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  • Deborah Dailey Profile

    I just feel off since chemo, no severe sickness yet. Is this normal on day 4?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 8 hours 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone is affected differently with chemo. It was day 6 after my first chemo. that I had a small amount of diarrhea but that was my only thing that occured other than the expected hair loss.

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  • janet pierce egan Profile

    Does radiation lower your immunize system?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 days 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I would guess yes but I'm not a doctor. I know recently I ran into a nurse at the grocery store when this corona virus was starting to take hold. I asked her how long one's immune system is considered compromised. She told me it normally returns to normal a year after your last cancer treatment.

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    I was getting up on my bed which is kind of high popping sound I know there's something wrong because it's happened before and that for the last two years I've been with low energy I get wore out really easy I have itching all over my from my breasts down

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    14 days 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Have you discussed your symptoms with your doctor? If not I would as some tests may be in order (no I'm not a doctor).

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  • janet pierce egan Profile

    I am 73, is that good for grade two cancer lump?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      I'm not sure what you are asking.

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  • Laura Barajas Profile

    how do I find a support group?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      My nurse navigator told me about a local support group. I didn't join them as I moved away after completing my chemo. but joined one after I got settled into my new home.

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    • Merri Sedgwick Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      You can start wherever it is that you’re getting treatment; they usually have social workers to help with this. If you contact the American Cancer Society, they too can help you find a group in your area. The ladies on this site have always been very helpful. I belong to a different online group...

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      You can start wherever it is that you’re getting treatment; they usually have social workers to help with this. If you contact the American Cancer Society, they too can help you find a group in your area. The ladies on this site have always been very helpful. I belong to a different online group called mybc.com. But if you prefer the face to face support, contact the social workers at your hospital/clinic.

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  • Teresa Kirschmann Profile

    Can i get my permanent eyeliner touched up while having radiation therapy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 1 month 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      How does the person doing it feel about it? I was almost done with radiation and needed my face waxed. The gal was a little leery even though it was my chest and axilla being radiated. She was afraid the skin on my face would be thinned out some and didn't want to tear the skin accidently. Is...

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      How does the person doing it feel about it? I was almost done with radiation and needed my face waxed. The gal was a little leery even though it was my chest and axilla being radiated. She was afraid the skin on my face would be thinned out some and didn't want to tear the skin accidently. Is it something that can wait until you are done with treatments?

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  • Jennifer Lee Profile

    What is my riisk of recurrence? My tumor was 5mm, ER+, PR neg,HER2 neg, no lymph involvement

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_1 Patient
    about 1 month 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I agree, that sounds like a question for your doctor(s). I had an OncoType DX test that not only showed if I'd benefit from chemo. but also showed a recurrence rate %.

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    • Merri Sedgwick Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      I think this is a question for your doctor(s). While there are online “recurrence predictors”, I don’t know how reliable they are. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

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  • danielle thompson Profile

    Is it a good idea to have Lumpectomy and Breast Reduction at same time? Anybody been through this before?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 2 months 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I haven't been through it but would see what your team has to say. I believe it would take at least 2 doctors doing the surgeries. But then I'm not sure if you're meaning a lumpectomy on one side and a reduction on the other. I know someone, several years ago who underwent a mastectomy and...

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      I haven't been through it but would see what your team has to say. I believe it would take at least 2 doctors doing the surgeries. But then I'm not sure if you're meaning a lumpectomy on one side and a reduction on the other. I know someone, several years ago who underwent a mastectomy and then 6 months later had a reduction on her opposite side to even the breasts out after reconstruction on her mastectomy side.

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  • Jamie Myrphy Profile

    Lumpectomy with 6 weeks radiation or a mastectomy???

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 2 months 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are numerous factors for both. What is your doctor recommending? Gather all your facts both pro and con and ask your doctor. If need be seek a 2nd and if need be a 3rd opinion. One must decide on what they feel is their best option. I had a mastectomy but still had 5 1/2 weeks of...

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      There are numerous factors for both. What is your doctor recommending? Gather all your facts both pro and con and ask your doctor. If need be seek a 2nd and if need be a 3rd opinion. One must decide on what they feel is their best option. I had a mastectomy but still had 5 1/2 weeks of radiation and 4 cycles of chemotherapy.

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    • Merri Sedgwick Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      I had a lumpectomy with 16 radiation treatments. Each person’s situation is different, so as Betti suggested, get a second, third or fourth opinion, and then do what you know is best for you. Trust your gut; you’ll do the right thing!

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  • anonymous Profile

    Does "Highly Suggestive of Malignancy" mean stage????? I just read the ultrasound report. I'm having a biopsy on 1-29-20 and am very scared. From the report: IMPRESSION: HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE OF MALIGNANCY

    Asked by anonymous

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

      They won't know the stage until you've had surgery of some sort. Try to take a deep breath and relax, I know it's not easy. Take care and keep us posted.

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Okay, I've calmed down. I don't believe it means stage, but it certainly means malignant.
      From the report: The 3.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 4 cm oval solid mass in the right breast at 7 o'clock middle depth most likely is carcinoma and is highly suggestive of malignancy. An ultrasound guided biopsy is...

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      Okay, I've calmed down. I don't believe it means stage, but it certainly means malignant.
      From the report: The 3.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 4 cm oval solid mass in the right breast at 7 o'clock middle depth most likely is carcinoma and is highly suggestive of malignancy. An ultrasound guided biopsy is recommended. The 2 cm round solid mass in the right axilla most likely is an enlarged lymph node and is highly suggestive of malignancy.

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