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Breast cancer: stress or bad luck?

So if stress causes breast cancer, I'm doomed. Have been easily stressed my whole life and then had a couple major life events in the last few years that anyone would be stressed about. I'm tired of hearing about how stress causes cancer. There isn't any real proof of that. And how do babies get cancer then? Does anyone have any encouraging words here? Why must we be at fault for this? Maybe we are just unlucky!

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posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Vegetarians and Vegans get breast cancer too. Don't dwell.

posted about 19 hours ago

Has anyone with textured implants contacted their surgeon due to findings these implants may cause rare cancer?

I am a little freaked out by this news, released this week. I initially had smooth round implants but they flipped twice. I was very active. My PS suggested we replace w the textured (aka gummy). So I had exchange of my EX surgery and have had these in since May 2016. Calling PS today.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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It's scary reading about these reports, that's for sure. It might help to talk to your PS and see what they say, which might help reassure you, but as… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Wierd feeling from Tamoxifen has anyone ever had it where there brain function feels like it's being dialed down.

The best way to describe the feeling is like someone coming up and turning your brain down on its lowest setting where your awake and you can see and hear but it's hard to react. It's scary when your driving. It's embarrassing if your trying to talk to someone and you can't pronounce words. I told the oncologist he took me off for 3 weeks. I went back in he asked how I felt after being off. I said… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have experienced that, too, and still do. I actually avoid driving as much as possible. I can't work in engineering anymore, because I can't think.… read more

posted 2 days ago

Has anyone had trouble with numbness in their hands and feet from chemo

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Yes. Neuropathy can be tough. Treatment takes the form of symptomatic pain relief. Medications are available to reduce the pain and sensory symptoms… read more

posted 2 days ago

Can I donate blood?

Can i donate blood since having DCIS?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I kind of figured that blood donations would now be out, but I wasn't for sure. Just makes sense, even though it saddens me. Just one more way cancer… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has anyone been on hormone treatment for breast cancer and during that time the breast cancer metastasized

I had estrogen positive breast cancer, took chemo n radiation followed by hormone therapy its been over two years. Now breast cancer metastasized to my liver. The tumor in my liver was completely removed last surgery. I'm not sure if that was there from the very beginning or the doctor's theory is that while I was on my hormone treatment we had to change my medication a few times and that that's when the… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I am on recurrence #3. DCIS in 2005 R lumpectomy, radiation and Femara. I stopped the Femara after 3 years because of uterine fibroids and ovarian… read more

posted 3 days ago

Prepectoral surgery

I want to know if anyone has had this procedure, prepectoral implant, it is where they wrap the implant in alladerm and then place it on top of the pec muscle instead of under the muscle. I have done quiet a bit of research and it sounds so much better than the under muscle way. I can't seem to find a doctor in my area, Indiana, that does preform this. I absolutely HATE the way I look and feel with these implants under my muscles. Any info will be appreciated.

posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Yes, that is how my PS does his reconstruction,on top of the muscle using alloderm. Right now I have tissue expanders in and in a few months I will swap… read more

posted 2 days ago

Tamoxifen positive stories only please

I have to take this stuff, and websites have a way of only revealing the bad stories. Can we have a show of hands here and people who made it through ok?

posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I took it 10 years ago. I did ok, lost the weight after I stopped. You will be ok.

posted about 2 hours ago

Any books recommended re: cancer, alternative and complementary treatments, nutrition/diet after cancer tx.?

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Dr. Susan Love never had breast cancer but in the last couple of years had leukemia.

posted about 5 hours ago
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