Newly diagnosed

Discuss what to expect and where to look for help when you are newly diagnosed.

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Schmedley
  • By Schmedley · New reply yesterday at 1:28 pm
  • 11 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 ...

For my best friend - I need your wisdom..

EmilyHouse
  • By EmilyHouse · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 51 replies
  • I hope it is okay that I am posting here. I do not have cancer, but my best friend does. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer last July. It had spread to her bones. She did 6 rounds ...

Stage IV long term NED after treatment?

Pray_Higher79
  • By Pray_Higher79 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Are there any ladies that are or have been stage IV but had a PCR to chemo and went into long term NED? I would love to hear from anyone who has undergone A/C and Taxol/Carbo with a complete response ...

Radiation

Ijulieb
  • By Ijulieb · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hi fellow travelers, I'm stage IV with bone mets. My radiologist said I'm having five weeks of radiation, it sounds like overkill to me...anyone have that much radiation for bone mets? Also, what does ...

2400Men

onlychild3
  • By onlychild3 · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I feel like a stranger in this land. An yet, I am a fellow traveller. Monday, March 31, 2014 , I will confront Stage II Male Breast Cancer during my surgery. "Out damned spot!" I checked out the (my ...

Stage IV BC

Ijulieb
  • By Ijulieb · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 46 replies
  • I was just diagnosed stage IV. My reoccurrence is in my bones. I'm scared. I don't know what to expect. How long can I reasonably expect to live ...

triple negative breast cancer anxiety

choirchic
  • By choirchic · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I am relatively newly dx'd. I found out in december 2013. I have had six treatments of taxol. I am wondering if I woukd benegit from carboplatin and avastin with the taxol? My tumor shrunk 1 cm after ...

breast cancer and other health issues

EbethR
  • By EbethR · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I was diagnosed with stage 3C left lobular carcinoma of the breast in Oct 2013. It has been difficult because I also have an auto immune disease lupus like called mixed connective tissue Disease, hepatitis ...

can very large tumor be in situ?

TX_grandma
  • By TX_grandma · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • This is not a stage 4 question, but I am worried about a friend. She was just diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of weeks ago (she's still having tests run). She says she has ductal carcinoma in situ ...

Anti-oxidants while doing chemo

petersdraggon
  • By petersdraggon · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • My wife was recently diagnosed with TNBC, operated on, and now doing chemo. I have spent a lot of time learning everything I can in order to help and support her. Something I haven't seen come up for ...

headaches after chemo

suesanto
  • By suesanto · New reply March 5, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, my name is Jerry and my wife sue has breast cancer. Her first chemo was yesterday and today has awful headache. Is there anything she can do to help with that pain ...

mammogram showed nothing

Susan46
  • By Susan46 · New reply March 1, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi everyone. I'm here for my Mom. She had a pathologic fracture of the hip in October. The bone bx showed breast cells so assumed she had breast cancer with mets to bone. She had a tumor in the face treated ...

Anemia

kelsi09
  • By kelsi09 · New reply March 1, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I have Lobular BC with mets to the bones and lymph nodes. I am on Letrozole and it seems to be working well with few side effects. I had a incident where I passed out and ended up in the hospital having ...

Tykerb and xeloda

snackcake720
  • By snackcake720 · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Today is my third week in Tykerb and xeloda...my symptoms have been bare able but today I'm hit with diarrhea. Does anyone know what I can take to help me with the diarrhea ...

Gastric stomach cancer

Lrtlchatl
  • By Lrtlchatl · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Does anyone know about this cancer & drug xeloda ...

Triple negative breast cancer stage iv liver mets...looking for insight!

Pray_Higher79
  • By Pray_Higher79 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I'm 34 with 3 children ages 16, 15 & 1. I'm looking to find long term survivors, their treatments and if anyone has ever gone into remission with a tiny liver met. I have been told that there is a small ...

BC treatment without any 'cutting'

daisypetals
  • By daisypetals · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 25 replies
  • Hi girls, I've just had BC confirmed by PET/CT scan. I am refusing to have any biopsies or needles poked in the tumour site because I believe this will release cancerous cells into my blood stream and ...

Masectomy

llidasa
  • By llidasa · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 62 replies
  • Hi I'm a new member anyone wanna talk about masectomy experience. I will face that in three weeks. Just a little worried. I have bcncer right breast ...

Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group N. Andover MA

-H-
  • By -H- · Posted February 9, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • The Hope and Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation is announcing the start of the 2014 Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group in North Andover. Upcoming 6-Meeting Session Starting February ...

how to pay for cancer treatment

fredrick
  • By fredrick · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I am a 63 year old man from bowmanville and my is danny. up here in Canada ohip and the ontairo cancer board will not give this drug call ritxuion. all the rest of Canada is given this drug in there treatment ...

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