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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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  • judy wilson Profile

    Are grade and stage of cancer the same?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 1 answer
    • Jody  Feil Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      From what I know, the stage refers to how much the tumor has spread, while the grade refers to how abnormal the cancer cells are. So you could have a smaller tumor that has not really spread, like in Stage I, but it could be made up of aggressive, more abnormal cells, which would give it a...

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      From what I know, the stage refers to how much the tumor has spread, while the grade refers to how abnormal the cancer cells are. So you could have a smaller tumor that has not really spread, like in Stage I, but it could be made up of aggressive, more abnormal cells, which would give it a higher grade.

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  • judy byfield Profile

    is a discharge from the breast indicative of breast cancer. I'm 67 - Had hysterectomy years ago - no hormones

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Judy,
      Any time you have something out of the ordinary or not normal for you in your breasts it is good to have your doctor check.
      Three warning signs are:
      •Discharge that occurs without squeezing the nipple
      •Discharge that occurs in only one breast
      •Discharge that has blood in it or is...

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      Judy,
      Any time you have something out of the ordinary or not normal for you in your breasts it is good to have your doctor check.
      Three warning signs are:
      •Discharge that occurs without squeezing the nipple
      •Discharge that occurs in only one breast
      •Discharge that has blood in it or is clear (not milky)
      I would get an appointment with your doctor and have it checked out.
      Take care, Sharon

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I think that's a good reason to visit your doctor. I had a friend who had nipple discharge (age48 )and turned out to be nothing but I would want to check with your doctor to be sure. All my best to you and hope it turns out fine.

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    I will be starting Tamoxifen Monday 14 jan, 2013. May I have the prayers of you ladies, and input what will happen next. I am a bit scared, not knowing what will hit me. Any suggestions are welcome. :) Gentle hugs Radiation Girl

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    Stage 2B Patient
    about 6 years 5 answers
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    • Jill Dolton Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Just completed week one on it, day 4 I had a really upset stomach next day found out having a banana helps so I have one with it every morning since and stomach has been good, I've had a little trouble sleeping, lots of dreams! Lol other then that me body gets tingly once in a while bit goes away...

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      Just completed week one on it, day 4 I had a really upset stomach next day found out having a banana helps so I have one with it every morning since and stomach has been good, I've had a little trouble sleeping, lots of dreams! Lol other then that me body gets tingly once in a while bit goes away right away, so nothing serious, I haven't don't the radiation yet I see the radiologist on the 25th, I wish you the best of luck and keep us updated, I check on here a few times a day since I have the app on my phone, take care pink sister

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I just completed my 1st month and no problems at all. I take pills in morning with food. Good luck

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    I was just diagnosed with estrogen testosterone+ breast cancr. What can you tell me about?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Mary,
      Simply... it means your cancer feeds off of hormones. Did you get your Her2 status.... is it + or -
      After treatment, you will probably be prescribed a hormone blocking drug. I was ER+ PR+
      Her2- After my treatment, I was prescribed a hormone blocking drug to take for 5 years.
      If you are...

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      Mary,
      Simply... it means your cancer feeds off of hormones. Did you get your Her2 status.... is it + or -
      After treatment, you will probably be prescribed a hormone blocking drug. I was ER+ PR+
      Her2- After my treatment, I was prescribed a hormone blocking drug to take for 5 years.
      If you are premenopausal it will be Tamoxifin. If you are post menopausal, it will be a drug like Letrozole.
      Your treatment depends on what type of breast cancer you have, what stage, and what grade. Treatment will consist of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone treatment. I had surgery, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. There is not a one standard treatment for all breast cancers. The treatments are "targeted" depending on many factors. That's why we can't tell you what you are going to have. You will have a bunch of tests CAT scan, bone scan, MRI, PET Scan, etc. Not all of them, but some of those.
      You can learn a lot right on this site. Keep in touch with us. We have all "been there, done that" and are living good lives. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Do you mean estrogen-progesterone+ breast cancer? Testosterone is found in males not females. What has your doctor told you? Since I was estrogen/progesterone+ after my surgery and treatments I'm taking an Estrogen blocker. They vary depending on if you're pre or post menopausal. Other parts...

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      Do you mean estrogen-progesterone+ breast cancer? Testosterone is found in males not females. What has your doctor told you? Since I was estrogen/progesterone+ after my surgery and treatments I'm taking an Estrogen blocker. They vary depending on if you're pre or post menopausal. Other parts of the body can produce estrogen besides ovaries.

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