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    what is the percentage of ceorable of a Breast cancer patient having gread 2b ?

    Asked by anonymous

    about 16 hours 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I was diagnosed as a 2B and still alive after 8 years. Women need to look at most breast cancer as a nasty disease but NOT a killer. Over the years, there have been so many changes in treatment and so many lives saved. We are all going to die, of something, but even with a diagnosis of breast...

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      I was diagnosed as a 2B and still alive after 8 years. Women need to look at most breast cancer as a nasty disease but NOT a killer. Over the years, there have been so many changes in treatment and so many lives saved. We are all going to die, of something, but even with a diagnosis of breast cancer, chances are good, a woman is not going to die of breast cancer.
      Have hope and faith you will go through treatment live a long full life. Take care, Sharon

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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Breast cancer isn't the death sentence it used to be. Only God knows when we pass. You best hope for a cure is to work closely with your doctors exercise, watch your weight, and live like everyday is a gift.

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  • kellyanne mclaughlin Profile

    I stopped my Exemestane and have tons of some one wants them

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 20 hours 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Unused meds. shouldn't be passed onto someone who wants them as they may not be what they need.

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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You can get in trouble mailing medication. I gave my chemo nurse my extra meds. She knew of some patients that didn't have insurance.

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    My mom is having a really hard time with body pain, she just starting taking Taxol. What can she do to relieve the pain?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      She needs to discuss this with her doctor as every doctor has their own protocols for such things. What may work for me won't work for her.

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    • Sue Boston Profile
      anonymous
      stage_2a Patient

      I will have my 9th Taxol tomorrow and like Betti said, she should discuss this with her doctor. Personally, I push myself through it, make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay active, the more you sit or lay, the worse it seems, for me anyway. I have issues with my feet hurting, my knees pop...

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      I will have my 9th Taxol tomorrow and like Betti said, she should discuss this with her doctor. Personally, I push myself through it, make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay active, the more you sit or lay, the worse it seems, for me anyway. I have issues with my feet hurting, my knees pop now and my back has spasms every once in a while but I see Taxol as it going in to kick some cancer butt, so I'm hoping that these will all go away soon after my last treatment. I hope she finds what works best for her, but staying hydrated is very important!

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    what are the numbers of chemotherapy have to take a patient having breast cancer grade 2b ?

    Asked by anonymous

    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There is no set number as everyone's treatment is individualized depending on various factors of the tumor, etc. I was originally told I'd need 4-6 but just before my 2nd one I was told I could get by with 4 and that made me most happy. I know someone who had colon cancer but she ended up...

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      There is no set number as everyone's treatment is individualized depending on various factors of the tumor, etc. I was originally told I'd need 4-6 but just before my 2nd one I was told I could get by with 4 and that made me most happy. I know someone who had colon cancer but she ended up allergic to the chemo. drugs (not sure how many she had before it occurred or if it was with her first one so she couldn't do it). BTW-I was graded 1c.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      These days..... breast cancer is treated on an individual level depending on your specific cells. Doctor's do not rely on the "shotgun" approach or one treatment fits all, thankfully. It is much more targeted to you as an individual. Your doctor will look at the many tests you have run and make...

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      These days..... breast cancer is treated on an individual level depending on your specific cells. Doctor's do not rely on the "shotgun" approach or one treatment fits all, thankfully. It is much more targeted to you as an individual. Your doctor will look at the many tests you have run and make a decision based on the type of breast cancer, the stage, grade, what type of surgery you have and the hormone status of your tumor. This is a question you will have answered by your oncologist based on your cancer.
      Take care, Sharon

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    I have recently been told that I have to wait FIVE YEARS after chemo /radio treatment before I can have ANY laser removal of facial hair which has appeared. I always intended to have my mustache done. Is this true? Also how long before I can get a small

    Asked by anonymous

    2 days 6 answers
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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I did laser 3 months after rads. You can wax until then. I got monkey face after chemo and that is how I dealt with it. I have tattoos. I waited 6 months after rads to tattoo. To let my skin to heal from treatment because my skin was sooooo dry and cracking and nails needed to recoup.
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      I did laser 3 months after rads. You can wax until then. I got monkey face after chemo and that is how I dealt with it. I have tattoos. I waited 6 months after rads to tattoo. To let my skin to heal from treatment because my skin was sooooo dry and cracking and nails needed to recoup.
      The only thing that is really important DO NOT put a tattoo on the arm that had lymph nodes removed. A tattoo is a wound and can be infected.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I looked into laser hair removal last year as I've always had my share of facial hair even before my diagnosis. Nothing was said about waiting 5 years but they were unable to help me anyway since my hair is light colored and I guess the lasers they have now don't recognize it.

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    I will be done with Chemo in the next couple of weeks and was wondering, do I get my Oncologist Nurse something? I know that taking care of patients is what she does and she gets paid to do that, but she has been awesome. Not sure what is correct.

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I think it would be a wonderful gesture if you would. Showing appreciation is never incorrect.
      Congratulations on completing a tough course of treatment. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I did and it made me feel good knowing how well she treated me. I also gave a little something to the OT who did my evaluation to see if I had any signs of lymphedema.

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    I've had an inverted nipple my whole life, and I have a slight pain every now and then beneath it. I'm 21 years old. Is this normal for someone who naturally has in inverted nip? I'm embarrassed to tell my mom about this and worried to go to the doctors.

    Asked by anonymous

    2 days 4 answers
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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      At your age you can make your own doctor appointments. At your next yearly check up with the gyn he/she should be doing a breast check. If you haven't been doing you female yearly find a gyn and get a breast check.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Make an appointment with your doctor. This is of concern to YOU. You don't have to tell you mother about this if it embarrasses you. You are an adult and should have this checked. We can't tell you what is wrong and why this is happening. We certainly can't tell you this is all right and...

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      Make an appointment with your doctor. This is of concern to YOU. You don't have to tell you mother about this if it embarrasses you. You are an adult and should have this checked. We can't tell you what is wrong and why this is happening. We certainly can't tell you this is all right and nothing to worry about. If I were you, I would see why this is happening.
      Take care, Sharon

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    My mom had both breast removed 2 years ago, the estrogen pill she has to take for 5 years has cause itchy patches on her body. Any help on what she can do to stop the itching????. She has tried everything, please any idea's at all will be helpful.

    Asked by anonymous

    3 days 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Is she certain it's the pill and not something else? Has she told her team about it as perhaps something can be used to help with the itching?

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    I am 31 years old and last week I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I am having a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. They are going to use my lat muscle for the reconstruction. Does anyone have any advice for this type of surgery??

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 days 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Patient

      I've also being diagnosed with triple neg. cancer. (the lymph nodes are also involved) Get a second opinion! "my" surgeon had me all ready for a masectomy as well. I asked for a second opinion from a specialist breast surgeon who said cutting first was not the correct procedure, (although this...

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      I've also being diagnosed with triple neg. cancer. (the lymph nodes are also involved) Get a second opinion! "my" surgeon had me all ready for a masectomy as well. I asked for a second opinion from a specialist breast surgeon who said cutting first was not the correct procedure, (although this depends on spread etc.) If the surgeon says you will need chemo after surgery, ask to see the Oncologist BEFORE the surgery. Find out if nipple preserving surgery is possible.

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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Make sure you are willing to give up your lat muscle.my cancer was on the right and I am right handed. I am into archery I can't pull a bow without my lat. There are reconstruction with out using muscle. DIEP flap is the procedure I used. You don't have to do reconstruction right away. I had my...

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      Make sure you are willing to give up your lat muscle.my cancer was on the right and I am right handed. I am into archery I can't pull a bow without my lat. There are reconstruction with out using muscle. DIEP flap is the procedure I used. You don't have to do reconstruction right away. I had my reconstruction a year after my treatment was over. I know one lady that waited 5 years. It is your body do what is right for you. The mist important thing is to get the cancer out of you body.

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    I have just been having a nose around the site, reading lots of great advice and personal accounts. Then I realised how old some of the posts were. I would love to hear updates and know how you are all doing. Do people keep in touch or drift away? x

    Asked by anonymous

    3 days 10 answers
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Lorna, my story is similar to yours. I was diagnosed Stage 1a in September, 2011. Microcalcifications on my annual mammogram in a pattern, not random. Cancer removed in surgical biopsy, 3 mm. No recommendation to check lymph nodes. 30 radiation treatments. Estrogen suppressor for 5 years that...

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      Lorna, my story is similar to yours. I was diagnosed Stage 1a in September, 2011. Microcalcifications on my annual mammogram in a pattern, not random. Cancer removed in surgical biopsy, 3 mm. No recommendation to check lymph nodes. 30 radiation treatments. Estrogen suppressor for 5 years that might turn into 10 depending on research. Doing everything I can to make certain I'm around to see my 4 grandsons, 2 to 11 years, graduate from college and make me a great grandmother!!!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Lorna,
      I think this is a very small group here. I didn't join until I was way past treatment. I also belong to a facebook group called "Pink Sisters". Lots of those women came from this site and still stop by here once in a while. I am 8 years out now and living a very normal life. I am 67...

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      Lorna,
      I think this is a very small group here. I didn't join until I was way past treatment. I also belong to a facebook group called "Pink Sisters". Lots of those women came from this site and still stop by here once in a while. I am 8 years out now and living a very normal life. I am 67 years old and volunteer a ton of my time with emergency services in my community. I also have 7 horses which keep me busy. I never will forget 8 years ago how I thought my life had come to an end. My most important message to any woman with breast cancer is there is HOPE and breast cancer isn't a death sentence. You go through treatment and you come out the other side to live your life. Generally, you are a much stronger, and a better person for having gone through the experience. Take care, Sharon

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