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Breast Cancer

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What symptoms did you experience with your breast cancer? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Barb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I am having continual pain in my breast and visiting doctors who were telling me it was unlikely to be cancer I eventually went for an ultra sound. One tumor was found and up to this time none were felt. A biopsy was done and from there I had a lumpectomy. The operating Surgeon found another tumor. Tissue from these was not good, so a mastectomy was performed. Since then I have pain in the other breast, and once again I am having a hard job getting a doctor to really listen to me. My mammograms are all clear. Doctors out there, please listen to your patients as breast cancer can sometimes be only felt by pain. I have been on Arimidex for 5 years.

Comment from: Mariana, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I had a double lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy on both breasts, then a mammogram after one year. Regular ultrasounds. Due to suspicious lumps found in ultrasounds a biopsy was performed and resulted negative for cancer. No chemotherapy. Taking Arimidex/Anastrazole. My treatment is taking place in Colombia.

Comment from: Lancashiremum, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

Double mastectomy followed by Tamoxifen.

REFERENCES:

American Cancer Society. "Breast Cancer." <http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/
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"HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer." Cancer.net. <http://www.cancer.net/research-and-advocacy/asco-care-and-treatment-recommendations-patients/her2-testing-breast-cancer>.

United States. National Cancer Institute. "General Information About Breast Cancer." Sept. 25, 2014. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/
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United States. National Cancer Institute. "SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Breast Cancer." <http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/
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