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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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    I have had biopsy done with grade three cancer. I recently had lumpectomy my marins were close. should I have breast removed? The dr didn't check my sentinale lymph nodes.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 3 years 5 answers
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Do you know what stage you are? Node biopsy is sometimes done with stage 0, and is the standard of care for invasive breast cancer. You might want to get a second opinion from another doctor. Many women have to go back a second time to get clear margins. It is not too uncommon. But,...

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      Do you know what stage you are? Node biopsy is sometimes done with stage 0, and is the standard of care for invasive breast cancer. You might want to get a second opinion from another doctor. Many women have to go back a second time to get clear margins. It is not too uncommon. But, again, I would get a second opinion. Is your doctor a breast surgeon?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My cancer is stage 2. I have grade 3 tumor cells. My medical oncologist said she would give me chemo but I've had open heart surgery. She said chemo causes CHF. I know cancer is aggressive. Why did my surgeon not tell me about this? Should I get it removed!!!

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    breast are to large and dense for radiation. anyone heard of this.mascectomy only option.please help

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 4 years 5 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I agree. Get a second opinion. Prayers to you.

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    • stacie s Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I'm a 36H and had radiation after lumpectomy with no issue. I'd definitely get another opinion.

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    Diagnosed with invasive tubular carcinoma with a more severe invasive lobular carcinoma, what are my treatment options?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Gosh, treatment options depend on so many factors and usually are different with everyone. You don't mention what Stage your cancer is, but with ITC and ILC I would imagine you'll be in for surgery, radiation, and chemo. Beyond that I really can't say either how long any treatment will last, or...

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      Gosh, treatment options depend on so many factors and usually are different with everyone. You don't mention what Stage your cancer is, but with ITC and ILC I would imagine you'll be in for surgery, radiation, and chemo. Beyond that I really can't say either how long any treatment will last, or what type of surgery you'll have.

      My personal recommendation, and what I did, is to be aggressive. Go for whatever they recommend and push for anything more that is reasonable and that your doctor will agree to. Best of luck to you, and keep us posted!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Evelyn is so right in everything she has said. There are so many options but the primary ones are surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy, and radiation to wipe out any cancer cells that might have escaped from the original site. Those are the big three. It all depends on the individual...

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      Evelyn is so right in everything she has said. There are so many options but the primary ones are surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy, and radiation to wipe out any cancer cells that might have escaped from the original site. Those are the big three. It all depends on the individual cells in your type of breast cancer. The treatment is really tailored made just for you. Thankfully, "one size doesn't fit all" when it comes to breast cancer treatment. They really try to target your type that way it is the most effective all the way around. It doesn't matter what type of breast cancer you have, it is a tough, nasty opponent that does not play fair. You have to kick it as hard as you can right now.
      You put on your big girl panties and fight like a real warrior. Hang in there darlin' you have a big sisterhood standing behind you. YOu go girl! May God and His legion of angels go with you! Love and prayers, Sharon

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    I had mammogram/ultrasound done on 9/29/15 which resulted in a biopsy on 1/7/15. It came back as cancer. I have an appt with oncologist in 3 days. Shew The bills have already started showing up. Glad I found this site. I have so many questions.

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    over 2 years 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      We aren't doctors here but patients or family members just like you. We can try and answer any questions you may have but it would be from our experiences and isn't medical advice.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Tammy, so sorry you had to join this group. We will try to give you the information you need. We can only tell you of our experiences while going through treatment. I had a mastectomy, by choice, and my treatment plan included chemotherapy and 5 years of hormone blocking drug therapy. I have...

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      Tammy, so sorry you had to join this group. We will try to give you the information you need. We can only tell you of our experiences while going through treatment. I had a mastectomy, by choice, and my treatment plan included chemotherapy and 5 years of hormone blocking drug therapy. I have been out of treatment and cancer free for 8 years.
      Take somebody with you for your consultation with the oncologist. Have them take notes because some of the stuff will go right over your head. Never be afraid to ask questions. During your treatment, never be afraid to call the office and ask about side effects you are having. You will need to be your own best advocate. If something didn't seem right to me, I asked questions when I needed answers. Never feel "You are bothering them" your care team is there to get you through this. Many women will contact this board when they really need to be talking to their oncologist. There are many different types of breast cancer, different stages, different grades, and different treatments. Treatments have chanced since I had it. Nobody's treatment is the same. They will change something due to many factors in your diagnosis. Your treatment will be made up depending on your particular cancer and all the finding. Hang in there, you will make it. Sharon

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