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Do you know what it means when a report says "masses in upper outer quadrant are more apparent than previous studies and are iso-attenuating to breast parenchyma". What does iso-attenuating mean? Good or bad? There's more to the repor...
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Can breast cancer grow on outside of breast
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My mom was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast and lung cancer. I have no idea about any of this, we have not known anyone who has had it. I am having problems trying to get information of survival rates of both cancers. I am scared and n...
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Please explain the test C2729 and what elevation of the number could mean to a 10+ year Breast Cancer survivor who had lumpectomy and radiation.
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I have just been told I had a abnormal Mammogram and was given a Bi Rad 4. I see the breast doctor tomorrow. I'm scared of course but I wanted to sign on and tell all you ladies how much I admire your strength and words of comfort to o...
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I woke up this morning with a huge rash just underneath the areola of my left breast. It is not quite a rash per se; more like snakeskin or damaged skin that is healing after being badly burned. There are also creases in the skin, not un...
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Hi, I am a 37 years old married female, diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010. I did 4 rounds of chemo, surgey, another 4 rounds plus radiation which was 28 sessions and 7 boost. My CT without contrast at time of radiation treatment which...
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Hi, I am post menopausal, my left breast is shrinking and I have recently started to feel nauseous. What could this all mean?
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I am 60 yrs old and was diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer that has metastized to the several bone areas. I was given 5 courses of Abraxin, and get a monthly injection of Abraxin, and take 5mg of Femara. I had some radiation. Is the...
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I first posted on one of the forums in February 2009. I am from the UK and had been to hospital to have a breast lump examined. On my initial visit, I had a mammograms with various views taken and an ultrasound. I did not have a biopsy. ...
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Im a 13 year old female. I haven't had sex before. Only one of my breasts are hurting. There is a lump in my left nipple. It is not that noticible, but you can feel it. It is very sensitive. I have a little bump on my nipple. Is this nor...
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I am in remission with stage 111c breast cancer and had many test run last night and came back normal but feel very sick and weak..had flu shot last week..Could that be it?
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My daughter's mammogram/ultrasound report states "persistent ovoid mass with circumscribed margins lower inner quadrant, measuring 4 x 3.5 x.2.8. She's being scheduled for an ultrasound guided core biopsy. She's terrified and I want t...
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My mamo result says bi rads R axillary lymph nodes noted, what does this mean
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Biopsy report reads as follows: invasive ductal carcinoma, grade II/III, stage 3 sbr-ee, birads-5 nuclear 3/3 tubular 3/3 mitotic 1/3 What exactly does all this mean?
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I will be caring for my neighbor during her treatment for stage 3A breast cancer. She will be receiving chemotherapy for 6 to 8 months followed by radiation. Aside from taking her to her appointments, I need to get an idea of just how ...
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I have recently been treated for cellulitis. I have a seroma from lymph node removal. I am currently on chemo. The surgeon wants to operate and find out why the seroma won't resolve. The Oncologist says continue chemo and do surgery ...
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I am just recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer recurrence-stage 4-, 5 years follwoing DCIS. I have history of DVT and clotting disorder factor 5 V leiden.My cancer is ER PR positive and I am 49 and still premenopausal .I am w...
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My sister is 34 female, she had a sudden Body rash with a small tumor in my right breast which became breast cancer grade 3 n the surgent removed the tumor only with three nods from my under arm! And the doctors told her she had an a...
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i was diagnosed stage 2 breast cancer...last 2wks i undergone modified reical mastectomy...today i got my er/pr/her2neu result..it is written that er/pr negative her2neu positive..will i be able able to undergo chemo?wat i dont wnt to ha...
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