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  • sana parkar Profile

    My right breast has been paining since two days. I feel a kind of heaviness and feel uncomfortable. Am heavy busted but only right breast am feeling the discomfort

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by their doctor.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sana,
      Two days isn't very much time but I have to agree with the other women who have posted... best to have your doctor take a look. At the very least, it will put your mind to rest.
      Take care, Sharon

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  • Yolanda  Pruitt  Profile

    Is Tamoxifen a form of chemo

    Asked by anonymous

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

      It is a hormone blocker. It doesn't actually kill cancer cells like chemotherapy does, but kills them in a different manner. I think of it as a type of drug that starves a certain type of cancer cell from getting the hormones they need to nourish them and help them grow. This only works in...

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      It is a hormone blocker. It doesn't actually kill cancer cells like chemotherapy does, but kills them in a different manner. I think of it as a type of drug that starves a certain type of cancer cell from getting the hormones they need to nourish them and help them grow. This only works in the type of cancer cells that are hormone + Tamoxifen is given to pre-menopausal women. There is a different type given to post-menopausal women.... I took Letrozole. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm not a doctor but no. It is given in premenopausal women who are Er/Pr+ is my understanding to keep the cancer from reoccurring.

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  • anonymous Profile

    Having a partial mastectomy in a week. What am i going to look like when it's done in real patients experiences? How long does it take to recover? Is reconstruction done at the same time recommended by patients? Want a survivors answer not a doctor.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I can't speak from a patient having a partial mastectomy as I had mine totally removed. If I were to have had a partial I may have considered reconstruction but at my age chose to do what I did. We aren't doctors on this site just ones who have gone through treatment or currently going through...

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      I can't speak from a patient having a partial mastectomy as I had mine totally removed. If I were to have had a partial I may have considered reconstruction but at my age chose to do what I did. We aren't doctors on this site just ones who have gone through treatment or currently going through or family members. I know this didn't really answer your questions but this was my experience and I was told last week, almost 4 years out from surgery my scar is well-healed and looks good.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had a partial mastectomy , and at the same time had implant exchange. I had very old implants that needed to be replaced. For over a year the result was very good. Then, because of damage from radiation, the breast started to harden and to have an indentation. When it became painful, the...

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      I had a partial mastectomy , and at the same time had implant exchange. I had very old implants that needed to be replaced. For over a year the result was very good. Then, because of damage from radiation, the breast started to harden and to have an indentation. When it became painful, the implant was replaced. This past December I had fat grafting, which has really improved comfort, and helped appearance somewhat.

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    My mom started chemo and she just can't keep anything down. She keeps throwing up everything she eats. And on top she has nerve disease , so she is on steroids. I don't know what to do. Please help

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

      She really needs to bring this to the attention of her care team NOW. This isn't good and her help will come from them. Some women are just afraid to complain and this is not the time to be stoic, especially when a person can't keep anything down. Have her call her oncologist's office...

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      She really needs to bring this to the attention of her care team NOW. This isn't good and her help will come from them. Some women are just afraid to complain and this is not the time to be stoic, especially when a person can't keep anything down. Have her call her oncologist's office immediately. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      She definitely needs to contact her team as it doesn't do anyone good to get dehydrated. My friend ended up having IV fluids after a couple of her infusions to get some fluids into her system. Some chemo. drugs can cause Neuropathy and that should be addressed also as perhaps her Oncologist can...

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      She definitely needs to contact her team as it doesn't do anyone good to get dehydrated. My friend ended up having IV fluids after a couple of her infusions to get some fluids into her system. Some chemo. drugs can cause Neuropathy and that should be addressed also as perhaps her Oncologist can give her something for that. They do tell one to eat what they can, I ate things that had never tasted good before.

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  • julie evans Profile

    I have had secondary breast cancer 5 years and now it's stopped responding my choices are more chemotherapy, operation or tablets , any thoughts on the best decision for me to make

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

      It is difficult to give an off-the-cuff opinion. It takes knowledge of all sorts of facts as they pertain to you. I would be getting some information about clinical trials for your particular cancer. Ultimately, it has to be your decision. What do you want, what makes the most sense to you? ...

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      It is difficult to give an off-the-cuff opinion. It takes knowledge of all sorts of facts as they pertain to you. I would be getting some information about clinical trials for your particular cancer. Ultimately, it has to be your decision. What do you want, what makes the most sense to you? Hang in there, Julie. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Gather all the facts both pro and con and make the decision you feel most comfortable with. Everyone would respond differently so you must do it for you.

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  • Donabel Dellosa Profile

    Hi anyone experience bone pain with herceptin...

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I have a friend who experienced bone pain while on Herceptin. She was told it is one of the possible side effects. Have you discussed it with your doctor and see if there is something that can be used to ease the pain?

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  • vicki courange Profile

    Has anyone ever had insurance refuse to pay for femara

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      If you can't get them to cover it, check into GoodRX.com. You can put the medication in, and it will give you printable coupons for stores near you. They have saved me a ton of money when my insurance won't cover something.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Vicki,
      As stupid as it seems.... my insurance would not cover it and it was out of range for me to afford to pay out of pocket at the time. ( I have been out of treatment for 9 years) I bought it out of Canada. The cost here for Femara (Letrozole) was going to be $350 a month. Out of Canada,...

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      Vicki,
      As stupid as it seems.... my insurance would not cover it and it was out of range for me to afford to pay out of pocket at the time. ( I have been out of treatment for 9 years) I bought it out of Canada. The cost here for Femara (Letrozole) was going to be $350 a month. Out of Canada, it was $125 for 3 months. For the years I was on it, I got it routinely out of Canada and never had a problem with it. I had to fax in a prescription to the pharmacy. The cost even covered Registered postage from Germany, Ireland, or India, depending on where the drug was manufactured. Saved my life! Take care, Sharon

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  • Kim Boehm Profile

    I finished chemo in March last year. My arms get extremely tired. This could be from just holding my mobile. Otherwise I'm not exhausted - it is just my arms...Has anyone experienced this?

    Asked by anonymous

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    10 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Did you have lymph nodes removed? My only guess and I'm not a doctor it could be a start of lymphedema? Are you arms swollen as that's how it manifests? Have you talked with your doctor(s) about it as that is where I would start?

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      My arm gets sore ,achy and heavy.... I know that my arm is swelling up with fluid and that's when I do my lymphoma excises !!
      If you have had some nodes out with your breast surgery .......check with your breast care nurse / doctor ..it maybe the start of lymphoma.
      A O.T can measure your arm...

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      My arm gets sore ,achy and heavy.... I know that my arm is swelling up with fluid and that's when I do my lymphoma excises !!
      If you have had some nodes out with your breast surgery .......check with your breast care nurse / doctor ..it maybe the start of lymphoma.
      A O.T can measure your arm for a compression sleeve .
      If it's is lymphoma make sure you are careful when working , in the garden and don't carry very heavy stuff !! As with nodes missing it's harder to fight infections.

      But maybe it's because your chatting to much ... maybe put the phone on speaker !! Haha Good luck 🎀🎀

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  • Margaret Rockafellow Profile

    Are there any breast cancer retreats

    Asked by anonymous

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    12 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I bet if you google breast cancer retreats you will find some in Maryland.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      "Google" is your friend. Bring it up and put in your request, you will get answers. Take care, Sharon

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  • Margaret Rockafellow Profile

    Are there any organizations in Maryland that help cancer patients with daily needs and any mental issues that go with it

    Asked by anonymous

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    12 days 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      The Red Devils
      Supporting breast cancer families. Organization is located in Maryland & they have connections with everyone

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I would check with your facility and see if they have a nurse navigator as that is what they do, help people find resources. Also the local American Cancer Society was a big help to me as I was alone and they did what the navigator couldn't.

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    I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Now I've learned I tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation. I've decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. I'm going for a sentinel node biopsy in a week. I'm getting scared.

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_1 Patient
    12 days 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Going through treatment, I actually tried to find the good in all of it. You have got several GOOD things in your diagnosis.
      This is a Stage 1 (found early)
      You had genetic testing and found you have the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Now, that isn't good news but you have discovered a defect in...

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      Going through treatment, I actually tried to find the good in all of it. You have got several GOOD things in your diagnosis.
      This is a Stage 1 (found early)
      You had genetic testing and found you have the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Now, that isn't good news but you have discovered a defect in your body that could cause some future problems. You NOW have the ability to get out ahead of these problems.... like your decision to have a double mastectomy.
      Yes, it is ALL scary, because this is all unknown territory for you. What you have ahead of you are some procedures. We have all had a variety of procedures but we made it through. The best outcome is you also have the ability to look forward to a good long life. Because these problems have been discovered, you are now aware of information, that gives you a look into the future..... YOU will have a future because of all of this happening right now. Hang in there.... be happy this was all found before this disease took over and took away the ability to have a long life! Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction (breast implants). The unknown was more scary than the procedures. Pain from implant expanders being filled but nothing I couldn't handle. Radiation was easy breezy. No chemo cancer was stage 0 and non invasive. The drains were a pain but doable....

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      I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction (breast implants). The unknown was more scary than the procedures. Pain from implant expanders being filled but nothing I couldn't handle. Radiation was easy breezy. No chemo cancer was stage 0 and non invasive. The drains were a pain but doable. Family & friends & faith in GOD were my everything. My husband assured me all was good & embraced my new look. You can do this.

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    I been on tamoxifen for about 1 year and experiencing migraines has anyone experienced migraines while on tamoxifen

    Asked by anonymous

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    13 days 2 answers
    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      No, but I did on one of the AI's, and had to change to a different one.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I wasn't on it but if I were and am having migraines I'd discuss it with my doctor(s) and see if something needs adjusting.

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  • Elle Proud Profile

    I'm 15 years old and for the past few weeks my boobs have been in pain and sometimes I can't bear running down the stairs, they are very itchy and and also their is a rash reoccurring with little dimple spots... Should I tell my Mam about this?

    Asked by anonymous

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    12 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Yes, please tell your mother about it as with any changes to one's body should let someone know. You, may also need to see a doctor and make sure that aren't any underlying problems.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Talk to your Mom, immediately so she can get an appointment for you, it sounds pretty uncomfortable. Has she changed laundry detergent or fabric softener? Are you using a different kind of bath soap, cream, or deodorant? All of that can bring on a rash. I wouldn't be worried about this being...

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      Talk to your Mom, immediately so she can get an appointment for you, it sounds pretty uncomfortable. Has she changed laundry detergent or fabric softener? Are you using a different kind of bath soap, cream, or deodorant? All of that can bring on a rash. I wouldn't be worried about this being breast cancer. No doubt there is some other reason that is not so scary. Take care, Sharon

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  • Pramod Dhoni Profile

    my mom is suffering from breast metastatsis to brain

    Asked by anonymous

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    13 days 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      So very sorry to hear. Radiation will probably be the treatment of choice. She would probably qualify for clinical studies types of treatments too. It is particularly heart wrenching to hear cancer had spread. Hug your Mom for all of us and for your pain too. Take care, Sharon

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I am so sorry to hear that. I knew someone with brain mets who was treated with CyberKnife. It is a very specific type of radiation. I hope the best for you and your mom.

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  • Margaret Rockafellow Profile

    Im having a mental breakdown and I start radiation on Tuesday

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Margaret, anxiety and panic can be part of this disease and all of the experiences that go along with it.... but there is help for you to mentally get through this. You have already been through a lot! So often it is the unknown that brings about anxiety. Has anyone talked to you about...

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      Margaret, anxiety and panic can be part of this disease and all of the experiences that go along with it.... but there is help for you to mentally get through this. You have already been through a lot! So often it is the unknown that brings about anxiety. Has anyone talked to you about radiation treatment and explained it to you? Has your oncologist talked to you about some mental help as it is usually available. Are you by yourself or do you have a spouse, family or friends you can talk to? As Betti has said, compared to what you have been through, radiation is much less stressful. This also signals you are coming to the end of your active treatment. I am just taking a guessing but that is usually the way it goes. You've almost got this, girl! Hang in there. Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Please try to breathe and relax. Radiation is a piece of cake compared to chemo. You only have to lie on a special table and the machine does all the work while you stay still for a few minutes. The longest part is at the beginning when they get you in position. They will have visual and...

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      Please try to breathe and relax. Radiation is a piece of cake compared to chemo. You only have to lie on a special table and the machine does all the work while you stay still for a few minutes. The longest part is at the beginning when they get you in position. They will have visual and verbal contact with you at all times from the adjoining room.

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  • Yvonne Ross Profile

    Whats the difference from metasis n invasive ductual cancer

    Asked by anonymous

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    14 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Metastasis means it has spread to other body area(s). Some call it infiltrating and others invasive which means it is contained within the breast at the time of diagnosis.

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  • Heather Zerafa Profile

    Has anyone used vagifem 10mg after dcis treatments

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 0 Patient
    13 days 1 answer
    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My cancer was stage 2, not dcis. The PA at my oncologist agreed to let me use it twice a week, but not the usual way, where you use it every day at first. She said 1-2 times a week max. Later, my GYN oncologist told me that I should not take it at all. I have since had a complete hysterectomy. I...

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      My cancer was stage 2, not dcis. The PA at my oncologist agreed to let me use it twice a week, but not the usual way, where you use it every day at first. She said 1-2 times a week max. Later, my GYN oncologist told me that I should not take it at all. I have since had a complete hysterectomy. I use replens a couple of times a week. Different doctors have different opinions about using vagifem. Ultimately, I was afraid to risk it. Ask your doctor for advice, because everyone's case is different.

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    Has anyone gotten high blood pressure from taking tamoxifen I been on it for 1 year and now my blood pressure is a bit high having head aches

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      It is probably some of the typical side effects of any of these drugs. It has to be determined by your oncologist if these side effects can be mitigated and the benefit of Tamoxifen is worth it.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had HBP and was on blood pressure meds. prior to my diagnosis. With my chemo. it got somewhat out of whack and my meds. needed adjusting.

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  • Carolyn Todd Profile

    Does anyone know how long you have to be at the cancer center for an infusion of AC chemotherapy?

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      The first session was the longest for me....about 3 - 4 hours. After that the time was less.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had a TC regimen and that being said it seems it was 4 hours or so once the infusion was started. The nurse during my first session watched me like a hawk and was constantly asking me questions and giving me info. The only slight hiccup was when the first chemo. med. was started I got an...

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      I had a TC regimen and that being said it seems it was 4 hours or so once the infusion was started. The nurse during my first session watched me like a hawk and was constantly asking me questions and giving me info. The only slight hiccup was when the first chemo. med. was started I got an immediate hot flash and told her so she slowed the drip down some and it went away. I assume she made note of it since I never had it with my other 3. I think I made at least 6 trips across the room to use the bathroom but that too got better (must have been nerves?) Also I had to be there an hour prior to infusion starting to have my port accessed, blood drawn from it, and a visit with my Oncologist.

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  • twana caffey Profile

    i have a small grape seed sized lump in my rt breast and its hard it doesnt move around i am also experiencing some soreness under my breast with a thick sticky feeling mucus coming from my nipple im 46 years old should i be concerned

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Twana, you need to get this checked by your doctor. Anything like this needs to be investigated. You... are already concerned because you know this isn't normal. We can't tell you what this is but it needs to be checked out. A suspicious lump, and breast discharge warrant a trip to your...

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      Twana, you need to get this checked by your doctor. Anything like this needs to be investigated. You... are already concerned because you know this isn't normal. We can't tell you what this is but it needs to be checked out. A suspicious lump, and breast discharge warrant a trip to your doctor. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body need to be checked by their doctor as some testing may be needed.

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    I haven't been sexually active in 4 years, since my mastectomy. The tides have turned but sex feels like I'm being shredded. It's not a line issue--it's as if the tissue itself has changed texture. Any experience or ideas?

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Talk to your gynecologist about this. It's not the mastectomy that causes changes, it is a change in hormones due to perimenopause or menopause. There are many lubricants that may help and also vaginal hormone creams that might work for you depending on what type of hormone receptive cancer you...

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      Talk to your gynecologist about this. It's not the mastectomy that causes changes, it is a change in hormones due to perimenopause or menopause. There are many lubricants that may help and also vaginal hormone creams that might work for you depending on what type of hormone receptive cancer you had. I have to register my gripe and say women have been forgotten when it comes to our sexual-health. I have heard of a procedure using laser that has had success with this. It is called... "MonaLisa Touch" . One of the women who belongs to this site and "Pink Girls" facebook had it done and it worked wonders. Google the name and you can read about it. Take care, Sharon

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    • teresa clark Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you. I'm exactly in that place. I can't say that sex interests me that much but it used to and I would hate to think that it's completely done for me.

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  • Gayle Ernst Profile

    I had a lumpectomy with clean margins, negative lymph nodes. Started on TC CHEMO. JUST RECIEVED MY ONOCOTYPE SCORE OF 51 should I have a mastectomy?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      That sounds like something you need to discuss with your doctor(s) as like Sharon said you've already had the cancer removed. You are doing chemo. that will or should take care of any left behind and even with a mastectomy some breast tissue may be missed.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      You need to discuss these types of decisions with your oncologist. It doesn't make sense to have a mastectomy since you have already had surgery to remove the cancer. Please contact your doctor to have him/her explain the action of chemotherapy and how a mastectomy isn't going to lessen...

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      You need to discuss these types of decisions with your oncologist. It doesn't make sense to have a mastectomy since you have already had surgery to remove the cancer. Please contact your doctor to have him/her explain the action of chemotherapy and how a mastectomy isn't going to lessen the recurrence. Take care, Sharon

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  • Gayle Ernst Profile

    Oncotype type score of 51 neg lymph nodes treatment recommended

    Asked by anonymous

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

      If it were me, and had a score like that, it would be an easy decision to be having chemotherapy. This isn't even close to the "should I or shouldn't I" type of score. Talk it over with your oncologist but this to me would be a clear indication of someone who really should have chemo as your...

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      If it were me, and had a score like that, it would be an easy decision to be having chemotherapy. This isn't even close to the "should I or shouldn't I" type of score. Talk it over with your oncologist but this to me would be a clear indication of someone who really should have chemo as your chances of having a recurrence are high. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had an Oncoype DX test and was told I was aiming for 18 and lower to avoid chemo. I came in right at 18 and my Onc. said I could get by without it but in putting my numbers into a program she had it indicated in adding chemo. my recurrence rate would drop so it was a no brainer to me to add...

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      I had an Oncoype DX test and was told I was aiming for 18 and lower to avoid chemo. I came in right at 18 and my Onc. said I could get by without it but in putting my numbers into a program she had it indicated in adding chemo. my recurrence rate would drop so it was a no brainer to me to add it. I was a stage 1a with no lymph nodes involved. As I recall the score ranges from 0-100 so you are in middle of the area that chemo. is important to do.

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  • anonymous Profile

    I have- Invasive Mammory Carcinoma. Cribriform Ductal in sinu-intermediate nuclear grade. HER2negative -score 1+ What does this mean? I have results but no one to interpret it until after new year holiday weekend! Is there s stage here?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      What this is describing is the type of breast cancer,and the unique characteristics of the cells. The HER2 is complicated to explain but this is all pointing to the direction of how to treat your particular type of breast cancer. The good thing about treatment for breast cancer in 2017 is the...

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      What this is describing is the type of breast cancer,and the unique characteristics of the cells. The HER2 is complicated to explain but this is all pointing to the direction of how to treat your particular type of breast cancer. The good thing about treatment for breast cancer in 2017 is the many options and how quickly they are discovering combinations of drug treatments we now have. Breast cancer is not the death sentence like it used to be. I went through treatment 9 years ago and things have changed since then! When you have your appointment, bring a spouse, family member or friend along to take notes. You will be given a lot of information and your head will be, understandably spinning. You will be going through more testing in the upcoming days. This is all standard. Your treatment will be several different types..... Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.... a combo of types. You will make it. I am well and very happy. Hang in there and be thankful your breast cancer was found. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      From what I recall from my report almost 4 years ago I don't see a stage in this report but I'm not a doctor. Are you sure this is the full report? Can you call and talk with someone at your primary care office?

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  • Stefanie Mccaig Profile

    I have a purple rash between my breast and it is spreadin to my left breast is it cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      There is no way we can tell if it is cancer. You need to get in to see your doctor asap especially since this is spreading. There is one type of aggressive form of cancer that can show up on the skin but it is extremely rare. Get this checked out so you can ease your mind. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body need to be checked by a doctor as some testing may be needed. We aren't doctors here and I for one wouldn't even hazard a guess. Make an appointment and get it checked out.

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