We'd like to take a moment to welcome our newest members and thank all members for making this community so special. As you may know, the community discussion boards are currently experiencing extensive technical difficulties. We're deeply sorry for the frustration and inconvenience this has caused. The community is the heart of our organization, and we are committed to making it right again. Our team is working hard to fix the issues within the limitations of an older base code. Please help us with this process by reporting glitches here, where you can also see our tech updates.
Completely redesigning and re-platforming the discussion boards is a top priority for Breastcancer.org. This upgrade will provide a much better experience and prevent technical disruptions like those that have occurred in the past few weeks. While the site is under construction, we are offering additional virtual meet-ups on Zoom, listed in the announcements below.
We're deeply committed to improving the community experience we provide for you.
Join us for our weekly virtual meetups by registering below
For more information about the meetups and how to join click here to learn more.
VIRTUAL MEETUP | Under 45 with metastatic breast cancer
Register: Thursdays at 1:00 PM EST
VIRTUAL MEETUP | Bonded by breast cancer: Continuing connections after treatment
Register: Fridays at 1:00 PM EST
VIRTUAL MEETUP | Metastatic breast cancer caregivers
Register: First and third Tuesdays at 4:00 PM EST
VIRTUAL MEETUP | Breast cancer caregivers
Register: Second and fourth Tuesdays at 4:00 PM EST
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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.
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Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself.
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For those who are experiencing symptoms or received concerning test results, but haven't been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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We know, waiting is VERY difficult but we're here for you.
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A safe place to discuss benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions.
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Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.
Latest post: 3D Mammos Reduce Risk for Extremely Dense Breasts & High Risk by moderators Jun 29, 2022 07:47AM
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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.
Latest post: Which BC Surgery Offers Better Long-Term Quality of Life? by racy 10 hours ago
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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.
Latest post: Prosthetic fit in normal sports bras and bathing suits by parakeetsrule Jul 3, 2022 09:31AM
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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: Is osteoporosis the cause of my injury? Doc visit tomorrow by edwards750 Jul 2, 2022 06:42PM
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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.
Latest post: Perjeta/Herceptin Side Effects - Itching face, fine bumps by olma61 Jun 28, 2022 03:40PM
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Latest post: Treatment Zoom Meetup (Thursdays) place to keep chatting by moderators Jun 30, 2022 10:29PM
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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: Certain Supplements Before & During Chemotherapy May Be Risky by threetree Jun 9, 2022 08:57AM
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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: After DCIS, About 1 in 5 Invasive BCs Unrelated to Original DCIS by moderators Jun 22, 2022 08:09AM
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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 10:37AM
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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: had a second biopsy done few months after the first... by parakeetsrule Jul 3, 2022 09:28AM
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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 36 minutes 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: Welcome to our Metaplastic Breast Cancer Forum! Say Hi Below... by rosiecat Dec 30, 2021 05:53AM
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Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.
Latest post: What to do? Synchronous bilateral breast cancer, multiple types by ale777 Jun 10, 2022 04:03PM
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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: Just feel like I keep adding another doctor into the mix by alicebastable Jun 17, 2022 11:55AM
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Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.
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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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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.
Latest post: Are you currently (or have you been) in a Clinical Trial? by nicolerod 4 hours ago
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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 livingivlife an hour 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.
Latest post: Any advice, same breast 2 yrs later, small nodule near surface by happyhiker1 Jul 2, 2022 05:47PM
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For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.
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Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.
Latest post: Kadcyla for residual disease after neo adjuvant chemo by sarah_78 Jul 3, 2022 05:56AM
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Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.
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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)
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For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.
Latest post: Infertile Men May Have Much Higher Breast Cancer Risk by moderators Jun 8, 2022 05:07AM
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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: Loosening COVID Restrictions: Immunocompromised Left Behind? by dancemom 17 hours ago
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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.
Latest post: Sex and cancer. The dirty talk - from intimacy to roommates by wondering44 Jul 3, 2022 06:37AM
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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 anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.
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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 05:10AM
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Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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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.
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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: Breastcancer.org Podcasts: Experts discuss research & issues by moderators Jun 29, 2022 02:56PM
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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.
Latest post: newly diagnosed partner... tips as we start this care journey? by vidal1993 Mar 28, 2022 04:34PM
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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.
Latest post: Please share your experience, we care for mum and are lost by mexicanmary Jun 22, 2022 11:16PM
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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: Frustrating Mammogram wait times in Canada for 5+ years out by bcat34 Jun 28, 2022 07:48PM
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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: Black & Hispanic Women May Have Higher Risk of Lymphedema by moderators Jun 23, 2022 02:52PM
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A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.
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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.
Latest post: NEW Zoom Meetup for Under 45 with Metastatic Disease by moderators Jun 16, 2022 09:39AM
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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.
Latest post: ROLL CALL ---- High risk oncodx and chose no chemotherapy by odyssey305 Jun 20, 2022 10:13AM
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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 db_21 Mar 7, 2022 06:02AM
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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 nopink2019 19 hours ago
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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 Jun 30, 2022 06:21AM
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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 29, 2022 10:13PM
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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.