Breast Cancer Support Group

Breast cancer is a cancer that usually originates in the ducts or lobules of the breast. Symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump in the breast, a change in size or shape of the breast or discharge from a nipple. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this is the community to discuss your experience, find support, and meet others going through the same. Fight on!

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  • magienoire

    neulasta shots

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    Hello, I am going to help a friend with her neulasta shots. I have no problem giving the shot, just wondering whether anyone can tell me how she will feel/side effects to watch for?
  • JayDee

    Tamoxifen

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    Hello all. I am new to the forum and appreciate reading everyone's posts. I finished radiation last week and have an appointment with oncologist to begin hormone therapy. I am looking for anyone who has taken Tamoxifen and the effects it had on you. I am nervous about taking it, but know that it is really important.
  • i am new to everything including this website.  I have three children 10 (boy),13 (girl), 16(boy) and my specific quandary at the moment is how do I explain a mastectomy to my kids. I want to be as honest as possible but keep it as simple as possible.  I can explain the cancer but I'm struggling with how to explain that I will look different ( having reconstructive but that takes time and I am...
  • deraming

    Do not like the new format.

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    I am not answering as much I did before to give my support because I do not get the emails of new messages, this new format I do not find it people friendly, seems colder.Hope all in the group are doing well. a hug to all.
  • terinhibl

    Possible Cancer Recurrance

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    I've been six years out from Breast Cancer I had in 2010 , And on Friday June 17th I found a mass in my left side of my chest where my cancer started I went into my cancer doctor and rather then running tests they are sending me to the surgeon to get it removed and to get it sent off to see if it's Cancer or not and I'm so afraid my cancer back because of the pain , I have it's exactly like it...
  • loralp

    Really scared

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    Hi all! So I am a 51 year old mom of two beautiful daughters. They are of course they light of my life.They do not know however my latest issue. I have a LOT of health issues (which I won't go into unless it correlates to this) which started about 3 1)2 years ago starting with unknown weight loss since the start I have gone from 135lbs to 98 lbs. Reason unknown. Severe nausea, body pain, fatigue,...
  • need advice. and support. i have my pathology reports if some can help.stephie
  • DeniseHB

    Options for Breast Reconstruction

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    Hi All:I just met with my Plastic Surgeon and he covered two options for breast reconstruction, Autologous Reconstruction and Breast Implants.Can anyone tell me which one they had and what is your experience and recovery?Any information will be most helpful.Thank you,Denise
  • Koyu

    Question

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    Hello Group,I am a six year breast cancer survivor and a part of this group for a while. I just had my six month breast cancer check and blood work done. I am hoping for good results. I asked my breast cancer specialist about chiropractic procedures because it was recommended to by another health care professional that I am out of balanced.My breast cancer specialist didn't know anything about...
  • Hi all. Many mixed emotions here.Since being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in August of last year I'm now facing a Diagnostic Mammogram.All I keep thinking about is what if ?What if I have a tumor in my other breast ?What is going to be prognosis again ?It's driving me crazy !Just needed to vent......
  • charlize111

    Breast changes...

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    This is not really a cancer thing, pretty sure. BUT, over the last week, there has been a weird thing going on with my breast. I'll get this sensation of an itch at the areola and when I scratch it, it sends a kind of pain below the surface. This pain is weird too, I can't figure out how to describe it, but it lasts for quite a while. I can't feel any reason for it, no lumps no heat no rash,...
  • Suchaslife

    here we go again

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    Well my mum after getting through breast cancer now has a second cancer in her stomach she goes in for her operation on Thursday we are hoping that they have got it in time :(
  • godluvya64

    God Bless Riverstyxx

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    Our support friend passed away peacefully last Wednesday following a revision surgery. She was a super woman in her own right & my inspiration.XO
  • Just had bilateral ski-saving mastectomy and they started reconstructive surgery right after the mastectomy (7.5 hours of surgery!). I've gone in for one "fill" of saline water injections into the expanders. They basically look like empty implants but with a metal ring on each, about the size of a U.S. quarter (coin) where the plastic surgeon will inject saline water into each of them on a...
  • FightingFibro

    Suggestions for helping friend

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    Hi everyoneI am sorry if this has been asked a hundred times, but I have chronic pain and can't search through past posts.I have a friend/neighbor that will have her second chemo (aggressive) appt next week. My husband is mowing her lawn, but besides offering to accompany her to treatments or driving, I am looking for other things I can do for her.I understand that her sense of smell may be...