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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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  • mary wightman Profile

    my mammo was abnormal i have to go for another mammo and ulyrs sound does mean I have breat cancer I am just so ill smpked and drank aged 65

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      HECK NO! I don't know how many times I have had to have another mammogram and ultrasound. There is just something that has either changed or they screwed up your mammogram and need another one. Try not to get too excited yet. At your ultrasound appointment, they will explain what they are...

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      HECK NO! I don't know how many times I have had to have another mammogram and ultrasound. There is just something that has either changed or they screwed up your mammogram and need another one. Try not to get too excited yet. At your ultrasound appointment, they will explain what they are looking at. Hang in there. I had breast cancer when I was 59 but I found it. This was 7 months after I had a mammogram and ultrasound. As for guilt tripping yourself because of bad habits.... I NEVER smoked or drank, no family history, led a squeaky-clean life and STILL got breast cancer. GUILT, is a wasted emotion.... hang in there and keep us posted. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Guilt can start a change whether you are diagnosed or not. Choose wisely for yourself. No reason not too but the talk in your head Hope it is clear.

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  • Mel sickler Profile

    My nipple started itching and then a red rash appeared. My doctor gave me keflex for it and told me to keep it moistuized and rash cream on it. It started to go away but it still there and it been a week. I have no hotness or swelling

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Mel,
      I would be very watchful of this condition. If it does not get better, go back to your doctor and request a biopsy of that area. I wouldn't wait any longer than a couple of weeks. It is probably nothing but so be on the very safe side, be extra cautious. There is a very, very, rare...

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      Mel,
      I would be very watchful of this condition. If it does not get better, go back to your doctor and request a biopsy of that area. I wouldn't wait any longer than a couple of weeks. It is probably nothing but so be on the very safe side, be extra cautious. There is a very, very, rare aggressive BC (inflammatory breast cancer) that can start out this way. Take care, Sharon

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      You mught go to a different doctor. My gun is more aware of breast health and the symptoms.

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    Has anyone recently had the surgery to exchange the tissue expander for the permanent implant?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    almost 6 years 4 answers
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    • Wendy DeLong Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had it done on Feb 27!

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I have saline implants. It is the only way I could get the size I wanted, and cleavage. I'm very happy with them. What is it that you would like to know? Prayers to you.

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    Could breast cancer be contagious?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 5 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      After how some of my friends stayed away from me when I was going through treatment, you would think I had the cancer-plague! No, I don't think so or the people who treat it day in and day out would have a higher than normal rates of cancer. Just my own personal thoughts.... My other thought...

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      After how some of my friends stayed away from me when I was going through treatment, you would think I had the cancer-plague! No, I don't think so or the people who treat it day in and day out would have a higher than normal rates of cancer. Just my own personal thoughts.... My other thought is that something triggers normal cells to mutate. There are so many different types of cancer, it is a very difficult disease to treat, much less cure.

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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Breast Cancer is not contagious. However, it is hereditary. I would highly recommend you have the BRCA test done. I was adopted and had no idea "why" or "how" i could get breast cancer. I was in denial of course. However, i did have the BRCA test done and was positive for BRCA 2. Hereditary...

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      Breast Cancer is not contagious. However, it is hereditary. I would highly recommend you have the BRCA test done. I was adopted and had no idea "why" or "how" i could get breast cancer. I was in denial of course. However, i did have the BRCA test done and was positive for BRCA 2. Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer. I will complete my 6th round of chemo on Friday and am scheduled to have bi-lateral mastectomy and later my ovaries removed to ensure my breast cancer will NOT come back.

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