Calling YOUNG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER: The CDC wants to hear about your breast cancer experience to improve care for young women with breast cancer.They have launched a survey called the Breast Cancer in Young Women Survey, which includes questions about women's insurance coverage, employment status, copayments/deductibles, and the care received during breast cancer treatment. The survey can be accessed by going to https://breastcancer.rti.org. Thank you.
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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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Meet others worried about developing breast cancer for the first time. PLEASE DO NOT POST PICTURES OF YOUR SYMPTOMS. You are encouraged to seek advice from a medical professional in the event of any concerns.
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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 worry for members who have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, but have concerns about their breasts.
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Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.
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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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Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.
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Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.
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Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.
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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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Risks and benefits, side effects, and costs of anti-estrogen medications. Note: Please remember that there are good experiences and bad with ALL treatments and this is a safe place to share YOUR experience, not to be influenced or influence others.
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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.
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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.
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Meet others with this diagnosis.
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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.
Latest post: My (perhaps controversial) thoughts as a "newbie" to CA. by WenchLori 2 hours ago
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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 Meadow 14 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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Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.
Latest post: 2 different types of cancer in seperate breasts-anyone else? by avmom Apr 25, 2017 09:39AM
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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.
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Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.
Latest post: node is positive after mastectomy /breast reconstruction by Daniusa 3 hours ago
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Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer
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You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.
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A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.
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Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.
Latest post: Who had mets that were not detected with a pet scan? by ShetlandPony 8 hours ago
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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: Bilateral BC at time of dx, left ER+ right Her2+.. chemo advise by Grande 18 hours ago
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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 sylviaexmouthuk 2 hours ago
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BRCA 1 & 2, ATM, CDH1, CHEK2, MRE11A, NBN, p53, PALB2, PTEN, RAD50, RECQL, and RINT1 genes
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For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.
Latest post: Mammography Should Be Primary Tool to Diagnose Men by Traveltext Mar 26, 2017 05:00PM
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A unique forum ONLY for those trying to live well and/or trying to die well.
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A comforting place to discuss parenting children, or issues with partners, siblings, or parents following a diagnosis.
Latest post: Breast cancer and parenting special needs children by Scottiemom11 Apr 15, 2017 04:24PM
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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.
Latest post: Mona Lisa Touch Wed. Hope fixes Incontinence/uncomfortable sex! by macb04 11 hours 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.
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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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Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong
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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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Employment, insurance, and financial concerns are common. Meet others here to discuss and for support.
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Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around breast cancer fears, diagnosis and treatment.
Latest post: Help for my beautiful wife regain her Feelings (all of the) by DarlingFrustratedLovingHusband 24 minutes ago
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Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.
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Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.
Latest post: Last Letter of a Word Starts the Beginning of the Next One by MTwoman 24 minutes ago
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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.
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Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.
*Research proposals and/or requests posted here by members have been reviewed and approved by The Moderator Team
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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 to request and respond to requests from women looking for a one-on-one mentor, or to connect with others living in similar geographic areas.
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Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.
Latest post: Kiwi ladies who need encouragment, but all welcome. by Nik1966 Apr 21, 2017 04:05PM
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Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.
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From our neighbors near and far whose first language isn't English.
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African Americans with breast cancer who want to connect.
Latest post: Chemo Before Surgery Can Reduce Recurrence Risk in Blacks by Moderators Mar 7, 2017 11:23AM
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A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.
Latest post: Some Latina Women Feel Overloaded With Info After Diagnosis by Moderators Apr 19, 2017 12:03PM
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Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.
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A special and safe place for the LGBT community diagnosed with breast cancer to connect.
Latest post: FlatTopper Pride, Queer Cancer, underwear and more? by Eian01 Apr 12, 2017 04:06AM
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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 of developing a second breast cancer.
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Honor those who have passed.
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Organize, plan, and communicate with your friends during offline events.
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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.
Latest post: Want patients, esp. Stage IV, need a "Cure" not "Awareness" by cliff Feb 21, 2017 08:54AM
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Request new or improved features, report bugs, & view upcoming changes.
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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!
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Help support our organization, Breastcancer.org! Please note, this is NOT a forum for fundraising for other organizations.
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Join here to discuss issues where we can have a voice!
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Thank you for your donation! Here is a forum to share with others who you're honoring with your donation.