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    i had stage ii breast cancer, triple negative.  Just finished all treatments (6 rounds of chemo and 33 days of radiation).  I had little to no side effects during treatment but now my body is going through a backlash of misery.  Swelling, tingling in fingertips and bottom of feet, discoloration, and it's not comfortable at all.  Is there anything I can do to curtail this?  It appears to go aw...

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      Is this the only type of cancer that causes pain in the breast before getting a lump?

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      About ebonyjwriter

      Patient, Researcher
      Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer
      Cancer Prevention, Cancer Treatments, Clinical Trials and Research, Diet, Emotional Support, Insurance, Prevention Tips, Side Effects

      I have been an advocate for breast cancer awareness and a staunch supporter of the Susan G. Komen race for the cure in Dallas, TX for the past 4 years. Cancer has reached far and wide in my Mom's family. We lost one of her older brothers in 2001 to stomach cancer, a nephew in Dec 2004 to stomach cancer, her baby sister to lung cancer in Nov 2007, a first cousin to lung cancer on Jan 1, 2008. Then another sister to breast cancer in June 2008. Her oldest sister and matriarch of our family passed away in March of 2005. She was a breast cancer surviver of over 20 years. If it had not been for the heart disease and kidney failure she would have been 83 years old today. So I have been working really hard to make sure our family and others are aware of all options for prevention and care. And if that were not enough, a week ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer myself. Thankfully I am very proactive in my health care and I know my body so it was caught in very early stages. I will be having surgery soon and I am now looking for more information on treatment and care after surgery.

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