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    My first chemo is tomorrow and I'm scared... looking forward to know there are 5 to go. I'll be glad when the first one's over to tackle the side effects.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 7 years 15 answers
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    • cindy stephenson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Just be comfortable. Bring someone with you and something to do. Just relax - u will get thru this .

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 1998

      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can...

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      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can do this, it is amazing what we let. Fear do to us. Be very good to yourself you deserve it. God Bless

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    Was anyone's husband not supportive

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 13 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Not my husband, but my son. (He's grown & gone with a family of his own) I had the hardest time telling him & all he did is listened, & said "ok" a couple times. Has never wanted to talk about it. I felt he didn't care. It wasn't until his wife told me how hard he is taking it, cries all the time...

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      Not my husband, but my son. (He's grown & gone with a family of his own) I had the hardest time telling him & all he did is listened, & said "ok" a couple times. Has never wanted to talk about it. I felt he didn't care. It wasn't until his wife told me how hard he is taking it, cries all the time & is so worried about me. It's been a year now, & I think he realizes now that I'm ok - never talks cancer, but he makes fun of my hair. So, my point is, everyone deals with things differently. Talk with your husband to see how he is really feeling. Prayers to you.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      We have had women write in that has said their husband's left them when they were diagnosed. Breast cancer is a tough diagnosis on everyone and some husbands react in different ways. If this is your husband, you might talk to your oncologist about it and maybe you could get a referral to a...

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      We have had women write in that has said their husband's left them when they were diagnosed. Breast cancer is a tough diagnosis on everyone and some husbands react in different ways. If this is your husband, you might talk to your oncologist about it and maybe you could get a referral to a councilor to talk about why your husband can't be supportive. Take care, Sharon.

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    Does having breast cancer make you feel tired easily? (and I haven't started my treatment yet)

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 3C Patient
    about 8 years 5 answers
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    • Kathy M Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I remember feeling fatigued after diagnosis because of the emotional stress. After that each treatment sort of ads to the fatigue so keep active!

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      I agree with Kathy. Even though you haven't began your treatment...the emotional toll of being diagnosed with breast cancer is exausting. I was very tired and stressed before I started treatment. It gets easier. I finished my chemo last month, and getting ready for my BMX on the 24th of this...

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      I agree with Kathy. Even though you haven't began your treatment...the emotional toll of being diagnosed with breast cancer is exausting. I was very tired and stressed before I started treatment. It gets easier. I finished my chemo last month, and getting ready for my BMX on the 24th of this month. Hugs and prayers,

      Diana

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  • Linda Hubbard Profile

    I am starting taxol/herceptin weekly. What side effects have you had?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    over 6 years 8 answers
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    • P G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Had my last one today (12 weekly treatments after FECH 4x every 21 days) TH wasn't bad, I do have numbness in my feet and hands, most of the time my stomach is ok and I am able to go to the gym and work. I wish you good luck! It will be over before you know it :)

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    • Roz Potenza Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Water! Water!! Water!!! Can't stress that enough. And I can tell you that it wasn't easy to drink sometimes.
      I found my worst days to be days 3 and 4 after chemo. Day 5 I would start to feel better, etc.
      I had similar symptoms to Andre and I also got... well. stopped up and it caused me...

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      Water! Water!! Water!!! Can't stress that enough. And I can tell you that it wasn't easy to drink sometimes.
      I found my worst days to be days 3 and 4 after chemo. Day 5 I would start to feel better, etc.
      I had similar symptoms to Andre and I also got... well. stopped up and it caused me terrible stomach cramps. I used Dulcolax religiously after the first time and I never got those bad cramps again. I also requested (and yes, you can do this too) a bag of IV fluids the day after chemo. I had to go in for a Nulasta shot anyway so I used to call this my "shot and a bag" day. It just helps to keep you hydrated and everything works better with that.

      You will have good and bad days but you will also get through them. Keep your eye on the prize! Your well being. Good luck and hugs!

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  • Betsy Chapin Profile

    Has anyone experienced leg cramps when taking tamoxifen? I frequently wake up many times a night with leg pain and I have been on tamoxifen for 5 months.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2010
    about 8 years 10 answers
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    • Omar Hinojosa Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It is common as I wrote before, but it is crucial that you advise your oncologist. The drug has a slight risk for blood clots. Leg cramps are a common side effect with this drug, but if your pain is greater than that of a cramp or you feel chest pain, you need to advise your oncologist immediately.

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    • Omar Hinojosa Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      This is a common for women.

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  • Valerie Torrence Nichols Profile

    Has the Oncotype DX test affected anyone's decision to have chemo? I would love to hear of someone else's experience.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 16 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Valerie,
      With this test, we have an opportunity to look into the future. Rather than carving that decision in stone, be open to the chance you might have to change. To have a golden opportunity right now to thwart a reoccurance and ultimately save yourself from additional treatment in the...

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      Valerie,
      With this test, we have an opportunity to look into the future. Rather than carving that decision in stone, be open to the chance you might have to change. To have a golden opportunity right now to thwart a reoccurance and ultimately save yourself from additional treatment in the future is worth its weight in gold. This will be your window of opportunity. Here's hoping for a very low score. Take care, Sharon

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    • Alison Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      It made all the difference to me! Everyone was sure I wouldnt need chemo but my results put me in the "grey area" between not needing it and needing it. It was a tough decision but since there isn't enough data out there about the "grey area" I decided to proceed with chemo. I would encourage you...

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      It made all the difference to me! Everyone was sure I wouldnt need chemo but my results put me in the "grey area" between not needing it and needing it. It was a tough decision but since there isn't enough data out there about the "grey area" I decided to proceed with chemo. I would encourage you to take the test.

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    Anyone having lower back pain while on tamoxifen?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    almost 8 years 9 answers
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    • R. SUTHERLAND Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      Yes!!

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    • Sandra Dakin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes. I am having an MRI next week to rule out disk issues. My Onco however did not think there was a correlation.

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    Is it ok to have alcohol while on Tamoxifen?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 6 answers
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      The answer better be yes or I'm screwed. I'm a home brewer and just tried my hand a wine making for the first time. I do know for a fact a double shot of scotch makes shaving your head the first much easier.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes it is fine to have alcohol while on tamoxifen and also while having chemo. My doc said try to keep your life as normal as possible, if you want to have a drink, have it. Sit back, have a drink and relax. Good luck.

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    Once the mediport is put in does it hurt when they access it for blood draws, Chemo Infusions, etc.,

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 7 years 11 answers
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    • Sarah Phinney Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Not at all. I found the first time accessing it, it was tender from being worked - but found after the needle was in (which was just a prick) nothing was painful for me. I also found the needle access became less apparent over time too. For infusions, I usually couldn't tell the difference...

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      Not at all. I found the first time accessing it, it was tender from being worked - but found after the needle was in (which was just a prick) nothing was painful for me. I also found the needle access became less apparent over time too. For infusions, I usually couldn't tell the difference between chemo, saline, or anti-nausea drugs -didn't hurt. Hang in there.

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    • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      I had my port put in 10-09 and it still remains in. I have been so fortunate with mine. Have never had any trouble. I go to get it flushed every month if it has not been accessed for anything. Mine is a power port. Only thing I feel when accessed is the needle prick. Good luck.

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  • Aunia Hall Profile

    I have an ultrasound guided biopsy on Monday and my Dr. said I should hear something in 2-3 days after. How long does it actually take to get the pathology report and test results?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    over 7 years 10 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      An MRI guided biopsy is different than an ultrasound guided biopsy. An ultrasound biopsy is not that bad really, it only takes about 15 min. Good luck and just keep in mind that most biopsies come back not showing any cancer.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Aunia, we all understand the angst of the wait. I had to wait 3 days. I also had an ultrasound guided biopsy. It didn't take that long and like Diana, I was just a little sore afterward.... remember to put some ice on the area. So many of these are benign, so don't worry yourself sick about...

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      Aunia, we all understand the angst of the wait. I had to wait 3 days. I also had an ultrasound guided biopsy. It didn't take that long and like Diana, I was just a little sore afterward.... remember to put some ice on the area. So many of these are benign, so don't worry yourself sick about it. Your doctor is just being proactive and looking out for your best interest. I have a huge circle of friends and many of them have had this type of test..... of them all, I am the only one whose test came out positive. Hang in there Aunia.... we are all here to help support one another. Blessings to you, Sharon

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    I am going to University of California San Francisco to add Dr. Rugo to my breast cancer team. I am stage 4 and have tried 4 types of chemo with little to no success. Does anyone see Dr. Rugo or know anything about UCSF? I am in Idaho.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 4 Patient
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Tamara Davidson Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Wow I wish we could talk ,, I don't want no more chemo ,,,I know. It can't cure cancer,,,wish I could get to California

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    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am going to get my second opinion from him in next couple of weeks... My email is mpeoney@aol.com..

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  • sharon s Profile

    FYI Netflix documentaries. Watched the Gerson Miracle & I'm about to start watching Burzynski. Dying to Have Known is next. Before chemo, I watched Hungry for Change & Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. Hope they inspire us to be reactive & our own advocates.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 8 answers
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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Blood purification
      Liver detox
      Dead cell elimination
      Non animal protein or fats
      No sugar or ordinary table salt

      None of us want a reoccurance.

      Chemo means no raw to avoid infections but healthy variety appears key. Peel wash and bake.

      This information will be helpful to someone.
      For...

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      Blood purification
      Liver detox
      Dead cell elimination
      Non animal protein or fats
      No sugar or ordinary table salt

      None of us want a reoccurance.

      Chemo means no raw to avoid infections but healthy variety appears key. Peel wash and bake.

      This information will be helpful to someone.
      For me, I'm tackling it a step at a time. Surgery chemo (which I've tolerated without additional medicine except for severe reaction to taxol)

      Lets accept all the information and do what we can to help ourselves too.

      Very best.

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    • Tamara Davidson Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Yes it is awsome isn't it,,, I believe it it100%

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    Will I be able to care for my cats (liter boxes, feeding etc) when I have chemo and radiation treatments?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 6 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Anonymous:
      My Onc. was dead set against litter box cleaning when I was going through chemo. because of the possibility of picking up some kind of disease. Feeding my kitty's was ok. My hubby took over litter box cleaning. My onc. also did not want me to spend any time around my horses. Being...

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      Anonymous:
      My Onc. was dead set against litter box cleaning when I was going through chemo. because of the possibility of picking up some kind of disease. Feeding my kitty's was ok. My hubby took over litter box cleaning. My onc. also did not want me to spend any time around my horses. Being with my horses is like --life-- to me. I took care of all of my animals, including my 7 horses as much as I could. When I couldn't, my wonderful Husband was always there to share the load. Trying to make me stay away from my animals was just not going to happen. I took my chances, and never had any kind of illness. I was fastidious about keeping my hands washed but my animals were and are part of my reason for living. If you get the word you can't clean litter boxes, ask if it would be acceptable if you wore gloves and a mask? I can't imagine you would lesson your chances of picking up any kind of disease. Take care, Sharon

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    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      During treatments, I did everything that was part of my regular routine (including taking care of my cats- litter, food etc, and working daily as a kindergarten para- with the boogie noses and all)! I had a good immune system to begin with, so i just made sure to wash my hands and sanitize. I...

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      During treatments, I did everything that was part of my regular routine (including taking care of my cats- litter, food etc, and working daily as a kindergarten para- with the boogie noses and all)! I had a good immune system to begin with, so i just made sure to wash my hands and sanitize. I only got one sore throat during treatments and was put on antibiotics as a precaution. Do what is best for you and you will be fine!

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  • Lady Butterfly Profile

    I have micropapillary breast cancer. The Internet isn't very helpful. My surgeon acts like the diagnosis isn't a big deal, but I had a recurrence less than 1 yr from a double mastectomy. Has anyone else been diagnosed with this?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 3 answers
    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      It sounds like it might be time for a second or third opinion. I would bring peace of mind that you are doing the right thing or the information that you need to change the course of treatment.

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    • Lady Butterfly Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My husband and I have decided that if the cancer comes back we have to go somewhere else for treatment. Unfortunately we live in a medium sized city with basically only 3-4 options and my insurance only covers this one group of drs. We will do what it takes to save my life, I just pray it doesn't...

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      My husband and I have decided that if the cancer comes back we have to go somewhere else for treatment. Unfortunately we live in a medium sized city with basically only 3-4 options and my insurance only covers this one group of drs. We will do what it takes to save my life, I just pray it doesn't come at the cost of financial ruin. I have enough to feel guilty about as it is! :-)

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    Does jp drain coming out hurt 2 wks after mastectomy? Did anyone remove it themselves or family do?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 7 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I'm a big baby and it didn't hurt at all! You will be relieved once they are out! I felt like I could actually move and start doing my exercises once they were out. I was so afraid to move while I had them thinking I was going to yank them out. LOL wishing you a speedy recovery ;)

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    • Erin Timlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Agreed -- do NOT do it yourself. The doctor should pull it out quickly, like ripping off a band aid. Doesn't hurt. I just remember being surprised at feeling how far in those tubes were, so don't do it yourself! Getting them out will be such a relief not to have those things danglish off you...

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      Agreed -- do NOT do it yourself. The doctor should pull it out quickly, like ripping off a band aid. Doesn't hurt. I just remember being surprised at feeling how far in those tubes were, so don't do it yourself! Getting them out will be such a relief not to have those things danglish off you anymore.

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  • Delicia matthews Profile

    What is unilateral mastectomy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    almost 8 years 1 answer
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      A unilateral mastectomy is the surgical removal of one breast. A bilateral mastectomy is the removal of both breasts.

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  • Tamara Davidson Profile

    Had my first radiation treatment today,, has anyone ever tried coconut oil? I have aloe plants and aquafor. .

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 4 Patient
    over 6 years 11 answers
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    • Fats ferreira Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Hi ladies, My mother is on treatment 24 of 28, then she'll be getting 3 to 5 Boosts, so far, her skin has been good,no redness, no peeling, no blisters, perhaps those that have been through this could tell if the boosts are worse? Than normal rads? here in South Africa, the protocol, seems a bit...

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      Hi ladies, My mother is on treatment 24 of 28, then she'll be getting 3 to 5 Boosts, so far, her skin has been good,no redness, no peeling, no blisters, perhaps those that have been through this could tell if the boosts are worse? Than normal rads? here in South Africa, the protocol, seems a bit different, my mom hasn't been allowed to wet that breast @ all, just a gentle wipe, and then apply Maizena (corn starch) powder to the breast, and for her underarms, she's been allowed no deodorants, no creams or anything! No bra allowed, and Loose clothing! I must say for those that are going to start this, my mom has breased through rads so far, she was so scared, and didn't want to do radiation, Because 6 months of Chemo was really really tough! God Bless you all!

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    • Tamara Davidson Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Thanks for all the well wishes ladies I kinda read some threads online about the cocunut oil and people who have used it during their treatment and they claim it works I will try all that I have and see what happens,, anyway thank ya

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  • Matt Roth Profile

    Last year we (drawMD) created a free breast health anatomy app for iPad. The app can be used to help providers visually explain complex medical procedures. We would love to hear any feedback you might have. Have a look http://visibl.es/1aQnY2f

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 3 answers
    • Leah Fortune Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      I'll look

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    • Leah Fortune Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Not what I was expecting might be good for docs unsure.

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  • deb s Profile

    My oncotype DX score was 60, very high! Has anyone else had scores this high??? Does a high score impact my overall prognosis and chance for recurrence or new cancer after chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    over 7 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hi Deb, I found a very good explanation about the reason for the Onco DX, and the theory behind it.
      http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/oncotype_dx.jsp

      As I understand it, the test helps women and their doctors predict whether their type of cancer, even though you are node...

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      Hi Deb, I found a very good explanation about the reason for the Onco DX, and the theory behind it.
      http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/oncotype_dx.jsp

      As I understand it, the test helps women and their doctors predict whether their type of cancer, even though you are node negative, is likely to reoccur. The tests that come back a high score are the types of breast cancer's where it would be advantagious to receive further treatment such as chemotherapy and/ or hormone therapy. You probably have an upcoming appointment with your oncologist to ask these questions. There is a website that is called Ajunctive Online or something similar. Your oncologist can plug in your type of cancer, staging, size, type and come up with your percentages. It will show your chances with chemotherapy and without. It was impressive and I went through chemotherapy and hormone therapy. If after you talk to your oncologist, and you still have questions, go for a second opinion. I would also advise you to bring along a friend, spouse, other family member who can take notes. You will probably need some help processing all the information. You will do fine. It's a big journey but your have a whole bunch of women who have been there.... done that. Healing hugs, Sharon

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    • nicole blagburn Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I would like to know the answer to this too. I found out my score next week.

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    Just shaved my head and trying to find cute ways to tie scarves but having trouble finding what I'm looking for. Anyone have a favorite video tutorial or website?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 10 answers
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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I used different colored pashminas and tied it at the back of my head(nape of neck) then wrapped it into a bun. Slap on some big hoop earrings and some make up and I was ready for the world

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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I used different colored pash

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  • Jennifer Marks Profile

    I found a lump in my right breast and am going for a biopsy on Monday. (after an ultrasound where they found a suspicious mass) Should I be worried?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 10 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Jennifer, i know finding a lump is scary. I've been there. You're doing the right thing by having a biopsy. It's difficult waiting for the results but, just know that 80% of biopsies are benign. So keep your chin up and I'll say a prayer that you're in that 80%! Take care. :)

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Hi Jennifer I would not be honest if I were to tell you not to worry. It's only human to worry especially when you are waiting for results of any kind. However, I will tell you try not to dwell on the outcome pray and ask God to give you strength and peace until they are received. I will also ...

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      Hi Jennifer I would not be honest if I were to tell you not to worry. It's only human to worry especially when you are waiting for results of any kind. However, I will tell you try not to dwell on the outcome pray and ask God to give you strength and peace until they are received. I will also be praying for you. Stay encouraged maintain your Faith and Hope. Remember all If not most of us on this site are here to support you.

      Love and Blessings
      Your Sister of Hope!!!

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    Anybody Dx with stage 2A with Negative Nodes, Had To Do Any chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 7 years 7 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      It depends on what is contained on a cellular level. What type of breast cancer, stage, grade, onco DX. Her2+ ER- PR- ? Lots of findings go into the decision for your treatment. It isn't just because it is a 2A. That is only part of it. You are still in the discovery-phase of your diagnosis. ...

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      It depends on what is contained on a cellular level. What type of breast cancer, stage, grade, onco DX. Her2+ ER- PR- ? Lots of findings go into the decision for your treatment. It isn't just because it is a 2A. That is only part of it. You are still in the discovery-phase of your diagnosis. Once your path is clear, you will honestly feel better about everything. You will know a lot more in days to come. Hang in there.... you will be ok even if you have to have chemo. Take care, Sharon

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    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes, I was stage 2 ER/PR positive, her2 negative, and I had chemo first to shrink the tumor before surgery. Age also made a difference in my treatment, I was 29 when diagnosed.

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    I'm 6 days out after my first neulasta shot and started having hip pain and lower back pain yesterday. Is this normal?? I'm gonna call my oncologist today.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 10 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am always glad to hear you will be contacting your oncologist's office since you are having a question about pain. During your treatment, bone pain, joint pain, discomfort is common. It may be due to the chemo treatment or Neulasta injection... so it is hard to say. Your doctor may suggest...

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      I am always glad to hear you will be contacting your oncologist's office since you are having a question about pain. During your treatment, bone pain, joint pain, discomfort is common. It may be due to the chemo treatment or Neulasta injection... so it is hard to say. Your doctor may suggest something for the pain so it is good you will be talking to the office today. We have been there and some of this board are in treatment right now. Hang in there, gal. Please keep in contact with us. Take care, and blessings to you. Sharon

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    • Kim Amelio Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      I can help with this!! My mom heard that if you take Claritin the night before your Neulasta shot and continue to take it for like three days ( Claritin.. not Claritin D) you get no joint pain!! And it worked.. she had no pain whatsoever. It's worth a try.. everyone she knows who has taken it...

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      I can help with this!! My mom heard that if you take Claritin the night before your Neulasta shot and continue to take it for like three days ( Claritin.. not Claritin D) you get no joint pain!! And it worked.. she had no pain whatsoever. It's worth a try.. everyone she knows who has taken it never got the joint pains.. good luck=)

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  • Karen G Profile

    I am going in for my Oncoplasty surgery tomorrow. Please pray for me and wish me clear margins. This is my third surgery and my last try to keep my breast. If this doesn't work I will need a Mastectomy.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 7 years 13 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      God bless and praying for you

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Surgery isn't easy but God willing you will go through this surgery and be much healthier in the end. You are in all of our prayers. Take care, jayme

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