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Sat, Mar 2 11:18am · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

I had ADH in 1982 my doctor did not hesitate removing the mass since apparently it is a known fact that this can turn into cancer. At that time I had no idea about this and looking back I am glad my doctor did the surgery.
I have since had breast cancer in 2016.

Tue, Feb 5 12:03am · Video Q&A about Cancer Immunotherapies in Cancer

Just to let you know my doctor put me on Repatha a lowering cholesterol drug, it is an injection that I give myself twice a month and it does not have the side effects of a statin. I had tried about 6 statin drugs in the past and over time I always ended up with bad liver blood results. I had not heard about cholesterol and breast cancer?

Mon, Feb 4 11:58pm · Video Q&A about Cancer Immunotherapies in Cancer

First I would be very interested in this group on A/I. It is nice to know that 20% of women do not take the aromotas inhibitors. I to had the worse side effects I could barely get up from a seat and felt like I was 80 years old my legs hurt so much I would shuffle. I had awful regrets since nearly everyone in my cancer group took them and I could not help but wonder if I had done the right thing by stopping them. I do also believe in quality of life. I try to eat right most of the time but fall off the wagon, sugar being my temptation which I know feeds the cancer, but life is short and I need to enjoy it. I have had breast cancer, uterus cancer and reacurrance of the uterus in my vaginal cuff. I try and to keep all my tests current being proactive has probably saved my life.

Mon, Feb 4 5:13pm · Recurrance of uterine cancer in the vaginal cuff in Gynecologic Cancers

I had radiation January of 2018. The after effect of the radiation on my rectumwas excruciating the dr gave me protofoam and butt cream plus a variety of other things nothing helped it just took months to go away and heal. When I went to see my gastroenterologist I mentioned this and he gave me nifedipine what a life saver. But recently it came back I just wondered if anyone else had had the same problem? Burning and pain when I have a bowel movement. Also I am using the dilator but lately I had to go to a smaller size as it was getting painful to insert.

Sun, Feb 3 1:04pm · Recurrance of uterine cancer in the vaginal cuff in Gynecologic Cancers

I had the above and had external radiation in my vagina and brachytherapy. I wondered if anyone has had severe effects of the radiation in their rectum?

Dec 15, 2018 · First visit to Mayo and traveling alone: Winter advice? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

One more thing make sure your boots have good treads on them so you don’t slip.

Dec 15, 2018 · First visit to Mayo and traveling alone: Winter advice? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I think we did get a discount for the hotel. We also had a fridge and microwave in the room, maybe you could call and ask if they provide anything else. FYI. I believe the third floor is for people with pets. The convenience for us was worth staying at the Kahler
Not having to worry about shuttles etc. and not having to go outside in the cold. Although we did go to the Plummer building and several Christmas tours.

Dec 14, 2018 · First visit to Mayo and traveling alone: Winter advice? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

We actually went in December but left December 20,2017 right before the big storm.
I did some research and this what we found. We stayed at the Kahler Grand, I think it was $100 night, it was very convenient since the hospital was literally across the road, you could either walk or there was an underground tunnel that went to the hospital. You just took the elevator down from the hotel, you did not have to go outside. The tunnel as I call it had shops and places to eat. The hotel also had a restaurant and a few shops, plus a Starbucks which we ate breakfast at, much less than the restaurant. There was an Italian restaurant around the corner that had a take out salad bar or pasta connected to it so we picked up food and took it back to the hotel this was much less than eating in the restaurant and the food was great. You can also access the bank and the mall without going outside.
We did take the shuttle it was a long walk from where the plane landed but so convenient.
As far as clothing we purchased Merlino socks, leggings and wore 3 layers under our coats, plus thermal underwear under our leggings. I purchased a maxi down coat from Lands End and snow pants that I purchased at Costco, there was no way I was going to be cold. I had a down hat and scarf and gloves. You want to make sure if you go out that your mouth and nose are covered because I read the cold can effect your lungs.
By the way we live in California. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions. Jean