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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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    What is a P53 test?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 2 answers
    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Like Morgan said, it's another type of genetic test. I had it done at the same time as the BRCA 1&2 tests. It can tell if you are at a higher risk for other types of cancer. I had it done since I was diagnosed young (29). I was negative for all 3. Sometimes insurance will not cover the p53...

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      Like Morgan said, it's another type of genetic test. I had it done at the same time as the BRCA 1&2 tests. It can tell if you are at a higher risk for other types of cancer. I had it done since I was diagnosed young (29). I was negative for all 3. Sometimes insurance will not cover the p53 test. I was told it would be a couple hundred $ if not covered, although my insurance company did ok it.

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    • Morgan Moser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It's a type of genetic testing, I went for genetic testing today and they touched a little bit about it. They didn't do it today but did test for the BRCA 1&2.

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    How can one detect breast cancer early on her own?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Norma is right about following your gut feeling. Four years ago I found a lump and got a mammogram. Nothing showed up on mammo but a biopsy proved my concern was valid. In february of this year I found a lump under my arm that doctor pooh poohed as nothing. I insisted on further testing and had 9...

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      Norma is right about following your gut feeling. Four years ago I found a lump and got a mammogram. Nothing showed up on mammo but a biopsy proved my concern was valid. In february of this year I found a lump under my arm that doctor pooh poohed as nothing. I insisted on further testing and had 9 positive nodes removed 2 wks later Listen to your gut and be your own best advocate. It's your body.

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    • Norma Johnson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You can check your breast often, get mamo when you should and if anything feels funny such as in my case just a funny feeling....let your Dr. Know!

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  • Reanea Estell Profile

    Has anyone had a lumpectomy with breast implants and radiation

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 4 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had breast implants that were 28 years old. The plastic surgeon worked along side of the breast surgeon, and exchanged my old implants for new ones. The radiologist was in agreement on putting the new implants in before radiation. The side that had radiation is much firmer, and I have to do...

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      I had breast implants that were 28 years old. The plastic surgeon worked along side of the breast surgeon, and exchanged my old implants for new ones. The radiologist was in agreement on putting the new implants in before radiation. The side that had radiation is much firmer, and I have to do massages everyday . That is the risk of implants during radiation - that they might harden. I am seeing the plastic surgeon every 6 months - kind of a wait and see . And he has me taking vitamin E which is supposed to help prevent.

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    • Anne Hurwitz Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      How did it work out???
      I would love to hear. I'm currently doing chemo and then have a lumpectomy scheduled.
      I have 8 year old under the muscle impants and Im very worried about them.
      ANY feedback is much appreciated.

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  • Mary Foti Profile

    My mother's breast cancer recurred and is now stage 4. We are both positive for the BRCA2 mutation. I also had breast cancer in 2010. Does my mother's cancer recurrence mean my cancer will come back, too? We were both stage 1 when we were diagnosed.

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    Survivor since 2010
    over 6 years 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That is very unfortunate news and I am sorry to hear it. I don't think it means that your cancer will return but I think it might be an idea to talk to your doctor about the options to help reduce the chance of it reoccurring. It might be an idea to consider a bi lateral mastectomy if you...

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      That is very unfortunate news and I am sorry to hear it. I don't think it means that your cancer will return but I think it might be an idea to talk to your doctor about the options to help reduce the chance of it reoccurring. It might be an idea to consider a bi lateral mastectomy if you haven't already. I have stage 2 IDC and don't have the gene but still chose to have a bilateral for my own peace of mind.

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    • Trish Watt Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Mary, Sorry to hear of the reoccurrence. I never had the test for BRCA2 but I went through 5 years of watching and waiting. The mental roller coaster I was on was more stressful than deciding and having a bi lateral mastectomy. Making that decision literally and physically lifted a big weight off...

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      Mary, Sorry to hear of the reoccurrence. I never had the test for BRCA2 but I went through 5 years of watching and waiting. The mental roller coaster I was on was more stressful than deciding and having a bi lateral mastectomy. Making that decision literally and physically lifted a big weight off of my shoulders. I had Stage I triple negative breast cancer which is a very aggressive type. Having the mastectomy was the best decision I ever made and I don't regret it at all. I'm sure you are younger than I was when diagnosed but who wants that hanging over your head. When you make the decision, and it has to be yours, you'll know it was the light one. Blessing and prayers for your family.

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