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Mastectomy

jpappas
  • By jpappas · New reply 5:25 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Well here it is in less than 3 days I will be having surgery. Feeling kinda anxious. Just ready to get this done and over with. Can anyone give me some info on their experience with surgery and the days ...

gene testing to determine chemotherapy?

shenandoah519
  • By shenandoah519 · New reply 2:58 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 8 replies
  • I have stage 2b breast cancer. I had the lumpectomy a couple of weeks ago. I have had so many people give me their opinions, like "just cut them off". Really? According to my doctor, at least in my case ...

ok so now what...

kttdp96
  • By kttdp96 · New reply 2:21 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • have been through six years of chemo...and now have metastasis to brain and liver and am going through radiation to the brain at present.my last appoinenment the doc said any further treatment would beworse ...

Mastectomy

jpappas
  • By jpappas · New reply 12:12 pm
  • Discussion in Living with breast cancer · 1 reply
  • Well here it is in less than 3 days I will be having surgery. Feeling kinda anxious. Just ready to get this done and over with. Can anyone give me some info on their experience with surgery and the days ...

Maybe I want to stay positive...

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply 12:00 pm
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • I know I can call my ONC and get the results from my CT scan but I have an appointment on Thursday. I know it sounds silly but I know on Thursday when I find out the results....my scan will be clean ...

An Ode to my Lymph Node

shenandoah519
  • By shenandoah519 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • This was written to make you smile. Laughter IS the best medicine! Bye, bye my dear sweet lymph nodes you did not serve me well For 50 years we were inseparable but then it turned to hell Why did you ...

The Wait Begins .....

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • I had my CT scan yesterday to find out where this cough is coming from and made a decision to not tell anyone in my family (only my husband). Wow, was that a huge mistake, my daughter came to the house ...

side effects

tereseandrea
  • By tereseandrea · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 4 replies
  • Hi everyone, has anyone had the rash associated with taxatere/ cytoxin combo? Initially just had it on my hands, which is fine.. now spreading to face. So any tips on minimizing would be greatly appreciated ...

Yucky cough....

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • So i have been experiencing a dry cough for the last few weeks and my oncologist decided today he wanted a CT scan scheduled for tomorrow. I have to say I am pretty nervous about this and in fact it pretty ...

Update on my New Normal...

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • First let me get this out...LUNG CANCER SUCKS!! ( I feel better already) BUT I started my week trying to find my New Normal which was a little interrupted by a little drama at work but I was still able ...

Follow up care after breast cancer treatments are over.

Lholt
  • By Lholt · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after breast cancer · 13 replies
  • After stage 1b lobular breast cancer with a mastectomy followed by radiation therapy I am now considered cancer free. I was ER/PR positive and HER 2 negative. Currently taking Arimidex for 5 years. My ...

Birthmark

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Okay so I have a silly question....I was born with 2 birthmarks both of which was on my leg. Since going through my chemo treatments they have both disappeared. Is this common? Will they come back? Kinda ...

My next journey...

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • My next journey begins on April 1st, 2014.....What is it you ask???? So let me tell you about it, It's starting my NEW NORMAL !!! I have decided to take my life back from the crappy thing we call cancer ...

Fibroadenoma and strange acting lymph node

nickym1
  • By nickym1 · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Discussion in Prevention and screening · 3 replies
  • Hi, I'm just wondering whether anybody has experienced this, and should I have further investigations done. So, to begin - before Christmas I noticed a lump in my left armpit, but also noted that sometimes ...

elevated ca 27.29

bobbijo72
  • By bobbijo72 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Prevention and screening · 0 replies
  • hello, i am new here. a little background, I was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative idc. in may 2013. i chose a natural route, no chemo, no radiation. i had a right side mastectomy with diep flap ...

Problem after implant surgery - symmastia and pain

mhc39
  • By mhc39 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Surgery and other treatments · 1 reply
  • Had my silicone implant surgery last Monday. One of my implants was replaced, after a mastectomy in 1990 and the other one was from a mastectomy in November (prophylactic, since I am BRCA2 positive ...

What's your favorite quote?

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Journal · 35 replies
  • This quote helped me through some of my lowest times ...

15 year survivor of breast cancer

carole338
  • By carole338 · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I just past my 7 year anniversary as a paraplegic and I am reaching my 15 year survivorship of breast cancer. I am writing this because so many of you are just starting with your own personal fight. My ...

Herceptin

jpappas
  • By jpappas · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Discussion in Surgery and other treatments · 16 replies
  • Yesterday I found out that after 12 weekly treatments of chemo (Herceptin+ Taxol) that my doctor wants me to continue getting Herceptin every 3 weeks for the next year. The reason that I am so concerned ...

Just a thought...

Trishyff
  • By Trishyff · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I read this today.... Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn ...

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