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    Metatastic TNBC: has anyone dealt with pelvic edema and swelling of the upper.legs? If so, what did you do for relief?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    about 9 hours 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      You need to be talking with your doctor(s) about it as what some may say your doctor(s) don't want you using.

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    How soon after diagnosis for idc start and what are treatment options?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Check out the learn section, chapter 6 has information about all of the treatment options.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone's cancer is an individual thing even with the same diagnosis. I had 2 biopsies in Jan, 2 weeks apart and my surgery was done in Feb. I started chemo. in Apr and went through June then had rads. between mid July and the end of August. I had some additional testing to see if chemo. was...

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      Everyone's cancer is an individual thing even with the same diagnosis. I had 2 biopsies in Jan, 2 weeks apart and my surgery was done in Feb. I started chemo. in Apr and went through June then had rads. between mid July and the end of August. I had some additional testing to see if chemo. was necessary. Your doctor(s) will come up with the best plan for your situation.

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    What changes are there in 3rd stage breast cancer

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 22 hours Answer
  • Hello Kitty Profile

    Doagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma . Lymph nodes srent checked yer.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    1 day 1 answer
    • Sharon Doria Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      It sounds as though you are at the start of your journey just having been diagnosed. You will get alot more information as your team moves forward with the process. I think the biggest shock for me was finding out that I had IDC. From there you trust in team to give you the best care for your...

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      It sounds as though you are at the start of your journey just having been diagnosed. You will get alot more information as your team moves forward with the process. I think the biggest shock for me was finding out that I had IDC. From there you trust in team to give you the best care for your particular cancer. Try not to panic. You will get through this!

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  • roberta fisher Profile

    Triple negative breast cancer

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are some great videos on this site regarding breast cancer, you may want to look at them as they are a wealth of information and easy to understand.

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    • Sharon Parsons Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am a 3 year survivor of TNBC. Ask any questions and someone on here will be able to answer.

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  • Sameer Shinde Profile

    Does a body fall resulting into leg fracture, can adversely affect a patient who has diagnosed for 1stage breast cancer then successfully treated and now just 5 session away from completing radiation therapy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    4 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you had a DEXA scan done? I was showing Osteopenia prior to treatments and it has gotten somewhat worse afterwards with being on Letrozole. I was actually due for a followup study 11 months after my diagnosis so we just did it earlier to see where I was at after chemo. and rads.

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    • Sharon Doria Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      It's kind of like a complicated answer. Betty is right. You need to know the status of your bone loss before beginning treatments as some of treatments can thin your bones. I was diagnosed as having osteoporosis before I ever found out I have breast cancer. Since I was slightly PR+ I was on...

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      It's kind of like a complicated answer. Betty is right. You need to know the status of your bone loss before beginning treatments as some of treatments can thin your bones. I was diagnosed as having osteoporosis before I ever found out I have breast cancer. Since I was slightly PR+ I was on Arimidex to keep my body from creating this hormone that the cancer may feed off of. This drug can thin your bones. I wasnt' asked if I wanted this as the possibility of breast cancer recurrence vs. fractures was an easy decision to make. There is so much to consider. That's why you need to ask questions of your team of doctors. Your fracture will heal.

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    Has anyone been on CAPE? It's apparantly an oral chemo, my doctor ha suggested it and I don't know what to expect . Will the side effects be the same? How long? Anyone survivor (or friend or relative)here who has taken CAPE?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    4 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Your doctor should give you all the info on the drug he/she wants you to take. Mine provided a detailed handout of the chemo. meds I got and after my first infusion the nurse also gave me some info. with possible side effects of what may or may not occur. I have never heard of CAPE so it must...

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      Your doctor should give you all the info on the drug he/she wants you to take. Mine provided a detailed handout of the chemo. meds I got and after my first infusion the nurse also gave me some info. with possible side effects of what may or may not occur. I have never heard of CAPE so it must be short for something but unsure as to what since I'm not a doctor.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      It's difficult to predict what your experience will be. Another patient can describe what happened to them but you can't count on it as your experience. Your doctor can give you a list of side effects. It doesn't predict what will happen. When I had a mastectomy, the doctor gave me all sorts...

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      It's difficult to predict what your experience will be. Another patient can describe what happened to them but you can't count on it as your experience. Your doctor can give you a list of side effects. It doesn't predict what will happen. When I had a mastectomy, the doctor gave me all sorts of things that might happen. For me, I had no pain, and never had to take any pain meds. It was easier than a dental appointment. On the other end of the spectrum, another woman could be in dire pain, and have all sorts of problems. One can't predict what will happen. Take care, Sharon

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  • Athenais Yellow Profile

    Having a double mastectomy on Tues. anything any of you suggest to get to make things easier at home? I got a recline pillow for bed, dressings, clips for JPs, button up clothes at easy reach, flex straws, stool softener, pain meds filled. Anything else?

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_1 Patient
    4 days 5 answers
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    • SAm  White Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You have it covered. Rest & mental healing is most important

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sounds like you are set. Do you have some meals in the freezer or friends that will do some meal preparation? Excellent planning. I had a single and for me it was relatively easy. So many nerves are cut with the mastectomy, there isn't much to cause you pain. I did not have any armpit (axial)...

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      Sounds like you are set. Do you have some meals in the freezer or friends that will do some meal preparation? Excellent planning. I had a single and for me it was relatively easy. So many nerves are cut with the mastectomy, there isn't much to cause you pain. I did not have any armpit (axial) nodes removed but if those have to be removed, it will cause post op pain. Keep up with your pain meds. Take care, Sharon

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  • Claudia Roa Profile

    Recurrence

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    6 days 3 answers
    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      This is hard news for you. I wish you strength and support going through more treatment.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Your question is?

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  • Mary Farrer Profile

    Are the itching and orange peel skin constant or do they come and go?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Are they something new? Any changes to one's body need to be checked by a doctor as some testing may be needed.

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