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Forum: her2group 01-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Cathya
Re: New Genetic Testing

They do not recommend I take arimidex or consider these kinds of treatments necessary with ovarian cancer.....at least where I go. Given that I have had my ovaries, tubes, etc. removed do I still...
Forum: her2group 01-13-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Cathya
Re: New Genetic Testing

Hi Becky;

I was totally shocked when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. i am so glad you're continuing to take arimidex. I often wonder if I would have had ovarian cancer at all if I had...
Forum: her2group 01-13-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Cathya
New Genetic Testing

Hi all;

I finally saw an oncologist for my ovarian cancer who actually knows about breast cancer. My ca125 numbers have been going up. I had an abdominal CT and it was clear expect I have a gall...
Forum: her2group 11-22-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cathya
Re: Senior Member Check-In!

Jessica;

Congratulations Jessica and thank you for your post. This site has offered me such support, comfort and information that was invaluable to me being now 13 years NED of breast cancer. I...
Forum: her2group 11-21-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Cathya
New Therapeutic Target for ER+ BC

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer
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November 17, 2017
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a...
Forum: her2group 10-20-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By Cathya
Turn ER- into tamoxifen treatable via food

Dietary combination transforms lethal breast cancers into highly treatable form

October 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that...
Forum: her2group 08-24-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,490
Posted By Cathya
Re: Teeth

OMG When I was radiated to my supraclavicular node etc. they didn't put a block on my head and my teeth were full of holes. I hate to think of what that did to my brain and eyes lol. I had to have...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 08-23-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,538
Posted By Cathya
Re: How many years NED? Give others hope

NED since treatment in early 2005 so 12 years. Diagnosed stage 3C. I am so happy. Now to beat ovarian cancer lol. I miss this site since I'm now focused on the ovarian.......there is NO site like...
Forum: her2group 08-11-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,821
Posted By Cathya
Amazing new study on fasting

Hi all;

I just completed a three day fast at home and feel wonderful. Breaking the fast with salads and steamed vegetables, etc. for a few days is important but I was amazed that I had no pain. ...
Forum: her2group 05-16-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,609
Posted By Cathya
Re: 11 years!

Melissa;

So happy for you. Congratulations.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 05-16-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,207
Posted By Cathya
Smile Re: A Blessing From Cancer

europa;

Wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your husband. June isn't very far away. Please post pictures.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 05-16-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,660
Posted By Cathya
Re: Laurie7 has died

So sad. Far too many angels taken far too young. My sincere sympathy to her husband, children, parents, family and friends.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 05-10-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By Cathya
Re: twelve years !

Linda;

Congratulations and salutations!!! I too had stage IIIC and am NED for about the same time. We are certainly the lucky ones. So happy for you.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 04-26-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,138
Posted By Cathya
Re: when did you 'break up' with your onco?

Valerie;

I went every three months to my oncologist (who I had a wonderful relationship with) for 6 years. In the 7th I went every 6 months. His assistant (also a doctor) come in after the...
Forum: her2group 04-26-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,761
Posted By Cathya
Re: New Plan

Amy;

Lots of questions for you to find out aka Becky's comments. I wish you all the very best with this very difficult decision. Will be thinking of you.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 04-14-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,824
Posted By Cathya
Re: Alternative Meds?

Katt;

My son-in-law uses marijuana oils to fight the pain he suffers in his back due to arthritis and scoliosis. During the day he uses oil containing CBD so he is able to work and at night he...
Forum: her2group 04-14-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,884
Posted By Cathya
Re: Surprise from my biopsy

Amy;

I'm so glad you have another target to treat now. I worry sometimes that we Her2+ breast cancer patients focus far more on the her2 and not on treatment to fight the hormone aspect of our...
Forum: her2group 03-27-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Tiffany;

I was tested for BRCA1 and 2 and was told I had this VUS. No others were mentioned. I expect you had a more thorough test than I. I already had had both breast cancer and ovarian. ...
Forum: her2group 03-22-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,360
Posted By Cathya
Re: Back Pain

Tiffany;

Years ago, prior to my diagnosis of breast cancer, I had a pimple like thing on my chest. I went to see a skin doctor about it and he told me he couldn't tell if it was nothing or a...
Forum: her2group 03-22-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Tiffany;

That's great. Adding one of these medications to your current treatment sounds like a very good idea. I'm so glad you got those results so quickly. Please keep us informed. Which...
Forum: her2group 03-18-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Yes, that was her treatment. A few years ago I was reading about the work being done at Yale and it was very similar. It is the view that it doesn't matter where the cancer is, it is it's genetic...
Forum: her2group 03-17-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Tiffany;

Why aren't you taking an anti-hormone treatment. I don't know your age but I took arimidex. I always felt that that treatment was more effective for me than herceptin as I was only...
Forum: her2group 03-16-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Tiffany;

We had a similar type of BC. Mine was also Her2+ ER/PR+. Also stage 3, grade 3. I was tested after I got ovarian cancer for BRCA and have a VUS.....variation of unknown significance.
...
Forum: her2group 03-16-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,324
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cracking Cancer....A Cdn production but I believe something similar is done at Ya

Tiffany;

It might be worth your while to call the BC trial and find out what might be available to you out here. Tell them your circumstances and find out if they have any ideas.

Cathy
Forum: her2group 03-16-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,360
Posted By Cathya
Re: Back Pain

Tiffany;

I have had pain in my ribs from treatment for over 10 years. I suspect it's the radiation and nerve damage but who knows. It isn't always just when I move a certain way. I don't need...
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