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I have been diagnosed as triple negative invasive found in the ducts. It has been a comedy of errors but a lesson in getting good diagnosis of your biopsy results. Let me first start with the fa...
Hi, I'm Linda. Have been on this site since my triple negative diagnosis in February of 2009. Thought I knew so much about breast cancer but upon diagnosis quickly found out how little I really did...
My Mammogram Missed a Lump I Could Feel
In August 2015, I was having pain in the lower, outer quadrant of my right breast. I went for my mammogram in early September, but the machine couldn't see anything, even though a lump was easily p...
There Are Many Questions I Want Answers to
My story began in November 2011 when I was diagnosed with right breast DCIS, ER-, PR+ and HER2/neu negative. I underwent two lumpectomies a week apart as the margins were too close, followed by 26 ...
I Found Support in My Friends and Family
I was diagnosed with TNBC almost one year ago (June 2015). I had gone to my OB/GYN for my annual check up and got my referral for a mammogram. I was 39, have no family history, and had no problems ...
Longing for a Normal Life
I got married, canceled the honeymoon, and started chemo 2 days laterHello! I'm 28 years old. First, sorry for my English, but I am not a native speaker. My story begins with a lump felt in the l...
Riding the Cancer Conveyor Belt
I was diagnosed with TN IBC in January 2017. Given my symptoms, I already knew what the diagnosis likely would be but it was still devastating to have it confirmed. I was 48 years old and one of ...
Fight or Flight Mode
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 06/20/2016. I'm a 42-year-old wife and mother, and a pretty busy professional. Last year's mammogram was clean. Within the last couple of months I noticed a ...
Lucky and Blessed: Feeling Like Me Again
My story starts with me being 45, recently divorced, sending my only child and daughter off to school. I had moved from a big house into a penthouse apartment with my new boyfriend and started a ne...
The Cancer Came Back in My Mastectomy Scar
I live in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. I happened to find myself diagnosed with TNBC in January 2010. I was still faithfully going to my doctor at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia since April 2001 when I ...
Colon Cancer Prompted Me to Get a Mammogram
My story begins in November of 2013. I was 51 and had been anemic for a long time and finally had a colonoscopy. Sure enough, colon cancer. I had a left hemicolectomy, recovered and was on chemo fo...
I have spent most of my adult life as a military spouse, have been stationed around the world with my husband as he spent 28 years as an officer in the Air Force. During that time we raised two chi...
Since my diagnoses on 3/20, I have been looking into the best treatments, which includes any clinical trials I could find. While I missed being included in the fasting around chemo trial (found it ...
I started reading and following clinical trials very shortly after my diagnosis both out of curiosity about what advances might be coming and out of concern for my particular situation. My neoadjuv...
When I was diagnosed with Stage III Triple Positive IDC in December 2013, I went through the standard treatments - neoadjuvant AC+TH with six rounds of Perjeta. I was told by my oncologist that a p...
When I was first diagnosed with DCIS in January of 2013, my breast surgeon asked me if I wanted to participate in a clinical trial whereby I would take black cohosh (an over-the-counter herb women ...
What My Patients Are Asking: Can Dog Deworming Medicine Treat Breast Cancer?
Debbie Buchwald is the proposal writer at Breastcancer.org. As a member of the development team, she identifies and evaluates corporate and foundation prospects, develops grant narratives, and supp...
In Appropriate Women, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Doesn’t Lead to Higher Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates
Rates of breast cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back) in the nipple/areola area after nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction were low as long as the characteristics of the bre...
Small Study Finds High Rate of Gene Mutations in People Diagnosed With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Of 100 people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, 14 had a genetic mutation linked to the disease and 21 had a variant of unknown significance, according to a small Johns Hopkins study. The r...