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      Bug

      fiddler, are you okay? You added an "Oh No Experience". Hoping you're okay.

      5 days ago
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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!

      10 days 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)?

      10 days ago
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      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

      8 days 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.

      15 days ago
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      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

      14 days 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.

      14 days ago
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