Search found 14192 matches

by Janette
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can breast size increase after radiotherapy?
Replies: 2
Views: 3823

Re: Can breast size increase after radiotherapy?

Hi Heal, I wish I could be helpful but I don't know the answer. Do you have a breast care nurse that could advise you? No experience with rads but the skin might lose some elasticity could be the reason. Also better to be forewarned incase it does happen. You do need to hear from someone with experi...
by Janette
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: Public or Private Radiotherapy in Sydney
Replies: 1
Views: 3901

Re: Public or Private Radiotherapy in Sydney

Buffy,
My experience with the public system has been good. From others comments on radiotherapy in the public system has been quite good from memory.
by Janette
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Notices and Information about this forum
Topic: Forum Milestone
Replies: 1
Views: 3899

Forum Milestone

Tomorrow, 29th and the following day 30th August marks the tenth anniversaries of the passing of our dedicated, and wonderful Janine and Cheryl the original Administrators of this forum. Their dedication and devotion to starting this forum to help others make connections with others with similar tri...
by Janette
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome?
Replies: 3
Views: 2960

Re: Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome?

Hi Helsinperth, I can't say Ive heard of symptoms as you describe that I can remember. I do think you need to follow it up through a breast clinic, or a lymphodema clinic. At least seek advice from your breast cancer specialist. Also you have a great resource in WA in Breast Cancer Care of WA. Im as...
by Janette
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: Re excision after lumpectomy- what to expect
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Re excision after lumpectomy- what to expect

Hi Buffy I've had a lumpectomy and 2 mastectomies. The lumpectomy wasn't very painful. My mastectomies were because I had expanders inserted. It is common to find unclear margins and have another surgery. I had the same with melanoma. Best of luck with your surgery, better to be safe, with what litt...
by Janette
Wed May 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Reconstruction
Topic: Reconstruction at a public hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 6263

Re: Reconstruction at a public hospital

Sorry can't help with SA but was around about a year in NSW but depends on the surgeon. :hugs:
by Janette
Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15964

Re: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb

Hi Suzanne
Thanks so much for posting the link. Very well written, and an such an honest account of such a cruel emotional roller coaster that Christine and Sam must have faced.

I do hope Sam continues to do very well in life and her article helps others going through similar.
:hugs:
by Janette
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: Satellite nodules and clear margins
Replies: 6
Views: 6571

Re: Satellite nodules and clear margins

Hi Heal, Welcome to the forum I was horrified at the thought of mastectomy but had 2 and have never looked back. Saving the breast knowing that there could be another tumour, would have worried me too much. I think you seem to be doing your research pretty well, and hopefully you'll decide what the ...
by Janette
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Welcomes and Birthdays
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Molly,
See the replies in the other thread. :hugs:
by Janette
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Welcomes and Birthdays
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 6
Views: 7117

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Molly
We've been where you are right now and know the feelings that come with diagnosis. It is a roller coaster for a while but it gets better. Caught early BC is very treatable and hopefully cureable. Hang in there.

I found the public system very good. :hugs:
by Janette
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Vic
Topic: What's on at Counterpart VIC ex Breacan
Replies: 0
Views: 8251

What's on at Counterpart VIC ex Breacan

All the latest news from Counterpart and upcoming events and activities for women living with breast or a gynaecological cancer. View this email in your browser What's On at Counterpart Upcoming Events | Special Events | Regular Activities | What's New Dear Janette Welcome to our February e-Update T...
by Janette
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Finished Rads Today ! Tamoxifen ??
Replies: 10
Views: 8986

Re: Finished Rads Today ! Tamoxifen ??

Hi CiCiJu and welcome,
Sometimes another brand of the drug has improved symptoms for some members in the past. I hope you find some improvement in your symptoms. Certainly discuss it with your medical team. :hugs:
by Janette
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cancer sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Re: Cancer sucks

Chris,
I'm sorry to hear your BIL passed away so quickly but hopefully a blessing he is at peace. :hugs:
by Janette
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cancer sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Re: Cancer sucks

Chris, I don't know whether it is an age related or a sign of the times but I also feel surrounded by so many people with ca diagnosis'. I'm so sad about what Judy went through, and never a complaint. Also other forum members doing it tough as well. I'm so sorry you're family is going through such a...
by Janette
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: oh heck
Replies: 3
Views: 4303

Re: oh heck

Good to see you post Jan. The bag seems better than the symptoms you have suffered in the past. I hope it goes very well and eases your pain. Good that it isn't cancer. I lost half my lung with lung cancer and have emphysema but doing well with the help of inhalers. I haven't smoked for 35 years but...

Go to advanced search