My sister had breast cancer and under went chemo and radiation, she has been in remission for 4 years now and has started bleeding extremely heavily and she has extreme pain. Is this normal?
I'm really shocked you went through all that before a biopsi....unbelieavable and so sorry for you. I was fortunate, i founf my lump, went to the GP and he said straight away it's a lump and I had official diagnosis in the same week.
About treatment, my first oncologist was a woman that told me I had to have a mastectomy and the Chemo drug they had prescribed was not the best recommended for tripple negative when from the reserach i did. I went back and requested the recommended drug, she said yes, but on the next appointment I was told the hopital body said no. Anyway I went for a second opinion to another oncologist, who I found on google (UK breast oncologists) . He recommended different chemo drugs and he mastectomy may not be neccessary if my cancer was not caused by a faulty gene. My gene tests came back negative. I wrote to an oncologist at a different hospital and asked if he would accept me as a new patient. He did and I have to say I had the best care, had many chemo sessions, decided to continue working because they managed my side effects really well. Also had radiotherapy and a lumpectomy after treatement. 2 years clear and still going.
Ladies get 2nd opinions....it helps ... I do wish you all the best.xxxx
Hi, I'm a 32 yo single mom of two girls and came across this thread in my curiosity about my missing mensi. I had my youngest in 2016 and had been pumping breast milk so lumps weren't a concern, nor was pain. But a sharp pain had me going straight to the doctor who attempted to dismiss it as a blocked milk duct but I refused to leave his office until he agreed to at least an ultra sound of my breast. A week later the day after my ultra sound the doctor called me and had me go in for mammogram, and then a biopsy immediately after. Two days later the doctor called and told me it was breast cancer. Triple negative, stage 2 so it must have developed sometime after my daughter was born. Never in my life have I ever wanted to wrong about something but I cried for about an hour. That was in March 2017. One pinched nerve, 3 surgeries 8 chemo sessions, several trips to the emergency, one burnt down house, two lost cats, several hotels, several infections and wigs later, my hair and nails are growing back and the only thing I was curious about was when I should expect my menstrual cycle. From what I've read so far it might be a couple years. I don't mind it's absence though I'm glad I had my girls when I did. Despite the difficulties they made this battle worth it. So don't let the doctor's off the hook. No one knows your body better than you do. If you feel something is off, push for results. And no matter how grim the battle field, no obstacle is impassable. Xoxoxo to those still fighting.
I have the same suspicion because I had my first child and I have no any genetic linked case of my triple negative cancer I was very healthy, I was eating good I had good pregnancy season any how after 2 month or so I noticed a lump and went to my family doctor and showed him .......and he sent me to have ultrasound the result was glatocele accumulated milk in the duct..... and i get home and start pumping ......no change ..... went back to himvand asked him by the time my lump was 10 cm. He got shocked and send me to emergency.....I went to hospital in emergency and one dotor came and checkd me, my family history and so on and he said 95% is not cancer and suggested me to have a hot pad on it and to pump as much as I could...OK....I was like....going home did what they told me. After a month or so the lump got so big..... and said I got to see specialist. I just found one doctor and he took 2 biopsies and he concluded triple negative cancer the stage at that time might 3 or not...... i did all the conventional treatment except the radiation i scared the radiation for my heart and lung.......well no occurance on the site of the mastoctomy which i will not regreat for not taking radiation .....currently my breast cancer metastesized to the liver and lung...long story short. Guys listen to your guts. No jock. Cancer is time sensitive the longer we wait to findout what is wrong to the breast pushing hard and ask as lot of specialist to see is important.
Hi I just wanted to send you a massive hug because after reading your bit about periods etc I feel you are an absolute inspiration. You did so many rounds of chemo and radiation and now everything is fine and you have inspired me so much with your positive attitude etc . What I would inspire to be . I wish you so much happiness for your future 🤗🤗🤗🤗
I had breast cancer (Stage 3+) in April of 2014...I started chemo treatments as our first course of action against my breast cancer. In end of May, I had cut my hair pixie style so that it wouldn't show as much when I started to loose my hair, for they told me it won't take long...After first chemo treatment hair loss was imminent! My period too was the next thing to go. So 30 rounds of chemo, then surgery to remove whatever that was left of the cancer. Had a month off to recuperate then started my 33 rounds of radiations! I have been in remission from cancer for almost 2 yrs now, Official on May 15, 2017. My last treatment of radiation was in the week of May 15, 2015. I just got my period back now that I am 45yrs old. I had my kids already so I was kind of hoping to fall into pre-menopause...But then even in pre-menopause, you do get some menstrual cycles in here & there...So yes, there is hope for all you younger ones out there. Still wanting a family, just be careful, make sure you keep an eye on your hormones...Make sure your doctor knows of your previous fight with cancer & survived it!!!
HER2 positive with ATM mutation and 1/2 of BRCA1 mutilation, don't ask.
1. Started chemo at 47
2. Had very regular periods my whole life.
3. 6 months of chemo, double mastectomy, radiation, 3 months of just Herceptin a 3 month break and another 3 months of Herceptin.
4. My period stopped from the first chemo treatment.
5. I had no hormone therapy.
6. 3 months after my last Herceptin treatment my period came back. It came back heavier than before but I've only had one at this point but a month has not passed since my last period.
Basically I have had 2 years of treatment in between surgeries etc. and my period came back at the age of 49. I will update as time goes on, BUT it gives hope to all.
God Bless on your journey.