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  • Desiree Jordan Profile

    How long after chemo does neuropathy end

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    9 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone is affected differently. I'm thankful I never experienced it but was prepared if I did. I have a friend who had it before her chemo. so didn't know if it worsened or not.

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    • Naluh Maues Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sometimes a few months. Anything from 2 to 6 months. Sometimes, it’ll never gomaway. Depends how strong and long was the chemo and how much damage it made for your nerves terminations.
      Sorry, I know it’s not an answr we want to read but I live with it for almost 8 years and I’m totally used to...

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      Sometimes a few months. Anything from 2 to 6 months. Sometimes, it’ll never gomaway. Depends how strong and long was the chemo and how much damage it made for your nerves terminations.
      Sorry, I know it’s not an answr we want to read but I live with it for almost 8 years and I’m totally used to it.
      Oh, BTW, acupuncture, yoga or pillates helps a lot!

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  • Lacy Scheutzow Profile

    So just got home from the hospital did anyone have pain from from arms to legs they said it Normal i flaps repmoved from back once up I find I just sugury on Wednesday and pluse I have 6 drains in and I q ball pump

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 days 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It sounds like you had major surgery and I imagine some pain is to be expected. Don't overdo yourself and take it easy, OK? All my best, Betti

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    • Rhonda M Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I had the same surgery in 2012 and I know the pain you are in. Please take it easy. Doing too much too soon will slow healing and cause scar tissue build up. Stay strong and good luck with your treatment! Don't be afraid of asking for help when you need it so your energy and focus is on...

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      I had the same surgery in 2012 and I know the pain you are in. Please take it easy. Doing too much too soon will slow healing and cause scar tissue build up. Stay strong and good luck with your treatment! Don't be afraid of asking for help when you need it so your energy and focus is on RECOVERY.

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    Does anybody besides me think that radiation was worse than chemotherapy

    Asked by anonymous

    stage_3c Patient
    11 days 2 answers
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      No not at all ... chemo to me was way worse rads just made me very tired / weak feeling

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I didn't find one any worse than the other. My skin stayed intact during radiation which I'm thankful for but know those who had their skin blister and break down. Everyone's body reacts differently to both chemo and rads.

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  • Victoria Fermin  Profile

    Is there any other treatment to take for masectomy other than chemotherapy

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    11 days 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone's cancer is unique to them hence everyone's treatment is different. What is your team recommending? There are so many factors that come into play besides just knowing it was cancer.

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    • Victoria Fermin  Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      It's only a month now since I had have my masectomy done, my team of doctors is still awaiting the outcome of my results from the 5cm mass i had an some lymph nodes under the armpit , while in waiting i have been contemplating on using green foods an juicing fruits an Veges for i don't want to...

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      It's only a month now since I had have my masectomy done, my team of doctors is still awaiting the outcome of my results from the 5cm mass i had an some lymph nodes under the armpit , while in waiting i have been contemplating on using green foods an juicing fruits an Veges for i don't want to partake in any chemotherapy, hense my questions I'm searching for help i am devasted as to what chemo does do to an individual and although it is different from person to person i still contemplating . All advice greatly appreciated thank you .

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    17 years old I been having breast pain for 6 months I have a family history of breast cancer on both sides. I had ultrasound they found nothing my mom asked for mri they found 9mm mass and I was told to get another ultrasound

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    13 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm not a doctor but they probably don't want to do a biopsy on a person your age unless absolutely necessary. It sounds like it is really small and may be difficult to see it to do a biopsy. I had 2 areas and after a positive biopsy only then was an MRI ordered to see if was 2 separate areas...

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      I'm not a doctor but they probably don't want to do a biopsy on a person your age unless absolutely necessary. It sounds like it is really small and may be difficult to see it to do a biopsy. I had 2 areas and after a positive biopsy only then was an MRI ordered to see if was 2 separate areas or 1 large one with an area coming off of it. I understand you have a strong family history of breast cancer, I had none but when all was said and done I had 4 areas of cancer in my one breast.

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    • Faith Franklin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      additontion to my question. but my question is why haven’t ask for biopsy to check mass

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    I just did a self exam to my breats, because I notice some differences in sizes as well I been having pain for a while now. I also notice and felt a big lump tissue on upper side of my breast. Is that something I should worry about?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    16 days 3 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by their doctor as some testing may be needed.

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    • Naluh Maues Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Most of the times a woman find some lump or weirdness to her breasts is not cancer. But it could be!
      Definitely there’s somthing different and weird going on there that has to be checked by a doctor!

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  • Duane Beausoleil Profile

    Looking for people who did surgery and life changes instead of Chemo and radiation

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    17 days 6 answers
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I was also stage 2b I did all that was recommended chemo , rads and dbl mastectomy I want to know I tried everything to keep it from coming back. Best of luck .

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I did everything recommended by my team; surgery, chemo, radiation, and a hormone blocker as I was willing to fight this thing called breast cancer with all that I had and now have. I am now almost 5 years out and am living life to the fullest. All my best to your wife no matter what she...

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      I did everything recommended by my team; surgery, chemo, radiation, and a hormone blocker as I was willing to fight this thing called breast cancer with all that I had and now have. I am now almost 5 years out and am living life to the fullest. All my best to your wife no matter what she chooses to do.

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  • Cassandra Norton Profile

    Anyone received whole brain radiation

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    19 days 2 answers
    • Gina Escobar Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      O Just receive 10

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    Does insurance pay for a double if the genetic test shows no BRACA?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    19 days 7 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      You need to check with your insurance company as what one may pay others won't.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My BRACA was also negative & insurance paid for double mastectomy with reconstruction

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    Went through chemo and radiation over 2 years ago, now on a hormone blocker, have trouble with belly fat that I never had before, I can't seem to lose it no matter what I do, does anyone else have this issue?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2014
    19 days 4 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Yep, it started after I completed treatments 4+ years ago. I had been within 7# of my ideal weight when I was diagnosed and now it seems to be a never ending battle, I almost think my eating habits got worse for some reason and am really working on getting the extra weight off as I know it's not...

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      Yep, it started after I completed treatments 4+ years ago. I had been within 7# of my ideal weight when I was diagnosed and now it seems to be a never ending battle, I almost think my eating habits got worse for some reason and am really working on getting the extra weight off as I know it's not good.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Hell yes. Menopause chemo and life seems to mean ... for me
      Fat belly !!
      Now trying diet shakes ... but I'm Gluten and lactose intolerant.. so finding it hard !

      But, it's better being fat .. than the other option🌷. ( in heaven)!! 🥀

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