Hi everyone. First of all, blessings to you all for the fight you are fighting. Each and every one of you are in my prayers daily. I have Crohn's Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I post regularly on the CD forum. This is such a great place to go for support.
My friend found out today that she has Breast Cancer. She is in her early 40's. She is a nurse and is very responsible with her screenings. They found a 4cmX3cm. mass in her breast. Her biopsy came back today and it is Cancer. The Dr. seems particularly worried b/c of the size. It had to have grown very quickly and he said there is a likelihood it is already in her lymph nodes. We are all scared. What can I do to support her, her husband and her two young children, other than the obvious. We will cook for them, and help out with family demands as much as possible. Are there things when you are first diagnosed that you just don't want to hear? I just want to help them the best that I can. She is having surgery on Tuesday and wills tart Chemo. after that. This has all happened within the last week and a half. Thanks for any advice. Take care.
31 Years Old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 17.
Diagnosed with RA or severe joint inflammation due to CD.
Currently taking Leucovorin, Levoxyl, Humira, Methotrexate, Vitamin D - 50,000 IU per week, Vitamin B12 injections, Lunesta and Vicodin or Percocet as needed.
In the past have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Remicade, Imuran, Plaquenil and I am sure many, many more.