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Linnea's Story

About her story

"I decided that chemo was going to be my friend and that it was going to save me."

In April of 2001, Linnea was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment regimen included chemotherapy and radiation, but she soon discovered that her best medicine was a motherly instinct to survive.

In this poignant video, Linnea talks about how her 10 year old daughter gave her the strength and motivation to move beyond the shock of breast cancer.

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    Where is the best place to go once you have been diagnosed with mets to the liver?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 10 answers
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    • Tamara Davidson Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Yes ladies chemo can cause mets,, as a matter of fact it causes secondary cancers ALL the time!! And I know I'm not a doctor but I gave this lady my opinion,, she is her own person and will choose whatever journey she wants,,, and I have my opinion that's all,,,, if chemo don't work the first...

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      Yes ladies chemo can cause mets,, as a matter of fact it causes secondary cancers ALL the time!! And I know I'm not a doctor but I gave this lady my opinion,, she is her own person and will choose whatever journey she wants,,, and I have my opinion that's all,,,, if chemo don't work the first time Ithen it's my opinion that it won't work again,,, am I not allowed to voice an opinion here? And you don't even have to look at studies for this information just google the name of the chemo u took and it will tell u all side effects,,, look robin Roberts on abc news she had breast cancer and 3 years later she had that bad cancer caused by the chemo she took for her breast cancer,,, I never mean to upset nobody I don't think I said anything wrong y'all have a opinion just like I have mine,, whoever asked this question will have her own too and whatever she decides is her decision I'm sorry I guess I'm so passionate about this because I know so so many people around me that this is happening to ( cancer after chemo) y'all act like my suggestion to this lady is a death sentence and I'm wrong,,, I totally disagree with y'all opinion but I'm not gonna attack anybody for voicing there opinion ,,,that's what this site is about support, learning, and opinions, and advice,, I gave my opinion because that's what I would do in that situation and I believe in the treatments I gave my advise on,,, and gave my advice because I care not trying to hurt anybody here,,, very sorry to offend anyone but I'm sorry if everyone don't agree,,,

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      anonymous
      Patient

      MD Anderson

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  • Lokomaikai Liz-t Profile

    Has anyone had radiation in the hips? Because of the location that will be radiated, I'm concerned about skin irritation. Any suggestions?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 1 answer
    • Martha  Phillips Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have stage iv breast cancer that went to my bones in hips and spine it was a piece of cake radiation was easy no problems my cancer is responding well to radiation and faslodex and zometa

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    I start my first radiation tomorrow, Sept 19. I'm kind of scared cause I burn easily and they say no bras. I'm going to work afterwards. I'm a loan officer and see clients on a daily basis... what to do? :(

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 6 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am halfway thru my 32 radiation treatments as of today. I was also told that it might cause burning. Fortunately I haven't had any burning yet. I use 100 per cent aloe gel after each treatment and at night. I too burn easily when I am in the sun (i am very fair skinned) but my radiation...

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      I am halfway thru my 32 radiation treatments as of today. I was also told that it might cause burning. Fortunately I haven't had any burning yet. I use 100 per cent aloe gel after each treatment and at night. I too burn easily when I am in the sun (i am very fair skinned) but my radiation oncologist did tell me that I might or might not get burning from radiation. I was also just told no underwire bras not no bras. Good luck to you.

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    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was able to wear a sports bra. Ask your doc if that's ok. The cami idea is also a good idea. Best of luck to you, you will do fine!

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