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Avatar n tn Imho, a strong gender equity could be made to legislate mandatory coverage for RRP survivors, for much the same reason that breast reconstruction is mandatory for women who have had mastectomies. But no one said the world was fair. Also consider intracavernosal injections. They take a little getting used to, but are effective. As a last resort, there's the possibility of a prosthesis, but only if all other measures have been unsuccessful.
Avatar n tn Hello, My wife turned 33 June 13th, weve been married 7 years and have a 6 year old son the cancer has spread to the bone and brain since she was diagonsed with breast cancer 2 years ago, As i am writing you she is sleeping, we are going thru chemo again her treatment was 2 days ago, It is important to be supportive and understanding.
Avatar m tn My wife is 41. Last week, the radiologist found a lump under her right breast. It was biopsied and today she was told the lump was cancerous. The lump was about 1 mm. Obviously our heads are spinning, mostly on fears of what is going to happen -- not immediately but long term as our children are still quite young (7 & 11). She has had exams annually since she was 35 as her mother had breast cancer post menopause and there was never a sign.
Avatar n tn Due to the fact that the majority of women are not dx until it is well advanced, I feel that ov ca needs the same awareness as breast cancer. If that could happen I really think that more women could be dx at a much earlier stage, therefore stopping this monster from taking the lives that it does. I wish you the best of luck in your studies.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure psychotherapy would be necessary for pt.s being treated for breast cancer. That seems rather severe to me. Most hospitals offer support groups dealing with breast cancer and most meet on a monthly basis. The Amer. Cancer Soc. also has a group called "Reach For Recovery"... made up of volunteers (breast cancer Survivors) who contact women after breast surgery and offer whatever type of support that is needed. At times this contact is made in the hosp.
517119 tn?1285874992 However I do think it is wrong of you to start nit picking at someone else's positive comments when the focus should be on trying to support a fellow sufferor of breast cancer and help her get through the treatment over the coming months. I wish you a long life and happiness and pray that you remain BC free like all of us hope.
Avatar n tn mammogram, I read an article suggesting women who have dense breasts or a family history of breast cancer should get breast MRI's. So, since I qualified under both those things, I asked for an MRI....bingo, not 1 but 2 seperate cancers showed up in my right breast! Needless to say, I have a MRI twice a year now and have no faith in mammograms. Now I read about more and more women like me. What a shame.
Avatar f tn I didn't think it was anything but to make a long story short, I'm 40 years old, no and I mean NO family history of breast cancer and the lump turned out to be invasive ductal breast cancer. So far I've had two surgeries and have to do chemo and radiation. Luckily I caught it early. Turns out that the tumor was hormone receptive (meaning hormones fed it) and that the HCG was making it grow so..................just a warning out there for anyone taking this. I did lose weight.
Avatar m tn Annie needs to correspond with breast cancer survivors who had persistent adverse symptoms that came on during and stayed on, after chemo and radiation was completed. In particular esophageal dysfunction, upper abdominal discomfort, heartburn, foggy brain and episodic nausea. Chemo protocol Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, 5FU and radiation for grade 3 ductal invasive node negative.
Avatar f tn In fact, most breast medical oncologists that I have worked with have no reservations about giving it to women who are breast cancer survivors. It has been traditionally thought that estrogen replacement (oral estrogen ) in young women with ovarian cancer is safe and reasonable.There are no studies that have looked at this in women with a history of ovarian cancer.
Avatar f tn Hi, It does sound like you have multiple medical problems going on, but they don't particularly sound related to breast cancer, which is what we deal with in this forum. Members of this community are mainly BC survivors and other volunteers generally not identified as medical professionals, so I'm afraid we can't provide much help with your variety of medical problems. I'm glad your doctor has been doing testing, and came up with an answer to at least one part of the problem.
Avatar f tn Her mom died of breast cancer at the age of 45, so we have a history of breast/ ovarian cancer. I am scared too and desperately seek for survivors from that desease with the same grade. God help you all and good luck!
Avatar m tn vaginal estrogen and systemic (into the blood stream) absorption we have alot of experience with use of vaginal (only) estrogen in women who are breast cancer survivors. If a woman has not had estrogen for years, she will have alot of irritation and thinness (called vaginal atrophy). In that condition, at first there is absorption through the vaginal wall. However, very quickly, the vaginal wall thickens and heals from the estrogen.
Avatar f tn Check out some of the updated info and videos on our Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation website (www.eraseibc.com). We have many long-time survivors in the different support groups I'm in, both online and on Facebook.
Avatar m tn Is it possible that unmarried young girls can get cancer of breast before their marriage ? Whether the above confirms to any lymph nodes in the breast had infected with cancer cells. Her FNAC breast reveals that the lumps are " FIBROEPITHELIAL LESION PROBABLY FIBROADENOMA " Please clarify and give me medical advise.
184674 tn?1360864093 Maybe I'm just extra passionate about this because colon cancer has touched my life in such a terrible way, but the truth is, I can't name a single survivor of colon cancer or lung cancer. I can name up to four survivors of breast cancer from the last 10 years of my life. In fact, I don't personally know a victim of breast cancer who has passed away.
Avatar n tn We know that it won't do us any good but we're hoping that it might lead to a test someday (kind of like BRCA1 and BRCA2 for breast/ovarian cancer). There is a genetic link in many autoimmune disorders and other thyroid conditions. Odds are though that the cancer doesn't have a strong genetic like (unless you're my relative then all bets are off). It is encouraging that your mother's was benign.
Avatar n tn They didn't know there was more than one kind of breast cancer. They didn't know they could get breast cancer without a lump. They didn't know a mammogram would not detect this kind of breast cancer. They didn't know Inflammatory Breast Cancer - or IBC - is the most aggressive form of breast cancer. They didn't know, until they got it.
Avatar f tn All that is left is one or two more fills in my expanders, and then the exchange for my silicone breast implants. As for my ovaries, that is another story. When I first got my BRCA results I immediatly said no-brainer, oopherectomy! I am now rethinking that decision. No ovaries causes other complications. I already have osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, I had another bone density test a few weeks ago and my hip is down 17% since 2005.
1806721 tn?1554337007 Chance of surviving recurrent rectal cancer is 20-40%, which is worse than stage 4 CRC. Significant vitamin D deficiency is linked to CRC, breast cancer and skin cancer - and many doctors don't know that and are too egoistic to learn that from their patients. Low vit D level also projects poor prognosis. So is neg MSI. No one gives me a satisfactory answer why me? Why now when I'm so young?
550018 tn?1264194565 Hi Marie, In general, it is thought that hormone replacement therapy at your age is very appropriate. You are right, there are no large studies looking specifically at young ovarian cancer survivors and the risks/benefits of estrogen.
295767 tn?1240191914 This funding represents $3,000 for each breast cancer or prostate cancer death—but only $650 for each ovarian cancer death. Carlebach told the senators that while it is terrible to have cancer, it is even worse to have cancer that has a relatively low incidence rate with a lower pubic profile, less funding, less research and less hope for successful treatment.
Avatar n tn Young women, for example, who had gotten whole body radiation for the treatment of Hodgkin disease were found to be at increased risk for breast cancer and other cancers later in life. (This treatment is no longer common.) And some cases of leukemia are also related to radiation exposure. The leukemia usually develops within a few years of exposure. The risk peaks about 5 to 9 years after the radiation exposure and then slowly declines.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Stage 2B, triple negative invasive ductile breast cancer (3 tumors) with some DCIS 2 1/2 years ago. I had ACT Chemotheraphy for 18 weeks followed by a mastectomy. No lymph node involvement. At the time, I was a 54-yr old post-menopausal caucasian woman. Cancer was non-palpable and did not show up on a mammogram; diagnosed thru ultrasound and needle biopsies. My mother also took DES while I was in utero.
Avatar m tn my girl friend has stage 3 b breast cancer & wants to talk to survivors i know she is slowly giving up & i dont know how to help her be strong
1088527 tn?1425316975 There have been such tremendous strides made in treating breast cancer that many survivors now view it as a chronic illness. With regular 6 month screenings, I would be less worried about breast cancer than ovarian cancer, which often does not give symptoms until there has been considerable progression. Still ovarian cancer, like breast cancer is highly treatable. I'd be peppering the doctors with questions about the risk of ovarian cancer.
Avatar n tn There are some shops that specialize in wigs for cancer survivors and they can do a really beautiful job. I took my mother-in-law to one just for very thin hair and she got a really natural looking style. Some insurance companies cover post-cancer cosmetic products (I know breast reconstuction is covered by law, but it may be that all of them have to cover other things, too) so check with your insurance company.
Avatar f tn She has a family history of breast cancer conferring higher risk of breast carcinoma. She has no past medical history. A stereotactic core biopsy of the spiculated mass demonstrated moderately differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma. Invasive ductal breast carcinoma was confirmed by lumpectomy. Diagnosis: Left breast lesion: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Sentinel lymph node #1: Metastatic carcinoma. Sentinel lymph node #2: Metastatic carcinoma.
Avatar n tn Further, many hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, healthcare providers urge both healthy women and breast cancer survivors to engage in activities known to cause breast cancer. Contrary to what is taunted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is essentially a preventable disease. Through the years, women have been led to take what the ACS and the National Institute of Health (NIH) say as gospel.
Avatar n tn Hi there -- I just wanted to invite you to our online group called Sisters in Survivorship for young breast cancer survivors -- you may find a lot of help and support there. Most of the women are in their early 30s, we have had some younger and some a little bit older. If you go to the groups on yahoo you can find it under Sisters in Survivorship.