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Linnea's Story

About her story

"I decided that chemo was going to be my friend and that it was going to save me."

In April of 2001, Linnea was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment regimen included chemotherapy and radiation, but she soon discovered that her best medicine was a motherly instinct to survive.

In this poignant video, Linnea talks about how her 10 year old daughter gave her the strength and motivation to move beyond the shock of breast cancer.

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  • Karen G Profile

    Had my hair buzzed off today. How long does it take before my scalp stops hurting/feeling sore?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    over 6 years 8 answers
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    • NancyStradley- Pezzi Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My chemo bud Michelle told me a trick. Get a lint brush and roll it over your scalp! Helps get rid of hair and feels sooo good! I brushed lol my scalp daily!

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    • Erin Timlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      The hair will get a little finer and softer. Right now it's bristly and coarse so it's sore. It'll ease up!

      Comment
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    What are the consequences of removing lymph nodes

    Asked by anonymous

    over 4 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Developing lymphadema. My surgeon said the nightmare of doing surgery like this is her patient developing this condition.

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    • Deborah Camacho Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      It helps determine if the cancer has spread

      Comment
  • Shannnon McDonnell Profile

    what does triple negative mean?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • L S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      The growth of triple-negative breast cancer isn’t supported by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, or by the presence of too many HER2 receptors. This means that triple-negative breast cancer doesn’t respond to hormonal therapy (such as tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitors) or therapies that...

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      The growth of triple-negative breast cancer isn’t supported by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, or by the presence of too many HER2 receptors. This means that triple-negative breast cancer doesn’t respond to hormonal therapy (such as tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitors) or therapies that target HER2 receptors, such as Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab) or Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib).

      I copied that from breastcancer.org

      Comment
    • teresa skaff Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Fortunately triple negative does respond really well to chemotherapy.

      Comment
  • saphira kalhan Profile

    I have triple negative breast cancer that is extremely aggressive. Any one out there that is a long time survivor ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 7 answers
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Hi Saphira, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 2A 5 years and 6 months ago. As I write this answer I am still Cancer Free and determined to make a difference in this world by brining awareness and helping women and men to know that early detection is the key to Amy type of cancer. I am...

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      Hi Saphira, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 2A 5 years and 6 months ago. As I write this answer I am still Cancer Free and determined to make a difference in this world by brining awareness and helping women and men to know that early detection is the key to Amy type of cancer. I am currently 58 years old and working with many breast cancer survivors . Stay positive spiritual and know that this to shall pass!!

      1 comment
    • Christina Archambault Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      My sister in law had stage 4 in both her breast and limp nodes she is about to celebrate her 10 year cancer free jn feb :) positive thoughts all the way !

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