Anyone have MS & Breast Cancer?

Posted by beltonite410 @beltonite410, Jul 9, 2022

Anyone have multiple sclerosis AND breast cancer?

Curios what MS meds they put you on after cancer dx. Yes

I’ve had relapsing remitting since 1999 and dx with BC last April

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Breast Cancer Support Group.

Hi @beltonite410 Having multiple conditions can sure throw you for a loop, can't it? I work everyday with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma [which I am doing chemo for] and unrelated failing kidneys [soon to start dialysis].

The big thing I will tell you, is to be sure your medical team, which includes the doctors for each diagnosis, are closely communicating with each other. Sometimes they may be in the same medical group and have access to the records from each other. Sometimes not [this is my case]. Make sure you refer to each one when you see the other, and ask how your treatment will affect the other condition. It's important for you to thoroughly understand it all as it plays together, and you can advocate for yourself! Remember, you are part of this team, too! Don't hesitate to reach out to the social worker at the cancer group, and get their thoughts on how best to proceed.

Although it may not seem to be related to your situation, you might find some coping skills you can apply from a discussion in the Chronic Pain group" https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-chronic-issues-help/

And, I am only a keyboard away for support, and help you find answers!
Ginger

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am 65 yr old woman have lived alone with MS for 22 yrs. Last yr. breast cancer. Breast removed. Did not take any drugs. The MS rebelled.
Anyone out there living with these ticking time bombs? I need inspirations.
Thank-you,
Vanna2

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@vanna2

am 65 yr old woman have lived alone with MS for 22 yrs. Last yr. breast cancer. Breast removed. Did not take any drugs. The MS rebelled.
Anyone out there living with these ticking time bombs? I need inspirations.
Thank-you,
Vanna2

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Hi @vanna2,
I want to connect you with others for encouragement and support. For this reason I moved your message to this discussion
– Anyone have MS & Breast Cancer? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ms-breast-cancer/

I did this so you can connect easily with @beltonite410 who has been dealing with MS for over 20 years and recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

You may be interested in following these groups:
– Aging Well https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/aging-well/
– Breast Cancer https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/breast-cancer/

And, in particular, joining one or more of these discussions:
– Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lets-go-walking-join-me-for-a-virtual-walking-support-group/
– A discussion for people over 60: Let's focus on what we can do https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-would-like-a-new-discussion-for-people-over-60/
– Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – please introduce yourself https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-sclerosis-ms-please-introduce-yourself/

How are you managing MS now? Have they changed your medications?

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