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  • Keri Underwood Profile

    Has anyone gotten shingles? I am 2 years out of chemo and rads taking femara and my left side on my waistline is sore to touch

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 4 answers
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I have a close friend who had uterine cancer and did chemo. She had a shingles shot but still got shingles. I believe the explanation was that the chemo had "undone" the shot.

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    • Debbi Starr Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Yes, I has shingles last year. On left side, torso and buttocks. Blisters, very itchy.

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    Susan Komen and American Cancer Society refused help to me , based on me not living close to a certain zip code.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    over 7 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Where do you live and do you need breast cancer care? You can start with the hospitals in your area, ask for patient advocate, tell them your situation. Every state is different in what type of help they can offer. You might have to apply for Medicaid. Where do you live? Sometimes it is just...

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      Where do you live and do you need breast cancer care? You can start with the hospitals in your area, ask for patient advocate, tell them your situation. Every state is different in what type of help they can offer. You might have to apply for Medicaid. Where do you live? Sometimes it is just searching ~~unisured breast cancer treatment~~ in Google.
      Sharon

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    • Jk Joyce Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Really??? :(. Try to go thru your hospital to get help and try to find cancer Services close to you or the hospital. They helped me a whole lot. Best of luck!

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  • vicky brown Profile
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    Aside from breast changes, did you notice any other bodily symptoms? Fatigue? lack of appetite? anything?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 5 answers
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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      I had no other signs/symptoms prior to being diagnosed. I found the lump and when I was told it was cancer I was dumbfounded! Didn't feel any different. However, if you or anyone experiences changes in your body for no known reason, see your doctor.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Fatigue I gained a lot of belly fat.

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  • Morgan Moser Profile

    New to this site. Just found out that my biopsy came back Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I'm 29yrs old and in complete shock.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 19 answers
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    • Betty Castillo Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Morgan, first of all I'm really sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I had the same one almost one year ago. I'm 24 now, but was 23 when I was diagnosed with the same. When I found my lump the last thing I thought of was cancer. Luckily, I always did SBE's and went to the doctor the next day....

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      Hi Morgan, first of all I'm really sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I had the same one almost one year ago. I'm 24 now, but was 23 when I was diagnosed with the same. When I found my lump the last thing I thought of was cancer. Luckily, I always did SBE's and went to the doctor the next day. She sent me in for a biopsy, that was lot for about a week!!! I know, how is that possible no idea... I thought, this can't be good. So I finally got the call from my doctor to go in. I had my mom wait for me in the car because I had a feeling. She said, "we found it, it's cancer, I'm so sorry." I broke down and about five minutes later I said, tell me what to do. Long story short, I have gone through double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, chemotherapy, and currently undergoing radiation. It has been the hardest thing in my life but I'm so grateful to wake up everyday. You have come to the right place. All these women are great, strong examples for all of us. Consider us your sisters and know that you are never alone. Please keep a positive attitude through out your journey. It's so important. I know it seems like it will take forever before you can hit the play button on your life but believe me I tell you that once you start going on this time will fly by. The unknown is scary so I recommend you get an amazing book that helped me: When Cancer Hits by Britta Aragon. She is a cancer survivor herself and has plenty of advise. Sending all my love to you and your family. Betty

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    • J G Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Keep your head up and surround yourself with your closest cheerleaders! A positive attitude goes miles! My cancer will be with me the rest of my life because by the time it was found, it had already spread to my lungs. I'm older than you....54, but still have a lot of living to do! My husband and...

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      Keep your head up and surround yourself with your closest cheerleaders! A positive attitude goes miles! My cancer will be with me the rest of my life because by the time it was found, it had already spread to my lungs. I'm older than you....54, but still have a lot of living to do! My husband and 3 grown sons and their partners a

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  • Sheryl F Profile

    Has anyone had lattissimus flap reconstruction? Watched the videos and saw the scars on back and am thinking hummm? Maybe not!

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    almost 7 years 4 answers
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Why aren't you going with a DIEP?

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    • Lisa G Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Yes i had the procedure and the scar isnt that bad. you can see it with a bra on or halter tops.

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  • Jo Thomas Profile

    I had my last TCH chemo Monday! Herceptin until July next year. So happy the worst is over! Any suggestions on what I should do/expect on herceptin?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    over 7 years 5 answers
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    • Erin Timlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Yeah, Jo! Congrats on finishing the hard stuff. As for the herceptin, I was just about to comment that it is a "piece of cake" and I read Andre's response, and I went hmmmmmmm..... Let's see, I have also been really drippy and sneezy (moreso since the colder weather kicked in) and while I...

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      Yeah, Jo! Congrats on finishing the hard stuff. As for the herceptin, I was just about to comment that it is a "piece of cake" and I read Andre's response, and I went hmmmmmmm..... Let's see, I have also been really drippy and sneezy (moreso since the colder weather kicked in) and while I sometimes feel achy and like I am coming down with a cold, I often feel like it never materializes. AND the weight thing is odd too!! I just said to my oncologist 3 weeks ago that I haven't been able to shake the 10 or so lbs I have gained since starting my whole chemo regimen almost a year ago. He didn't seem alarmed. At the time of my dx I was nursing (a great source of weight loss for me) and I was in top shape, running 3-5 miles about 4-5 times a week. So I am no longer nursing, while I am running it's not as long or as frequently, so I chalked it all up to my life! But Andre, are the things you mentioned common side effects?? I never even connected them! Jo, as for the usual chemo-y side effects, like nausea and whatnot, I experience NONE of that. Up until now, I thought I felt absolutely nothing....haha! Guess I better ask my oncologist tomorrow! Good luck!!

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    • Isabel Souchet Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Congratulations..herceptin will seem like a breeze after chemo. I didnt have much reaction to herceptin, a little tired n i had to do echocardiograms every two months to be sure heart was ok. It will be over before u know it!

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  • Teresa Kirschmann Profile

    Can i get my permanent eyeliner touched up while having radiation therapy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 months 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      How does the person doing it feel about it? I was almost done with radiation and needed my face waxed. The gal was a little leery even though it was my chest and axilla being radiated. She was afraid the skin on my face would be thinned out some and didn't want to tear the skin accidently. Is...

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      How does the person doing it feel about it? I was almost done with radiation and needed my face waxed. The gal was a little leery even though it was my chest and axilla being radiated. She was afraid the skin on my face would be thinned out some and didn't want to tear the skin accidently. Is it something that can wait until you are done with treatments?

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    I am hearing of more woman getting mets after treatment stops .. Anyone else feel doomed ? Being honest this just seems like a battle that is just beyond our control no matter how much we say we are going to fight it.

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    almost 7 years 8 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      The goal for me and my doctors is to stay on top of it I had a reoccurrence at the 4 year mark due to a great doctor it was caught early all that was needed was further surgery and the start of tamoxifen this October I hit the 1o year mark, I have blood test ever 4 month have had MRI's,...

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      The goal for me and my doctors is to stay on top of it I had a reoccurrence at the 4 year mark due to a great doctor it was caught early all that was needed was further surgery and the start of tamoxifen this October I hit the 1o year mark, I have blood test ever 4 month have had MRI's, mammogram and ultrasounds yearly any unusual symptom or pain I let my doctor know ... Treating cancer is a life time adventure. And people do live long and happy lives I know several 20 and 30 year survivors. Don't let the what if's get you down... It's great to be alive

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    • S M Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      You are correct, unless they are having regular bone scans ,pet scans and MRI they don't know. Most women have surgery,reconstruction then have bone mets 2 years later. Even the pet scan is not reliable. As is in my case. Thank goodness my oncologist ran more test and a bone biopsy, before I had...

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      You are correct, unless they are having regular bone scans ,pet scans and MRI they don't know. Most women have surgery,reconstruction then have bone mets 2 years later. Even the pet scan is not reliable. As is in my case. Thank goodness my oncologist ran more test and a bone biopsy, before I had reconstruction,as I had several small mets to clavicle and ribs. I am only on Arimidex,lupron shot and Xgeva shot. I am feeling great, so they are going to start reconstruction in Oct/Nov. Women can live many years with proper treatment, change in diet and exercise.

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    Is it reasonable to work throughout cancer treatment? I am not sure what to expect.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 8 answers
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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      It depends upon your treatment. I had a lumpectomy and radiation and worked throughout. I was out a total of 3 days for lumpectomy and two days for re-excision and did my radiation through lunch every day. If you are having mastectomy and/or chemo I know it would be very different.

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      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Everyone is different. If you have the ability to work and in your off time you can rest a lot it can be done. Every person and every job and family situation is unique. I'd say go for it but have a plan B just in case. Taking care of your body during this time is number one priority.

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  • Dawn Ferguson  Profile

    I had mastectomy/TRAM surgery scheduled for 10/07 I was not happy with my PS I wanted to see if I could find a surgeon that does DEIP I met with a team at Georgetown & now they are doing my Mastectomy/DEIP on 10/08, so glad I didn’t settle

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    over 6 years 6 answers
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Yes I agree ! Good for you and best wishes to a speedy recovery.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      You are your best advocate. I met with 3 PSs before I found the right one.

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    Anyone with curly or wavy hair prior to chemo, did it grow back straight or curly?

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_4 Patient
    over 6 years 5 answers
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    • Tara Mitchell Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Mine was curly before chemo and came back exactly the same after. Colour was different, way more grey. The first growth was very damaged but after first cut, hair was identical to what I had before treatment.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I know several girls who had curly and it came back straight. Prayers to you.

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    My second treatment of AC is Tuesday . This morning I woke up and found my hair had started to fall out. even thou I knew this would happen I still found it so upsetting

    Asked by anonymous

    over 5 years 8 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I completely agree..... I was prepared for it but when it happened it really shook me. For me, it was the reality right there on my pillow. I am assuming you will have 4 rounds of AC. After Tuesday you will be half way through AC treatment. Every appointment is one step closer to being...

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      I completely agree..... I was prepared for it but when it happened it really shook me. For me, it was the reality right there on my pillow. I am assuming you will have 4 rounds of AC. After Tuesday you will be half way through AC treatment. Every appointment is one step closer to being through your treatments. Hang in there.....your hair will grow back. Be strong. You will make it. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had 4 cycles of a TC regimen and mine started coming out on day #13 after my first infusion. I think it caught my Oncologist off guard when I went in for my 2nd cycle and was almost totally bald but not quite. It was at that point I had my hairdresser take what was left off, a lot easier to...

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      I had 4 cycles of a TC regimen and mine started coming out on day #13 after my first infusion. I think it caught my Oncologist off guard when I went in for my 2nd cycle and was almost totally bald but not quite. It was at that point I had my hairdresser take what was left off, a lot easier to take care and I saved on shampoo and conditioner. I had my first "real" haircut 10 months after being bald and go in every 4 weeks for a trim.

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    Hi, I'm Victoria, 19, my sister passed away in Feb from brain tumor and spinal lesions caused by her primary breast cancer that occurred 4 years prior. See below for continued question..

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I don't know about the UK but the last time I was doing mammograms ('05) they recommended female offspring of a mother who has had BC get their baseline study 10 years earlier than when the mother was diagnosed. It would be worth asking the questions to your healthcare provider(s) and see if...

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      I don't know about the UK but the last time I was doing mammograms ('05) they recommended female offspring of a mother who has had BC get their baseline study 10 years earlier than when the mother was diagnosed. It would be worth asking the questions to your healthcare provider(s) and see if they have any answers. I'll say a pray for you, do take care. My original thought was to say have a prophalactic bilateral mastectomy but I didn't want to come off that way but see others did.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am so sorry to hear at your young age, you have such a burden. Since you have no other choice, I would say to go with a bi-lateral mastectomy. As harsh as that seems, you are choosing life over possibly suffering the same fate as the women in your family. Again, I am so very sorry. I don't...

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      I am so sorry to hear at your young age, you have such a burden. Since you have no other choice, I would say to go with a bi-lateral mastectomy. As harsh as that seems, you are choosing life over possibly suffering the same fate as the women in your family. Again, I am so very sorry. I don't live in GB so can't advise to your health system. Take care, Sharon

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    Has anyone had the Diep flap reconstruction for a unilateral masctectomy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    over 7 years 3 answers
    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I did a Bi lat DIEP. I was going to do a unilat changed my mind abou 1 week before surgery.

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    • Mary Chase Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had bilateral but one PS told me that they don't do one sided DIEP.

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  • Keri Underwood Profile

    Anyone have stints in their eyes to help with tears? I'm 6months outta chemo and it's driving me nuts!

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I didn't have any stents put in but between my 2nd and 3rd treatments my eyes were constanly running with tears from the chemo. I did a survivor lap at my local Relay for Life 10 days after my last treatment and everyone thought I was crying but it was from the Taxatere (or in my case the...

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      I didn't have any stents put in but between my 2nd and 3rd treatments my eyes were constanly running with tears from the chemo. I did a survivor lap at my local Relay for Life 10 days after my last treatment and everyone thought I was crying but it was from the Taxatere (or in my case the generic form of it called Docetaxol). It got better 6-8 weeks after that and I haven't had any more issues.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I never knew about stents my eyes teared and stung I thought it was just something I had to deal with. I was married to tissue between the eyes and the nose.

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  • Mary Denoble Profile

    I add my city and story, hit save . . it disappears :(. Any suggestions ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 2 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Do it from the web site, not app. Save it, then get out of the page. Go back. It should be there. Otherwise, go to the help section and tell them of the problems you've been having. Prayers to you.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Hope you are feeling better, I haven't been on the last few days due to illness.

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  • Melissa Costello Profile

    Should I know tomorrow after seeing the breast surgeon if the diagnostic test were correct in their" highly suspicious for malignancy diagnoses" ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Melissa,
      I really think you should especially if it has been about a week since your biopsy (?). Hey... they could very well be wrong on their suspicion. Hang in there darlin and keep us posted. We will be praying and sending positive thoughts your way. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      The surgeon did my biopsy. My GP was so concerned at the ultrasound report, that he set up the appointment with the surgeon for the consultation that had done his wife's surgery when she had breast cancer.

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  • Betti A Profile

    Not really breast cancer related..........but

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    over 6 years 6 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      cont.)--I know this isn't breast cancer related but it really struck a nerve with me today. I went in for my every 6 week port access and flush. I decided while I was out I stop at the Radiation clinic since it's just across the street from the Oncology clinic. Everyone commented on how good...

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      cont.)--I know this isn't breast cancer related but it really struck a nerve with me today. I went in for my every 6 week port access and flush. I decided while I was out I stop at the Radiation clinic since it's just across the street from the Oncology clinic. Everyone commented on how good I'm looking and ask me how I'm doing, even got a few hugs and a compliment from the doctor who treated me. They couldn't believe how much of my hair has already returned (last cut in June just after my last Chemo. treatment). A car drove up as I walking to my car and parked next to mine. A lady got out of the passenger side and sat on the curb for a bit. I figured she was experiencing fatigue and I guess not, she lit up a cigarette, and dragged on it. We got talking and I guess her first treatment is on Monday but she was seeing the doctor today to make sure everything was a go for Monday. Just before wishing her well I ask her what kind of cancer she had and she told me lung. I thought you're seeing the doctor and you are going in there smelling of cigarette smoke, oh well to each his own I guess. Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up so I guess I got used to the smell of it but now it really gets to me if I'm around someone who is either smoking or has had one before going inside. Sorry, like I said this isn't breast cancer related, just something that really bugged me big time today.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Betti, I can see clearly, why you would be acutely aware and sensitive to this. You have just come through breast cancer treatment.....fighting for your life and doing all you could to beat this disease. Your parents were both smokers and you probably suffered through their addiction without...

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      Betti, I can see clearly, why you would be acutely aware and sensitive to this. You have just come through breast cancer treatment.....fighting for your life and doing all you could to beat this disease. Your parents were both smokers and you probably suffered through their addiction without being completely aware of it. Here is this woman sitting in front of you partaking in the very habit that caused her lung cancer. she continues to put "coffin nails" in the very lungs she is getting treatment for. I, too, know of the same scenario. A friends mom was in the hospital after having a lung removed because of lung cancer. She smoked in the hospital while recuperating. We pick our poison. You can also look at this woman with much sympathy and she probably feels her circumstance is completely hopeless so why add the pain of giving up cigarettes in the face of a pretty hopeless type of cancer. She is aware she is hooked to the point of dying because of her addiction. It is very sad because she has chosen her life's path. take care, Sharon

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    does anyone know about sientra gel implantsvfor recostruction and if they are approved/ covered by ins?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 1 answer
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Is that what is referred to as the 'gummy bear' implants? If so, I don't think they are FDA approved yet in the USA.

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  • anonymous Profile

    Does anyone know if u can eat grapefruits with tamoxifen?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 6 answers
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    • stacie s Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I work in a pharmacy & every pharmacist I know said it makes the tamoxifen less effective.

      I love grapefruit too :/
      And pomegranate seeds. Yum

      But I like being alive more so I guess I can deal! Not happy about it though :(

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    • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      Grapefruit contradicts with many chemo and hormone therapy. My first round of chemo a no no, on femra a no no, and now on second round of chemo a no no. You should read the drug interactions when prescribed. Good luck!

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  • Amanda Taylor Profile

    how do i know the difference between cancer n cyst

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you had any testing done; mammogram, U/S, or other? If not and if you haven't you need to make an appointment with your doctor and discuss your concerns. Cancer can only be determined with a biopsy. Please make a doctor's appointment.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Cyst is a fluid filled "sack" that is never cancer. Cancer is cancer. You can't tell the difference only by feel. Breast cancer COULD be in the form of a solid tumor or not. Some breast cancers do not form a lump. That is why it is so important to do self exams, and to do yearly...

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      Cyst is a fluid filled "sack" that is never cancer. Cancer is cancer. You can't tell the difference only by feel. Breast cancer COULD be in the form of a solid tumor or not. Some breast cancers do not form a lump. That is why it is so important to do self exams, and to do yearly mammograms. It is extremely important to report ANY wierd symptom on or in your breasts. There are lists of suspicious symptoms just google "breast cancer symptoms" So often, women will write to this site and say...."I have a lump, I have a rash, I have an inverted nipple, etc. etc. IF ANYTHING is not normal with your breasts get to your doctor immediately. It is bad enough to have breast cancer but it is tragic if it is found in a late stage. Be vigilant! Find a cancer early....Take care, Sharon

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  •   margaret  crookes Profile

    BRCA 2 positive any ones experiences and advice about their journey

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    5 months 2 answers
    • Max Helena  Marino  Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Margaret. I'm so incredibly sorry for your scare. I hope someone can help you understand more.

      * I was just diagnosed yesterday with PALB2 Gene.

      I have a friend that's a Genetic Counselor, I'd definitely start researching for one in your area. The GC will discuss your scary news. And...

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      Margaret. I'm so incredibly sorry for your scare. I hope someone can help you understand more.

      * I was just diagnosed yesterday with PALB2 Gene.

      I have a friend that's a Genetic Counselor, I'd definitely start researching for one in your area. The GC will discuss your scary news. And outline potential paths to consider in order to beat your diagnosis with incredibly high success %'s.

      And personally- PLEASE do not deal with this alone, it's devastating news, it'll help to talk to your friends and family xox

      Wishing you well,
      Max

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  • latoya young Profile

    I received my last AC treatment today. Now on to Taxol. This will so be done. I am excited. Stay strong and encouraged. You all are beautiful!!!!!!

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    over 7 years 9 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Yayyyyyy so happy for you

      Comment
    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Back at ya! You are an inspiration to others!

      Comment
  • Marie H Profile

    Does anyone know how soon the hand & foot syndrome start after starting on the drug xeloda? Thanks & god bless

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    over 7 years 2 answers
    • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      I have been on it 3 months now. It started out mild and am starting to have a little more trouble now. My biggest problem is I have my hands in water a lot at work and it is hard to keep them moisturizer. I use auquaphilic ointment and cotton or disposable non latex gloves. If I can keep my...

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      I have been on it 3 months now. It started out mild and am starting to have a little more trouble now. My biggest problem is I have my hands in water a lot at work and it is hard to keep them moisturizer. I use auquaphilic ointment and cotton or disposable non latex gloves. If I can keep my hands out of water all is good. I also take tykurb so am not sure if this contributes also. Good luck and god bless. It is keeping the cancer at bay, so am happy with that and just go with the flow and handle each issue as it comes up.

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    • susan Richmond Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I've been on it for a month now and no symptoms yet!!! Hope I'm a lucky one!! Good luck and god bless...

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