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Forum: her2group 06-03-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,304
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Thyroid cancer after BC anyone?

Rhonda,
I had my thyroid biopsied after all my Her2 BC treatments were done (well not including the Tamoxifen which I guess goes on indefinetly). It was because my PET scans showed hot spots in...
Forum: her2group 05-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By 1rarebird
Clock's still ticking

Hello everyone--I've read on this forum and have been told by my doctors that the timing for breast cancer therapies is based on the date of the initial diagnosis. Today marks my 5th anniversary. ...
Forum: her2group 02-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: How long do you think I have??

On Dr. Oz yesterday, their expert on hair said that for thinning problems, many times it is caused by a lack of enough protein in the diet and a vitamin defficiency which Biotin supplements help. ...
Forum: her2group 02-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: "Pink and Blue" Documentary

Thank you Paula for the link to this YouTube video. It's had only 55 views so far but the personal stories of the filmmakers are powerful and when the documentary comes out I'm betting it will help...
Forum: her2group 08-17-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Finished - Now What?

Star--Even this old geezer had the same lost feelings as you are experiencing after completing the year of combat with the cancer that invaded the body and took over life in such a dramatic way. It...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 06-24-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,924
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: CFI-400945 -Dr. Slamon - Hopeful New Drug

This really is big news. Thank you Jade for posting it. Now the process begins: trials, volunteers, and more trials. And of course the approval agencies have to get in the boat too. But with Dr....
Forum: her2group 06-17-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Osteoporosis Drug Stops Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

Diane--I read at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262039.php that this drug is FDA approved for treatment of osteoporosis. I think this is certainly something worth discussing with your...
Forum: General Cancer News 06-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Bazedoxifene used for treating osteoporosis stops growth of breast cancer cells

Of course clinical trials will be needed to show how effectively Bazedoxifene is in stopping breast cancer growth, but the intriguing aspect of this study is that Her2+ Lapatinib resistant tumors...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 05-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,224
Posted By 1rarebird
Dimentia not linked Tamoxifen or ER therapy--good news

I like it when studies give us fewer things to worry about---bird


Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23548343?dopt=Abstract#) 2013 May;22(5):993-6. doi:...
Forum: Breast Cancer Meeting Highlights 05-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,546
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Does radiation therapy increase late cardiac death in patients with left bc?

I don't like it when researchers exclude males in their studies involving breast cancer. They did in this one, but I'll once again hope that what is good for the goose is good for the gander, since...
Forum: her2group 05-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: CURED as of June 1st!!

Denise--I am glad you smiley icon shows that you are laughing about this. That's better than crying if it is only partly true that laughing is sometimes the best medicine. Although there is nothing...
Forum: her2group 05-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,648
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Cost of flushing port

I had my port removed earlier this year, but for the 3+ years it was in place the clinic billed approximately $100 for each flushing. Insurance paid about $40 on the claims for port flushing...
Forum: her2group 04-30-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Rich66's Mom passed

Rich---As one of the guys here on this board I know how hard it is for you to loose your mother. It happened to me not too long ago and the loss is awful to feel. I know your pain and wish I could...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 04-30-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,272
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Good news for coffe drinkers on Tamoxifen

Adriana--Thanks for noting my presence and giving me another reason to review your incredible cancer-bio. That 20 years+ record of yours is just what I needed to give my wife (and me) encouragement...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 04-16-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,272
Posted By 1rarebird
Talking Re: Good news for coffe drinkers on Tamoxifen

Laurel--Thanks for asking. You are correct that I haven't visited this site in several months, but not because anything sinister going on with my bc. As a matter of fact I got to feeling so good...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 04-15-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,272
Posted By 1rarebird
Good news for coffe drinkers on Tamoxifen

Cancer Causes Control. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23412805?dopt=Abstract#) 2013 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Coffee prevents early events in tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients and...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 04-15-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,811
Posted By 1rarebird
Vitamin D levels linked to Tamoxifen response

Breast Cancer Res Treat. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23580071?dopt=Abstract#) 2013 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]
CYP3A4 and seasonal variation in vitamin D status in addition to CYP2D6 ...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 02-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,229
Posted By 1rarebird
Wwox expression associated with tamoxifen resistance

Another protein possibly affecting how well Tamoxifen can work has been studied by these researchers. Whatever Wwow protein may be, perhaps one day we will saying "wow" this is really important...
Forum: her2group 02-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Generic Hercpetin coming soon to your cancer center?

Could we be missing something here? I believe a generic form of a pharmaceutical has the same chemical compound only made by a different company and usually sold at a lesser price. These...
Forum: her2group 02-10-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Generic Hercpetin coming soon to your cancer center?

I don't quite understand this. It appears to me that before a bio-similar form of Herceptin could be allowed by FDA there would have to be clinical trials to prove the saftey and effectiveness of...
Forum: Clinical Trials 02-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,763
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Vaccine

Caroline--
Thanks for this post with its accompanying video. I know we are all hoping that one day soon one of these vaccine trials is going to show success in turning the immune system on in a way...
Forum: her2group 01-30-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: How many of you worked in professions where you were exposed to radiation I wonde

I worked 30 years in industrial and environmental settings where exposure to higher than natural background radiation was always a potential. However, I suspect the chemical carcinogens I was more...
Forum: her2group 01-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Portecath Question

I had my port removed today and I brought up this subject of movement as I discussed the procedure with the surgeon before starting. I was told that the port really shouldn't move much since it is...
Forum: her2group 12-03-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: for those finished with chemo wondering how important it is to have antihormonal

Based on this report it sounds like anyone who is about to start chemo and Herceptin and are ER+ should consider asking their oncoogist if they could be better off by starting the hormonal therapy...
Forum: her2group 11-27-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By 1rarebird
Re: Bill Cinton Joining NBCC

Maybe Ex-President Clinton found out that men get breast cancer too. He's not exactly in the clear in that regard, given his mother getting the disease years ago. What ever the reason that he is...
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