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Forum: Profiles In Courage 01-04-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 50,402
Posted By Ursula
Re: 5 year's out from stage 3 Her2 pos 35 pos nodes

Dear all

It was spring 2007 when Stage IIIb cancer was detected from my right breast. Now I'm happy to tell you that I am fine and truly ageing and dancing with NED.

Keep up the good spirit and...
Forum: Articles of Interest 11-15-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ursula
Re: Excercise/activity

Concerning the BREX-trial of Finlad, please visit:


to see the original abstract in Ostheoporos International.
Forum: Articles of Interest 11-15-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ursula
Re: Excercise/activity

Latest research from Finland:

Exercise promotes stronger bone in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients are now being urged to engage in strenuous exercise following the conclusion...
Forum: Breast Cancer Meeting Highlights 05-30-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,644
Posted By Ursula
Re: Nine versus 52 weeks of adjuvant trastuzumab in early breast cancer

This is a great post. I received 9 week Herceptin and Taxotere and was Stage IIIB four years ago. So far, there is no evidence of disease and I'm in good condition. No doubt, this was the best...
Forum: her2group 12-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 28,471
Posted By Ursula
Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

How do you define weakly positive, where is the borderline in general? My receptors were ER 15% and PR 15,5% and still didn't receive any antiestrogen treatment. As far as I know, existence of...
Forum: Articles of Interest 02-02-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ursula
Finnish treatment breakthrough reduces breast cancer deaths by a third


Please, also see final results of FinHer -trial from:
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 11-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,551
Posted By Ursula
Re: Allergic reaction to taxotere

CMF is not that common, not at least in Finland. If someone is allergic to the solvent of Taxotere, they often try with Taxol. It's effective chemo too, "grandma" of taxanes.
Forum: her2group 10-11-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,170
Posted By Ursula
Re: Good Advice?

We don't have mass screenings for women under 50 in Finland. I found the lump by myself at the age of 42.
Forum: her2group 07-17-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Ursula
Hi Donna

I was 42 when I received my chemos (3 x Taxotere + 3 x FEC) and my periods never stopped. I'm ER/PR -negative, so my premenopausal life continues as usual.
Forum: Articles of Interest 09-01-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ursula
I strongly agree! Have you ever tried nordic...

I strongly agree! Have you ever tried nordic walking with poles? That is a good exercise for aching shoulders:)
Forum: Profiles In Courage 08-29-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,953
Posted By Ursula
Thank you, Christine for telling your...

Thank you, Christine

for telling your story, it encourages me a lot! With two little kids I also want to see them grow, so I wish you well and hope for the best in the future!
Forum: her2group 07-03-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Ursula
A Finnish point of view

Mts wrote:

"For the 9 week trial in Finland... Well, the Finnish gov't was only able to afford enough Herceptin for 9 weeks... and so it went. "

This is more or less rubbish. Naturally 9...
Forum: her2group 06-23-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ursula
Hi Janelle

I'm borderline HR-positive and don't get any Tamoxifen as adjuvant treatment. I asked several opinions of different Finnish oncologists but all were from that point of view that Tamoxifen would do me...
Forum: her2group 05-28-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ursula
Hello all

I’m wondering how common it is that there isn’t any symptoms of brain or liver mets? I know some women whose blood doesn’t show if their cancer is proceeding and therefore they demand scans at least...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 05-02-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,788
Posted By Ursula
Experiences from Finland - more than a trial

Hello everybody!

This is the thread that originally made me to join into this group. I wanted to share my experience and knowledge about this nine weeks treatment.

In Finland there are more...
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