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Looking for people to share their story! The Exact Sciences team is hoping to find node+ patients who used Oncotype DX to help make their treatment decision, ideally a participant in the RxPONDER trial, who would be willing to share their story. Thank you! Please PM the Mods if you are interested!!

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  • 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: Nipple discharge by LivinLife 2 hours ago

  • Waiting for Test Results

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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

    Latest post: Pregnant and BIRADS 4 by LivinLife 2 hours ago

  • Benign Breast Conditions

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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.

    Latest post: Crusty discharge from nipple after fibro removal and body issues by LivinLife Jan 20, 2021 04:05PM

  • High Risk for Breast Cancer

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    Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

    Latest post: Tests by Jons_girl Jan 23, 2021 01:20AM

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