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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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    I was just diagnosed with estrogen testosterone+ breast cancr. What can you tell me about?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Mary,
      Simply... it means your cancer feeds off of hormones. Did you get your Her2 status.... is it + or -
      After treatment, you will probably be prescribed a hormone blocking drug. I was ER+ PR+
      Her2- After my treatment, I was prescribed a hormone blocking drug to take for 5 years.
      If you are...

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      Mary,
      Simply... it means your cancer feeds off of hormones. Did you get your Her2 status.... is it + or -
      After treatment, you will probably be prescribed a hormone blocking drug. I was ER+ PR+
      Her2- After my treatment, I was prescribed a hormone blocking drug to take for 5 years.
      If you are premenopausal it will be Tamoxifin. If you are post menopausal, it will be a drug like Letrozole.
      Your treatment depends on what type of breast cancer you have, what stage, and what grade. Treatment will consist of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone treatment. I had surgery, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. There is not a one standard treatment for all breast cancers. The treatments are "targeted" depending on many factors. That's why we can't tell you what you are going to have. You will have a bunch of tests CAT scan, bone scan, MRI, PET Scan, etc. Not all of them, but some of those.
      You can learn a lot right on this site. Keep in touch with us. We have all "been there, done that" and are living good lives. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Do you mean estrogen-progesterone+ breast cancer? Testosterone is found in males not females. What has your doctor told you? Since I was estrogen/progesterone+ after my surgery and treatments I'm taking an Estrogen blocker. They vary depending on if you're pre or post menopausal. Other parts...

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      Do you mean estrogen-progesterone+ breast cancer? Testosterone is found in males not females. What has your doctor told you? Since I was estrogen/progesterone+ after my surgery and treatments I'm taking an Estrogen blocker. They vary depending on if you're pre or post menopausal. Other parts of the body can produce estrogen besides ovaries.

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    My mom today got diagnosed with Infiltrating duct Carcinoma Nuclear Grade 2/3.I have no idea about cancer. We are consulting doctors but want to know how long does the treatment take and how painful it is.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 1 year 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are some great videos on this site that explains some things in easy to understand terms. Everyone's cancer is unique to them so treatments are made for them and them only. I'm not sure where you live but does you facility have a breast patient navigator? They are trained to help...

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      There are some great videos on this site that explains some things in easy to understand terms. Everyone's cancer is unique to them so treatments are made for them and them only. I'm not sure where you live but does you facility have a breast patient navigator? They are trained to help patients get through things such as appointments, treatments, etc. Everyone too handles treatment(s) and the pain differently.

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    can someone develop inflammatory breast cancer in both breasts

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    Survivor since 2013
    over 4 years 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      This is surely a possibility. It is a rare form of breast cancer and the chances of having it in both breasts would probably even more rare. If you are talking about yourself or have a family member or friend who it concerned about this, get yourself or your pal to the doctor asap. This is a...

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      This is surely a possibility. It is a rare form of breast cancer and the chances of having it in both breasts would probably even more rare. If you are talking about yourself or have a family member or friend who it concerned about this, get yourself or your pal to the doctor asap. This is a very fast growing, aggressive form of breast cancer. Diagnosing quickly gives the best chances. Quit fussing... get to the doctor NOW bring your suspicions with you.

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    Is there a link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      That is a great question - and it is a question that researchers continue to ask...
      According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer depends on several factors, some of which are related to her natural hormones. Hormonal factors that increase the risk of...

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      That is a great question - and it is a question that researchers continue to ask...
      According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer depends on several factors, some of which are related to her natural hormones. Hormonal factors that increase the risk of breast cancer include conditions that may allow high levels of hormones to persist for long periods of time, such as beginning menstruation at an early age (before age 12), experiencing menopause at a late age (after age 55), having a first child after age 30, and not having children at all.

      One study found that that women who were current or recent users of birth control pills had a slightly elevated risk of developing breast cancer. Interestingly, this same study suggested that 10 or more years after women stopped using oral contraceptives, their risk of developing breast cancer returned to the same level as if they had never used birth control pills, regardless of family history of breast cancer, reproductive history, geographic area of residence, ethnic background, differences in study design, dose and type of hormone, or duration of use. However, another study indicated that current or former use of oral contraceptives did not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer.

      Overall, there is not currently any conclusive evidence about the link between oral contraceptives an breast cancer.

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      Hello every one.
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      Hello every one.
      I'm Christina Brayn. I'm from US-Dallas. I'm am so excited am a Complete woman Again, I Was Infected With Herpes virus since 3 Years now I am devastated and am finding it hard to cope i was emotionally down I Have Been Seriously Praying To God And Searching For Cure.So as I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr. IyaryI can help cure any type of virus like Herpes, Hiv/Aids cancer and Asthma…e.t.c And I Contacted Him, He Sent Me A Medicine And Directed Me On How I Will Take The Medicine For 21 Days, I Did So And Went For A Test And My Result Came Out As Negative. I Am So Happy, I Shared Tears Of Happiness And I Have Taken It Upon My Self To Always Testify About How God Used Dr. IyaryI To Solve My Problem. I Am A Clean woman Now, Without Any Virus If You Are Infected With Any Disease Like HIV AIDS, CANCER ,HERPES Or Any Other Disease You Can Also Be Happy Like Me By Contacting Dr. Iyaryi Through His Email driayaryi2012@hotmail.com And also Reach him on WhatsApp Number: +2349057915709 Thanks Dr. Iyaryi driayaryi2012@hotmail.com

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