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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

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Way to go 1st one is always worrisome 💗💗💗💗💗

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Great news, I'm still awaiting my results from last week's annual mammogram on my remaining breast.

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  • Rita Wingard Profile

    What supplies are a must have coming home after double mastectomy

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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.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Scared to death

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  • Lacy Scheutzow Profile

    neulasta leaking

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    Survivor since 2013
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    • 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.

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    Survivor since 2013
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    • 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
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    • 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?

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    • 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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  • Carolyn Todd Profile

    Is it true that you can't survive breast cancer when your lymph nodes are positive?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      No, it is not true it just means the cancer can go to other areas such as lung, liver, brain, or bone. Please don't be down on things as they are making advancements all the time.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      The lymphatic system is how cancer can travel to other parts of the body. Just because lymph nodes are involved does not mean it is already in those distant area's. I had cancer in a lymph node and I am 9 years out from treatment. No sign of cancer anywhere.... feeling great, living a...

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      The lymphatic system is how cancer can travel to other parts of the body. Just because lymph nodes are involved does not mean it is already in those distant area's. I had cancer in a lymph node and I am 9 years out from treatment. No sign of cancer anywhere.... feeling great, living a wonderful life. Take care, Sharon

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    I am getting ready to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction on December 12, 2016. How should I prepare at home? I have a husband and a 16 year old and 14 year old. What things should I bring to the hospital?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My husband was my everything. When I got home from 1 day hospital stay hubby jumped into action. I cried when I saw the bandages he said no crying you pray instead that your alive. He did everything from washing me up to cleaning my drains. When bandages came off reality set in & he said don't...

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      My husband was my everything. When I got home from 1 day hospital stay hubby jumped into action. I cried when I saw the bandages he said no crying you pray instead that your alive. He did everything from washing me up to cleaning my drains. When bandages came off reality set in & he said don't cry your beautiful just the way you are. I'm not gonna lie it was uncomfortable @ 1st but he didn't care. @ that moment I realized what "In sickness & in health" really mean because we were married 1 month when I was diagnosed. He cooked, cleaned, gave meds, made sure I exercised & kept me on track. He was there 4 every Dr visit & u will have a bunch. He asked lots of ??. My Dr gave him a 👍🏻. All of our needs are different going thru this ride so hang on. No it's not easy but Faith Family & Prayer will get you thru. 🙏🏾

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I had a single mastectomy.... NO post-op pain. NONE. I did not have reconstruction. I spent a night in the hospital, came home the next day and slept. I had a drain. 2nd day after surgery, I was up and about, feeling fine. I never took a pain pill, not even aspirin. When you have a...

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      I had a single mastectomy.... NO post-op pain. NONE. I did not have reconstruction. I spent a night in the hospital, came home the next day and slept. I had a drain. 2nd day after surgery, I was up and about, feeling fine. I never took a pain pill, not even aspirin. When you have a mastectomy they cut all nerves in removing the breast tissue so there isn't much to feel pain. I also had sentinel nodes removed, 5. These nodes are located in the breast area. If you have to have lymph nodes removed in your armpit, axial nodes, you ARE going to be sore and will need pain meds. If you have expanders placed for reconstruction you are going to be sore and will be on pain meds. Since I had neither, I just had no pain. In fact, I cooked meals, did the dishes, I was surprised I felt so good.
      This is my experience. Take care, Sharon

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  • Jane Kaplan Profile

    Frst chemo (EC) tomorrow, trying to get the house prepared. I have a dinner ready to heat up for my husband. I'm cleaning and changing the bed sheets. freezer is stocked up with meals. Ami I missing anything? I just don't know???

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    stage_1 Patient
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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Rest my girl!!! Your thinking of everyone else and it's "you "time !!!

      Hopefully your one of the lucky ones that chemo doesn't really slow them down toooo much .
      But as your immune systems drops out , you need rest and fluid to keep you strong .
      I'm sure hubby can open a can of baked...

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      Rest my girl!!! Your thinking of everyone else and it's "you "time !!!

      Hopefully your one of the lucky ones that chemo doesn't really slow them down toooo much .
      But as your immune systems drops out , you need rest and fluid to keep you strong .
      I'm sure hubby can open a can of baked beans , or cheese on toast to feed himself ..
      cause if your like some of us , after chemo we are wiped out for the whole week !!
      Rest when you can , don't worry about the house work , it will still be there next week .... drink what you feel like but try to have heaps to flush out the poison ( chemo)!
      It's time over the next few months to sit back and be the boss and tell others what to do .. Queen 👑
      Good luck Don't forget we have survived chemo so any issues , ask 🎀🎀

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I think you are way ahead. I found I felt like I had the flu, minus the vomiting for about a week. Afterwards, I felt normal. EVERYBODY is different. I may be on one side of the spectrum. I had wonderful friends who made dinner for us the first week which was such a gift! You are taking...

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      I think you are way ahead. I found I felt like I had the flu, minus the vomiting for about a week. Afterwards, I felt normal. EVERYBODY is different. I may be on one side of the spectrum. I had wonderful friends who made dinner for us the first week which was such a gift! You are taking care of everyone else.... you may not be able to do that while in treatment. You will just need to sit back and watch the chaos. Keep in mind, no one will starve, no one will fall apart if they have to do laundry, no one will die if they have to buy a frozen dinner and pop it in the microwave. For this time in treatment, LET IT GO.... LET GO OF THE CONTROL. You will need to focus on yourself. Take care of you, listen to your body and what it needs. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and rest when you need to. You will make it! Take care, Sharon

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  • Jane Kaplan Profile

    Blood test 1 day before chemo, can I drink water?

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    stage_1 Patient
    5 days 3 answers •
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Absolutely very important to drink water! Fasting is just food. You can drink as much water as you want. If you don't, your veins are tougher to access.... STAY HYDRATED!

      Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Unless your doctor has ordered a test that you need to fast for have all the water you want. My infusions were early in the morning so I was also told to have some breakfast and since they went through noon I packed a mid morning snack and lunch. If you aren't sure contact your infusion center...

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      Unless your doctor has ordered a test that you need to fast for have all the water you want. My infusions were early in the morning so I was also told to have some breakfast and since they went through noon I packed a mid morning snack and lunch. If you aren't sure contact your infusion center and ask them. I only had to fast once and that's because my primary care doctor ordered some extra lab work in addition to the ones needed for my chemo. (the morning of) so I had to fast but took my foods with me. My blood test was always just prior to my infusion and seeing my Oncologist and then it was decided if my numbers were good enough for chemo. that day or not.

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    I completed radiation over a year ago on my right breast, over the weekend my right arm feels like a pulled muscle from my should down to my hand, is that normal?

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    Survivor since 2014
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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Have you any cording in your arm ?! May be you need to see a O.T. For excises for your arm , to make sure you have full moment in your arm .. Lymphoma maybe. A Doctor will able to help ..

      Last week My Cellulitis( red skin swelling : Staph infection )...started from a pain in my arm and a...

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      Have you any cording in your arm ?! May be you need to see a O.T. For excises for your arm , to make sure you have full moment in your arm .. Lymphoma maybe. A Doctor will able to help ..

      Last week My Cellulitis( red skin swelling : Staph infection )...started from a pain in my arm and a fever . The first this happen was after my radiation... So if your unwell please see a doctor ..

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    • Sharon Doria Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      If this doesn't go away soon you should see your doctor, just to rule out any possible problems. There are so any aches and pains that come and go and have nothing to with our cancer or treatments but the only way to find out will be to pursue a diagnosis..been there many times myself. It's a...

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      If this doesn't go away soon you should see your doctor, just to rule out any possible problems. There are so any aches and pains that come and go and have nothing to with our cancer or treatments but the only way to find out will be to pursue a diagnosis..been there many times myself. It's a little nervewracking but we have to take care of ourselves! I'm sure you'll be just fine!

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  • tes tes Profile

    My breast is still a little swollen and feels a little sore, 3 months after a lumpectomy and radiation. Also I feel sharp pains sometimes. Does anyone know what this is? Is it a recurrence or the healing process?

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Most likely healing. Radiation effects can last a long time. I had changes to my breast due to radiation after one year.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I still get occasional pains 3 yrs later

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  • Carolyn Todd Profile

    Sentinel Node Biopsy Question

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Just because lymph nodes are swollen doesn't mean the cancer has spread. They can enlarge due to an infection of some sort in her body and it's the body's way of fighting it off. Think positive thoughts for you sister and until testing is done she won't know if it has spread or not.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Many things can cause lymph nodes to swell, other than cancer. Most likely an infection of some kind. Since she has had cancer, it is always in the list of things to check for. Take care, Sharon

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  • dottie elliott Profile

    My hands and feet are shriveled like they have soaked in water for days. It is effecting the strength in my hands. Last chemo Oct 19th. Any suggestions for improving this issue?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you discussed this with your doctor(s)? I know neuropathy is a possibility with some chemo. meds.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      That's a new one to me. You should be bringing this concern to your doctor. Chemo drugs are tough on us and can have a variety of side effects.... most of which reverse in the months following treatment. I would definitely get an appointment with your oncologist. Take care, Sharon

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    I am 53 and have been on Tamoxifen for almost 2 years. I will be on it a total of 5 years, and that is it ...hopefully. It makes me extremely tired, anxious, depressed and I just feel so lousy. I didn't feel this way 3 years ago.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Maybe you are in peri-menopause? You should check with your oncologist, have your hormone level checked. They may switch you to a different hormone blocking drug due to your hormone level. Post menopause are on a different type of drug. Call for an appointment. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I would talk with my doctor(s) about it as like Sharon said you may be starting to go into menopause, no I'm not a doctor but know how I felt when I started going through it years ago and it was similar to your symptoms.

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  • Terri Leto Profile

    Anyone with TNBC? I'm newly diagnosed and very scared.

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

      Dear Terri,
      Any diagnosis of breast cancer is terrifying! This is identifying a variety of hormone negative cancer that will be treated for chemotherapy. Thankfully, we live in a time when there are many types of treatments for the various kinds of breast cancers and their accompanying...

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      Dear Terri,
      Any diagnosis of breast cancer is terrifying! This is identifying a variety of hormone negative cancer that will be treated for chemotherapy. Thankfully, we live in a time when there are many types of treatments for the various kinds of breast cancers and their accompanying variables. Hopefully, someone will join in and give you more reinsurance. If you are a member of Facebook, there is a large group of women on a private site.... Pink Sisters.
      Take care, Sharon

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    • connie Gasmund  Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I was diagnosed withTNBC 3.5 years ago and doing well. It is a very scary diagnosis but your onocologist will know how to treat it. There is a TNBC group on FB that has really helped me. Prayers

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  • anonymous Profile

    how long will breast stay swollen after node biopsy and lumpectomy?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      If it is causing you worry.... contact the surgeon who did the procedure. It could be an infection or ??? Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone heals differently. I had a unilateral mastectomy with lymph node dissection and I don't recall any real swelling. I did get some mild cording in my axilla that an OT worked out for me and gave me things to be doing at home but that was not right after surgery but a month or so later.

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  • Lacy Scheutzow Profile

    Help I scared to go back to chemo after getting mrsa in my port now the have to put a pick line in

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Lacy. You poor girl.
      I got a major Staph infection after I finished my radiation.. which meant a total of 17 days in hospital then on a 24 hour drip for 2 mths with home visit from nurses ....
      so can feel some of your pain and worry ..
      I had a pic line for my drip and it was wonderful.
      But...

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      Lacy. You poor girl.
      I got a major Staph infection after I finished my radiation.. which meant a total of 17 days in hospital then on a 24 hour drip for 2 mths with home visit from nurses ....
      so can feel some of your pain and worry ..
      I had a pic line for my drip and it was wonderful.
      But make sure you keep it clean, dry ...and have the nurse redress the wound weekly and don't use that arm too much ..
      Hopefully no more issues good luck. 🎀🎀

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I would think the MRSA would have been introduced when the port was put in and not from the chemo. (I'm not a Dr., just a guess on my part). I am sorry you are having to go through this along with everything else, do take care of yourself.

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  • Betti A Profile

    If anyone sees something that looks inappropriate click on the flag area and a moderator will look at it. I eliminated a bunch yesterday but am sure there are more from these 2. I also contacted the website and they looked into the postings.

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    Survivor since 2013
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Betti,

      Do you remember a couple of years ago when this site got all the shoe ads? People need to get a life.
      THANKS, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      cont) I forgot to mention the names of the 2--Victorwood Smith and Doctorl Morusa. If you see a comment on your post from either of these 2 just hit the flag area and it will be removed. Like I said I flagged I don't know how many yesterday but put it in the hands of the moderators.

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    I am having my 1st mamagram after chemo SOO nervous had anyone had a bad mamagram after chemo treatment

    Asked by anonymous

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Thankfully no and I'm scheduled in 2 weeks for my 4th one since my surgery, chemo., and rads. It's always in the back of my mind though since I used to do mammograms. You will be fine.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hi Martha,
      It happens, I am sure but it's rare. If it is any consolation, we are all scared, any time we have a doctor's appointment for check-up's, especially mammograms. We all suffer from PTSD because we have been through a very scary period of time. I am still scare and it has been 9...

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      Hi Martha,
      It happens, I am sure but it's rare. If it is any consolation, we are all scared, any time we have a doctor's appointment for check-up's, especially mammograms. We all suffer from PTSD because we have been through a very scary period of time. I am still scare and it has been 9 years for me. I have developed the ability to make my appointment and put it out of my mind until that day. I allow myself to be scared for that one day and that is it. Until I hear bad news, I try not to let the "What-If's" creep into my head. What you are feeling is understandable but I would be willing to bet you will be ok. It would not help you to hear about someone else getting a bad report.... it would just make you worry even more. Take care, Sharon

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  • Amandeep Kumar Profile

    My wife has breast cancer stage 4 problem is some soft nodules are seen in her both lobes. is it treatable or how much time it can take to recover ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    15 days 3 answers •
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      There are so many things that go into a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is impossible for us to give you information as it pertains for your wife. Stage 4 is only one of the small pieces of a diagnosis. You need to go with her to her oncologist's consultation appointment and ask these very...

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      There are so many things that go into a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is impossible for us to give you information as it pertains for your wife. Stage 4 is only one of the small pieces of a diagnosis. You need to go with her to her oncologist's consultation appointment and ask these very important questions. Only there, will you get the accurate information you need. Just with information you have supplied, we can't even guess. That being said, there are many different types of treatments for breast cancer but it depends on the type of breast cancer, the hormone status, her age, her history. Breast cancer treatment is usually a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation. I know it is very scary for her to get a diagnosis of breast cancer but there are so many treatments compared to years ago. I had treatment 9 years ago and am very healthy and living a normal life. Hopefully, your wife has an appointment with her oncologist set up soon. Sharon

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    • Anonymous Fifty One Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Amandeep,
      Justr try not to stress her out with YOUR worries. Do your research as much you as can about what is going on with her. I listened to my doctors, but I went to work finding out all that I could about what they were telling me after every visit. You need information. Worrying won't...

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      Amandeep,
      Justr try not to stress her out with YOUR worries. Do your research as much you as can about what is going on with her. I listened to my doctors, but I went to work finding out all that I could about what they were telling me after every visit. You need information. Worrying won't help. There is GOOD info on the internet and stupid, ridiculous information. So, compare what you find out with someone who has been thru it.
      I just completed my first chemo one day ago. Im doing gine so far. I expect to lose my hair, may feel nauseous, but Im going to do my part and eat right and drink lots of water and walk a bit. Grade 3, Stage 2 invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I was diagnosed Aug 23, had the infected breast removed on Sept 23 and Chemo began Nov 18. No radiation because breast was removed. I hope this helps. Remember, don't get worried. Get information!

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