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1/5/14 12:27 P

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I am changing this and making it a monthly thread as to keep up better! emoticon

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10/17/13 11:31 A

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Quest Diagnostics is now doing BRCA mutation testing. This has introduced competetion in the marketplace (due to a recent Supreme Court ruling) and is lowering the cost of the test.
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/qu
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This is very timely news for me because I'm scheduled to get tested in early December and I'm not sure how much my insurance will cover of the cost.

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6/4/13 10:56 A

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!0 years on Tamoxifen is emoticon as per study.

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5/14/13 11:35 A

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Creative arts helps cancer patients, especially during chemo and radiation treatments. sp health article 5-14. try emoticon emoticon

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3/14/13 9:35 A

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Radiation for bc has risks for the heart. left breast radiation may be worse as it is closer to heart. read SP article from today.

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3/2/13 9:56 A

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study published 2/28 suggests 1 in 4 women diagnosed with bc may also have Post Traumatic Stress disorder. ( sp health article.)

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3/1/13 10:37 A

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article about how smoking is linked to breast cancer ( SP Health report) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/7/13 11:10 P

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emoticon , very interesting news.

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2/7/13 8:42 A

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I saw on the news last night that the University of MN has identified an enzyme that is found in women with BC. They're not sure how that enzyme develops, but they say this is a major step in BC. They're looking at using blood tests to detect this enzyme and to either be able to prevent BC from developing or very early treatment.

My Oncologist and I discussed how long to take Tamoxifen or Arimidex. They have found that there are benefits in taking it more than 5 yrs. I've only been on it for about a yr. so I have a ways to go yet. Things could change by then.

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2/1/13 9:48 A

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yes my oncologist talked to me about it. I have to get more info,

post-menopausal women are reccomended to take other drugs such as femara, there are others too.

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1/2/13 12:58 P

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Did anyone else see the study about taking Tamoxifen for 10 years instead of 5? I asked my oncologist about it and she said that the recommendations haven't changed yet, but I'm curious as to what others think.

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9/3/12 11:09 A

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Just read this SparkPeople article on exercise & cancer:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/heal
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7/12/12 5:53 P

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There has been quite a bit about how exercise is beneficial for breast cancer survivors and prevention of the disease.

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6/5/12 9:36 A

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There are websites that allow those type of pictures for reconstruction purpose and education. I don't feel it is a good idea to post that on FB, it is a highly personal thing and I think it should be for people who are trying to see what that might be like. I don't fault the woman, as bc can really affect your psychological process, your emotions are heavy, sometimes you feel depressed. I hope that woman can get some support from other women that have gone through the same thing. I wish her well, whoever she is, but would not want to see that posted on a social website. Telling is one thing, but showing/exposing it too private in my opinion.


In SP Health articles today, Ginseng capsules have been shown to improve the fatigue that comes with cancer treatment, read the article if you can.

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5/26/12 5:32 P

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There was a story on Yahoo about an English woman who posted her mastectomy photos on her Facebook page. FB deleted them under their nudity/pornography clause. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this. I haven't read their clause so I don't know what it says per se, but there are men on FB without shirts. Since she doesn't HAVE a breast...there is technically no breast showing. So was this fair or right of FB to do this??? I really can't decide.

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5/15/12 10:11 A

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I have heard about risks of bc from Cadmium and plan on learning more, anyone else know of this?

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I'll try to remember to watch closely & share, too!

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Good idea, definitely will do so.

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5/11/12 10:27 P

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Thanks so much for a emoticon suggestion!


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To help keep all of us better informed, let's share things we find out in the news regarding bc. Clinical studies, possible causes of the disease, prevention, anything you care to share. We all need to be on top of current news about breast cancer.

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