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January 09, 2014


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Oh Bena. Thank you for posting this. I wish that myth would be dispelled. It is so dangerous. It is why my doc did not think my breast lump (after a case of mastitis) was cancer and left it in me for over 6 months. Now I'm fighting for my life. If I wasn't breastfeeding when my cancer presented maybe things could have been different...

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You can do this darling. Be strong - I think of you daily X


Same for me. I was breast feeding at the time I found my tumor and they put me off for 3 months before starting neo-adjuvant chemo. It had doubled in size by that point. I had also had mastitis about 6-7 months prior to finding the lump.

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    Being diagnosed with Metaplastic Breast Cancer is devastating. I thought it was a death sentence. It wasn't. Having metaplastic breast cancer is tough. Chemo is horrible and my hair didn't come back after chemo - but that is the worst that happened. I have survived for 8 years after my diagnosis. If you move quickly and have the cancer removed you can live too. The usual chemo regime is FEC-D for this cancer. Some women have CMF or CMX but FEC-D is common. Some women have chemo first and others have surgery first. I had surgery first and found it suited me. But talk to your oncologists and think about what suits you. Please read back through my metaplastic breast cancer blog and ask questions. This is tough but you can do it!

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