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Topic: Anyone with enlarged aorta

Forum: Singles With Breast Cancer —

Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016 07:01AM

Suewah wrote:

i just finished my 1 year herceptin. Was told by cardiologist that I have enlarged aorta

Would like to hear from breast cancer patients who experienced same and what treatment was offered

Thanks suewah


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Jan 25, 2016 08:10PM Meadow wrote:

Suewah, firstly, welcome! I hope you find tons of support and info here. Unfortunately, I am no help with your question...sorry! But I am bumping your question to the top of the active threads, where hopefully more people will see it and respond. Hugs to you.

Dx 8/15/2013, IBC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/26/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/11/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/15/2017 Reconstruction (left)
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Jan 26, 2016 12:26AM crabbiepattie wrote:

Hi Suewah,

People with an enlarged aorta should have a scan every few years to see if their aorta is getting bigger. At a certain size range, it's recommended to have surgery. I assume yours is not that big now or your cardiologist would have talked about surgery already.

I'd been following my enlarged aorta (near my heart, not the abdominal part of the aorta) for a few years. I googled around and found some info about radiation causing stenosis of the aorta - narrowing - but that's about it. Last year I went to a different (better rated) cardiology group for another ultrasound and, what do you know, they said it was not enlarged. So you might want to get a second opinion about your enlarged aorta!

Good luck!

Pat

Dx 6/8/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 26, 2016 08:51PM Meadow wrote:

thats great news Crabbie!

Dx 8/15/2013, IBC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/26/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/11/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/15/2017 Reconstruction (left)

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