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Linnea's Story

About her story

"I decided that chemo was going to be my friend and that it was going to save me."

In April of 2001, Linnea was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment regimen included chemotherapy and radiation, but she soon discovered that her best medicine was a motherly instinct to survive.

In this poignant video, Linnea talks about how her 10 year old daughter gave her the strength and motivation to move beyond the shock of breast cancer.

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  • breklyn hall Profile

    My mother just got diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. I would like to know if there's anyone whose been through it or is going through it. Any advice?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 5 answers
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    • meg wallace Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My mother went through this four years or so ago. It's brutal, but you can get through it. Your mom will need lots of support (I used lotsahelpinghands) - most likely regime is chemo, mastectomy, radiation.

      Chemo is the most brutal - between the steroids and the dehibiliting effects of treatment.

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    • Kris Shortridge Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was dx with inflammatory breast cancer in July 2008, stage 3. IBC is always stage 3 or 4. This is a very aggressive type of breast cancer & the treatment is not the same as breast cancer. It is very important that your mom see a dr that is familiar with IBC. She will have chemotherapy first,...

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      I was dx with inflammatory breast cancer in July 2008, stage 3. IBC is always stage 3 or 4. This is a very aggressive type of breast cancer & the treatment is not the same as breast cancer. It is very important that your mom see a dr that is familiar with IBC. She will have chemotherapy first, then a mastectomy, more chemotherapy & then radiation. This treatment is standard for IBC. It is very important that she get in to treatment right away, as this cancer can spread very quickly. This is a tough cancer to fight, but it is fightable. I recommend the IBC support group online. This group is wonderful. Everyone in this group has gone, or is going thru IBC. They are always able to answer any questionsm

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    Has anybody taken the herb myomin instead of tamoxifen?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 8 years 3 answers
    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am taking tamoxifen

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    • vickey jefferson-wilson Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      My daughter had to stop taking Tamoxifen because it can cause ovarian cancer.She just underwent a hysterectomy and she will be able to get back on Tamoxifen to continue it for 5 years to decrease the oods her cancer will return elsewhere.Do you have any info on this herb?

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    Hi everyone! I'm going for recontruction surgery today after lumpectomy. I'm kind of scared but positive. My parh rep after node surgery and lumpectomy showed chemo was100% effective. Smiles, jayme

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 5 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Another walk down the road of recovery. Prayers are with you.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Jayme! YOU GO GIRL! Fabulous news and getting on with life. Each step is another leap back to normal. YAHOOOO! We celebrate with you.
      Take care, Sharon

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    Has anyone had problems with tamoxifen? I am extremely nauseous and very tired! 5 more years of this?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I would always check in with your oncologist when you are having side effects that are impacting your life as it is with you. I have heard several of the women on this site having similar side effects. Sometimes these can get better over time but it is best to check.
      Good luck to you, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was feeling sick for about a week or so but that went away. I take my tamoxifen with my breakfast, try taking it with food, it might help. After 3 months I still get a bit tired during the day. All the other side effects seem to have subsided so try and stick it out it will get better. This...

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      I was feeling sick for about a week or so but that went away. I take my tamoxifen with my breakfast, try taking it with food, it might help. After 3 months I still get a bit tired during the day. All the other side effects seem to have subsided so try and stick it out it will get better. This drug is keeping people like us alive and we are lucky to have it. Good luck.

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