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  • ash reynolds Profile

    Could people tell me how radiotheray affected their life? I know it says it makes you tired, but o what point did it effect you? Could you go to work, did you sleep most of the day etc? Thanks in advance

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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had 37 treatments. I taught school then went for my treatment. Make sure to drink enough.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It never really affected me but then I wasn't working either. I know of those who continue to work and I would have if I was at the time. Every place has their own protocol of what to use on your skin, mine recommended pure aloe vera gel. My skin got red but never broke down. The last 2 weeks...

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      It never really affected me but then I wasn't working either. I know of those who continue to work and I would have if I was at the time. Every place has their own protocol of what to use on your skin, mine recommended pure aloe vera gel. My skin got red but never broke down. The last 2 weeks my RT would have prescribed an antibiotic cream but since I wasn't breaking down and I'm allergic to the main ingredient he opted for me not to use it. I never had a need for a nap on days I did my treatments but then it affects everyone differently.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile

    Again, I would like to share the Johns Hopkins Website called "Artemis". It has some very uplifting information about many new discoveries that are close at hand. http://www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/artemis/ Take care, Sharon

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    Survivor since 2007
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Sharon, I really appreciated reading the article on addressing long term needs of survivors.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Thanks Sharon !

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  • heather  corr Profile

    Im currently having radiation therapy for a second primary diagnosis of break cancer in the left side. A couple of days ago I found a pea sized lump under my armpit in the right side - the side of first diagnosis. I am going to make an appointment now to

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Heather,
      Personally, I can't think of anything more terrifying so can identify with your worry. It could be any number of things but only your doctor can tell for sure. I wish I knew the words to help take some of this off your shoulders. This is just a lousy, rotten disease that stalks us. ...

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      Heather,
      Personally, I can't think of anything more terrifying so can identify with your worry. It could be any number of things but only your doctor can tell for sure. I wish I knew the words to help take some of this off your shoulders. This is just a lousy, rotten disease that stalks us. I am hoping and praying for the best news for you. It is good you are on top of this. LOTS of women have these scares come up and ruin their lives but most turn out to be something else. Hang in there, and take care, Sharon

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    • heather  corr Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Continued ..... check to see what it is. Im guessing my question is, has anyone else had this and it hasnt turned out to be cancer. Im hoping its just an enlarged lymph node as side effect of radiation - but my mind is running wild. I havent mentioned it to anyone friends here yet - I dont want...

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      Continued ..... check to see what it is. Im guessing my question is, has anyone else had this and it hasnt turned out to be cancer. Im hoping its just an enlarged lymph node as side effect of radiation - but my mind is running wild. I havent mentioned it to anyone friends here yet - I dont want to worry them, but I want to vent my panic.

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    Whats best time to take tomoxifen night or morning I'm on night thinking of changeing to morning

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      You may just need to try both morning and evening to find what works best for you.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I hope more people respond to your question. I take femara which interfered with my sleep. I asked people here, and was advised to take it in the morning. And, as Norma said, your pharmacist or doctor's office can also advise you on this .

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  • Tara P Profile

    What is the reoccurrence rate if I don't have surgery to remove all of my lymph nodes? I had a double mastectomy and four lymph nodes removed. Only one had 1mm of cancer. I'll most likely be treated with chemo and a hormone medication.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I also had 5 lymph nodes removed and one was positive. My surgeon told me I had an8% chance of more cancer in the lymph nodes. She decided not to take any more lymph nodes because of the chance I would develop lymphadema which never goes away and can be pretty lousy to live with. Since I live...

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      I also had 5 lymph nodes removed and one was positive. My surgeon told me I had an8% chance of more cancer in the lymph nodes. She decided not to take any more lymph nodes because of the chance I would develop lymphadema which never goes away and can be pretty lousy to live with. Since I live an active life, she thought it was worth the risk. I agreed with her. I had a mastectomy, chemo and 5 years of hormone blocker. I am entering my 9th year of being cancer free. I would have hated to live my life with lymphadema. I am 67 and still living a very active life. I thank my surgeon and oncologist for taking the way I live into consideration when making decisions. Take care, Sharon

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I didn't have an onco DX test because my cancer had already spread to a lymph node. My oncologist said it would be a no use. It is useful if the cancer remains localized to the original tumor site. Once it has spread, it doesn't matter. Take care, Sharon

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  • cindy spratt Profile

    I just finished 8 weeks of radiation! Yea! Now my husband is taking me on vacation for a week 😍

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  • Rachel Mitchell Profile

    My left breast has been painful over a month & very itchy & I have a rash, what does it mean?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It can be several things, have you told your doctor about your concerns? Any changes to one's body should be checked by a doctor as some testing may be in order.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Like Marianne, it does mean you need to see your doctor. Unfortunately, we can't begin to guess what could be causing this. Your doctor may have to do some testing or prescribe some for this. Diagnosis, is skill and art. Please make an appointment asap just so you can restore your peace of...

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      Like Marianne, it does mean you need to see your doctor. Unfortunately, we can't begin to guess what could be causing this. Your doctor may have to do some testing or prescribe some for this. Diagnosis, is skill and art. Please make an appointment asap just so you can restore your peace of mind. Take care, Sharon

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  • Fara Alia Profile

    is it necessary to have radiation theraphy right after surgery? and when is the correct time to have radiation theraphy after surgery?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Your oncologist should be answering this type of question in your treatment plan. Take care, Sharon

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      It is usual to wait about 4 weeks between treatments, give or take some.

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    I had a 12mm grade 1A tubular carcinoma removed 3 weeks ago. My sentinal node came back negative. I am still confused about whether or not to have radiation therapy. Are there any permenent side effects or danger?

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    stage_1 Patient
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      If you have invasive breast cancer , which 1A is , the ordinary standard of care is either lumpectomy with radiation, or mastectomy with or without rads, depending on your situation.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      In medicine, there are always two sides to a coin. There is always a positive and negative side. The proper way to make a decision it so hear both sides, and then make a choice. Just because there MAY be negatives, that doesn't mean they will happen to you. You have to think rationally about...

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      In medicine, there are always two sides to a coin. There is always a positive and negative side. The proper way to make a decision it so hear both sides, and then make a choice. Just because there MAY be negatives, that doesn't mean they will happen to you. You have to think rationally about your decision and not emotionally. No one can tell how many cancer cells may have escaped the original tumor site. The radiation is probably a preventative treatment to developing a future recurrence.
      When I had treatment, which was a course of chemotherapy, there were all sorts of horrendous side effects that might happen. Odds were better in my favor to take the chance and go through chemotherapy. As it turned out, nothing, of any long range possible problems, happened to me. I am healthy and cancer free going into my 9th year. My tumor was 2.3CM, a stage 2B with rather aggressive grade, type of cancer with one positive lymph node. Treatment is always a gamble, there are programs online you and your oncologist can go over. You can see what the statistics are to going through radiation or not. Mine was a no brainer. Good luck and take care, Sharon

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    I had a lumpectomy 3 weeks ago. When will I be able to resume bowling and lifting weights?

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

      Put a call into your surgeons office. They would be best able to answer your questions. It varies. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      That sounds like questions for your doctor(s). Everyone heals at different rates and some circumstances may say you need to let your body rest for a little while.

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  • Sarah M Profile

    When breast cancer spreads to the bones, typically how large are the tumors at the primary site?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      There are all sorts of variables. Sometimes a relatively small tumor can spread depending on the type, grade, etc. of the tumor. Breast cancer is very sneaky. It sounds as if you are trying to diagnose yourself. If so, please bring these questions to your oncologist as he/she can address...

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      There are all sorts of variables. Sometimes a relatively small tumor can spread depending on the type, grade, etc. of the tumor. Breast cancer is very sneaky. It sounds as if you are trying to diagnose yourself. If so, please bring these questions to your oncologist as he/she can address these as they pertain to your. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are some great videos on this site they may answer some of your questions.

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    Is it ok to drink wine when took tomoxifen

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    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
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      Yes. If not I would die of thirst.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you talked with your doctor(s) about it?

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    Hi, for the ladies who have worn wigs, how long after treatment did you stop wearing it? I currently have "Kramer" hair from Seinfeld, it sticks straight up and has a mind of its own. :)

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    Survivor since 2014
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      You wear your wig as long as you like or as long as you feel you have Kramer hair..... which I think is a very hilarious description. I never wore a wig throughout the entire treatment just a wear little cap to keep my head warm. I admit, the first stages of hair growth were... interesting. ...

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      You wear your wig as long as you like or as long as you feel you have Kramer hair..... which I think is a very hilarious description. I never wore a wig throughout the entire treatment just a wear little cap to keep my head warm. I admit, the first stages of hair growth were... interesting. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I can't answer from a wig standpoint but one who wore hats until my hair started growing back in. I even just went bald at times as when the hair was coming back hats would make my head itch. Just do what you are most comfortable with, I just let mine do its thing until it was long enough to...

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      I can't answer from a wig standpoint but one who wore hats until my hair started growing back in. I even just went bald at times as when the hair was coming back hats would make my head itch. Just do what you are most comfortable with, I just let mine do its thing until it was long enough to have a "real" haircut 9 months after being totally bald.

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    Hi there tonight i noticed 4 red lumps on the left side of my breast and one has a purplish dot in the middle tgey are all really itchy and hot could it be breast cancer??

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      It could be any number of things, but it is not normal. If it doesn't get better in a couple of days, you need to be checked by your doctor.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by their doctor as some testing may be in order.

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    Some dark patches have been developed in the feet also acute pain & tingling there. All this has been happening since the time Taxol entered in. Any remedy for Chemo-induced Peripheral Neuropathy ?

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    • Susan Pilkington Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was told to use glutamine. Your doctor or his nurse could tell you the dose you should take.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you let your team know about it? I had a "chemo buddy" mention it when I was doing my first infusion as she had had it with her prior treatments. She said something about vitamin B6 and Glutamine but don't recall the exact details and it was coming from someone who experienced it and not...

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      Have you let your team know about it? I had a "chemo buddy" mention it when I was doing my first infusion as she had had it with her prior treatments. She said something about vitamin B6 and Glutamine but don't recall the exact details and it was coming from someone who experienced it and not my team. I did ask my team about it to see if it was something I should use but since I didn't have it didn't buy anything.

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  • Teri Cochran Profile

    I have 1 more AC treatment and then I start 4 taxol. Does taxol make your white blood cells go low like AC?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      It isn't predictable. It is just how your body reacts to it. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I imagine it can happen, doesn't mean it will. I was on a TC regimen and was told mine may go down but it never did. I had a Neulasta shot the day after every infusion and my numbers remained fine.

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  • Jenna J Profile

    How to talk to your mom if you think you may have breast cancer. I have some problem my breast hurt and one on my breast is kind of a weird shape i need to know how my mom about it.

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Jenna. If your a young person ... It's hard to talk about your changing body .. But don't forget your mum was once your age ... Hard to believe right !!!...... But moving from a child body to a women , boobs Change shape sometimes are sore and even one bigger than the other !!! This is...

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      Jenna. If your a young person ... It's hard to talk about your changing body .. But don't forget your mum was once your age ... Hard to believe right !!!...... But moving from a child body to a women , boobs Change shape sometimes are sore and even one bigger than the other !!! This is all the hormones .. I bet your having trouble still with periods !! It's all connected .... But please talk to someone .. If you don't feel your mum is the best person ... Try school nurse or an Aunt, teacher or one of your friends mother or a doctor ... You could even show your mum these texts about your worries .... But if your young most likely it's not cancer ... Good luck and trust me your Ma would have had the same thoughts your having , and in the future, if you have kids you would want them to talk to you if they needed advice :::)))

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Your mother would be the person to talk to about your concerns and if need be a doctor's appointment could be made. Everyone's body does things at different ages and perhaps and no I'm not a doctor it is just going through normal hormonal changes.

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  • Jessica Flynn Profile

    Can breast cancer be cured by radiation treatment only?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am revising my answer.... I just assumed you would have surgery until I read Lou Cam's answer. To have radiation and nothing else, NO. Breast cancer or any other types are cancer are very complex diseases. You really want to remove the tumor via surgery FOR SURE! There are so many factors...

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      I am revising my answer.... I just assumed you would have surgery until I read Lou Cam's answer. To have radiation and nothing else, NO. Breast cancer or any other types are cancer are very complex diseases. You really want to remove the tumor via surgery FOR SURE! There are so many factors that go into a diagnosis and treatment. Nobody's cancer is the same, there are so many variables in individual cells. Treatments can be complex but it is because the diagnosis and knowledge of specific treatments are tailor made for each individual patient. ALL of our treatments were uniquely created for each one of us as individuals. We are all here responding to you because we took advantage of these treatments. I didn't have radiation in my treatment because it was determined, I would not benefit from it. I had surgery, I had a choice between lumpectomy and mastectomy, I chose to have a mastectomy. I also had 4 rounds of chemotherapy. I was also on 5 years of a hormone blocking drug. I am now in my 8th cancer free year following my treatment. It was determined, due to the cells in my particular tumor, the treatment I received has the best chance of treating/curing me. I never thought of tying the hands of my Oncologist by thinking I knew more than he did. I followed the treatment protocol he gave me. Yes, it was scary, and I would rather not had breast cancer but the mature, gutsy, thing to do is go for the best, proven most effective treatment there was at the time. My advice is to not limit your chance of survival by refusing some part of a treatment plan. My best friend did that very things a died from breast cancer. I wish you the very best. Breast cancer doesn't have to be a killer. Take care, Sharon

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      It would be very unusual to not have surgery - either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. I wanted my tumor removed ASAP ! Many times you are given a choice between lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy (sometimes with & sometimes without rads. )Having chemo is based so much on your individual ...

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      It would be very unusual to not have surgery - either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. I wanted my tumor removed ASAP ! Many times you are given a choice between lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy (sometimes with & sometimes without rads. )Having chemo is based so much on your individual situation : like size, grade, if it is in nodes, and onco dx score, as well as family history , and if it is hormone positive or negative, as well as HER2 positive or negative. And , anti-hormone therapy is beneficial if your cancer is hormone positive.

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  • Joan Silvers Profile

    refused chemo

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    • Joan Silvers Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for your responses! I am in great health. Doc couldn't believe I was 66. I move and act like i'm much younger. Both stage and grade were 1. Negative nodes / Neg Her2....you get the picture. It seems like such ridiculous overkill in my case. I REALLY just want to see how I would do on ER/PR...

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      Thanks for your responses! I am in great health. Doc couldn't believe I was 66. I move and act like i'm much younger. Both stage and grade were 1. Negative nodes / Neg Her2....you get the picture. It seems like such ridiculous overkill in my case. I REALLY just want to see how I would do on ER/PR blocker and nothing else (other than leating much better and exercising more). The only fly in the ointment was the damned ONCOTYPE score!! I have a second opinion appt. in a much larger city than the one I live in. I'll be very interested in what he they say. Chem, etc. leaves me cold and it SEEMS like there are tons of reoccurence after chemo. My med. oncologist seems noncommital and is leaving it wide open although he seems to be leaning to chemo / rads.
      More comment??

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I didn't have chemo because of my onco score of 17. There is a gray area above 18. I think the "definitely have chemo" number for my doctor was 26. I had decided to have chemo if my score was above 20. Mid 20's and up has shown clear benefit to chemo.

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    PORT had to be removed midway for it was troubling Big time. Now, A couple of months have been passed but still there is tenderness & swelling near the jugular vein, the surgeon said it will heal gradually. Is it usual or exception?any ointment will help?

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    Family Member or Loved One
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    • Gillian Ashworth Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Mine was removed a year ago and can still bother me. It's tender and very itchy at times. My doctor said it's normals and nothing to worry about. My massage therapist told me to massage it with oil every night in bed. I've been doing that for a few weeks now and notice a big difference! I use...

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      Mine was removed a year ago and can still bother me. It's tender and very itchy at times. My doctor said it's normals and nothing to worry about. My massage therapist told me to massage it with oil every night in bed. I've been doing that for a few weeks now and notice a big difference! I use coconut oil and rub it for 5-10 mins.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      The area where my port was took quite a while to heal. It gave me more trouble than anything else. It just had to heal. Mine also itched like crazy. Take care, Sharon

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  • Demone' Baker Profile

    Three days ago I notice a small knot on my areola. It is extremely sore, it is the size of a pea. I am not sure what this could be. My twins are 1year old but I've never experienced this before.

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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

      Demone, you need to go see your doctor to have this checked. Anything that is abnormal for you needs to be looked at. There are many things this could be and of course, breast cancer is one of them. Have your doctor take a look. Take care, Sharon

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  • Carolina Chaparro Profile

    Hi my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 but in the biopsy also appears M1N1 , how bad iis it? Should I be worried?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    11 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      As I recall from my pathology report the M stands for mets and the N1 means at least 1 node involved. She needs to be asking her doctors about her report. There is also a T that describes how large the tumor is. I'm not a doctor but like I said this what I recall about mine. There are many...

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      As I recall from my pathology report the M stands for mets and the N1 means at least 1 node involved. She needs to be asking her doctors about her report. There is also a T that describes how large the tumor is. I'm not a doctor but like I said this what I recall about mine. There are many other factors that will determine her treatment(s).

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Carolina,

      It would be the best to get the answer by going with your mom to her appointment because it would be in the context of her diagnosis. M1N1 Stage 1 each has a specific meaning. Stage is basically the size of the tumor. M1 = Metastasizes N1 is a Lymph Node involvement. I also had...

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      Carolina,

      It would be the best to get the answer by going with your mom to her appointment because it would be in the context of her diagnosis. M1N1 Stage 1 each has a specific meaning. Stage is basically the size of the tumor. M1 = Metastasizes N1 is a Lymph Node involvement. I also had this but my tumor was larger, so I was a Stage 2B. With each stage followed by the letter A or B. It is not uncommon for the diagnosis to change after surgery, as mine did. I was originally diagnosed as a 2A and when the positive lymph node was found, it changed to a 2B.
      I always say you aren't really diagnosed until the final post-op pathology is in. Go with your Mom, see what is going on and listen (take notes) as to what her treatment will be. There are many treatments available for women with breast cancer. I know you and your Mom are pretty scared as we all were. We all marched through the treatment and came out the other side with a couple of chunks gone but living life and enjoying every day of it. Hang in there and go hug your Mom! Take care, Sharon

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    Hi my breasts feel really heavy and very painful should I be worried?

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Norma  Cook Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Is this different from the pain and fullness that usually comes before your period? Could you be pregnant, by any chance? A woman's body undergoes many changes throughout her lifetime, but a doctor is the only one who can help you determine if something is wrong when it doesn't seem normal for...

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      Is this different from the pain and fullness that usually comes before your period? Could you be pregnant, by any chance? A woman's body undergoes many changes throughout her lifetime, but a doctor is the only one who can help you determine if something is wrong when it doesn't seem normal for you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      If this is something new for you please make an appointment and see your doctor. It may be nothing but any changes to one's body should be checked.

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  • Theresa Mullins Profile

    How do you build up your platlets & your wbc's. at the same time. I have liver cancer and colon cancer.

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you discussed this with your doctor(s)? That's where I would start as we aren't doctors here.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      The best answers regarding something as complicated as this will come from your doctor who knows you and your case very well. Take care, Sharon

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  • paula gittens Profile

    Due to developing trigger finger my doctor is taking me off of Letrozole for 2 weeks. I am on crestor for cholesterol has anyone experience this

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
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    • cindy shubin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Paula, i have that as well very common my dr tells me from letrozole... I take arthritis tylenol everday it helps.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had carpal tunnel surgery 6 weeks ago but the Orthopedic Surgeon didn't say anything that it may be caused by Letrozole (I know it's not related to trigger finger) but it makes me wonder since I've been on it for 2 1/2 years. Also it was in my dominate hand and not the one where nodes were...

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      I had carpal tunnel surgery 6 weeks ago but the Orthopedic Surgeon didn't say anything that it may be caused by Letrozole (I know it's not related to trigger finger) but it makes me wonder since I've been on it for 2 1/2 years. Also it was in my dominate hand and not the one where nodes were removed even though I have a case in that hand too but not as severe.

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