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    It's my understanding that sugar feeds cancer. Does this include honey and agave?

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_1 Patient
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      We don't know what causes cancer and I am sure a good diet and maintaining a good weight adds to your overall health. If you have a cancer that is fed by hormones, extra weight will add to that hormone level. So, in that way, sugar may be feeding a cancer. Honey IS sugar when you get down to...

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      We don't know what causes cancer and I am sure a good diet and maintaining a good weight adds to your overall health. If you have a cancer that is fed by hormones, extra weight will add to that hormone level. So, in that way, sugar may be feeding a cancer. Honey IS sugar when you get down to the bottom line. Agave is also sugar. Sugar, itself, is a "natural" product, made from sugar cane or sugar beets. Sugar is in nearly everything that is processed. To try to extrapolate that sugar aggravates cancer, maybe but it may be via excess weight. Sugar, in any form, has the same effect on your body and cortisol level, sorry to say. You can't get around it by eating sugar in the form of honey. It's all the same. Sharon

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      That's makes sense about sugar feeding cancer. Honey is sweet but it's more natural .... But how sad , boring life would be without a little sugar 😀.. It seems that diet and health personal/ doctors promote... A little bit of everything is the best way to live , with excise ,love, hope and...

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      That's makes sense about sugar feeding cancer. Honey is sweet but it's more natural .... But how sad , boring life would be without a little sugar 😀.. It seems that diet and health personal/ doctors promote... A little bit of everything is the best way to live , with excise ,love, hope and faith 🍭🍍🌽🍏🍸....

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  • anonymous Profile

    my mother-in-laws breast cancer came back after 10yrs, is it gonna be much worse the second time around?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    2 days 2 answers
    • Sharon Doria Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      Hi, I was told if my cancer came back it would be treated like a chronic disease. Depending on where it has come back her doctors will prescribe a treatment specifically to deal with it. It doesn't necessarily mean that it will be much worse. (((HUGS)))) and Prayers, Sharon

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I would be willing to bet this is NOT a recurrence of the original cancer, it is a new breast cancer with all different genetic make-up. She will received treatment for her specific breast cancer, and not as a metastasis of the original cancer. It happens... and that is the fear we live with...

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      I would be willing to bet this is NOT a recurrence of the original cancer, it is a new breast cancer with all different genetic make-up. She will received treatment for her specific breast cancer, and not as a metastasis of the original cancer. It happens... and that is the fear we live with all the time. I know of a woman who had a new breast cancer after 20 years. Tell her to hang in there and take care, Sharon

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  • gima green Profile

    Why does my breast hurt after radiation?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I never had any pain per se after my rads. The area got bright red and my place had me keep pure aloe vera gel on it in between times. I never got any blisters and the skin stayed intact. Normally my Dr. would have prescribed an antibiotic cream the last 2 weeks but since my skin was intact...

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      I never had any pain per se after my rads. The area got bright red and my place had me keep pure aloe vera gel on it in between times. I never got any blisters and the skin stayed intact. Normally my Dr. would have prescribed an antibiotic cream the last 2 weeks but since my skin was intact and I'm allergic to the main ingredient he elected not to and I was fine. Talk to your time about and it see what they recommend.

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    • shelly hawk Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sorry to hear that your dealing with discomfort after radiation. I had a double mastectomy THEN had radiation. I never experienced breast pain per se, but did experienced a heat rash by week 2 and then a sunburn at week 4.

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  • Emma McGriff Profile

    Just found a lump this weekend. I have always had fibrocystic breasts. Had a mammo and it's a 3cm mass with irregular edges and microcalcifications. Asymmetrical. I'm scared. Help. Hel

    Asked by anonymous

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    2 days 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Emma,
      No doubt about it, this is terrifying. Part of the reason why you are so scared is, of course, it's not knowing. Hopefully, you will get the needed information quickly. We have all been there as have millions of others. Please keep in touch with us. Waiting is the worst torture.......

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      Emma,
      No doubt about it, this is terrifying. Part of the reason why you are so scared is, of course, it's not knowing. Hopefully, you will get the needed information quickly. We have all been there as have millions of others. Please keep in touch with us. Waiting is the worst torture.... try to keep busy. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Emma breathe. In 2012 I went for yearly & they found microcalcifications biopsied them & the result was positive. Scared YES Angry definitely but I found this site by the grace of God & all my ?? We're answered. These women made my journey a little easier. It was nice knowing what I should expect...

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      Emma breathe. In 2012 I went for yearly & they found microcalcifications biopsied them & the result was positive. Scared YES Angry definitely but I found this site by the grace of God & all my ?? We're answered. These women made my journey a little easier. It was nice knowing what I should expect & what ?? To ask Dr's. They were really spot on. 4 years later & doing fabulous I'm able to pay it forward to U. 1st step is to wait for confirmation. That's the hardest. I'm not gonna say don't worry or cry but I will say your gonna b ok.

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  • Kimberly Lademan Profile

    Still not sure wats stage,just that it is Invassive ductal carcinoma,high grade,and I am so scared,on and off crying,trying to be strong ,unsuccessfully.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 days 1 answer
    • Becky Nolan Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi.💙💚💜
      I'm feeling ya! I had an assymytry on my mammo in April; turns out it is malignant, aggressive, and scarey as hell. I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy 10 days ago. Recovery is rough, but coming along nicely.
      I've been educating myself about my particular situation, as we are all...

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      Hi.💙💚💜
      I'm feeling ya! I had an assymytry on my mammo in April; turns out it is malignant, aggressive, and scarey as hell. I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy 10 days ago. Recovery is rough, but coming along nicely.
      I've been educating myself about my particular situation, as we are all different, and have learned so much!
      The pathology report is such a jumble of confusing words we don't really understand, but taken a bit at a time, we can figure it out.
      Nuclear grade, as near as I can tell, denotes aggression, how determined your cancer is to survive...mine is 3, which is high. My fight will be intense.
      What tubule formation indicates is still eluding me, but it shows how different the nucleus in your cancer cells are from your healthy cells...more differentiated=worse, but not clear yet how this affects my prognosis. Mine is rated 2 of 3, so is intermediate
      Mitotic activity index shows how fast the tumor is growing. Mine is 1 of 3, so slow.
      This gives me an overall rating on the Bloom-Richardson scale of 6 out of 9.
      We hear the word malignant and we freak...we have to not only deal wuth the fear and confusion, but we have to help our loved ones deal with it. Not fair, but we are the caregivers, and it is just what we do. I've never faced anything more heartbreaking than telling my kids and grandkids that I have cancer. Hell, it took me more than a week to admit to myself that I have it. I have cried, I have felt hopeless, and I have been terrified.
      My research has helped me deal with all of this, and I've learned so much...one cannot fight an enemy one does not know.
      Your doctor, surgeon, oncologist can only do so much, and they only know what they know. This is your body, your life, and you have the right and obligation to question them. You don't have to simply do as you're told. You have the right and the ability to take your fight into your own hands.
      My cancer is hormone receptive, even though I had a total hysterectomy 9 years ago and have never had HRT. So I am converting to a vegan diet and looking into alternative therapies. I am working to boost my immunity and reduce inflammation through natural means. If you're interested, we can discuss those as time passes.
      Know that you aren't alone. Talk about it. Cancer isn't a dirty word. It's ok to put everything else on hold while you fight this battle. It is imperative that you do so.
      My best to you, I wish you every success.
      Please don't let what might happen take anything from your lfe

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  • Kimberly Lademan Profile

    Still not sure wats stage,just that it is Invassive ductal carcinoma,high grade,and I am so scared,on and off crying,trying to be strong ,unsuccessfully.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 days 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Kimberly,
      We know how scared you are and part of your fear is not having all the facts. Your imagination takes off like a rocket and you can only see the worst case scenario. I, too, had a high grade IDC, had it treated and am in my 9th year of post treatment. You have the most common for...

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      Kimberly,
      We know how scared you are and part of your fear is not having all the facts. Your imagination takes off like a rocket and you can only see the worst case scenario. I, too, had a high grade IDC, had it treated and am in my 9th year of post treatment. You have the most common for of breast cancer, about 80% of breast cancer's diagnosed are IDC. We no longer live in an age where breast cancer diagnosis is a death sentence. Lots of treatments are available. Hang in there, you will make it. It's a bit of a tough one but I have confidence you will make it just fine. Take care, Sharon

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Breathe. The not knowing and waiting is the hardest part of all this. Your team of doctors will come up with the best plan of action tailored to you. Once that plan is in place, it gets easier, less scary. Everything is a whirlwind right now. It's been 4 years for me and I'm doing great and so...

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      Breathe. The not knowing and waiting is the hardest part of all this. Your team of doctors will come up with the best plan of action tailored to you. Once that plan is in place, it gets easier, less scary. Everything is a whirlwind right now. It's been 4 years for me and I'm doing great and so will you. Prayers to you.

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  • Karen Fleenor Profile

    I'm 21/2 years out from chemo and radiation for triple negative breast cancer. Still suffering from fatigue and brain fog. Some people make me feel like it's all in my head. Am I going crazy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    4 days 3 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      'Chemo brain' is a real thing. It does seem to get better as time goes by. I'm at 4 years out and I still fatigue. Some days I just don't do anything but catch up on some rest. People who haven't been throthis just don't understand. Don't let them get to you. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      You've been through a lot and no I don't think you're crazy. Some effects of treatment can take some time to get better. I went to a one on one meeting with a nurse who specializes in survivorship last summer since I was 2 years out of treatment. She gave me a multi-page printout based on a...

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      You've been through a lot and no I don't think you're crazy. Some effects of treatment can take some time to get better. I went to a one on one meeting with a nurse who specializes in survivorship last summer since I was 2 years out of treatment. She gave me a multi-page printout based on a questionnaire I did that went from my initial diagnosis to current time and beyond. It had some things that may or may not occur in my case due to the chemo. meds. I got+radiation. There are those that suffer some from PTSD afterwards, I mean think about all you did to get yourself better. Talk with your doctor(s) or nurse and see if they have any suggestions. Take care of yourself, Betti

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  • Syeda  Rafiya  Profile

    I'm patient of acute lymphoblastic lecumia...and I'm on mainntainance phase now.....I'm feeling something hard on my breast...it is something like hard tissue..can it be a breast cancer symptom?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Any changes on one's body should be checked by their doctor as some testing may be in order.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Syeda,
      the only way to tell is by checking in with your doctor and having appropriate testing done, it needed. Since you are already involved with treatment, it is particularly scary. Hopefully, this is nothing but until you get this looked at, one doesn't know. Take care, Sharon

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    I am 9 month out of chemo and 4 month taking tamoxifen i get nauseahas any experience nausea after you completed chemo and radiation

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    5 days 2 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Some days I'm a bit more run down than other days. I listen to my body and I rest. Be sure to drink plenty of water and exercising may help. Take the tamoxifen with food. If nothing helps, be sure to take to your doctors about it. Prayers to you.

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    Does anyone still feel nausea I'm 8 month off chemo and have been taking tamoxifen for 4 month

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    5 days 1 answer
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      It takes a while to recoup from chemo. Be sure to drink plenty of water, exercise and take the tamoxifen with food. Prayers to you.

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