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Forum: her2group 04-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,429
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Question Re: How Her2+ BC patients develop brain metastases

I will have to get a closer look at the work they have done with this, to see whether they are talking about detecting the reelin protein solely by actual tissue sampling, or whether there is a...
Forum: her2group 10-10-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,011
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Triple positive-Always a recurrance?

Hi Tankweti,

The cross-talk was the problem I too could see with taking tamoxifen, but back when I was going through tx 14 years ago, everyone seemed deaf about it. I finally just dumped out of...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-04-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,273
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Tryptophane, bc and the immune system

I understand. We are both trying things to achieve sleep. I had been using melatonin 1 to 3 mg at night to help get really sound sleep and that worked consistently for the first couple of years after...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-03-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,273
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Tryptophane, bc and the immune system

Thanks, Paul.

I was also wondering whether or not the amount of tryptophane is reduced when we use 1% milk in place of 2% or more. That and apples are my major sources for it.
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-02-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,273
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Tryptophane, bc and the immune system

http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-0500-4-156
Forum: Articles of Interest 03-10-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,356
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Thumbs up Re: UK Trial shows promising results for early lapatinib + herceptin

THANKS for taking time to share this here. You have been missed!

Intact immune system + trastuzumab + lapatinib....

AlaskaAngel
Forum: her2group 03-09-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,944
Posted By AlaskaAngel
PTSD and bc

Even though the depth of PTSD varies among us, the obvious conclusion that dx and tx would cause it to exist should have resulted in more in-depth focus on treating it as an integral part of the...
Forum: her2group 02-14-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,537
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Wink Re: 10 years later non BRCA ovarian cancer

Cathya, I admire your focus on trying to find any pieces of the puzzle! I will throw in the odds and ends from my history in case anything from it helps, even though mine is (thus far) negative for...
Forum: Articles of Interest 02-10-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,136
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Smile Re: Immune system consequences of chemotherapy for bc

Quite a lot of interesting questions and results in this, thanks!

I am thankful that the British researchers were interested in seeking them.

A.A.
Forum: her2group 02-01-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,245
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: why is there no test for cumulative radiation

SoCalGal,

I've sorta gotten to the Ancient History level myself (2002, at age 51). I agree with Sarah that because younger people may be more vulnerable to the early exposure and toxicity, I have...
Forum: her2group 02-01-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,245
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: why is there no test for cumulative radiation

Sarah,

Part of the problem is the specialization of medical care, and the emphasis on precautionary over-treatment as a rule.

Radiologists report the facts as they see them to the best of...
Forum: her2group 01-30-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,399
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Question Re: Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, are we treating cancer incorreclty?

I'm no researcher. But in trying to understand what the reasons are for the interest in and ongoing research about the use of metformin for cancer patients, what interested me about it in particular...
Forum: her2group 01-30-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,245
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Angry Re: why is there no test for cumulative radiation

As an early stage bc patient who has had multiple CTs over time, I have posted before about the common sense need for tracking radiation exposure to each patient over time, using badges. If they can...
Forum: her2group 08-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Question Re: Lidocaine for dyspareunia (painful intercourse)

Thanks, Debbie. OHSU does some of the trials that focus on finding the least invasive ways to address problems from the patient's perspective, and this one is encouraging.

What puzzles me is,...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 07-18-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,571
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Diagnosed 1999, no recurrence. Chronic pain biggest problem.

Claudia, thank you for being among those to provide better treatment! In 2002 when I was dx'd I knew nothing about the trastuzumab trials but asked my onc if I could participate in clinical trials....
Forum: her2group 07-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,833
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Smile Re: 10 yrs brain mets - still NED ...

So good to hear that, StephN!

You are one of the backbone here. I do feel that Joe and Christine and their family can see the heritage they created with this website among us all as the years go...
Forum: her2group 07-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,579
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Smile Re: Teeth

P.S. Happy BD Suzan - rock those socks off today!!!
Forum: her2group 07-11-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Thumbs up Re: Nine Year Cancerversary!

Donna, good to hear that, nice to have so many of us reporting in for everyone to see. I just got back from your area once again this month... SO terribly dry there.... hope the recent fire near...
Forum: her2group 07-11-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,643
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: All clear Mammo and ten years out!

Welcome to the decade and plus crowd, Tricia!

There is some discussion that those who are triple positive should continue to be monitored farther out for late recurrences. Just who should do the...
Forum: her2group 07-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,579
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Teeth

Thanks, Suzan, for asking. Mine are a very spendy mess at 13 years out w/o bc recurrence and with some dental insurance.

My DDS recommended Biotene also, and even though my mouth doesn't feel dry...
Forum: her2group 04-15-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: The Emperor of All Maladies

Thanks, Amy. We especially look for miracles, and the program presented some understanding about the disappointments as well as the possibilities. I understand more of it than I did the first time I...
Forum: her2group 04-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: important new study regarding prevention of resistance to treatment of her2+ bc

Hi Jean. I'm not ignoring this one, but still pondering it. Thanks!

A.A.
Forum: her2group 04-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,240
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Making real choices

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/14/398419692/big-bills-a-hidden-side-effect-of-cancer-treatment
Forum: her2group 04-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: The Emperor of All Maladies

I watched it and enjoyed seeing and listening to and learning from all the talented people who have been key in making a difference from the past and present (including Ken Burns and his people, and...
Forum: her2group 03-29-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Polio Virus

It was worth watching - thanks for cluing us in in time for it, Karen.
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