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  • Betti A Profile

    5 vs 10 years on an AI? What would you do, I just started year #5 a few weeks ago and my Onc. told me they are finding 10 may be better unless problems with them arise.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    about 2 hours 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I already had Osteopenia before my diagnosis and it has gotten somewhat worse even on Fosamax. I'm scheduled for another DEXA in Sept and will see where my bones are sitting.

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Betty I just changed to
      Aromasin from Letrozole, joint problems with my hands, ugh going to see hand surgery ,,,, trigger fingers very painful,,, it's the meds.

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  • Judith Bellows  Profile

    My boobs feels like it's filling up with milk but it's not as can't have kids anymore and it's quite painful I looked on line and it came up with dcis cancer does anyone have this and that help please

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 19 hours 2 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Sounds more like a hormonal issue. Remember back when you were going through puberty and several years more, that your boobs would swell monthly and become sore? Just because you can't have kids doesn't mean this can't be the issue. I was diagnosed with DCIS. At first I thought it was a swollen...

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      Sounds more like a hormonal issue. Remember back when you were going through puberty and several years more, that your boobs would swell monthly and become sore? Just because you can't have kids doesn't mean this can't be the issue. I was diagnosed with DCIS. At first I thought it was a swollen gland/duct - not the whole boob. It did not go away and I could clearly feel a 'lump' when rechecking later. I do think you should make an appt with your gyne and get it checked out. Clearly something is different, but don't worry yourself by thinking the worst. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body need to be checked by their doctor as some testing may be needed. I had an area of DCIS along with 3 other areas of different types but it was only found on my mammogram. The only way to determine if it may or may not be DCIS is a biopsy.

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  • Cindy Jones Profile

    I had stage 2 breast cancer two years ago and had a lumpectomy and 27 radiation treatments followed by five years of arimidex. Just received news of another suspicious lump. I'm so scared to go through this again. Please pray with me 😢

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    3 days 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hey Cindy I went thru the same experience. Stage 0 cancer, lumpectomy, 35 radiation treatments and Tamoxifen for 5 years. 2 yrs later another suspicious area biopsy done which tested positive. I ended up having a double mastectomy w/immediate reconstruction. Doing it all over I would have had the...

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      Hey Cindy I went thru the same experience. Stage 0 cancer, lumpectomy, 35 radiation treatments and Tamoxifen for 5 years. 2 yrs later another suspicious area biopsy done which tested positive. I ended up having a double mastectomy w/immediate reconstruction. Doing it all over I would have had the mastectomy from the beginning. I was just in shock like we all are when diagnosed & couldn't get passed loosing my breast. Stay positive suspicious doesn't mean cancer.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Such scary news. I'm sorry. Try to stay positive. Prayers to you.

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  • kerrie wilson Profile

    Anybody experience debilitating fatigue

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_3c Patient
    3 days 2 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Are you going through treatment now? With each one of chemo I got more and more 'wore out'. By the end, I slept all the time. And was pretty sick too. It's all temporary but you really need to give your body as much time to recoup as it took to get to this point. Yoga, (some sort or...

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      Are you going through treatment now? With each one of chemo I got more and more 'wore out'. By the end, I slept all the time. And was pretty sick too. It's all temporary but you really need to give your body as much time to recoup as it took to get to this point. Yoga, (some sort or movement/stretching) water and time are your friend. Prayers to you.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you talked with your doctor(s) about it?

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    Will i loose my hair wirh taxol and hercepton

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    4 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone is different on how their bodies do with chemo. meds. I didn't lose quite all of mine and my hairdresser felt I wouldn't lose anymore of it but I elected to have her take it off as it was becoming a nuisance. I had Taxotere and Cytoxan and within 9 months of being bald my hair was long...

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      Everyone is different on how their bodies do with chemo. meds. I didn't lose quite all of mine and my hairdresser felt I wouldn't lose anymore of it but I elected to have her take it off as it was becoming a nuisance. I had Taxotere and Cytoxan and within 9 months of being bald my hair was long enough to get a nice haircut.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I'm gonna be blunt and say yes. The taxol will make you lose your hair. The hercepton will not and it will start to grow back as your finishing your hercepton treatment. At about 2 weeks after your first treatment, You'll notice your scalp start to hurt. Like a ponytail too tight. Hair will come...

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      I'm gonna be blunt and say yes. The taxol will make you lose your hair. The hercepton will not and it will start to grow back as your finishing your hercepton treatment. At about 2 weeks after your first treatment, You'll notice your scalp start to hurt. Like a ponytail too tight. Hair will come out. It really does become a nuisance. I elected to have my husband shave me bald. Felt so much better. Remember that your hair doesn't define who you are. Your fighting for your life. Own it and go commando. Prayers to you.

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  • kerrie wilson Profile

    10 years of hormone drugs or removal of the ovaries ? Taking suggestions ?

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_3c Patient
    7 days 6 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5...

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      I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5 years for the two type of drugs. If you choose to have your ovaries out, you would still to go on a 'post menopauseal' med. our bodies still produce estrogen regardless and these drugs are a must for hormone positive cancer. It's what it feeds off of. My dr's advised not to have another surgery if not really warranted. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and will continue for a total of 10. It was horrible at first. Yoga, water and time is my best suggestion. Prayers to you.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I did both after being diagnosed with breast cancer. My father loss 2 sisters & mom to ovarian cancer. It was the obvious choice for me 🙏🏾

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  • Bhavana K Profile

    Beast cancer , initial plan was to treat her with hormone (hormonal therapy ) later , I don't know for some reason they suggested 16 chemo ... but the duration of the therapy is only 30 minutes . First one was 45 minutes . Balance 15 gonna be 30

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Not sure what you're asking. My chemo. infusions including the time to access my port, draw blood through it, see my Oncologist, and then the infusion was between 3 and 4 hours total.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I do t understand either. Is this 'chemo' drug being infused? A liquid into a vein? Could you be referring to hercepton? This is used to treat Her2 positive cancer, and is not an actual 'chemo' drug. Prayers to you.

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  • Olivia Mcardle Profile

    no radiation or chemo

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    12 days 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had stage 0 cancer & it was also found in micro calcifications. I had 35 radiation just to make sure they got it all & tamoxifen for 5 years. Mine was hormonal driven. No chemo

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      If you feel you need radiation seek another opinion. One needs to see a Radiation Oncologist to see if radiation is needed.

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  • Roberta Matheson Profile

    What are the different stages of breast csncer

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    13 days 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are some great, easy to understand videos on this site that are very helpful 0-4 as I recall.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      As Betti said, there are 4 stages of Breast cancer. Check out the videos on this sight, they are very easy to understand and so informative. Keep in mind, we all freak out when we hear those 3 words "you have cancer", but regardless of stage, it's not the death sentence it once was. Even people...

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      As Betti said, there are 4 stages of Breast cancer. Check out the videos on this sight, they are very easy to understand and so informative. Keep in mind, we all freak out when we hear those 3 words "you have cancer", but regardless of stage, it's not the death sentence it once was. Even people with stage 4 continue living life. Though there still isn't a cure, advancements are being discovered all the time. Even since I was diagnosed is 2012. Prayers to you.

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    im 17 and ive had cancer at 2 and i got my period at 11 makes it likely to get breast cancer early and now i found a lump it like half a thumb size its hard and only painful when i press on it, i am also always feeling sleepy in an uncontrollable way.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    13 days 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you discussed this with your parents or a trusted adult? Please do as you should see a Dr. to see if any testing is needed.

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    • SAm  White Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I would definitely speak with mom & make a Dr appt asap. I too had my period young 9 yrs old & dealt with hormonal issues. Developed breast cancer @ 46 yrs old

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