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    I just got my mo mmagram results after having chemo. They came out good I was worried thanks to all you that gave me positive information

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 9 hours 1 answer
    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Well done 👍🎀🎀

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  • Rita Wingard Profile

    What supplies are a must have coming home after double mastectomy

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 15 hours 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      One thing I purchased since I live alone was some waterless shampoo for my hair for at least while the drainage tubes were in and did sponge baths. I also bought some "comfort foods" and prepackaged them up and froze them so I could just pop them into the microwave.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      The most important thing u need is help. I had reconstruction right after & was in pain. The drains need to be cared for & drained & it's hard 2 do it on your own. Lifting your arms might b uncomfortable if lymph nodes are removed. My mom spent 3 weeks cooking & making things easy for me luv her....

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      The most important thing u need is help. I had reconstruction right after & was in pain. The drains need to be cared for & drained & it's hard 2 do it on your own. Lifting your arms might b uncomfortable if lymph nodes are removed. My mom spent 3 weeks cooking & making things easy for me luv her. Comfortable clothing & easy food to eat is helpful. I was on antibiotics until drains were removed Pain meds when needed. Try to clean up everything in your house prior because your not going 2 be able to and won't want to straighten up. This is all doable prayers

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    I just had anothet biopsy today!! It was a mri biopsy.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    1 day 1 answer
    • Sandra  Phillips  Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Scared to death

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  • Lacy Scheutzow Profile

    neulasta leaking

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Did you have it by injection? I've seen a patch type thing advertised in my Cure magazine but don't know how it works but could probably guess. Have you contacted your doctor about it? My oncology clinic gave me 2 phone numbers; 1 manned during the clinic's hours by a nurse and the other for...

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      Did you have it by injection? I've seen a patch type thing advertised in my Cure magazine but don't know how it works but could probably guess. Have you contacted your doctor about it? My oncology clinic gave me 2 phone numbers; 1 manned during the clinic's hours by a nurse and the other for after hours manned by one of the Oncologists.

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    • Lacy Scheutzow Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No I figured it out when it stopped me and made me bleed a little bit

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  • Jasmine Sandler Profile

    I had a mammogram and was told I have a a rubbery spot on my left breast. Is this normal? They told me it's probably nothing to worry about. I'm nervous please help

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I used to do mammograms and don't believe I ever heard the phrase-a "rubbery spot". I would ask for clarification from your doctor as what is meant by the term. I got thinking a lump felt can feel rubbery but still am unsure by what they meant by seeing it on your mammogram unless it correlated...

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      I used to do mammograms and don't believe I ever heard the phrase-a "rubbery spot". I would ask for clarification from your doctor as what is meant by the term. I got thinking a lump felt can feel rubbery but still am unsure by what they meant by seeing it on your mammogram unless it correlated with the lump being felt?

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  • connie Gasmund  Profile

    Has anyone had mets to their skin? May I ask what they looked like! Thank you so much

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Have you seen a doctor about your concerns? Any changes to one's body need to be checked as some testing may be needed.

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  • Betti A Profile

    I had my first 3D mammogram this morning, tech. said it will help with my dense breast tissue.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    2 days 1 answer
    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      That will be so interesting to look at Betti. Especially given your past job !! Babies 👶🏻 3D 'a are so amazing you can see everything , so let everyone know how it's goes ..

      The joy of having no boobs , I dont have to worry about such things .... but in saying that .. I'm fighting...

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      That will be so interesting to look at Betti. Especially given your past job !! Babies 👶🏻 3D 'a are so amazing you can see everything , so let everyone know how it's goes ..

      The joy of having no boobs , I dont have to worry about such things .... but in saying that .. I'm fighting Cellulitis in left exboob site so have to an ultrasound next week !! 2nd time for Cellulitis for me .... the things they don't you at the start of your journey!!🎀🎀🎀

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  • Jane Kaplan Profile

    I've just finished my first chemo session and have a long list of do's and don'ts! Is it true that I can't eat citrus fruits for 1 week? Is pomegranite juice dangerous? Fish in oil a no-no??

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    stage_1 Patient
    3 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My oncology clinic gave me 2 phone numbers to call them if needed. One was for daytime when a nurse there would answer questions or concerns and the other was for after hours in case something came up that one of the Oncologists manned.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      As Betti is referring to.... never be afraid to call your oncologists office. So often women feel their questions aren't important enough to ask. I haven't heard about a restriction on fruit juices, on the contrary, it is good to stay hydrated. As for the fish-in-oil, again, haven't heard of...

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      As Betti is referring to.... never be afraid to call your oncologists office. So often women feel their questions aren't important enough to ask. I haven't heard about a restriction on fruit juices, on the contrary, it is good to stay hydrated. As for the fish-in-oil, again, haven't heard of that. I asked my oncologist what I could have to eat.... he said, anything... just eat.
      When it comes to taking supplements... I would definitely ask as some supplements might have a detrimental effect when combined with your chemo. Rule of thumb..... when in doubt, CALL THE OFFICE!!! You are NOT bothering them. We, here, probably don't have the correct answer as it applies to your treatment. Take care, Sharon

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    One year after chemo blood test shows high calcium level of 10.6 and Dr. Says could mean bone cancer. I am devastated to be in this roller coaster again. Did anyone have a high calcium level that wasn't cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 days 2 answers
    • Jolene Duckworth Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you very much for your words Sharon

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I would not go to the dark side. There are other things it could signal that are NOT cancer. Doctor's will warn you about the worst things, always. My oncologist did not use blood tests to diagnose cancer, he said they were too unreliable and are not a precise indicator. Scares you more than...

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      I would not go to the dark side. There are other things it could signal that are NOT cancer. Doctor's will warn you about the worst things, always. My oncologist did not use blood tests to diagnose cancer, he said they were too unreliable and are not a precise indicator. Scares you more than anything. Hang in there. Take care, Sharon

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