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PAID INTERVIEW: We are looking for individuals and caregivers of individuals with HER2- positive MBC who are on or have received two different lines of treatment in the MBC setting to participate in a 90-minute phone interview. Eligible caregivers and participants will be compensated $135 for their participation in the one-time phone interview. Learn more here.

As more people are becoming eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you may want to read our updated information on what people with or at risk for breast cancer should know about them. Of note: The CDC says people who have had an allergic reaction to polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate (ingredients in certain cancer medicines) may need to avoid the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. Also, the Society of Breast Imaging has recommended that people avoid having a mammogram for at least a month after being vaccinated to avoid a false positive.

We're a year into COVID-19 and we're looking for your experiences from this year, how it impacted your breast cancer diagnosis/treatment and otherwise! We really appreciate any all! Share here: One year into COVID, share your experiences.

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Not Diagnosed But Concerned

  • Not Diagnosed But Worried

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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.

    Learn more about breast cancer symptoms and diagnosis. Check out our slideshows on testing anxiety, mammograms, and more.

    Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
    Last review date: November 22, 2020

    Latest post: Intro after lurking by MinusTwo 3 hours ago

  • Waiting for Test Results

    7,132 Topics 65,775 Posts

    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

    Latest post: Survivor of 20 years with Mammogram callback by LW422 4 hours ago

  • Benign Breast Conditions

    945 Topics 4,916 Posts

    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.

    Latest post: Rash After Mammogram by Pokemom1959 Feb 23, 2021 08:44PM

  • High Risk for Breast Cancer

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    Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

    Latest post: Preventative Mastectomy by sasamat 5 hours ago

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