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  • kerrie wilson Profile

    10 years of hormone drugs or removal of the ovaries ? Taking suggestions ?

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    stage_3c Patient
    13 days 6 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5...

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      I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5 years for the two type of drugs. If you choose to have your ovaries out, you would still to go on a 'post menopauseal' med. our bodies still produce estrogen regardless and these drugs are a must for hormone positive cancer. It's what it feeds off of. My dr's advised not to have another surgery if not really warranted. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and will continue for a total of 10. It was horrible at first. Yoga, water and time is my best suggestion. Prayers to you.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I did both after being diagnosed with breast cancer. My father loss 2 sisters & mom to ovarian cancer. It was the obvious choice for me 🙏🏾

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  • Bhavana K Profile

    Beast cancer , initial plan was to treat her with hormone (hormonal therapy ) later , I don't know for some reason they suggested 16 chemo ... but the duration of the therapy is only 30 minutes . First one was 45 minutes . Balance 15 gonna be 30

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Not sure what you're asking. My chemo. infusions including the time to access my port, draw blood through it, see my Oncologist, and then the infusion was between 3 and 4 hours total.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I do t understand either. Is this 'chemo' drug being infused? A liquid into a vein? Could you be referring to hercepton? This is used to treat Her2 positive cancer, and is not an actual 'chemo' drug. Prayers to you.

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  • Olivia Mcardle Profile

    no radiation or chemo

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    18 days 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had stage 0 cancer & it was also found in micro calcifications. I had 35 radiation just to make sure they got it all & tamoxifen for 5 years. Mine was hormonal driven. No chemo

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      If you feel you need radiation seek another opinion. One needs to see a Radiation Oncologist to see if radiation is needed.

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  • Roberta Matheson Profile

    What are the different stages of breast csncer

    Asked by anonymous

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

      There are some great, easy to understand videos on this site that are very helpful 0-4 as I recall.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      As Betti said, there are 4 stages of Breast cancer. Check out the videos on this sight, they are very easy to understand and so informative. Keep in mind, we all freak out when we hear those 3 words "you have cancer", but regardless of stage, it's not the death sentence it once was. Even people...

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      As Betti said, there are 4 stages of Breast cancer. Check out the videos on this sight, they are very easy to understand and so informative. Keep in mind, we all freak out when we hear those 3 words "you have cancer", but regardless of stage, it's not the death sentence it once was. Even people with stage 4 continue living life. Though there still isn't a cure, advancements are being discovered all the time. Even since I was diagnosed is 2012. Prayers to you.

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    im 17 and ive had cancer at 2 and i got my period at 11 makes it likely to get breast cancer early and now i found a lump it like half a thumb size its hard and only painful when i press on it, i am also always feeling sleepy in an uncontrollable way.

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Have you discussed this with your parents or a trusted adult? Please do as you should see a Dr. to see if any testing is needed.

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    • SAm  White Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I would definitely speak with mom & make a Dr appt asap. I too had my period young 9 yrs old & dealt with hormonal issues. Developed breast cancer @ 46 yrs old

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  • Adriana Villalobos Profile

    How long does it normally take for eyebrows to grow back? I finish chemo September 29 2016 and still do t have much of my eyebrows

    Asked by anonymous

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

      It seems most of us end up with thinner than before brows and lashes. Hormone blocking drugs don't help either. I'm 5 years and fill in with a pencil. If need be, you can go to a cosmetic counter and they can help you find the best color and teach you how to do it. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone is different, I never lost my eyebrows or lashes as they just thinned out. It partly depends too on the meds. you got as some are harsher than others from what I've read.

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  • Patricia Mounce Profile

    Do they have transportation to get back and fourth to doctors and treatment

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Check with your resource people at the local American Cancer Society (my Oncology clinic had volunteers manning theirs) and they helped me find transportation to and from my first treatment to see how my body would handle things, I drove myself the last 3 but imagine they would have helped if I...

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      Check with your resource people at the local American Cancer Society (my Oncology clinic had volunteers manning theirs) and they helped me find transportation to and from my first treatment to see how my body would handle things, I drove myself the last 3 but imagine they would have helped if I needed it. Ask your doctor(s) about it too as they may know how to contact someone.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Every area is different as they need to depend on their resources available. As Betti suggested, Contact the social worker at the cancer center/hospital and the different cancer organizations for help. Prayers to you.

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  • Patricia Mounce Profile

    Is breast cancer painful

    Asked by anonymous

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

      No, most breast cancers are not painful. Most times it's not even detected other than in a mammogram. Now of course if your feeling something in or around the breast area and your touching it all the time, yes it may hurt. If there is something abnormal get it checked out. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Not usually but suppose it could be.

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    Hi been on tomoxifen now on letrozole. Ha ring a lot of water infections got to go for scan on kidneys eney body what's been same

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I'm not totally sure what you are asking. If I'm reading it correctly you are saying you are having problems with your kidneys due to the meds. you're on? I've been on Letrozole for 4 years now and haven't had any kidney issues.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I too am confused by your question. After having chemo and starting tamoxifen I ended up having vaginal infections. I never had any in the past. My gyne said it was due to drastic hormone changes. After a year or so, I haven't gotten another one. Prayers to you.

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  • jeanette martin Profile

    I went through chemo, radiation and mastectomy last year my nails are in horrible shape. Brittle, lines and ridges going through them. Is this normal? Any suggestions on getting them healthy again?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      It's pretty common. Time is what helped mine. Though even after 5 years, if I have gloves on, like gardening, my finger tips get so sore. Like they can't breathe or something. I can't wear gel nail polish either. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Chemo. wrecked havoc with my nails too. They did come out of it after about 1 year.

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