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New to team, and to breast cancer at age 42. :-) Have what is being called "precancerous," "stage 0" or intraductal in situ carcinoma. Began with some mammary gland leakage last summer, which led me to request mammogram to find out purpose for unintended fluid, which started just around time of menstral cycle. Dr. who looked at films and Gyno told me nothing to worry about, but I requested consult with surgeon/second opinion. Surgeon also told me nothing to worry about, probably, but that we would watch it for 6 months and meet again if leakage had not abated. It did not, and actually increased in frequency. Surgeon suggested removal of cyst causing trouble, just for mere annoyance factor of leakage, more than anything else, but did discuss possibility that this may be cancerous, although he said risk was very small, especially since fluid had been tested and was benign and was clear fluid/not bloody. Had one surgery to remove it last week, was notified today that more surgery is needed to remove nipple and more mammary gland tissue, as well as an MRI to make sure that no more surprises are hiding that can't be seen on mammogram. Surgeon said this is the first time he personally has ever seen this type of cyst be precancerous. (Basically, meaning the cyst is cancerous, but has stayed in the mammary gland and not grown into the tissue, muscle, etc. But means the rest of breast is at risk for cancer.) Hmm... nothing like being the unique girl at the party. ;-)

So, we are scheduling additional surgery at end of this month to remove all of nipple/areola area, with MRI and oncologist visits in-between to discuss radiation and possible estrogen-blocker meds post-surgery. Feeling very blessed that I advocated for myself last summer and didn't take doctor's words for it, but followed my gut and went for the surgery. God is so very good!! :-)

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Hi, I am new to your forum. My name is Pam and I am cancer free now for 8 yrs. I have gained about 25 lbs since then and I am looking for ways to loose this weight. Any advise and tips welcomed.
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