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Just was diagnosed with stage 2, treatment is removal and chemo for 4 months . Just would like to know what to expected after surgery and chemo

Sabrina Higgins Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Life is Good! Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Welcome! A cancer diagnosis is scary and overwhelming. Thanks for reaching out. Are you having a lumpectomy or mastectomy? Reconstruction? What type of chemo? This info will help us share some tips and experiences. Allow people to do things for you. It makes them feel good to be able to help and you will feel loved! It helped me to take the anti nausea meds as directed. Use plastic utensils to help with the metal taste. Keep hydrated and rest when you need it. Eat small meals and keep bland snacks on hand. I liked graham crackers. Hope you have a smooth surgery and recovery. Keep the questions coming. We are here for you!
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  • Roz Potenza Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Hi Sabrina, Each stage of this journey you are on has it's own set of needs. You'll start with what you will need with the surgery, depending on what kind you are having. You will then have brandy new needs for chemo and once again with radiation. We will help you each step of the way if you have any questions. Right now just focus on what's next for you. You have a lot of information coming at you and it's hard to process it all. Take someone with you, if you can, on doctor appointments so there is another set of ears to help listen. Being prepared for each step will help you greatly. I wish you the best today, tomorrow and always. Roz
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Great answers here. Just take one day at a time. Prayers to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I just had a modified radical mastectomy 9 weeks ago and chose not to do any reconstruction. I figured at my age I won't miss one breast. I started chemo. 11 days ago; 1 cycle every 3 weeks for 4-6 cycles followed by pills since it was Estrogen+. Each individual requires individualized surgery and options as that is what makes us unique.
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  • Sabrina Higgins Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It will be a modified radical mastectomy as for the reconstruction and chemo I'm not real sure yet
    over 6 years Flag
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sabrina, my heart goes out to u. As u continue thru this whole process u will soon find urself overwhelmed. When u do think to ur self ...I'm doing this to save my life.
      If u have any particular questions to ask...ask them. Plenty of ppl r here...

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      Sabrina, my heart goes out to u. As u continue thru this whole process u will soon find urself overwhelmed. When u do think to ur self ...I'm doing this to save my life.
      If u have any particular questions to ask...ask them. Plenty of ppl r here to help u. We have loads of info. Especially since lots of us have finished mastectomies, lumpectomies, chemo, radiation, expansions, and even recon surgeries. God bless u my friend and if I can be of any help then email me norma_mares@yahoo.com
      I too am stage 2 .

      over 6 years Flag
    • Deborah Camacho Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I had a mastectomy April 11, last week. Stage IIA.
      Don't know the chemo plan yet.
      Had my drain removed yesterday. Doing exercises hoping to avoid complications.
      Ran a few reports for my office this morning while husband picks up daughter at...

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      I had a mastectomy April 11, last week. Stage IIA.
      Don't know the chemo plan yet.
      Had my drain removed yesterday. Doing exercises hoping to avoid complications.
      Ran a few reports for my office this morning while husband picks up daughter at airport. Looking forward to friends and family for a few days.

      over 6 years Flag
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Prayers to u, Deborah. God bless.

      over 6 years Flag

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