nerves get cut and lots of pushing and shoving during surgery after a double especially!!

      I'm coming up to year 3 for me and my double and I still get pains .
      I get lots a stabbing pain From nerves .....

      and I had very bad episodes of Seroma in ex breasts areas that had...

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      Don't forget lots of nerves get cut and lots of pushing and shoving during surgery after a double especially!!

      I'm coming up to year 3 for me and my double and I still get pains .
      I get lots a stabbing pain From nerves .....

      and I had very bad episodes of Seroma in ex breasts areas that had to be drained every couple of days ... the build up of fluid was a bit painful and uncomfortable.

      So check in with your Surgeon or GP , to make sure all is good !

      But it's major surgery with loads of emotional and physical stuff involved.

      Take care of your self don't do any heavy lifting etc , careful when you dry yourself ..
      ask for help
      but still visit a doctor to explain what was done to your body !!

      Good luck::))

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  • josephine Attakorah-Manu Profile

    healthy lifestyle to avoid breast cancer

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    6 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I, for one had a healthy lifestyle and still developed breast cancer. There are so many other factors that may come into play in its development. I'm doing the best I can to avoid any possible recurrence or any new cancer.

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    • kerrie wilson Profile
      anonymous
      stage_3c Patient

      Same here. I ate nutritionally, I went to the gym, good job, adequate finances And bang stage 3 grade 3 breast cancer.

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  • alice hewitt Profile

    What does triple positive mean?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2015
    8 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are some great videos on this site that explains lots of things. From what I've read triple positive means your tumor was being fed by Estrogen, Progesterone, and a protein called Her2. Your doctor(s) need to be answering your questions and we aren't doctors here.

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    • Robin H Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am triple positive stage 3b. Meant chemo and radiation, but I'm still alive and working. You can handle this and given time, life will get better!

      Comment
  • Huma Ahmed Profile

    What exercises are recommended after an ancillary lymphnode dissection? I had my lymphnodes taken out on Wednesday but no one advised me as to what exercises I should do. I'm 45 and lymphedema scares the bejeevers out of me.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    9 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had a consult with an occupational therapist who gave me some exercises to do and also watched a video in my hospital room. I recall there is no heavy lifting for a period of time. Talk with your team and find out what you should and shouldn't be doing. I was leery last fall when I had...

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      I had a consult with an occupational therapist who gave me some exercises to do and also watched a video in my hospital room. I recall there is no heavy lifting for a period of time. Talk with your team and find out what you should and shouldn't be doing. I was leery last fall when I had carpal tunnel surgery as they have to use a tourniquet. I did ask the Surgeon and he was OK with it and put it at my elbow rather than my shoulder. One may never get lymphedema and then it can occur years later so one must be diligent always (at least I am).

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      After my surgery it was found that half the nodes taken were cancerous !

      I was told to keep my skin moisturised with cream,

      always were a glove while gardening
      .
      Don't carry heavy items on that arm .

      I always massage my arm and also raise it in the air to help with draining .

      Go to a physio...

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      After my surgery it was found that half the nodes taken were cancerous !

      I was told to keep my skin moisturised with cream,

      always were a glove while gardening
      .
      Don't carry heavy items on that arm .

      I always massage my arm and also raise it in the air to help with draining .

      Go to a physio or occupational therapist. And check What's the best exercise for you is .. or check into you nearest Lymphodeama centre check on line !!

      Also you can be measured by a professional for a Compression sleeve , a compression sleeve is like what burns victim wear ......... My arm was doing well till I started my radiation !! When it started filling with fluid .

      I'm careful not to "hurt" it and I massage it myself and wear my sleeve some of the time .... but it's quite hot and I live in a hot country!

      Don't worry too much , to just have to learn to live with and around it !! I work full time in a very physical and sometime dangerous area with no real issues !!

      So talk to your GP Good luck.

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