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Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2018 07:34PM

Coolrunnings wrote:

ok here go's,

So frustrated! I have been keeping some photos of breast issues. I am among the working poor. I have dense breast tissue. I have been feeling extremely fatigued and unwell for mos. I have signs and symptoms of late stage breast cancer. I am just so tired I can hardly make it thru the day. I am 56.5 yrs old. Don't know squat about paternal side except pat. Grandmother died of breast or reproduct cancer. Mom died of colon cancer. Just so dang frustrated with medical profession. Can't afford to get symptoms looked at by breast specialist and imaging coming back as no chugs since last time. I am looking for more work but can't afford health insurance. Was quoted a premium of $$$1700.00 per mos. UGGGG!!!!


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Dec 17, 2018 09:15PM oxygen18 wrote:


Coolrunnings,

Have you talked to your primary care doctor about your concerns?

Sorry you are having to deal with insurance problems. It's tough having very limited income but not qualifying for Medicaid coverage. Perhaps there is a community hospital in your area, and you can discuss your situation with their business office ?

I hope you can get medical input and some reassuring news soon. Keep us posted. Take care.

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Dec 18, 2018 09:02PM Coolrunnings wrote:

hi,

Thanks oxygen18😊. I don't have a primary care doctor right now. I am at the point where if it turns out I do have cancer-- it will become unmistakable. I had a dream quite awhile back where we were told "she does have cancer".

There are other dreams I have had--warnings, etc. That have happened in my life. Anyway, I am still waiting and watching-----steadily feeling sicker and sicker.....

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Dec 18, 2018 09:03PM Coolrunnings wrote:

ps, I also run a fever off and on. Its been going on for mos now.....

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Dec 18, 2018 11:08PM oxygen18 wrote:

You are dealing with physical, emotional, and financial stresses. So much to worry about, and sometimes our concerns bleed into our dreams. Try to let bad dreams run their natural course of vanishing from memory. You need a good night's sleep every night to help restore your immune system, and progressive muscle relaxation can be quite helpful to fall asleep and stay asleep.

You do need a thorough medical exam asap, and if no other solution exist currently, consider paying over time? Perhaps your church contacts could help you find a job with health insurance?

I hope you don't feel shy about asking for help, yours is a legitimate need, and that fever among other things, needs immediate attention. It helps if you can chart your temperature fluctuations and anything that seems associated with the ups and downs.Reporting a detailed history could possibly help reduce the amount of testing needed.

I sure hope it's not BC, let alone MBC. It's great that your mammogram was negative, and may that news be followed by more reassuring news and by you actually feeling better. Anyhow you need looking after, and you need stress reduction. One of my favorite quick stress reducers is taking 1-2 slow deep breaths.

Take care.


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Dec 19, 2018 12:19AM AliceBastable wrote:

Are any hospitals in your area teaching hospitals? They usually have clinics on a sliding payment scale (based on income), and offer excellent care.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 19, 2018 10:16PM Coolrunnings wrote:

thanks again oxygen18 for your kindness and sound advice. One thing I think I need to clarify---regarding my dreams--- the warnings I got during them told me things like that my husband and I would be separated(even be there was marital trouble) also I was warned in a dream I would be living with my stepmother and I ended up doing that. There's been others that played out too. Anyway my personal health history is way too much to go into all at once. But I will be working towards many things in the next several mos-- especially in regards to all this signs and symptoms. Bless you and thanks again...I'll be hanging around til I get answers-- but it might take quite some time😌😊

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Dec 19, 2018 10:21PM Coolrunnings wrote:

hi alicebastable,

Not sure bout that, tho I have been to the two that are within a 40 mile radius. I will be working on many things like finding medical care this new year, especially income based.😊bless you.

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Dec 20, 2018 09:39PM Coolrunnings wrote:

Hi,

This link may have been shared b4 but here it is "http://www.health.com/breast-cancer/inflammatory-b..."

My breast skin changes just keep going like the ever ready bunny. The signs and symptoms I have point to breast cancer, especially the rare ibc. I think the lady featured here got diagnosed 11 mos after her first sign/symptom showed up.

Take care

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Jan 21, 2019 03:19PM Coolrunnings wrote:

bless you for your good advice and compassion. I apologize that I just now read your post. I am working out details.

Thanks😄❤

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Jan 21, 2019 03:20PM Coolrunnings wrote:

bless you for your good advice and compassion. I apologize that I just now read your post. I am working out details.

Thanks😄❤

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Jan 21, 2019 07:46PM Denise-G wrote:

In my area in Ohio, Susan G. Komen offers free mammograms and help to women with symptoms of BC.

I know many women who have received help, and one that did have BC and was able to get a grant for her medical bills.

Good luck.

www.denise4health.wordpress.com my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts about all aspects of BC - stop by! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/26/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/27/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/10/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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