Hey, any new cancer patient's out there? 2008?????????

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/11/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just curious.
I have "Invasive Ductal Carsinoma" in my left breat, and regular cancer (Whatever that is.."Regular") In my right one.

I have been out of work since July, and doing Chemo and the Nulasta and Herceptin, every week.
Chemo was every 3 weeks, but done with that, and have to do the herceptin, every Wed.

OK....so the point of my post.......not sure...lol.........but, I see my breast surgeon on the 15th, to know if I lose my breast, or just
a surgical procedure, take the lumps out procedure.

I need some advise...although I may be too early with this question, but I am hoping that somone has been there and back, and of course...
doing well, as of today!!

Should I have them both removed, so as I don't have to go through this again????
I think so!
If someone who has been there, can give me some kind of feed back, would be AWESOME! Thankyou!

God Bless you all!
Love Suzanne :)

Post Edited (Zanna) : 12/11/2008 5:58:06 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 12/13/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not new, in fact next month will be my tenth year with many of the women here. Women have come and gone over those ten years, but some of us have hung around to try and help newbies. What quite frequently happens when you start posting is you find someone you relate to well and you become friends. I guess you will just have to read posts to find someone whose treatment sounds familiar or maybe you like the sound of their message. What though for repetition of posts by that person, because many just come post once and we never hear from them again.

You might mention your age, something of a history like married, kids, etc. What part of the country are you in? Staging of your cancer? All these things will help you find a special "breast friend".

Now the questions you ask also can be answered more easily knowing your age. Many women have both breasts removed, especially if there is a problem in both of them or if there is a family history of breast cancer. Some have reconstruction and some do not, depending quite often on age. A younger woman would be more self assured perhaps with reconstruction. Older women are glad to live without bras and be comfortfortable. I had one breast removed and did not like the lopsided feeling with a prosthesis, so I had reconstruction then.

Let us know what is happening.

Hugs mk

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