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Depressed - Got Biopsy Results Back today

  • By plamont · New reply 2:01 am
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 13 replies
  • Hello Ladies, As I suspected I my lobular breast cancer spread to my other breast - not that anyone would ever listen to me. In Nov 2012 - I begged for a bi-lateral mastectomy and surgeon refused saying ...

Stage IV BC how well will tamoxifen work?

  • By sharon3823 · New reply 1:51 am
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • Hi Met Sisters! You're all the best! I get so much encouragement from and love you all! I have Stage IV BC with mets to bone and lymph glands, diagnosed two and a half years ago for which I started on ...

Help! I can't understand all the abbreviations used on this site

  • By AbraxaneUser · New reply 1:42 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 8 replies
  • Hi. I am relatively new to this site and I have had a lot of trouble figuring out what all the abbreviations used mean. It is so frustrating as I dearly want to understand what people are posting. I worked ...

Mom is in hospice now.

  • By Russinne · New reply 1:31 am
  • Discussion in Family and caregivers · 24 replies
  • My Mom who was diagnosed back in November 2012 with stage lv HER+ ER+ breast cancer to chest wall/brachial plexus and bones is now on hospice. Initially she underwent a month of radiation to right axilla ...

new lumps

  • By Christine1128 · New reply 1:21 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 1 reply
  • Hi,all, It's me again the big whiner with another emergency in my breast cancer battle. I am HER2+ since 2013. I have and still on chemo every three weeks. The scary thing is that new breast lumps seem ... sooo stressful!

  • By Lauralives · New reply 12:55 am
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I think waiting (for test results) is so hard. I was doing so well. My doctor was thrilled. Then, at my 6 month follow up my tumor marker was elevated. I waited 2 weeks after finding out about the ...

Poster of FAITH and STRENTGH from Dorivee

  • By Dorivee · Posted 12:24 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone, i want to introduce myself in here, Because i want us to be more postitive to be able to deal with this illness on a peaceful matter, this world is a very challening one to live by but we ...

debsing is an angel

  • By debsing · New reply yesterday at 11:56 pm
  • Discussion in In memoriam · 38 replies
  • This is her daughter. I was lucky enough to have found her passwords and usernames written down by the computer. She passed away around 5:15 am this morning. I held her until her last breath. If cancer ...

primer on spotting bad science

  • By R · New reply yesterday at 11:53 pm
  • Journal · 48 replies
  • -rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science/ I have said much here about correlation not being causation. This is a great reference ...

Not sleeping after abraxane

  • By aurwhe · New reply yesterday at 11:13 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 12 replies
  • I had my second dose of abraxane. The first time was a premed of dexamethasone. This time I had a premed of solumedrol. Once again I am not at all tired by 3 am. Last week this insomnia only lasted one ...

How many have lived for 5 or more years with stage 4??

  • By timarief · New reply yesterday at 10:34 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 947 replies
  • As a newly diagnosed Stage 4 BC patient with mets to my bones [October of 2012], I love seeing posts from folks that are outliving the statistics. If you are a long term survivor. Please answer this post ...

Is there a treatment similar to Xeloda?

  • By lansing · New reply yesterday at 10:27 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 1 reply
  • I was on Xeloda from Jan. to March with one dose reduction. I had an intestinal bleed in March and was hospitalized for 3 days. I just got my CTscan results with showed that the lymphnodes were no longer ...

Envita saved my life

  • By sueblue22 · New reply yesterday at 8:49 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 22 replies
  • I’m against traditional treatment. When I first found out I had cancer, I knew traditional Radiation and Chemo were not right for me. God lead me to a different form of treatment. Through my research ...


  • By Kodenlea · New reply yesterday at 8:41 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 6 replies
  • Seven years ago breast cancer three years ago bone wide spread bone mets two months ago liver mets last week leptomeningeal disease my dr said that I have one to three mouths to live Can any body tell ...

debsings obituary

  • By debsing · New reply yesterday at 6:45 pm
  • Discussion in In memoriam · 5 replies
  • Mom's obituary ...


  • By Schmedley · New reply yesterday at 5:16 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 15 replies
  • I was diagnosed with stage IV in October. Lymph node involvement neck and chest. I had my 6 mo scan on Friday and was told today I have a Lytic lesion on my left hip. I will start monthly injections of ...

how to lower body acidity levels and cutting down on sugar intake ???

  • By Wendy0561 · New reply yesterday at 5:09 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 75 replies
  • Hello Everyone, I've been reading about how bad high acidic levels in your body is and how it can feed the cancer. Does anyone have suggestions on how to naturally raise ph levels and lower acid levels ...

Breast Cancer

  • By Homebrew · New reply yesterday at 2:56 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 12 replies
  • HI WAS wondering if anyone who had breast cancer and is doing treatments and was having problem with nose bleeds while taking chemo my nose is running all the time and bleeding ...

Looking for metastasized to bone breast cancer survivors

  • By seafog · New reply yesterday at 6:18 am
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 42 replies
  • I just found out that my sister's breast cancer metastasized. She was diagnosed and had a lumpectomy with radiotherapy about eight years ago, when she was 50. She has the estrogen receptor positive type ...

Small Pleural Effusion

  • By Ann2800 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 5 replies
  • I was having a pain where my ribs are located. I finally has X Ray and they found a Small Pleural Effusion. Everyone I have talked to told me this is Breast Cancer coming back. Has anyone else had this ...

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