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  • judy byfield Profile

    is a discharge from the breast indicative of breast cancer. I'm 67 - Had hysterectomy years ago - no hormones

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Judy,
      Any time you have something out of the ordinary or not normal for you in your breasts it is good to have your doctor check.
      Three warning signs are:
      •Discharge that occurs without squeezing the nipple
      •Discharge that occurs in only one breast
      •Discharge that has blood in it or is...

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      Judy,
      Any time you have something out of the ordinary or not normal for you in your breasts it is good to have your doctor check.
      Three warning signs are:
      •Discharge that occurs without squeezing the nipple
      •Discharge that occurs in only one breast
      •Discharge that has blood in it or is clear (not milky)
      I would get an appointment with your doctor and have it checked out.
      Take care, Sharon

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I think that's a good reason to visit your doctor. I had a friend who had nipple discharge (age48 )and turned out to be nothing but I would want to check with your doctor to be sure. All my best to you and hope it turns out fine.

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  • leslie adkins Profile

    How long after surgery will my arm be back to use?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 5 answers
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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I had lymph nodes removed in march of this year. My arm is still numb on the underside and arm pit. Still has a strange feel to it but I think it is fine.

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    • shen cruces Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      I had a mastectomy with all the axillary lymph nodes removed. It took a little while to really feel like I have my arm back. It was tight and difficult to extend for over two months. I went to a lymphadema prevention class and they gave me some really good exercises which helped a lot. I am a...

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      I had a mastectomy with all the axillary lymph nodes removed. It took a little while to really feel like I have my arm back. It was tight and difficult to extend for over two months. I went to a lymphadema prevention class and they gave me some really good exercises which helped a lot. I am a ceramic artist, so I really use my arms. I am back making work! Exercises are great. If you had a mastectomy with lymph nodes removed ask for a referral to see a physical therapist. That really helped me.

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  • shirley john Profile

    hi I had a double mastectomy in jan this year can the cancer come back

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 3 answers
    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Yes, it can, but it doesn't mean it will. We can't live in fear of that happening, we just need to be vigil lent in self checks and follow ups with doctors. :)

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hi Shirley,
      I think we all live with the fear cancer can raise its ugly head as a metastisis somewhere else in the body. We all hope and pray we don't have it in our future. Take care, Sharon

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  • patty pat Profile

    What is a grade 3 tumor?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 4 answers
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    • Coco Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      This depends on whether your laboratory is reporting using the English/Australian system often called the Nottingham Index or Bloom and Richardson VERSUS the American system.

      You did not say which country you were posting from.

      The answer above is correct for US and US based tumour rating...

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      This depends on whether your laboratory is reporting using the English/Australian system often called the Nottingham Index or Bloom and Richardson VERSUS the American system.

      You did not say which country you were posting from.

      The answer above is correct for US and US based tumour rating systems BUT in the Nottingham Index used in UK, Australia etc a Grade 3 means three individual scores of 1 [lowest risk] added together equals 3. Which under that system is the LOWEST score or the least aggressive form of cancer, not the more aggressive.

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    • sandy glisman Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I believe the grade is for agressiveness. 1. is mild, 2. moderate and 3. very agressive.

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