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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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  • jenny rios Profile

    My mom had a surgery today (lumpectomy and biopsy). So now what can we expect in her next appointment with the surgeon?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Diane Washington Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      The healing process is not bad and she should heal quickly. I had a lumpectomy and resizing both breast. That to me was easy . The breast are tender and she might to hold her breast when she walk. the chemotherapy was the worst and radiation not bad yet. I have 28 and I have 25 left. Just...

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      The healing process is not bad and she should heal quickly. I had a lumpectomy and resizing both breast. That to me was easy . The breast are tender and she might to hold her breast when she walk. the chemotherapy was the worst and radiation not bad yet. I have 28 and I have 25 left. Just keep being encouraging ,

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    • Alice Klobukowski Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Your mom's surgeon will probably go over the results of her pathology report. From those results she will find out what treatments are recommended. She'll probably be sent to an oncologist and/or a radiation oncologist. A lot happens in the beginning. Don't be fraud to ask questions, and know...

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      Your mom's surgeon will probably go over the results of her pathology report. From those results she will find out what treatments are recommended. She'll probably be sent to an oncologist and/or a radiation oncologist. A lot happens in the beginning. Don't be fraud to ask questions, and know thatl life will normalize with time.

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    After Triple Neg. breast cancer treatment do you go back and see your surgeon or just the oncologist?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 6 answers
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My surgery was 18 months ago. I followed up with the surgeon for the first year. I am still following up with the plastic surgeon every six months. So far, I have been going to the oncologist every six months, after mammo, blood, and bone tests.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      After my post op. Checks my surgeon said there was no need to come back and see her. I then moved into the oncology part of treatment. This can probably differ from one case to the next. You just follow the guidelines of your treatment protocol. Take care, Sharon

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    90%Nylon 10%Spandex Bras good for wear .... is there any risk for a breast cancer by wearing these kind of a bras for a long time?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I don't believe bras cause breast cancer...

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    • Roz Potenza Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I have never heard a credible correlation to breast cancer and bras. Nope. Nothing. Wear one. Don't wear one. Underwire. Au Naturale. Have at it.

      Do get yearly mammograms. Do check yourself in the shower for lumps. Do get something checked RIGHT AWAY if you feel it. Do have a healthy...

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      I have never heard a credible correlation to breast cancer and bras. Nope. Nothing. Wear one. Don't wear one. Underwire. Au Naturale. Have at it.

      Do get yearly mammograms. Do check yourself in the shower for lumps. Do get something checked RIGHT AWAY if you feel it. Do have a healthy life. :)

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  • dinah frey Profile

    I am taking letrazole and I am extremely tired,irritable and in pain. Is that normal?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Dinah,
      What you are experiencing is very common. Letrozole side effects can be so lousy, you have to be switched to another type of drug. I did last the entire 5 years but not without much discomfort. Mine came in the form of a hot flash every single hour. I lived by having small fans...

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      Dinah,
      What you are experiencing is very common. Letrozole side effects can be so lousy, you have to be switched to another type of drug. I did last the entire 5 years but not without much discomfort. Mine came in the form of a hot flash every single hour. I lived by having small fans throughout my house. Arrrrgh.... don't beat yourself up if you can't stand the side effects, many women have problems with that drug. Take care, Sharon

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    • Linda Green Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Oh yea! I call it the pill from h***!. I finally gave in and tried a low dose of Effexor which helped with flashes and bone pain, but it too had side effects I couldn't handle so stopped it.

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