We're excited to share a step forward for our community.
We have selected a new platform for the discussion forum, and we're hard at work planning how to migrate member accounts, posts, forums, topics, and private messages, and create a user-friendly design and experience with many new features. Our work will happen in the background so you can continue using the current site while we build. When we are further along and ready to test the new design and experience, we'll invite some members to help us.
We hope to have the new discussion forums live by early 2023. Stay tuned!
The Breastcancer.org Team
Friday, September 9, 2022
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How-to Tips, Community Rules, and What to Do if You've Just Been Diagnosed. MODS and ADMINS only topics here.
98 Topics 5,751 Posts
Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself.
17,996 Topics 145,314 Posts
For those who are experiencing symptoms or received concerning test results, but haven't been diagnosed with breast cancer.
7,365 Topics 68,055 Posts
We know, waiting is VERY difficult but we're here for you.
1,011 Topics 5,236 Posts
A safe place to discuss benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions.
2,308 Topics 24,866 Posts
Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.
7,420 Topics 111,153 Posts
Discuss next steps, options, and resources.
776 Topics 8,450 Posts
Share with and support others all waiting for test results from CAT scan, PET scan, Oncotype tests, Mammaprint, FISH, IHC, and other diagnostic tests.
8,353 Topics 214,991 Posts
Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.
11,400 Topics 305,408 Posts
Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.
Latest post: Plastic surgeon recommendations in southwest Florida by cwb4 5 hours ago
1,350 Topics 43,748 Posts
Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.
5,226 Topics 75,312 Posts
Talk with other about how to lower your risk of lymphedema and how to manage it if you've been diagnosed.
Latest post: Undiagnosed-- Seeking tips on how to manage Lymphedema symptoms by baltimorebaby 7 hours ago
255 Topics 3,923 Posts
Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong
591 Topics 7,535 Posts
Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.
7,863 Topics 532,791 Posts
Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.
3,923 Topics 139,790 Posts
What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.
7,813 Topics 173,451 Posts
This is a safe place to share your experiences of others considering or on hormonal treatment.
50 Topics 525 Posts
Discuss your experiences with the benefits, risks, and side effects of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Latest post: Herceptin and Perjeta side effects after chemotherapy. by bakerb Sep 6, 2022 11:34AM
3,554 Topics 76,199 Posts
Latest post: Treatment Zoom Meetup (Thursdays) place to keep chatting by moderators Sep 15, 2022 10:54PM
2,719 Topics 57,009 Posts
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.
586 Topics 29,435 Posts
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.
3,996 Topics 50,402 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.
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Meet others with this diagnosis.
Latest post: After DCIS, About 1 in 5 Invasive BCs Unrelated to Original DCIS by moderators Jun 22, 2022 12:37PM
652 Topics 9,047 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for LCIS.
3,409 Topics 69,747 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.
1,456 Topics 15,159 Posts
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 mara51506 17 hours ago
1,505 Topics 24,835 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.
193 Topics 6,917 Posts
Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Papillary carcinoma, Cribriform carcinoma, Tubular carcinoma, Metaplastic tumors, Paget's disease, Phyllodes tumor, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.
5 Topics 75 Posts
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: Welcome to our Metaplastic Breast Cancer Forum! Say Hi Below... by rosiecat Dec 30, 2021 07:53AM
86 Topics 1,098 Posts
Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.
204 Topics 3,609 Posts
Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as another cancer, diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
1,239 Topics 37,071 Posts
Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.
313 Topics 10,761 Posts
Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer
3,800 Topics 69,162 Posts
You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.
23,044 Topics 581,546 Posts
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 IV or Mets.
184 Topics 33,108 Posts
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 mara51506 5 hours ago
3,113 Topics 35,430 Posts
Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.
999 Topics 13,280 Posts
Meet others who are just facing the diagnosis of a recurrence of breast cancer or metastatic (advanced) disease. You are NOT alone.
Latest post: Any local recurrence (within few yrs) early stage despite AI? by jeanwash Sep 19, 2022 05:12PM
488 Topics 6,629 Posts
For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.
2,168 Topics 77,614 Posts
Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.
2,479 Topics 81,211 Posts
Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.
Latest post: Calling all triple negative breast cancer patients in the UK by rosiecat 9 hours ago
529 Topics 4,526 Posts
ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53, mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM), and VUS (variants of unknown significance)
252 Topics 2,213 Posts
For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.
189 Topics 5,916 Posts
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 12:12PM
132 Topics 5,603 Posts
A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.
109 Topics 16,755 Posts
A place to talk about how your diagnosis has affected you after active treatment ends. Discuss long-term side effects, fears and joys, silver linings and other ways your diagnosis has impacted your life.
101 Topics 852 Posts
A comforting place to discuss planning a family, fertility concerns, parenting children, or relationship issues with partners, siblings, or parents following a diagnosis.
Latest post: Giving Birth After Breast Cancer Doesn't Affect Survival by moderators Jul 20, 2022 04:10PM
171 Topics 6,210 Posts
A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.
829 Topics 9,096 Posts
Employment, insurance, and financial concerns are common. Meet others here to discuss and for support.
Latest post: Referral for a lawyer familiar with ERISA law in California by wondering44 4 hours ago
1,581 Topics 157,002 Posts
Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression, and other emotional effects.
706 Topics 8,357 Posts
A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.
Latest post: ASCO: Guidelines on Exercise, Diet, & Weight Mgmnt During Tx by moderators Jun 8, 2022 07:10AM
874 Topics 85,868 Posts
Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
86 Topics 1,014 Posts
A place to share celebrations with others.
26 Topics 10,512 Posts
Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
1,829 Topics 671,356 Posts
Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.
704 Topics 3,569 Posts
Book reviews, favorite web sites, products, articles.
87 Topics 327 Posts
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.
5,886 Topics 28,541 Posts
Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.
Latest post: Breastcancer.org Podcasts: Experts discuss research & issues by moderators Sep 21, 2022 11:50AM
3,055 Topics 195,057 Posts
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.
394 Topics 170,128 Posts
For those who have met on Breastcancer.org and want to continue growing their cybersibling friendships beyond cancer.
285 Topics 5,373 Posts
Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!
806 Topics 85,142 Posts
A safe place to find comfort in and share words of prayer, healing, and encouragement.
1,480 Topics 11,686 Posts
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.
Latest post: newly diagnosed partner... tips as we start this care journey? by vidal1993 Mar 28, 2022 06:34PM
455 Topics 3,275 Posts
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.
85 Topics 52,184 Posts
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.
53 Topics 16,640 Posts
Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.
684 Topics 13,796 Posts
Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.
22 Topics 608 Posts
From our neighbors near and far whose first language isn't English.
208 Topics 2,872 Posts
Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.
Latest post: Black Women Most Likely To Experience Biopsy Delays by moderators Jul 20, 2022 12:00PM
16 Topics 66 Posts
A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.
Latest post: Black & Hispanic Women May Have Higher Risk of Lymphedema by moderators Jun 24, 2022 10:51AM
177 Topics 14,614 Posts
Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.
189 Topics 2,966 Posts
A special and safe place for the LGBTQ community diagnosed with breast cancer to connect.
869 Topics 13,330 Posts
Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.
282 Topics 43,764 Posts
Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.
291 Topics 75,807 Posts
Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.
260 Topics 3,148 Posts
Managing high recurrence risk or high risk of developing a second breast cancer.
Latest post: ROLL CALL ---- High risk oncodx and chose no chemotherapy by meow13 Aug 16, 2022 07:00PM
152 Topics 3,630 Posts
Honor those who have passed.
4 Topics 42 Posts
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 db_21 Mar 7, 2022 08:02AM
560 Topics 12,356 Posts
Request new or improved features, report bugs, and view upcoming changes. Directly share constructive feedback at email@example.com.
Latest post: Post your tech glitches, errors, issues, etc. here. by minustwo Sep 18, 2022 12:03AM
39 Topics 747 Posts
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 Aug 13, 2022 01:46PM
289 Topics 6,773 Posts
Join here to discuss issues where we can have a voice!
Latest post: To Be or Not To Be - Challenging the Standard of Care by k-gobby Jun 30, 2022 12:13AM
68 Topics 1,470 Posts
Thank you for your donation! Here is a forum to share with others who you're honoring with your donation.
322 Topics 1,669 Posts
Discuss and share pictures of the walks, runs or fundraising events for Breastcancer.org. Visit also our Fundraising Forum for suggestions.