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Happy Easter to all. Hope this finds everyone well. Ok I had a lumpectomy on right side and 3 nodes removed my chemo is over by several months then had surgery and 6 1/2 weeks of daily rad. The rad ended several months ago. I am now experiencing swelling in feet and ankles really bad (looks like I have kankels (sp). I noticed on my scales that I started gaining like 2 to 3 lbs in a week. I don't notice it any where else but my legs seems to be swollen also. I still exercise daily (well almost lol). My… read more

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I am BRCA 2 + was diagnosed with IDC 2/14. Her 2 - er+ per+, my question is I'm so worried I don't have what I need for after surgery n could use some help with things I need. Also I do a lot with driving n just always on the move, how long dis it take u after surgery to be able to do things?? I'm having a double bilateral masectomy with expanders

posted about 20 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had sIngle mastectomy with expander and back 15 yrs ago I wasn't able per the dr to drive. I felt like I could after three weeks but like… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

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I had a lumpectomy and sentinel biopsy done June 2013. No lymphoids with cancer and clean margins on the lumpectomy. Last week I was having a pulling sensation under my arm on the side of my surgery, I thought maybe I had a slight pull in the muscle so I started to message it. That is when I felt a lump, I check the right side to see if it was normal but I did not find anything. My question is could it be scar tissue or should I check with my surgeon or onco?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Agreed....run don't walk to your surgeon.

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Does anyone know the best surgeon for mastectomy with reconstruction in the southwestern area of Ohio?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

So as I am learning more about the effects of different treatment options, I have read that both chemotherapy & radiation can cause leukemia. Has anyone had to deal with this ...or have any first hand knowledge? How concerned should I be about this?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I remember when I was discussing the treatment options with my breast surgeon, he very clearly told me, that the bottom line is they don't… read more

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Hi ladies. I had my BMX with immediate reconstruction on April 2nd. I still have my drains in. Of course i hate them and they're a nuisance. My ps said that they'll come out when I'm putting out 30 ml or less in a 24 hour period. Right now, I'm still averaging 60 ml in 24 hours :( I'm curious to know what others experiences have been with the lovely drains. Also, I absolutely can not strip the one on the right (cancer side) without it causing horrible pain. The ps said if you're still getting fluid… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had one for two weeks and one for three weeks. The last one came out when I was still drawing about 40 ml in 24 hours. In retrospect, that… read more

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i have DCIS grade 3 Er+PR+ but my pathology report didnt include HEr or bRCA - Dr says its not necessary . Is this true? seems like the more info I have the better in making this decision.

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posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had the same diagnosis "Literally" as you in 1995 and had a lumpectomy, if I could have done it over I would have had the mastectomy and… read more

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I agree with Gasorowski. Beginning chemo sucks big time. Radiation is a piece of cake. I burned the last day of radiation, peeled the bad skin… read more

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