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    fiddler asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Asking for a friend

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      fiddler

      P.S. - she said she'll have endocrine therapy, too.
      I'm going to stop following now.
      Thanks everyone!

      about 1 month ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Fiddler, if her ILC is not just hormone but HER2+ ("triple positive") that, too, is an indicator of a more aggressive tumor. Did she say whether her chemo would include "targeted" therapy (e.g., Herceptin or Perjeta, both of which require a year of chemo first)?

      about 1 month ago
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      cards7up

      Lymph nodes always need to be checked with a breast cancer diagnosis. This is definitely not overkill by any means. A brain MRI should also be done. These are staging tests, so she really can't be staged by just the size of the nodule alone. And I definitely would get a second opinion at a top rated NCI cancer center.
      https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/ilc

      about 1 month ago
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    fiddler asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Foggy stuff in lungs

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      Paperpusher

      I've had ground glass show up on my chest x-rays and I've never had cancer but had bronchitis plenty of times. I was told it was from that.

      about 1 month ago
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      fiddler

      Follow up: went to my asthma/allerby clinic and they referred me to a pulmonologist, who said they're too small to biopsy, many things can cause them, they're inflammation i.e. infection, and they may go away on their own. I asked him if they could turn into cancer. He looked at me with a serious face and said, "It's highly unlikely." Whew! Followed up with the asthma/allergy doc and he isn't concerned, either. The onco doc didn't seem too concerned, either.

      Darn the internet! Even the Mayo Clinic said they could turn into cancer! Best way to get a former cancer patient's panties in a wad is to use the C word!

      Another CT in a year to see if there's any change. In the meantime I'll try various things - walking to get my breathing a little faster and maybe that'll push the infection out; no sugar (infections and cancer like it); sound therapy.

      I found a soundtrack for cancer removal. I wondered if it would work on the GGOs. It worked on my kidney - I didn't know I had stones until they passed; my urine was the color of root beer. Here's the link, if you're curious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge6aQqhyopk&list=PLRQC-gSAVPLTE16HBxP1dli-GZTq70i2F&index=2

      about 1 month ago
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      beachbum5817

      I am glad to hear that you got good news. I can imagine how relieved you are. Take care.

      about 1 month ago
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    fiddler asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Greg ?

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      BuckeyeShelby

      Oh, Fiddler and Junie. I'm so sorry you are just finding out now. It's truly been a shock to pretty much everyone on WhatNext. And you're right. He has been missed terribly. We continue on to honor his memory.

      4 months ago
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      Bengal

      About 6/7 weeks ago I had to step back from WhatNext because of personal mental health concerns. But, my concern and curiosity finally brought me back for "just a peek". I am deeply saddened by the loss of Greg. He has been a godsend for many of us as we faced our own demons along this path. I remember a long ago post by Greg addressing the deep well of strength we find to draw on as we struggle to move forward. He said it's not just finding the strength to carry on but also, at some point, perhaps needing to find the courage to know it's time to let go.

      I never met Greg Pierce in person but I grew to feel he was a friend. Your courage continues to inspire my friend. Rest easy. Your fight is done.

      4 months ago
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      fiddler

      thanks everyone for letting me know. I'm sad over losing a great warrior!

      4 months ago