Starting Chemo next week

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Posted by JillyC on 24 Oct 2014, 02:55PM

My first diagnosis of Cancer was secondaries in the liver.
That was on 16/9. I have been through plenty of tests in the past month, u/s, CT, MRI, endoscopy and liver biopsy. I do know that my liver tumours have grown and multiplied between scans within 3 weeks of each other.
I have HER2 positive cancer in my left breast which is tiny but has spread aggressively in my liver.
I have my first oncologist appt. Monday and assume port will be put in midweek, then Chemo.

First Event

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Posted by Diannes48 on 24 Oct 2014, 11:48AM

Hi All,

I held my first Mini Field event on the 11/10/14 in QLD, it was a beautiful sunny day, the event was alot of hard work - more that i origanally thought it would be but we got to meet some lovely people and make contact with people in the community who have breast cancer, we offered resources, support  and information and enjoyed the day greatly, i would like to thatnk my family for all there help with this event and a good day was had by all.

Pictures to come watch this space!


Breast Reconstruction - Podcast

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Posted by LouiseTurner on 24 Oct 2014, 07:38AM

Dear friends, all of my thoughts in one podcast....I have found my hero. Yes this is a US resource, but it is relevant to all of us and well worth the listen......

Gallstones and gallbladder

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Posted by Mich x on 23 Oct 2014, 10:27PM

Hey everybody

I am curious to find out how many of us have had issues with our gallbladder/gallstones following your BC treatment.

Reason I ask is I am suffering and I am due to go in on Monday to have my gallbladder removed following some agonising  and debilitating attacks of pain, nausea etc. which are getting worse each time plus I am also suffering with diarrhea every morning which I have been told can be caused by the gallstone.

I have been told it can be something that is common following BC treatment.

Genetics today.

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Posted by Hazel M on 23 Oct 2014, 07:17PM

Hi ladies, hope you are all doing as well as is possible. I had my genetic testing appointment today, gave my blood, now it's wait and see. My sister was tested in the late 90's and while the BRCA 1 & 2 were not detected, it was mentioned to her that another living relative with breast cancer would be helpful. I was diagnosed late last year and now mine is being tested. The test is a little more accurate nowadays, not 100% accurate but more advanced. I am the 7th female since my maternal grandmother to get breast cancer so it is rife in the family.

Any ideas

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Posted by Jackie40 on 23 Oct 2014, 02:37PM

I was diagnosed with invasive ductile cancer at the age of 38, i found it all a bit of a blur now as all decisions were out of my hands asthe surgeon made the decision for a bilateral mastectomy & removal of 3 lymph nodes, 2 years on they have now found what they say is a cyst which is how my first presented but they say is to small to biopsy. I am unsure as to what step to take next. I am thinking whether it have preventative surgery & get reconstruction at the same time or to go along with the medical experts as they were wrong about the first tumor.

Fitness obsession

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Posted by Amanda61 in 'Get active and keep well', on 23 Oct 2014, 12:25PM

Hi all,

I have just joined this online group but I am also a member of the breast reconstruction group.

Scared, confused and need advice

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Posted by Tilly14 on 23 Oct 2014, 04:53AM

Hi, I don't even know where to start or what to say because at this stage I don't really know anything - I had breast cancer 6 years ago mastectomy chemo and reconstruction.

To me it was the past something that happened, I know in the back of my mind I always knew it would come back but know the reality is here... It's just too hard to cope.

I feel fine but having had to find a new doctor he sent me for tests to get to know my health and tests started coming back abnormal now a CT scan shows extensive liver metastatic disease.

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