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    Radiation on neck for breast cancer.

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      LiveWithCancer

      I didn't respond because i have lung cancer. But, i have also had radiation to my neck where a tumor metastasized. For me, there have been absolutely no side effects except a tumor that no longer exists and some fairly severe fatigue.

      Good luck.

      about 1 month ago
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      RoxyMom

      One of my radiation sites for my breast cancer was also the lymph nodes above the collar bone. I was also surprised. I think the doctors get so used to saying lymph nodes, forgetting that’s we all think of them as just under our arms. This is normal, and did not add any discomfort issues with my radiation. Do talk to your doctor and ask why he mapped that area. When I asked mine was very good to explain why.

      about 1 month ago
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      pianoplayer

      every time I get a pet scan every three months ,my jaw glows and my tumor markers keep rising. Tumor in mouth is growing and attached to jaw. with bone cancer from breast I think only a biospy is needed but had one in 2013 and benign. Still on Ibrance and painful shots really scared of the pet scan on the 16th. had my lungs drained twice and now they want to put a drain in so I can drain it myself. All thanks to breast cancer in 1999 .Was stage 1 now 4

      about 1 month ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): Had infection on right side .

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Was able to work while on chemo.

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    4Boysmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How to choose which surgery.

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      lynn1950

      Listen to your doctors - they are the experts. Then listen to your heart. It is an expert, too. My surgeon was an optimist and recommended a lumpectomy. What she didn't know was that my bc was more advanced than predicted and a lumpectomy would have left me disfigured and lopsided. I opted for a bilateral mastectomy, because one round of surgery was more than enough for me. It is ten years post-surgery and I have never regretted my decision.

      6 months ago
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      banditwalker

      I wanted the bilateral. At 57 I did not use them anymore. And they were always big and bothersome. I love my new "girls" and I don't have to worry about cancer in the other breast. And like Mo2teach, I didn't see the sense in taking just one off.

      6 months ago
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      Yeahyeah

      Do research on the survival rate and occurrence comparisons between a double mastectomy and lumpectomy. That is what I did and then made a choice after consulting with the breast surgeon and not necessarily the medical oncologist. In my case, there was cancer in both breasts.

      6 months ago