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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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  • ivy leahan Profile

    What is a P53 test?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Like Morgan said, it's another type of genetic test. I had it done at the same time as the BRCA 1&2 tests. It can tell if you are at a higher risk for other types of cancer. I had it done since I was diagnosed young (29). I was negative for all 3. Sometimes insurance will not cover the p53...

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      Like Morgan said, it's another type of genetic test. I had it done at the same time as the BRCA 1&2 tests. It can tell if you are at a higher risk for other types of cancer. I had it done since I was diagnosed young (29). I was negative for all 3. Sometimes insurance will not cover the p53 test. I was told it would be a couple hundred $ if not covered, although my insurance company did ok it.

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    • Morgan Moser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It's a type of genetic testing, I went for genetic testing today and they touched a little bit about it. They didn't do it today but did test for the BRCA 1&2.

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  • Sharaya Staley Profile

    I'm on tycarb and xelode and my body is very weak. Has anyone gone though this? How long were you on this?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 4 answers
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    • Sharaya Staley Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sorry xeloda and tykerb

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sharaya,
      I was not given this combination of chemotherapy but I can share that the drugs given for various types of breast cancer are tough on our bodies. It really doesn't matter in the big picture because the exhaustion you feel is a major side effect of all of these types of drugs. These...

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      Sharaya,
      I was not given this combination of chemotherapy but I can share that the drugs given for various types of breast cancer are tough on our bodies. It really doesn't matter in the big picture because the exhaustion you feel is a major side effect of all of these types of drugs. These drugs are fighting a great big bad enemy and they effect both cancer cells and normal cells. That is why we feel so tired. I want you to tell your oncologist the next time you go in about your exhaustion. They will take some blood to see how your immune system is handling the treatments. I was given an injection called Neulasta which helped bolster my immune system. Overall, this is a big tough battle and you are in the middle of it. It is quite universal to feel weak and tired is pretty common BUT TELL YOUR ONCOLOGIST! Hang in there..... Take care, Sharon

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile

    Hi all. I had my DIEP flap recon Fri. surgery & going home today. Long 16 hr surg. But worth it. Been through so much since may of 2010. Love all my "sisters". Hugs and prayers at what ever stage you're in at this moment, Diana

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    Stage 4 Patient
    over 6 years 14 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Dear, Dear, Diana,
      SOOOOO happy this very long treatment journey has reached a completion! You get the gold star girl-warrior helmet for doing heroic battle and wearing that bright shining smile! You did it girl, you made it. You shared your experiences and your knowledge with all of us and we...

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      Dear, Dear, Diana,
      SOOOOO happy this very long treatment journey has reached a completion! You get the gold star girl-warrior helmet for doing heroic battle and wearing that bright shining smile! You did it girl, you made it. You shared your experiences and your knowledge with all of us and we have benefited from it. God's blessings on you forever!!! Love and pony-hugs, Sharon

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    • Cheryl Wornham Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That's great

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    all of a sudden I have dark large veins on my breasts!Why

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 1 answer
    • jennifer lewis Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      Have you been thru any treatment? I know my radiation left some permanent spots on my breast.

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