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This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast cancer, biopsy, genetics, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, lumps, lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, lymphedema, mammograms, mastectomy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, self exams, and stage 3 and 4 treatments.

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Join us on Saturday, October 1 for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Annual Fall Conference, News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well. This year’s conference celebrates 20 years of LBBC’s mission to empower all women affected ...
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Please join us on Tuesday, September 20 from noon to 1:15pm (EDT) for Monitoring for Recurrence and Managing Fears, a FREE teleconference featuring special guest, Carey K. Anders, MD. During the call, participants will learn skills to c...
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Hi, My sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and was also diagnosed with brain metastases as a result of breast cancer. She has been under mastectomy surgery once and now she has to go for a mastectomy for her ...
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My wife is having metastatic breast cancer . She underwent six regimens of palliative chemotherapy after which a surgery was done. Post surgery report read no residual disease.She is having monthly check ups and in on Tamoxifen 20 mg tab...
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I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in 2007. I had 33 lymph nodes removed, 7 of which were positive. I have had lymphedema in my left arm since 2008. I have noticed a knot on top of my shoulder near my neck, above my collar b...
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hi doctor , Could you please give me a bit of information as which cancer is more severe is it Ovarian Cancer 3C or Breast Cancer 3C ? which cancer has a higher 5 year survival percentage and what are the recurrence statics for thes...
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My wife was diagnosed with stage lll breast cancer one year ago. She has had surgery chemo and rads. In January she had her first tumor markers. The 27.29 and the CEA were both normal. The CA 15-3 was at 30. Retested it after 3 weeks and...
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My sister has been dealing with breast cancer for about a year. She has gone through chemo, theraphy and surgery. She does not tell me everthing that is going on with her, because she has always been a strong person. She told me today t...
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DECEMBER 2009 I FOUND A BREAST LUMP AND AFTER A MAMMOGRAM WAS TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO EITHER PALPATE OR ON MAMMOGRAM. IN JUNE 2011 I WENT BACK TO MY GP AS THE LUMP WAS STILL PALPABLE AND HAD CHANGED TO TOUCH. FOLLOW UP BY THE BR...
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My mom is 51 and has stage 4 breast cancer that spread to her bones, liver, adrenal glands, and brain. She was diagnosed almost three years ago. She can't drive, cook, or clean. My dad and I both live with her but we both work 40 plus ho...
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Hi all, my friend was just diagnosed Stage III. All of her friends from around the country want to support her but don't know the best ways. Can you tell me what are some of the things your friends and family did that helped you cope/m...
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My 63 year old Grandmother was just told her breast cancer went from stage 1 go stage 3. I have been trying in every way to help. I go to her house to do dishes and help around the house. She lost all of her hair so I found her some wrap...
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I have been recently diagnosis with breast cancer in November of this year, found a pucker then a lump 2.5 cm to be exact, and dx with dcis, idc, and everything has gone so fast up until this point. I had my biopsies x 4 done, 2 surgerie...
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Hi, I have 2.3cm FibroAdenoma on my left breast and my breast surgen left a choice to me whether to go for the removal of the lump or to keep it and observe. I prefer to go for the removal of the fibroadenoma. But I do see some posti...
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what is the difference between these 2 stages? I was originally stage IIB in 1999....now I have supraclavical node involvement. Some boards group this as Stage IIIC. Alot has changed in 11 years...can you explain the difference to me?...
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4 1/2 years ago my mother has a cancerous lump taken out of her breast. SHE DID NO TREATMENTs. About a year ago she found another lump in the same breast but this time on the outside. She found a doctor that has been treating it. we thou...
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Why is it that before I had breast cancer and recieved chemo and radiation that I never got sick other than an occasional cold, and after recieving 12 weeks of Taxol im a physical mess...my hands hurt and my knuckles are deformed and my ...
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In 2008 I was diagnosed w/ Stage III-A Breast Cancer with a Grade 9 tumor. I underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy (ACT & Taxol) and radiation. About one week ago, I discovered what appears to be a malformation in my rib cage which is n...
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Hi, I am 28 years old, have no family history of breast cancer. I found 1 lump just above my nipple on my left breast at the end of July this year, 3 days later I went to doctors, lady said it was nothing sinister and presumed it was a c...
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My mother is 86. In the spring of 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer – about the size of a postage stamp. She chose no surgery or chemo as was suggested - did not even have a biopsy – only a mammogram and an ultrasound confirme...
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