Family and caregivers

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Mom is in hospice now.

Russinne
  • By Russinne · New reply 8:28 am
  • 20 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 ...

husband

Christine1128
  • By Christine1128 · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Ok,ladies, I am just going to lay this problem out on the table. It doesn't have a direct connection to my breast cancer but mentally it is making me a wreck. Several years ago,before my DX, my husband ...

Femara & dementia

Daughter48
  • By Daughter48 · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • My 84 year old mother is a breast cancer survivor for over two years now. She has been on femara for at least two years. Before her cancer she had been doing an Alzheimer study at Mayo Clinic because ...

I'm just not sure....

Rhonda69
  • By Rhonda69 · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • My Mother was diagnoised with Stage 4 breast cancer in April 2012. SHE TOLD US NOTHING!!! She had a lymnodepmy (oops can't spell it right), radiation, and some chemo back in May 2012. I'm not sure what ...

My mom has Stage 4 and Bone Mets

cwieclaw
  • By cwieclaw · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi there, My mom (64) was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and a small tumor on her spine, with bone mets. She has been on Taxol and Herceptin since Sept, and just had her last taxol cocktail today ...

Easing side effect of Radiation for my sister

Melissa_Sister_to_Ca
  • By Melissa_Sister_to_Ca · New reply January 11, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi, I am the younger sister to a cancer patient. My sister was diagnosed 3 years ago with breast cancer had single mastectomy, it has since matastazied to her lungs 1 1/2 years ago and most recently to ...

tears

josie903
  • By josie903 · New reply December 15, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Read a message on facebook about accepting and moving on because maybe the awful is to help us move on when we are unsure. my family while blessed has seen the black cloud to offen recently. there are ...

Beginning of the end?

Russinne
  • By Russinne · New reply December 10, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • So Mom was diagnosed about a year ago with stage 4 BC. Received radiation to right chest wall and axilla. Herceptin and faslodex have been keeping her bone mets fairly stable. Her right arm is paralyzed ...

When I die?:

rozipass
  • By rozipass · New reply December 6, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • When I die are family members responsible for my outstanding medical bills ...

My best friend

kayokid
  • By kayokid · New reply November 19, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • My best friend has entered her 6th cycle of avastin and taxol for stage 4 metastasized bc of the spine and lungs. She has fallen twice in the last month from dizziness and foot neuropathy. Her oncologist ...

Help Please! no appetite!

Carol-lynn
  • By Carol-lynn · New reply November 13, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • Hi, my mom who is 83 is being treated for stage IV breast cancer. She is on xeloda and just has zero appetite. Any suggestions as to how or what I can get her to eat? Thanks. CM ...

My best friend

Suesupporter
  • By Suesupporter · New reply October 18, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My best friend was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with metastasis to the bones, liver, spleen and skin. Her cancer has returned after 9 years. She had a mastectomy and chemo in 2004. She had a swollen ...

I wonder....,,..

Rayt5
  • By Rayt5 · New reply October 18, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • My daughter who is 50 years old developed stage 4 breast cancer 5 years ago. Went into liver year ago. Onc put her on Afinitor last week of August. Mouth sores, stiffness, upset tummy some side effects ...

xgeva

starlite
  • By starlite · New reply October 4, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • I realize this discussion is for breast cancer but I'm very interested in the drug xgeva. My husband has advanced prostate cancer and his oncologist is planning to start him on this next month. Hubby ...

Help my mom has brain metastases!

katy801
  • By katy801 · New reply October 1, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Hello! My mom's primary cancer is breast cancer but it has spread to other parts of her body like liver, eye and now it's in her brain. The doctor said she could have seizures and he sent us to radio ...

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mymom619
  • By mymom619 · New reply September 15, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • My mom has stage IV breast cancer in her lungs and I am her caregiver. All the pills and shots have stopped working and her only course was chemotherapy, which she has declined. The doctor gave her a ...

My Mom

Russinne
  • By Russinne · New reply September 5, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Hello Ladies as well as family/friends, I'll try to be brief and to the point. Two years ago my mother began to get pain down her right arm into her hand. She is a breast cancer survivor of 30 years with ...

im a son that is lost

Radioactive89
  • By Radioactive89 · New reply August 19, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • since my moms dx it seems like nothing seems to go right for me other been the new baby...i think the dx made me weak. i hate the fact that theres nothing i can do to help her to get better but im glad ...

Unsupportive spouses

TillieCoop
  • By TillieCoop · New reply August 4, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • When I was first diagnosed in 2011 with Stage 2 HER2 "iffy" breast cancer,my husband was supportive. I've had a recurrence and am currently in treatment and will be for life. My husband treats this as ...

Help for my friend....

MomsDaughter_NC
  • By MomsDaughter_NC · New reply May 23, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hello good people. I found the Inspire website over a year ago when my mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Mom was 86 at the time and had muscle invasive bladder cancer, but otherwise lead a very ...

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