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    i am stage 4  have been for almost 4 yrs now.  my tumor markers were always in the mid 20s  now they are slowly starting to climb.  i am wondering just how high they can go.  i am told i am still in the normal range  but climbing.  any info is appreciated.  they wanted to do a pet scan  but medicare will only pay for 2 of them in a lifetime  so i'm screwed there &nbs...

    December 04 at 6:12 AM view discussion
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      my stage 4 did not show up in a mammo either.  it was not until my breasr lost its normal shape that i noticed and saw a dr.  lots of tests revealed stage 4.  still there was no  pain  just a goofy looking breast.  that was in March of 2011.  there are alot of people on here whose cancer did not show up on a mammo.  hang in there and hope for the best.  they were thinking ...

      October 24 at 3:30 PM view post
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        i did mammos every year and when i was suspicious i found new dr and new hospital.  they did mammo and discovered with ct scan that i was stage 4 already.  hosp was great and new dr was great started treatment within with 16 days of my dr appt.  all tests were immediately scheduked after my 1st dr visit.  but yes previous hosp said mammos were good.

        September 28 at 1:56 PM view post
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          great for you to share such good news with many people living in doubt and wonder.   i was rxd in mar 2011 and am doing very well.  i still drive and do all my own yard and home care.  my cancer was rxd at stage 4  but has not spread to any new sites in 3 1/2 yrs.  again  great for you to share

          September 28 at 1:51 PM view post
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            what is CSCI

            August 12 at 1:04 PM view post
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              your mom in law is very lucky to have such a caring daughter in law.  chemo can be tough, but alot of ppl pull through it  and are grateful they made the struggle .  i will keep you in my prayers.  hang in there.  i did chemo over three yrs ago

              June 20 at 6:48 PM view post
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                get it checked out, one sign of cancer is an itchy feeling, i know i get it often and am stage 4   my father also had irritated skin with his lung cance.  dependingon your age don't rule out arthiritis for the other pain r

                June 18 at 12:15 AM view post
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                  oops, that was doc, not dic  lol

                  June 18 at 12:13 AM view post
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                    does anyone know what tis is telling me  i am stage 4 triple positive, and have been doin gwell for 3 yrs.  now i have this unusuak feeling and the dic just kinda brushed it off.

                    June 18 at 12:12 AM view discussion
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                      has anyone with this disease felt strange movements in their breast / like a trickling movement. i've been rxd for over 3 yrs but this just started.  at first i thought it was my phone vibrating but my phone wasn't on my chest when i went to pick it up, now it feels like an bug walking on your skin, but it is inside.  i hope someone can respond to help me understand

                      June 16 at 6:51 PM view discussion
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                      About pipperpain

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                      Breast Cancer
                      After Treatment, Alternative Treatments, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Emotional Support, Side Effects, Spiritual Support

                      i am a stage 4 breast cancer patient. rxd in feb 2011. Finished 18 weeks chemo, 1 yr herceptin. I'm 59 a widow (my husband died of a massive heart attack the night of my first chemo treatment, he was gone in a heartbeat) I have 3 grown children, they help when they can 1 lives very close. My last scans showed i was doing remarkably well as the cancer seems to be shrinking. Its the only thing on me that's shrinking i've gained about 10 lbs on the herceptin.

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