Living with cancer

A place to discuss what it means to live with cancer -- emotional issues, families and relationships, symptoms and management, and more.


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

  • By timarief · New reply 1:49 pm
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  • 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 ...

Not sleeping after abraxane

  • By aurwhe · New reply 12:08 pm
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  • 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 ...

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

  • By AbraxaneUser · New reply 11:36 am
  • 7 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 ...

Breast Cancer

  • By Homebrew · New reply yesterday at 11:18 pm
  • 11 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 ...

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

  • By Wendy0561 · New reply yesterday at 4:58 pm
  • 74 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 ...

Silly but serious question.....

  • By ML9601 · New reply yesterday at 11:28 am
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  • Does anyone look at taking a shower as an exhausting experience??? And although I'm thankful I still have hair, when I add washing my hair I get frustrated. Silly? I have hand/foot syndrome so my tile ...

Doctors VS God

  • By whatever456 · New reply yesterday at 7:13 am
  • 56 replies
  • Was wondering how many of you have had doctors say "get your things in order" and years later , you are still here! Is that God's way of saying " I am still in charge ...

Be still my Soul

  • By langley10101 · New reply April 16, 2014
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any stage four TNBC survivors over ten years

  • By choirchic · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • I was wondering if there are any.survivors over ten years with stage four TNBC. I have a five year old daughter. Need hope ...


  • By CMilkovich · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • Dear Ones, Yes, this will be my 8th type of treatment and I am hoping for so many more. My chest is stable, my bones are stable, there has been a 'slight' increase in my liver mets so we decided to change ...


  • By kmecca · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • I'm "new" here. I've actually been reading a lot of posts, so I feel like I know some of you. I'm not new the cancer. I've been battling for 10 years. I would have to say that the past year has been the ...

I Feel like a Whiney "B Word"

  • By barbrocks · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • This is going to sound so petty and small and I am almost ashamed of myself but here goes. I was invited to join a group on Facebook to support a woman I used to work with because she has Breast Cancer ...

Pain While Urinating

  • By Margaretd · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • For the last six or seven months I have been experiencing pain while urinating. At first I thought it was a uti, but that was negative. I receive faslodex injections monthly and the pain increases and ...

Hand/Foot Syndrome

  • By ML9601 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Any sugggestins as to what type of shoes work best in the summer? I wore Uggs clogs in the winter and it helped but have no idea what will cause less friction for summer. Hoping to get some suggestions ...


  • By Fleur21 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • My appetite is really poor at the moment, I'm hoping it will improve after the chemo (4 out of 6 rounds of TAC to go). I'm not dieting at the moment, since I'm battling to eat anyway and have protein ...

Not What I Expected

  • By Mary2012 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Its been interesting at work this week. I teach in Cali and teach juniors who are, at this moment , bombarded with CSt testing math and English, EAP testing for CSU's and the new Smarter Balanced test ...


  • By nanceann · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Hi, Last 2 weeks noticed pain in right breast area and underarm..the same side I had the mastectomy in 2007. I don't feel a lump nor any swelling. But it is constant like a nagging toothache. Could this ...

Coming off steroids is miserable

  • By JAMILLA · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hello friends I' Ve been off line for a while. Just needed a break I think. Now I'm back asking for some help and support. I had stereotactic radiation to a spot on my brain where the tumor is growing ...

Back brace or ??? for extra support for spinal mets??

  • By Wendy0561 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Hello everyone, this is only my 2nd post although I have ready many, many other discussions. First I should say that I have TNBC and in October when they discovered the tumors on my spine, after 5 years ...

Weight loss from treatments

  • By Windatmyback · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi All, I have lost 11 pounds in the last 6 months due to chronic diarrhea while on A/A combo. My cancer is ductal ER+. I have tried over the counter drugs periodically and have a healthy diet. Onc switched ...

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