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I am curious after another post about a high her 2 FISH copy number - for those her 2 negative sisters, what was your her 2 copy number - it's reported as one of the two numbers they divide to get your ratio. I think anthing higher than 4 makes the result equivocal. Mine was like 2.3 I think...wondering if that is normal or is in the ones more normal?

tags: HER 2 copy number

posted about 6 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

tags: radiation infusions herceptin

posted about 13 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had radiation & herceptin at the same time. It was not any problem. I was just a little more tired on the days I had herceptin & radiation.

posted about 2 hours ago

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I'm having bad constipation and I'm finished with Chemo. I have expanders in and I'm suppose to have surgery to replace them with the implants April 1st. I was in the office and talked to the NPC and she said to eat more fiber drink more water and get some exrcise in. I do need to workout more but it's so hard. I do everything else. I take a lot of meds I think more than I have my whole life but I can't stand this fullness in my upper stomach area. I take Arimidex 1 mg.1 a day, Gabapantin 3 times a… read more

tags: constipation

posted about 19 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I eat steel cut oats with oat and wheat bran and a few stewed prunes for breakfast - tastes like crap ( no pun intended ..) but seems to work. I have heard that Smooth… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

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I had mastectomy about 7 months ago with removal of 14 lymph nodes. I had problems immediately after my surgery with selling and cording but went to physical therapy 3 x per week for several months and everything seemed OK, All of a sudden today, I had very bad swelling and pain in my armpit and upper arm. I came home from work and put ice on it and elevated it. I am no longer in pain but the swelling is still there. This area has been numb since my surgery so maybe the… read more

tags: lymph nodes swelling

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Definitely call!

posted about 7 hours ago

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I keep reading about other's surgery but never see anyone mention Oncoplasty, which is the surgery I had. It is an option to a large and possibly disfiguring lumpectomy. It is basically breast reduction surgery which includes taking the tumor, rearranging my own breast tissue to make a normal looking smaller breast then doing surgery on the other side for symmetry. The results are good. I'm curios if anyone else has had this and why

tags: oncoplasty quadrantectomy

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had the breast reduction. Very happy with results.
Had along with mu lumpecotomy.

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I have a friend who keeps asking for donations so that the company she works for can buy a van to transport developmentally disabled kids and adults to activities. It's a good cause; however, I have bills from my lumpectomy, chemo, radiation, and follow-up visits. I have insurance, but we all know that medical treatment is not free. I did not work throughout treatment. What are… read more

tags: donation money requests fund raiser fund raising

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I don't think your friend means to be insensitive - she probably just hasn't thought it through. Maybe you can tell her that it's a great cause and you'd like to help… read more

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The couple of beauty supply stores I shopped for wigs said I needed a cap under the wig but I just went to a specialty wig store that caters to cancer hair loss customers and she was different. She said I don't need the cap till my hair starts growing back in. We tried wigs on without a cap and it was so much lighter and more comfortable. Just wondered what everyone else's experience was - with or without cap underneath?

tags: wig wigcap

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I have yet to find a wig liner that fits. They have been to tight.

posted 1 day ago

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Anyone have PS not want to do a do over due to risks of infection?

tags: reconstruction do over second time infection

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had a reconstruction revision 5 months ago. I had no problems at all and I am so happy I had it done.

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I am 3 months from ending my radiation and still experiencing burning and pain at times to the underarm and breast . I am thinking it may be nerve damage.and wonder if it will ever improve. Has anyone experienced this so far after completing rad and a lumpectomy?

tags: nerve damage ratiation lumpectomy

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I use a Homeopathic remedy called Kali Phosphoricum which helps nerve damage. I have great success with it. You can pick it up at a vitamin or health store. Not… read more

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