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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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  • leslie adkins Profile

    What are your thoughts of people who do the gene test, it comes back positive, and they go in for surgery, reconstruction, etc? Me? I'd rather get regular testing, and avoid the pain, etc.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 5 answers
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    • melissa perlman Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      As you can see, different feelings from everyone. Myself, came out brca 2 pos. opted for the double mastectomy with prophylactic hysterectomy. I obviously had breast cancer once, chances are way too high I'd see it again in my lifetime. Pain us relative and more easily treatable than cancer. I...

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      As you can see, different feelings from everyone. Myself, came out brca 2 pos. opted for the double mastectomy with prophylactic hysterectomy. I obviously had breast cancer once, chances are way too high I'd see it again in my lifetime. Pain us relative and more easily treatable than cancer. I just finished everything in December. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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    • Stephanie S Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      I think that's the wonderful thing about having a choice, not everyone would choose the same route. I'm 25 and have a lot of years to live which also means a lot of years for reoccurrence to happen and would rather go through the surgery now to hopefully stop it from ever coming back. For me it...

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      I think that's the wonderful thing about having a choice, not everyone would choose the same route. I'm 25 and have a lot of years to live which also means a lot of years for reoccurrence to happen and would rather go through the surgery now to hopefully stop it from ever coming back. For me it was an easy choice I made before my testing even came back positive, I knew what route I would take even before seeing the reoccurrence chance %'s. Luckily everyone is different and at least here in Canada, has the choice with how they want to handle a positive test. I have some family members who want to be tested, and some that don't, and that's 100% their choice, but at least they are aware and can get regular screening.

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  • Sandi Harris Profile

    what can I do to reduce swelling and tightness 11-5 bi lateral mastectomy with expanders, 12-3 had expanders removed drains came out last Friday but still have stitches

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    Patient
    over 7 years 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sandi, that's normal. I actually had my expanders during chemo so I completely understand. I'm About to do radiation on Wednesday and I still have my expanders. I'm also having my portal removed tomorrow. God bless u and Praying for you.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I'm kinda confused, you had a bilateral mastectomy in Nov, then in Dec you had the expanders taken out? Then drains removed after that? Was there a problem with the expanders? Why did you have them removed? As far as pain & swelling, that's normal. You've had a major surgery. Take it easy & rest....

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      I'm kinda confused, you had a bilateral mastectomy in Nov, then in Dec you had the expanders taken out? Then drains removed after that? Was there a problem with the expanders? Why did you have them removed? As far as pain & swelling, that's normal. You've had a major surgery. Take it easy & rest. Prayers to you.

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    If a woman scratches her breast nipple and the surrounding observing a scaling stuff could it be a symptom of breast cancer

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

      We can't tell you what this is. There is a type of breast cancer that does have some changes to skin but it is rare. Check with your doctor.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by a doctor.

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    how does the hormone arimidex stop the cancer from spreading

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    about 5 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hormone blocker.... if cancer cells linger, they are starved of the thing that makes them multiply.

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    • Rita Siomos Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes it is

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