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How does flap surgery feel? does it feel better than implants? Since I gained 30 lbs diring chemo my Dr says Im now a candadate for flap surgery. I was to thin before chemo. However I still have to wait for 6-7 wks of radiation and then 9 months for the skin to heal.

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had the Velashape2 done yesterday .3weeks ago I had fat transfer to my right breast from my abdomen,both sides and upper part of my stomach.All I can say was that the experience was overwhelming!!!! Since I was post op I was so tender and the pressure/heat of the massager was too much!!! OMG!!!!Thank god that was the only time I had to have it done .Whew!!!!

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi! I'm turning 48 at the end of the month. Just had a lumpectomy on the left breast to remove a stage 1 pea size mass and 3 lymph nodes (2 negative, 1 positive). Now looking at radiation followed by Tamoxifen. Removed tissue from lumpectomy examined and found additional stage 0 pre-invasive minuet masses in the margins. Doctors not worried too much, say they will be eradicated by the radiation treatments. Is anyone out there with a similar scenario who has… read more

tags: tamoxifen

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Initially I had lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. Pathology came back no clear margin and I had pre-cancerous tissue as well in the small breast. I was given the… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

In February I developed trigger thumb in my left hand. In April arm pain and numbness started in both sides so I began treatments at the chiropractor. I'd previously had similar tingling in my hands due to neck issues and chiropractic care cleared that up. However, this is much more painful and it just doesn't seem to be getting better. Last weekend my right thumb began triggering. I've been taking Aromasin since July 2014 and completed Herceptin in March. Has anyone experienced… read more

tags: trigger thumb hand numbness

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I was just diagnosed with dcis & idc stage 1, was given option s to have lumpectomy with radiation, or masectomy(with reconstruct )
this is second time with dcis(same breast) I am seriously leaning towards doing masectomy. . Would love your thoughts.. opinions,

tags: lumpectomy mastectomy options

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I had the options as well when I was diagnosed with DCIS just a few months ago. I chose mastectomy for multiple reasons. I did not want to do 5 years of tamoxofin, or… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

For the week after docetaxel, I have experienced pain and mouth sores. I find day 3, 4 and 5 the worst. I am less nauseas than the FEC treatments so that is good. I am worried about losing my fingernails, but so far so good. My eyebrows and eyelashes are also thinning so I think I will likely loss those soon. I am just curious how others are doing on docetaxel and any words of wisdom to get thru the next 2… read more

tags: docetaxel side effects

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Docetaxol kicked my bootie compared to my first four treatments of FAC. I didn't need pain meds on FAC, but had to take pain meds for the bone/joint pain with… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

tags: oncotype test

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

What is your question regarding Oncotype DX Assay test?

posted about 24 hours ago

Today one year ago I had a lumpectomy on my right breast after a diagnosis of triple negative IDC. Also the Sentinel node and one other node was removed. There was no node involvement. The tumor was 3cm so I had 34 radiation therapy treatments. The soreness has never left. I was told I had scar tissue and inflammation. I take 2400 I.U. of vitamin E every day since January. I have lumps on the outer side and almost under my arm. I was… read more

tags: soreness

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have shaved that underarm but sometimes not every day ! Don't think there is much growth . It's just so numb :-(

posted 1 day ago

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My Oncologist strongly advised me to have chemo on our first meeting. Stage 2 IDC 3.5cm...Estrogen and Progesterone Positive..Her2negative...LVI and PNI present. On my insistence I requested that the Oncotype Test be done. The test came back 14 with a 9percent chance of reocurrence.
The Oncology Dr changed her mind with the score being low. I spent two weeks preparing emotionally for chemo. I am relieved I do not have to have chemo and now the planis radiation and Femmara. However I feel… read more

tags: chemo no chemo

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Feel the same way and in the process of looking for new Oncologist. Trying to understand why not do the score first.

posted about 21 hours ago