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Gloria Taylor Edwards's Story

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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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    Is flax seeds okay to use if you Are/were er/pr

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    Survivor since 2013
    over 5 years 5 answers
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    • Leslie Stoddard Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My breast surgeon had me start taking flax seed ok. In a recent study, it is quite possible that flax seed oil or fish oil along with vitamin d3 and green tea and other anti oxidants can help prevent breast cancer. I don't want to go through it again, soIm drinking green tea and taking flax seed...

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      My breast surgeon had me start taking flax seed ok. In a recent study, it is quite possible that flax seed oil or fish oil along with vitamin d3 and green tea and other anti oxidants can help prevent breast cancer. I don't want to go through it again, soIm drinking green tea and taking flax seed oil and vitamin d3.

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    • Bonnie Steinhardt Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      My Onco said its great to take ????

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    Is there a spot in your site for mothers who lost her daughter to breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 2 answers
    • Catherine Nodurft Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      So sorry about your daughter! I would recommend you visit our online support community at www.MyNBCF.org, it is an amazing support community of breast cancer survivors, friends and family.

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    • Catherine Nodurft Profile
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      Family Member or Loved One

      Also, we have a list of support resources at http://breastcan.cr/fZQzP6.

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  • angelia jones Profile

    Has anyone else had over 34 lymph nodes removed and 31 come back postive for cancer

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    Stage 3C Patient
    almost 6 years 4 answers
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    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I did not but happened to a dear friend of mine. She soldiered up and fought the fight and is cancer free!

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    • Teresa Johnson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My lymphadema therapist told me we have about 24-26 lymph nodes under each arm. I have 18 removed and 17 were completely cancer. I have had chemo, now going through radiation and have had a PET scan. I am completely cancer free right now. I've had a hysterectomy so will be on Tomoxifen for 10...

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      My lymphadema therapist told me we have about 24-26 lymph nodes under each arm. I have 18 removed and 17 were completely cancer. I have had chemo, now going through radiation and have had a PET scan. I am completely cancer free right now. I've had a hysterectomy so will be on Tomoxifen for 10 years. I was stage 3C bc. With that many nodes positive it means you have a higher staging, but not necessarily stage 4 which means the cancer has metasticized to somewhere else. Stage 3 is still very curable with the correct meds, treatments, follow-ups and monitoring. Of course prayer and a positive attitude helps too. I have high expectations for myself and for you too.

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    what does cancer look like on an ultrasound?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 3 answers
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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My cancer was stage 0. It was detected in microcalcifications which means I never had a lump. I had tiny cluster of microscopic dots. What u see after tapping a pencil point on paper. We all have these in our breast but when they cluster it causes suspicion. Dr said wait 3 months we will...

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      My cancer was stage 0. It was detected in microcalcifications which means I never had a lump. I had tiny cluster of microscopic dots. What u see after tapping a pencil point on paper. We all have these in our breast but when they cluster it causes suspicion. Dr said wait 3 months we will check again for changes or biopsy now just to b on safe side. I said no biopsy & I'm glad I did they were cancerous.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Microcalcifications aren't usually seen on U/S as they are too small, larger ones may though. There are several things they look for on U/S to say if a biopsy is needed or not. I had an area of "assymetric" breast tissue seen on my mammo. that also showed on my U/S and that's what they biopsied...

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      Microcalcifications aren't usually seen on U/S as they are too small, larger ones may though. There are several things they look for on U/S to say if a biopsy is needed or not. I had an area of "assymetric" breast tissue seen on my mammo. that also showed on my U/S and that's what they biopsied with U/S guidance as according to the Radiologist that would be the easiest and cheapest for me. Actually the way I had to be positioned for my U/S guided biopsy I could watch the screen and knew somewhat what I was looking at since I used to do U/S studies. I saw that he actually captured one calcification as I had 2 areas right next to each other; the one "assymetric" looking tissue and an area of microcalcifications. He had to do more than the usual number of specimen captures as my dense breast tissue pushed the needle away from the area he was trying to get. The report showed IDC with a component of DCIS which would have been that 2nd area with calcifications but we biopsied that area too by stereotactic means and it proved to be all DCIS. A 3rd area was found on surgical pathology but was never mentioned on all my tests so not sure where it was located in relationship to the other 2 next to each other.

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