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Mastectomy instead of lumpectomy
Newly diagnosed, yesterday! My pcp had breast cancer and so she filled me in a bit. She mentioned lumpectomy then maybe moving on to mastectomy....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Oct 24, 2023
“5 year survival” starts at diagnosis or when therapy ends?
My surgeon said I had an “82%” chance of surviving 5 years. I was so blown away I didn’t ask when does that 5 years...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Feb 17 9:23am
For those DX with TNBC and completed treatment: What’s your follow up?
Looking for those dx. with TNBC and completed all phases of care. Does your Breast Center performs scans to look for metastases to other areas...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Dec 28, 2023
Is 81 too old for a lumpectomy in Stage 1 Grade 2 IDC?
Surgeon told me that a lumpectomy is not recommended for a small Stage 1 Grade 2 Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma tumor due to my age 81....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 20, 2023
DCIS pathology
HiI had my surgery December 15th I just got my pathology this week and they originally told me my DCIS was insitu . I am...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: May 5 9:12am
Just got diagnosed with DCIS
Hello, I am hoping to find some comfort with the group. I just got diagnosed with DCIS stage 0. I don't have the full details...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: 3 hours ago
DCIS and Sjogrens
Diagnosed with DCIS grade 2 and stage 0 in 10/23. I also have Sjogrens (auto immune disease) with lung involvement. Surgeon and medical team have...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 20 11:07pm
Metastatic Breast Cancer: depressed & looking for a new oncologist
I was diagnosed with MBC in September 2020. I am weak and depressed because it being level four diagnosis the oncologist is treating with verzenio...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Oct 15, 2021
Hormone Receptor Changed From Positive to Negative
I was diagnosed with Stage 4 BC in July 2020 with a Hormone Receptor Positive, HER 2+ with METS to liver, lymph nodes and bones....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 26, 2023
Total skin sparing double mastectomy -> Expanders -> Implants?
Two years ago I had a double skin sparing mastectomy including removal of some lymph nodes on both sides. During operation I had expanders put...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Feb 12, 2023
Diagnosed yesterday, small calcifications in my left breast.
I don't really have a question yet, I'm just scared and trying to find good info without Dr. Googling everything. I don't know what kind...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 20, 2023
Need a new oncologist in my network - Banner MD
I have been on tamoxifin for over 2 years, I've been seen every six months, my oncologist is not in my network and each visit...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jun 14, 2019
Can not tolerate the expanders, surgery was 13 days ago.
I can not tolerate the expanders in both breasts. They hurt, they are foreign, I want them out. I want to change my mind. I...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 26, 2023
Hormone testing
Hi I recently had a lumpectomy and just got my pathology can someone explain to me what ER PR POSITIVE and HER2 negative mean Stage...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Feb 12 11:38am
Direct to Implant and Reconstruction Same Day
My daughter is 43 years old and has the BRCA2 gene. She was just diagnosed with Stage III Invasive Ductal Carcinoma(Breast Cancer). She is a...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jul 26, 2023
Has anyone had MRI suspicious for malignancy but negative Mammo + US?
My breast MRI last week showed a very large lesion with clustered ring enhancement and washout that radiologist defines as "suspicious for malignancy", but absolutely...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Dec 22, 2023
ILC Is a lumpectomy typically the first step?
I was recently diagnosed with lobular breast cancer. Have only seen breast surgeon who says next step is lumpectomy. I feel that I should see...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 23 9:02am
Best doc to follow up on lymphedema?
I’m 10 months out from lumpectomy for DCIS, no lymph nodes involved, and bi-lateral breast reduction and lift. Recovery is good. However, at about 5...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Sep 28, 2023
Breast rash
I have had a breast rash (scaly and itchy) since I had my mastectomy with tissue expander placement 10/01/20. I had my exchange surgery 12/16/21....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 7, 2023
Lumpectomy with radiation vs mastectomy for stage 1 invasive plus DCIS
Receiving mixed messages... articles and doctors saying lumpectomy with radiation is better for me... understood that I needed radiation and tamoxifen either way. My mother...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 14, 2023