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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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  • Maria Crespo Profile

    Does it hurt when they put in the port

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 6 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      My port was placed at the same time as my mastectomy. The area was sore for a while. I know some women get it placed and have chemo the same day. I've had it for 2 years now, and don't even know it's there. Prayers to you.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Mine was some under general anesthetic so I was sleeping. Didn't feel a thing.

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  • Katy Shaxter Profile

    How does a family function without the person that did mostly everything? Without their mommy who will be recovering from surgery.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 6 answers
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Katy, Sharon is fantastic with her answers. I just went to Sharon's friend, Mr Google. I googled housecleaning for breast cancer patients. It is amazing how many cleaning services popped up.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Sharon is right it is amazing how people step up. There is Cleaning for Reason for house cleaning during cancer treatment.

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  • marie shackelford Profile

    How does breast cancer effect the body?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Having the cancer in your breast wouldn't really harm you and that's why when it's found early it's easier to treat. It becomes harmful when it spreads to vital organs of the body. Breasts are not vital organs so removing them would be an easy alternative to chemo or radiation if cancer was...

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      Having the cancer in your breast wouldn't really harm you and that's why when it's found early it's easier to treat. It becomes harmful when it spreads to vital organs of the body. Breasts are not vital organs so removing them would be an easy alternative to chemo or radiation if cancer was detected early. As you know 'cancer' starts with DNA mutation when cells reproduce. These cells do not do what they have to. They obstruct the orderly flow of your cells. These mutated cells can get activated by various ways to form cancerous cells. They reproduce really quickly and can spread to lymph nodes and organs or other place around your body. Depending on where they spread and their type, they do the damage. That's why monthly checkups are vital especially if cancer is present in the family history. My grandmother got breast cancer. She discovered it very early and had the choice to get her breast removed but she refused. She had chemo and she's as well as a butterfly now. That was a weird way to describe my grandmother, but I really do wish it could be that easy for everyone. I hope that partly cleared your question.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I can't count the ways. It effects everyone differently. I knew something was really wrong 8 months before I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer. This kind doesn't make a lump so breast cancer wasn't the first thing we thought of. Check breastcancer.org they have great ...

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      I can't count the ways. It effects everyone differently. I knew something was really wrong 8 months before I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer. This kind doesn't make a lump so breast cancer wasn't the first thing we thought of. Check breastcancer.org they have great information.

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

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 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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