Chemo Zoom Meetup -- Join us for the discussion every Tuesday from 1-2pm ET. Register ahead of the meeting to receive access details via email the day of the meeting.
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New Members, start here first for How-to Tips, Community Rules, and What to Do if You've Just Been Diagnosed. MODS and ADMINS only topics here. Please see all the other forums below to post. Thanks.
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Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!
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Breast cancer symptoms vary widely. According to the American Cancer Society, in addition to a lump, breast cancer symptoms can include swelling, skin irritation, dimpling, breast pain, changes to the nipple, thickening of the breast skin, or unusual nipple discharge. Still, some breast cancers cause no symptoms at all. Note: Please do not post pictures of your symptoms. It's important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor
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For members not diagnosed with breast cancer, but waiting for test results: Biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, or other screening tests. Waiting is VERY difficult but remember...
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." -- Corrie Ten Boom
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A safe place to discuss benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions. Benign breast conditions are unusual growths or other changes in the breast tissue that are not cancer, though some may be associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. Benign breast conditions are quite common.
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Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.
Latest post: Member of the "6 Month Watchful Waiting Club", Unite! by ubershop7 Oct 8, 2021 09:23PM
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Discuss next steps, options, and resources.
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Share with and support others all waiting for test results from CAT scan, PET scan, Oncotype tests, Mammaprint, FISH, IHC, and other diagnostic tests.
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Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.
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Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.
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Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.
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Talk with other about how to lower your risk of lymphedema and how to manage it if you've been diagnosed.
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Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong
Latest post: VITAMIN K2 combined with Vitamin D3 IMPROVES bone density by Augustkm Oct 9, 2021 03:01PM
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Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.
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Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.
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What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.
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This is a safe place to share your experiences of others considering or on hormonal treatment.
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Discuss your experiences with the benefits, risks, and side effects of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
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This is a place to discuss concerns, tips and strategies for all types of side effects from all types of medications and treatments, (chemo/rads/hormonal/targeted/pain meds/etc.
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Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.
Latest post: The Metabolic Approach in Conjunction with Standard of Care by wavesofharmony 14 hours ago
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This forum is a safe, judgement-free place to discuss Alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used INSTEAD of standard, evidence-based treatment. Breastcancer.org does NOT recommend or endorse alternative medicine.
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Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.
Latest post: DCIS size affect choice in lumpectomy+radiation or mastectomy by MinusTwo 11 hours ago
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Meet others with this diagnosis.
Latest post: Anyone had reoccurance aftering opting out of taking tamoxofin? by TheLadyGrey Feb 22, 2021 03:05PM
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Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for LCIS.
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Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.
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Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IBC. Posting pictures of symptoms is prohibited per our Community Rules -- you are encouraged to seek medical advice from your doctor in the event of any concerns.
Latest post: IBC lounge: roll call, support and just a good place to hang out by mamacure 4 hours ago
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Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.
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Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Inflammatory breast cancers, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Paget's disease, Papillary carcinoma, Phyllodes tumor, Tubular carcinomas, Metaplastic tumors, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.
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Join others to talk about Metaplastic Breast Cancer, or MpBC, a sub-type of breast cancer. This forum will be moderated by volunteers of The Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance.
Latest post: My Aunt was dx Metaplastic, I’m IDC what are key differences? by Carpe-Diem Jun 3, 2021 12:28PM
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Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.
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Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
Latest post: Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis?? by comingtoterms Oct 13, 2021 11:42AM
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Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.
Latest post: Would you mind sharing your age at time of diagnosis? by Christinag53 Oct 19, 2021 05:19AM
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Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer
Latest post: Additional Lymph Node Dissection after finding micromets? by mle42 4 hours ago
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You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.
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Please respect that this forum is for members with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer only. There is a separate forum for caregivers and friends: Caring for Someone with Stage 4 or Mets.
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Topics here are started by members with a Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis, but open to all members to contribute to discussions. Please note that there is a separate forum, Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY, where topics are open only to those members.
Latest post: My Husband, My Life, My Love, My Family, My Cancer by santabarbarian 14 minutes ago
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Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.
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Meet others who are just facing the diagnosis of a recurrence of breast cancer or metastatic (advanced) disease. You are NOT alone.
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For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.
Latest post: Difference between recurrence and new primary cancer by Peaceful02 Oct 16, 2021 08:44AM
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Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.
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Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.
Latest post: Calling all triple negative breast cancer patients in the UK by Rosiecat 13 hours ago
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ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53, and mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM)
Latest post: Genetic Testing Decision Making & Barriers You've Faced? by oldladyblue Sep 30, 2021 03:25AM
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For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.
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A unique forum ONLY for those trying to live well and/or trying to die well.
Latest post: Guidelines Provide Individualized Palliative Care for MBC by Moderators Aug 12, 2021 10:12AM
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A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.
Latest post: How has the Pandemic affected you as a cancer patient/survivor by AliceBastable 57 minutes ago
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Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.
Latest post: Diagnosed/treated 2018 -- Sharing our "what's next" by JosieO Sep 1, 2021 08:53PM
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A comforting place to discuss planning a family, fertility concerns, parenting children, or relationship issues with partners, siblings, or parents following a diagnosis.
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A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.
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Employment, insurance, and financial concerns are common. Meet others here to discuss and for support.
Latest post: BC, workplace accommodations, EEO/discrimination, etc by Lumpie Sep 15, 2021 04:05PM
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Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.
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A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.
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Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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Holidays and special days, like birthdays and anniversaries, can be filled with complex emotions. Are they a time to celebrate or are they extra difficult? Share your feelings and experiences here.
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Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
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Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.
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Book reviews, favorite web sites, products, articles.
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A place to donate & trade breast cancer items free of charge (e.g. head covers, mastectomy products, swimwear, breast cancer support products). No money may be exchanged, even for shipping. All mailing addresses must be shared via private message & no phone numbers exchanged.
Latest post: Brand-New False Eyelashes and Thrive Infinity Lash Adhesive by sbelizabeth Oct 4, 2021 09:30AM
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Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.
Latest post: Breaking Research News from sources other than Breastcancer.org by AlabamaDee 4 hours ago
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Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.
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For those who have met on Breastcancer.org and want to continue growing their cybersibling friendships beyond cancer.
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Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!
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A safe place to find comfort in and share words of prayer, healing, and encouragement.
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A place to share your struggles and concerns about supporting and caring for a person you love diagnosed with breast cancer with others who understand.
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A place where family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people having a Stage IV (metastatic) diagnosis can share, discuss, and support one another through the tough times unique to this diagnosis.
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A place for members, in similar geographic areas, to connect for support, local resources and referrals as well a place to meet up within the community virtually.
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Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.
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Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.
Latest post: Surgeons who do nipple/skin sparing mastectomy in Canada? by 1982M Oct 7, 2021 11:58AM
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From our neighbors near and far whose first language isn't English.
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Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.
Latest post: Special Report: Increasing Racial Diversity in Clinical Trials by Moderators Oct 15, 2021 12:49PM
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A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.
Latest post: Podcast: The Importance of Diversity in BC Clinical Trials by Moderators Sep 22, 2021 10:24AM
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Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.
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A special and safe place for the LGBTQ community diagnosed with breast cancer to connect.
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Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.
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Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.
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Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.
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Managing high recurrence risk or high risk of developing a second breast cancer.
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Honor those who have passed.
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Research proposals and/or requests posted here by members have been reviewed and approved by the Moderator Team, but not associated with Breastcancer.org.
Latest post: Research Study on Your Experiences (paid $50 Amazon gc) by mojos Oct 18, 2021 01:43PM
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Request new or improved features, report bugs, & view upcoming changes. Directly share constructive feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest post: Post your tech glitches, errors, issues, etc. here. by Moderators Jun 9, 2021 01:18PM
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Moderator generated forum to present our announcements or requests, organization and website news, blog entries and podcasts. Please do not post here if you are not a Moderator. Thank you!
Latest post: Breastcancer.org Podcasts: Listen to Experts Discuss by Moderators Sep 29, 2021 09:59AM
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Join here to discuss issues where we can have a voice!
Latest post: Dreading Pinktober and Looking for Advice on Advocacy by Poppy_90 Sep 26, 2021 10:34AM
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Thank you for your donation! Here is a forum to share with others who you're honoring with your donation.
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Discuss and share pictures of the walks, runs or fundraising events for Breastcancer.org. Visit also our Fundraising Forum for suggestions.