Topic: Report: Uninsured Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

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Posted on: May 25, 2017 10:38AM

Posted on: May 25, 2017 10:38AM

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Uninsured Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer
May 25, 2017

Women without insurance who were diagnosed with breast cancer were 60% more likely to die from the disease. Read more...

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May 26, 2017 11:34PM sbelizabeth wrote:

Gee, ya think?

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC/IBC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap
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May 26, 2017 11:43PM artista928 wrote:

Anyone without health insurance is more likely to die from diseases. If it can't be solved in the ER, which chronic or life threatening disease can't, they can't afford care and that's it.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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May 26, 2017 11:44PM wrenn wrote:

Duh.

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May 27, 2017 06:34AM Midwest_Laura wrote:

Let me guess, this was a government-funded study.

Dx 11/25/2016, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/22/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 5/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery 7/14/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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May 27, 2017 06:54AM Tinkerbells wrote:

honestly, spend the money for this study on something worthwhile! No kidding

Contains some artificial additives and preservatives. Dx 2/25/2014, DCIS, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 2/25/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 2/28/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/9/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 5/31/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/31/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/31/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 27, 2017 08:43AM mustlovepoodles wrote:

Even my little dog knows that, and he's as dumb as a box of hammers.

Oncotype 23. Positive for PALB2 & Chek2 gene mutations. My breasts are trying to kill me! Dx 7/20/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/20/2015 Lumpectomy Surgery 9/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/4/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 10/18/2016 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery

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