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Forum: her2group 11-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Becky
Re: mammograms

Not covered for me either. It was at first but after that, it wasn't.
Forum: her2group 11-14-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Becky
Re: mammograms

I get one every year however, my insurance covers it. If they didn't, I would challenge it since it will cost them more if you should have a larger, harder to treat cancer than a very small one.
Forum: her2group 10-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Becky
Re: Add me to the Thirteen Year Club!

Yes, yes, yes. I remember when you joined and we're both still here. Congratulations to you
Forum: her2group 09-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,969
Posted By Becky
Re: Whack-a-mole next...

Thinking about you 3000 miles away! Sending all my love and best best hugs.
Forum: Articles of Interest 07-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Becky
Forum: her2group 07-29-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Becky
Re: Why Capecitabine and Exemestane?

Affinitor is used in combination with Aromosin because in ER+/Her2 negative bc when Armidex or Femara has failed. It's the way the study was run and nothing more. Generally, the biochemical reaction...
Forum: her2group 07-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,969
Posted By Becky
Re: Whack-a-mole next...

Whack, whack whack away!
Forum: her2group 06-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By Becky
Re: Happy and grateful to be joining the fourteen year club!

Congratulations Tricia. You've been a cyber friend of mine for 14 years! Here's to many more.
Forum: Articles of Interest 06-13-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Becky
Forum: her2group 05-28-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Becky
Re: Melanoma Biopsy when almost 5yrs NED BC.

You lucked out and all will be fine.
Forum: her2group 05-26-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Becky
Re: Melanoma Biopsy when almost 5yrs NED BC.

Her2 in melanoma is very, very rare. There are some markers they test for but it is in the blood. LDH is the main one. However, the same kind of cell that makes bc is the same in melanoma. There are...
Forum: her2group 05-16-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,607
Posted By Becky
Re: Insurance Frustrations

Look at this article



https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/16/health/judge-proton-beam-therapy-recusal-unitedhealthcare/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F
Forum: her2group 04-24-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Becky
Re: Just joined the 13 year club

Great news. Keep on truckin'
Forum: her2group 04-24-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Becky
Re: Could this be Skin Mets?

PS- mine is also quarter sized
Forum: her2group 04-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Becky
Re: Could this be Skin Mets?

O had and still have a round red "blob" on my radiated breast. It was and is broken blood vessels. It was biopsied and nothing. As time goes by it looks like broken vessels. Cause for me was...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 04-06-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By Becky
Re: Administration Every 3 Weeks Instead of Weekly for First 18 Weeks

I think everything will be just fine. Discuss your concerns with your doctor and why the three week regime is being used straight upfront
Forum: her2group 04-01-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Becky
Re: 5 yr or 10 yr Femara

I think highly estrogen numbers in your tumor is an important indicator on staying on. I think the progesterone number is insignificant to high estrogen and you should consider staying on longer...
Forum: her2group 03-30-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Becky
Re: 5 yr or 10 yr Femara

Donna

How hormone positive was your tumor? I think highly positive makes a difference and longer term therapy may be beneficial.
Forum: her2group 03-07-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,896
Posted By Becky
Re: Treatment after Kadcyla?

I am thinking about you too
Forum: her2group 02-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Becky
Re: 7 years stage IV

Congratulations. I am so happy for you
Forum: her2group 02-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,896
Posted By Becky
Re: Treatment after Kadcyla?

Prior to using herceptin, adriamycin and drugs similar to it were the gold standard for her2 positive bc. This is because it it very effective if you are also topo2 positive which about half the...
Forum: her2group 01-25-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Becky
Re: Pericarditis Query

Knowledge is power to get well. I am so glad I was able to help. It will improve. You might need Prednisone but discuss Omega 3 and turmeric with your doc. You might also discuss daily aspirin or...
Forum: her2group 01-21-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Becky
Re: Pericarditis Query

The most common blood test is ANA. APS is another but not as relevant.
Forum: her2group 01-21-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Becky
Re: Pericarditis Query

Oddly, I was going to ask about auto immune disease or an allergic sensitivity to the herceptin or herceptin part of kadcyla. My daughter has lupus. Twice she has gotten pericarditis when having a...
Forum: her2group 01-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,852
Posted By Becky
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