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Forum: Diet and Nutrition 09-27-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,888
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Smile Re: Coronavirus - is low vitamin D a factor - vitamin D and respiratory conditions

Saw this news this morning and was overjoyed. Great
minds THINK, and I admire them.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/26/how-to-know-if-you-have-a-vitamin-d-deficiency.html
Forum: her2group 05-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Red face Re: 15 years later

Morning, Steph! If you are out and about, I've left a message on your home phone, will definitely try again later today.... SO good to hear your voice message! Golly...... 18 years (!) since being...
Forum: her2group 05-14-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Smile Re: 15 years later

Hi Steph! I can't BELIEVE how many years have gone by since we last met....!!! A few changes on this end since then, and I will message or call so that I don't get too longwinded here... The world...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-14-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,888
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: Coronavirus - is low vitamin D a factor - vitamin D and respiratory conditions

Hi Everybody

Still firmly taking my vitamin D (thanks, RB!)

https://scitechdaily.com/vitamin-d-determines-severity-in-covid-19-researchers-urge-government-to-change-advice/
Forum: her2group 04-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: 15 years later

Wonderful to see you both here!

Just wanted to add this bit of odd history... The abrupt slowdown in metabolism that came with chemo (and resulted in major weight gain for me). which lasted...
Forum: her2group 03-31-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlaskaAngel
Re: 15 years later

Hi All

I am delighted to see this post, to encourage others who have landed in the land of bc, and to see others again who have shared "the journey".

(As a stage 1 from 2002, I am still NED at...
Forum: her2group 04-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,803
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: 14,951
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: 4,397
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: 4,397
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: 4,397
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: 18,259
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: 4,423
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: 7,173
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: 20,641
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: 4,720
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: 4,720
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: 6,325
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: 4,720
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: 1,676
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: 17,232
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: 6,933
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: 29
Views: 11,797
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: 2,302
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: 4,617
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...
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