I just got diagnosed last week with Stage 1 invasive mamillary cancer.Er/PR +. I have a mastectomy scheduled but I am most worried about the hormone blocking treatment. All the people I've talked to felt crazy for months. I have 3 teenagers at home so we have enough hormone craziness. Any tips on how to get through?
Asking for my 76 year old MIL. She was recently diagnosed with stage 4 BC metastasized to the spine. She had a spinal surgery and radiation so now they are addressing the BC. She has said she is triple positive. The PET scan show no other cancers, thank goodness. She met with the oncologist today and I think she mentioned Ibrance. My understanding is that this is only if you are ER/PR+ and HER2-. She is HER2+, so this doesn’t seem right to me. She is at an excellent cancer… read more
I had a double mastectomy December 2018. I now have so much fluid in my left breast that the radiologist who read my CT scan thought I had a breast implant. I haven’t had reconstruction and not sure if I will. The fluid is over 24cc and feels so tight. It looks as if my boob is growing back.
The surgeon is hesitant to drain because it will fill up again. They say if a drain is inserted that will be for 6 weeks and I had a hard time after surgery due to… read more
This is my 2 Nd time going through treatment for breast cancer. I gained and look like a totally different person.
I was athletic and was in a career that I was very active. I feel offended with Dr I come in contact with that talk to me as if I’ve never been in shape and tell me what I need to do.
I know I’m sensitive but I want to concentrate on one hurdle at a time.
Next week I start Paclitaxel weekly ( for 12 weeks ) with Herceptin each third visit. Oncology nurse said I would likely get very little side effects at all but would lose my hair. Everything I have been reading suggest she is wrong. I would love to hear from other people with a similar treatment so I can prepare myself.
Hello everyone! I hope your journey is smooth today and there is some peace in your soul.
I have been around these forums quite a bit looking for others that have had a similar process to mine.
I was diagnosed with IDC 3.9CM right breast. After MRI, Oncotype(8), genetic testing(BRCA NEG), I met with the surgeon who referred me to the Medical Oncologist.
When I met with the Medical Oncologist, he recommended hormone therapy for 6 months(Arimedex), to shrink the… read more
One on the greatest gifts I've received from my BC diagnosis is truth. Although I am so grateful for it, I am now in awe of the support and compassion of strangers and perrimeter people in my life and so extremely disappointing in family and my best friend of 50 years for what feels like abandonment and screaming insincerity of those I thought would sincerely care. Will I get over it? Or is this a truth that needs to be acknowledged to see and experience what… read more
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