My Sister has breast cancer=have questions

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curley
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   Posted 11/22/2006 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi every one,
 
I'm from the crohns and arthritis forum and I my self do not have breast cancer but my sister does and it has spread to her uterest and overies(sp)as well they started out with just doing the radiation treatments but have not added chimo as well because they said that it was a fast spreding typ of cancer.I feel so for her and I would like to know if there is something that I can do to make her feel better and not feel so alone.I would appreciate it very much for any info.
Curley
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Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/24/2006 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Curley
 
My best advice is to be there for her, make sure you make yourself available to her for support. I don't know if you live close  to her but if you do volunteer to cook, clean watch kids or whatever else might help her. I have 5 sisters and all of them live too far away from me to help. I think it was harder on them than on me. Iam the baby of the family and they all wanted to be here to help but only two were able to come and stay for a few days. Let her be the decision maker on some of it, they wanted to go to chemo with me but I felt more comfortable going alone or with my husband. So ask her what she needs and she will be able to help you. Most of all just be there to listen.
 
Give her the information about this site too. We have alot of good information and lots of support for her too. When I was diagnosed this was a godsend to me.
 
Lots of hugs to both of you. Keep us posted we care.
 
Bernadette

curley
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   Posted 12/17/2006 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Brnadebt & Dolly, Thank you both for replying I appreicate it very much I'm so scared for her i have been helping her with her youngest daughter she is nine and I have been going with her to get her treatments.She has a progressive typ of cancer and she has a 40%chance.Stage two cancer and by the time it was discoverd the cancer it had all ready spred to her overies and uteres as well.She is having surgery this comeing up friday they are removing her right breast and she is having a total hysterectomy as well.I will keep you'll posted on how she is doing.I again thank you'll for you'lls input.
Curley
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Tavish
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   Posted 12/17/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Curley-
Sorry to hear about your sister. I am concerned about the spread to the ovaries and uterus. Breast cancer does not spread to those organs that I know of (and I am definitely not an expert)...but it could be another primary cancer..in which case this is a whole different battle and has serious implications for a genetic predisposition. Also, stage II means it has not spread outside of the breast or lymph nodes, also suggesting a second cancer.

You may want to double check on those details as the treatment plan will differ.

Lori


barkyboys
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   Posted 12/17/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori, it's not typical, but advanced cancer...well, it just goes anywhere and everywhere, I think. Curley, your niece is lucky to have you to depend on, as is your sister. Taking care of your niece is probably the most important thing you could be doing to support her. Those of us who have children will tell you...that is our biggest concern, is how our children are going to get through this. In addition to having had cancer myself when my children were young, I lost my mom to cancer when I was 7. I would have loved to have had someone I could count on to help me deal with what was going on, and I can tell you that it meant the world to me that my kids had a friend of mine they could turn to if they needed.

Hoping for a miracle for your sister...let us know how things go.
Hugs...
BEV
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