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    Breast changes

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      Shawnta

      Yes I have a lot of breast changes from radiation. My breast is still pinkish red and it is firm. It has a lot of scar tissue inside that makes it feel weird and it even looks fake at times. Like it's plastic. I had 30 rounds and my last one was like 2 1/2 almost 3 months ago.

      about 6 years ago
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      Penny82

      Lugos- mammograms may be able to show enough to diagnose something post treatment. Even if it can't it is a step that has to be in done in order to justify ordering and MRI to the insurance company. However, I would highly recommend, after having a mammogram that has to be redone as an MRI, fighting for an MRI every time instead of having a mammogram first. That is especially true with large breasts because more radiation is given to be able to see through all the tissue.

      about 6 years ago
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      MLT

      Yes. After 2 lumpectomies to get clear margins, I had scar tissue. Between that and rads, my breast became pretty deformed since I was small. Dr didn't prepare me for that. So that may be the cause of your changes.

      about 6 years ago
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    I'm doing great.....My hair is growing back nicely...darker, curly and approx 2-3 inches long. I still have my nap periods through the day...but they seem to becoming less and less.
    I started exercising again, taking one small baby step at a time.
    This past May marked my 1 year anniversary. I had my mammogram and it came back normal. I then had my port removed.
    My diet has changed drastically, no more soy or soy products and I watch eating photo-estrogen products. I only eat organic fish and chicken or turkey, NO BEEF, processed foods/meats....I had to learn a lot of this on my own, on what I can or can not eat.
    My weight is almost back down to pre-cancerious, but a lot of the remaining weight is due to lack of exercise.
    My next check-up isn't until September, and I know it will be good as well.

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      Gabba

      So glad to hear you are doing well. Have a great summer.

      about 7 years ago
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      Mpls62

      Wonderful news! Happy 1st year. I am only at 6 months and it is encouraging to hear.

      about 7 years ago
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      Ejourneys

      Congratulations and well done! I believe that changing my eating and exercise habits have helped me weather treatment. Here's to a great summer.

      about 7 years ago
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    I haven't updated in a while, so here I go..Had my 1st year check-up, mammogram, blood work and onc visit....Alll came out good and clear, NED.....I started crying the moment I heard the those words.....
    Last Wednesday March 30, (almost 1 year to the day I had it my port put in) I had my PORT removed.....PRAISE GOD !!!

    Put all your faith in GOD, Follow where he Directs you, Eat right, exercise and Know about your disease.
    If the Cancer comes back, then it is GOD'S will, and I will fight it again.....
    I go back for my next check up in September......
    Anyone who wants to talk, I am here for you.

    Greg....see you at RELAY for LIFE.....

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      rowena

      Congratulations!!! that's great to hear! I haven't started my treatment yet and I am looking forward on that day that I will declared with NED. Yes! God is good and He always is :-)

      about 7 years ago
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      Fantastic news Peg! I will see you there, please be sure and look me up, I will be handling some duties with the Relay Committee but I will be around our Lawnmasters' booth, so stop by, I look forward to meeting you.

      about 7 years ago
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