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Forum: Latinas/Hispanics With Breast Cancer —

A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012 10:44PM - edited Aug 6, 2012 08:00PM by del3

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Jul 22, 2012 10:59PM islandmom wrote:

VVH sorry you are dealing with constipation. I had the same problem.  I ate boxes of dried apricots, it seemed to help me. I found out that "stool softeners" were my friends.   You mentioned going to gym I want to say YEAH Smile.  If I was to pick one thing that helped me the most it would be Exercise.  I started during chemo.  It has been over a year I look and feel much better.  I lost all the chemo weight and some.  Now exercise is part of my routine I do not think about it I just go.   Dreaming You are a LONG term survivor good for you.  So great of you to help other people dealing with cancer. 
nandia sorry you are dealing with this nasty disease.  When are you having surgery? is that the second opinion for?  Do not let the TNBC info scare you.  Our bodies are all so different.  An older lady I know is a TNBC survivor.  It has been at least 20 years for her, poor lady ended up taking Tamoxifen due to an error in her file but she is doing great.   About changing like loosing hair, loosing the boobs it sucks but a new and stronger you will emerge.  When you are all done you might feel and look better than before.  How old are your children? Are you married?. Un abrazo grande!!
Dx 10/20/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/3/2010 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/6/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/6/2011 Surgery 6/6/2011 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 10/8/2011 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 6/11/2012 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/10/2013 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 23, 2012 11:52AM - edited Jul 28, 2012 01:16AM by dreaming

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After the mastectomy a second diferent cancer was found: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, C.F.M.: Dx 7/7/1991, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 23, 2012 01:55PM - edited Aug 6, 2012 08:00PM by del3

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Jul 23, 2012 01:57PM - edited Aug 6, 2012 08:01PM by del3

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Jul 27, 2012 01:18PM islandmom wrote:

VVH How are you doing?  Are the side effects going away? Hope they are.

Dx 10/20/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/3/2010 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/6/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/6/2011 Surgery 6/6/2011 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 10/8/2011 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 6/11/2012 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/10/2013 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 27, 2012 02:21PM - edited Aug 6, 2012 08:01PM by del3

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Jul 27, 2012 04:31PM dsv wrote:

Vielka,

Sorry you are still not feeling well.  Sounds like you have tried everything.  I hope the nurse calls back before the weekend with some suggestions and/or medication for you.  Positive thoughts being sent to you through "cyber space".

Dora

dsv Dx 7/6/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jul 27, 2012 09:47PM - edited Jul 28, 2012 01:16AM by dreaming

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After the mastectomy a second diferent cancer was found: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, C.F.M.: Dx 7/7/1991, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 31, 2012 03:06AM - edited Aug 6, 2012 08:01PM by del3

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Oct 3, 2012 08:25AM dcis2012 wrote:

I was soooo happy to find this forum but I guess we latinas dont like to share as much!. We need to get involved so we can support each other during this difficult time.

Dx 3/30/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+
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Oct 8, 2012 07:05PM starella wrote:

bump, yes we need to share our stories!  i'm from Cali, no spanish, shame on me.  I am involved in a study re: the growing incidence of bc among latinas.  Sorta scarey..my mom was er+ her2+, she discovered it at the age of 70, she is 84 now.  I am very glad I found this forum.

Dx 9/8/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 28, 2013 08:11PM apacheco2069 wrote:

New to the board.  From Pueblo, CO.  I have a mam and ultrasound tomorrow. This would be a reoccurance if it is bc.  I have lump found during my annual onco exam last week. I am frightened to even think of going thru this again. It had been 7 years since the first time.

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Jan 31, 2013 01:08PM dreaming wrote:

Sorry about it, in 20 years I had several biopsies and removal of microcalcifications that were taken out on time.
I think that having had BC my doctors are more careful on the follow up and it is found on time.
There also is a group here with second cancers.
Hope all goes well.

After the mastectomy a second diferent cancer was found: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, C.F.M.: Dx 7/7/1991, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2013 09:49PM dsv wrote:

Sorry you are going through this again!  I went through the same as you back in 2006 and that I was all done but found a lump in opposite breast in 2011.  It was a new cancer.  Had bilateral mastectomy and chemo and since I was Her2 positive, I finished Herceptin in October.

I hope all goes well for you.  Come back and let us know.                 

p.s.  I'm in Fort Collins

Dora

dsv Dx 7/6/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 6, 2013 07:52AM naiviv wrote:

Buenas y Saludos a todas,

Encontre este forum, pero veo que no tiene actividad desde Enero 2013. Yo so de Miami, descendencia Cubana nacida aqui.

Tengo un mes desde la doble mastectomia salvando piel y la area del peson/con expandores y me removierion 13 nodos del lado izquierdo, recien hace 4 dias tuvieron que abrir las izquierda limpiar el vacio y poner un expandor nuevo por una bacteria. So empiezo de nuevo de ese lado. Todavia no he empesado la chemo. Tengo cita con O en 10/11. Mi diagnosis fue de IDC o C invasivo de 1 cm con una pequena micro mestastisis a un nodo.

Si alguien tiene algun interes en seguir este forum tanto en ingles como espanol or spanglish, dejenme saber.

Perdonen las faltas de otografia.

Les deseo salud y felicidad en estos momentos.

Vivian

Vivian....Bilateral DIEP flaps. Right survived, left failed and removed. 2nd flap for lefty is a latissmus dorsi flap (no TE or implant) Fat grafting for symmetry just happened and I am liking what I see.. Dx 7/5/2013, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/2/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 10/24/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/3/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 5/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 5/20/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/21/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 10/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 8, 2013 08:38PM - edited Oct 9, 2013 02:58AM by Moderators

Hola Vivian, Creo que tenemos mucho en comun yo tambien tuve la sirugia salvando mi piel y los pesones. Mi sirugia fue en Marzo de este ano , termine Rad en Junio 27 2013, tengo los expanders y mi proxima sirugia es en Diciembre, Savez me encantaria chatear con tigo tengo mucho gusto en saver que hay alguien que tiene una experiencia similar a la mia porque la verdad no conosco muchas mujeres con esta operacion. porfa mandame un mensaje privado, gracias te deseo mucha suerte y espero logremos converser. ;)

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Surgery 3/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/26/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/13/2017, LCIS, 6cm+, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2017 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2013 09:38PM naiviv wrote:

Enerva,

Estas en lo cierto, en Miami es poco comun y aun son pocos los medicos que la ofrecen. Te pregunto si usted se hizo la mastectomia porque rads? A mi me habian dicho que con mastectomia no tenia que hacerme rad en el pecho solo chemo. Pero si me dijieron que si habian mas de tres nodos positivo entoce hacian rads en la axila. Tuvo que hacer chemo? Yo necesito porque soy triple positiva por estrogeno,progesterona y her positiva.

De donde eres ? Te escribo mas adelante al email, cuando tenga acesso a la pc.

Buenas Noche

Vivian

Vivian....Bilateral DIEP flaps. Right survived, left failed and removed. 2nd flap for lefty is a latissmus dorsi flap (no TE or implant) Fat grafting for symmetry just happened and I am liking what I see.. Dx 7/5/2013, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/2/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 10/24/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/3/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 5/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 5/20/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/21/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 10/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 10, 2013 10:05PM Enerva wrote:

Hola Vivian, Bueno si yo hice Chemo lo cual termine en Feb 2013. pero en Marzo cuando me hicieron la sirugia mi reporte patologico arrojo que el margen no estava completamente libre de celulas y tambien un lymph node fue positive. Entonces no tuve manera de escaper la radio terapia. En realidad por mi tumor ser tan grande de 5.25 cm asi fuse arrojado un margen clean igual me fuesen obligado a pasar por rad. Pero bueno ya lo hice termine la rad en Junio. Y ahora solo espero para que me remplacen los expanders por los implantes lo cual sera en Diciembre. Ya no soporto los expanders y es mas que todo el ceno derecho donde recibi rad. Siento dolor y la piel se a endurecido muchicimo tengo esperanza que la sirujano logre reparar ese dano interno. Me alegra que no tuvistes que pasar por rad. En mi caso a mi se me expuso a chemo primero para reducer el tamano de mi tumor y luego la sirujia y tercero la rad. Ok Cuidate y disculpa mi ortografia en espanol es pesima yo soy de Venezuela pero vivo en Canada.

Take care

Surgery 3/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/26/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/13/2017, LCIS, 6cm+, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2017 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 10, 2013 11:17PM naiviv wrote:

Enerva, Como estas?

No se preocupe de la otografia. Si te es mas facil tambien hablo ingles. Manana tengo primera cita con oncologo y sabre que me recomiendan de chemo o de rad. He leido mucho aqui y hay muchas mujeres con mastectomia que reciben rad. Tengo entendido que cuando hagas el camio pueden arreglar/ayudar algun dano causado por rads. Yo estoy pensando hacerme el DIEP flap, donde te hacen como un tummy tuck y usan la grasa de la barriga para rellenar los senos. Pero eso sera para el ano que viene, posiblemente en verano. Me da chance de bajar una cuantas libritas que tengo de mas. Por mi tumor ser positivo en todo tengo que tomar el herceptin tambien por un ano y tambien una partilla para bloquear los receptores de estrogeno. Canada, usted esta en invierno, mandanos un poco de frio por favor .

Buenas noche

Vivian

Vivian....Bilateral DIEP flaps. Right survived, left failed and removed. 2nd flap for lefty is a latissmus dorsi flap (no TE or implant) Fat grafting for symmetry just happened and I am liking what I see.. Dx 7/5/2013, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/2/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 10/24/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/3/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 5/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 5/20/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/21/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 10/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jun 12, 2014 09:52AM Cammychris wrote:

Hola, Unfortunetly my spanish sucks(shame on me)  I am sorry we are here but happy to find a hispanic forum.  From Ny and getting ready to start treatment.

Dx 4/22/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2015 09:48PM starella wrote:

bump

Dx 9/8/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 25, 2016 09:54PM KillTheCancer wrote:

hi!

Christine Dx 10/29/2014, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 12/9/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/9/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 5/10/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 16, 2016 06:21AM Enerva wrote:

Hola buen día casi nadie chatea x aqui :(

Les envío un abraso y mucho coraje y suerte a todas con sus tratamientos

Loopy

Surgery 3/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/26/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/13/2017, LCIS, 6cm+, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2017 Zoladex (goserelin)
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May 8, 2016 08:20AM - edited May 8, 2016 11:45AM by Moderators

¡Hola chicas! ¿Os animáis a participar también en los foros de discusión en español? Hay nuevas miembros ahí que buscan apoyo e información, y vosotras con vuestra experiencia seguro que las podríais ayudar, os esperamos!!

PD: El nombre de usuario y contraseña deben de ser distintos de los utilizados en los foros de discusión en inglés, pues son independientes.

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