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Wednesday, April 07, 2010 BRENMONTANA, Community Member, asks

Q: BREST CANCER

MY AUNT HAS BREST CANCER AND KNOW SHE IS LEAKING BLOOD AND A YELLOW LIQUID HER HAND STARTS TO TINGGLE AND FALLS ASLEEP WHAT SHOULD SHE DO.

 

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
4/ 7/10 5:00pm

It's hard to know how alarming these symptoms are without knowing if she was just diagnosed, she just had surgery, or if she's finished treatment.  However, she needs to call her doctor to let him or her know about these symptoms.

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BRENMONTANA, Community Member
4/ 7/10 5:11pm

Thanks for the information the problem is she refuses to go to the doctor ever since she was diagnosis with breast cancer and that was about 6 month ago. We are trying to push her to go but she is to scare to find out how sever or advance her cancer is. We love her so much and we can see that every month there is either a new symptom she loses more of her appetite and her skin color is not the same. I don't know what else to do for her but pray. Once aging Thankyou for responding so quickly

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
4/ 7/10 5:31pm

If she has had no treatment since her diagnosis, these symptoms mean that her cancer is probably spreading, perhaps putting pressure on the nerves in her arm.  If your aunt has had a chance to talk to the doctor about exactly what treatments she needs to save her life and has decided that she would rather die than lose her breast or her hair, then that is her decision.  I know elderly people who have decided that the cancer is a sign that their time on earth is over, and for them that is the right decision.

However, it sounds like you believe that your aunt is resisting seeing the doctor out of fear.  It may be that comparatively simple surgery would have been the only treatment she needed six months ago.  It is still possible that she could have years of good health following cancer treatment depending on how much it has spread.

Is there a person whose authority your aunt respects who could talk to her about her fears?  Perhaps a pastor or older person in the community could help her sort out her reasons for refusing to see a doctor and encourage her to go back to the doctor.  

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/ 7/10 5:31pm

I'm so sorry for your troubles. Every day your aunt refuses to see a doctor, she's getting sicker and sicker; there's a good chance this disease will take her life. Does she understand that by not seeing a doctor, she's endangering her life? A cancer that might not have been severe to begin with is surely getting more and more severe with each week that passes without treatment. I would urge you to continue to try to get her to see a doctor. But in the end, it's her life - and she can make the choice to lose it, because it's her right to do so, painful as that is. Again, I'm sorry - PJH

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BRENMONTANA, Community Member
4/ 7/10 10:54pm

I don't know how much I can thank all of you guy for caring about my aunt and me. I will never give up I will continue to tell her to go to the doctor but I know that at the end the decision would have to come from her. She keeps telling us  there is no medicine that can cure her, she thinks everything will be fine and she will leave in peace. My cousins (her kids) talk to her every day and they also try but she says no. Once again thanks and if you don't mind I will keep you updated.

 

 Love

Brenda

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/ 8/10 5:53am

Yes, Brenda, please keep us updated on how things go. We're here for you - PJH

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Vinod, Community Member
2/ 3/13 12:02pm

My Mrs is 30yrs old and  Done her Breast Cancer Opreations .. Dr has remove Breast . Histopathology Report :- Infiltrating duct carcinoma of Right Breast Nuclear Grade III. T 2x2 CM ,N -14/22 Nodes Postive, 24/11/12-ER-Negative , PR-Negative, cerB2, Negative . T2N3MO. no perineural invasion and lymphovascular emboli... Now Dr have finishe Chemo -4 Cycle of EC F/B & going to start 12 Cycle of weekly paclitaxel. After Finshing 12 Cycle of weekly paclitaxel . Then Dr will Start Readitions. The Treatment givening To My Mrs Is Correct Treatment OR Wrong Treatment...?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 3/13 3:10pm

It sounds like your wife is getting good treatment for what is, unfortunately, a fairly aggressive, somewhat advanced, and hard to treat cancer. If you don't trust her oncologist (and I don't inow why you wouldn't; the treatment plan sounds correct to me - though I'm not a doctor), then perhaps you need to ask another oncologist for a second opinion, for your own peace of mind. Best of luck to both of you; I hope things turn out well for you. PJH

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
2/ 3/13 6:49pm

Vinod, your wife's diagnosis sounds somewhat similar to mine.  I also had positive lymph nodes and a similar schedule of chemo and radiation.  That was 14 years ago, and I am doing fine now.  Your wife's treatment schedule sounds reasonable, but if there is any doubt in your mind at all, seeing another doctor for a second opinion will help you both proceed with more confidence.  There is every reason to expect that this treatment plan can work for her and that she can live a long time.

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By BRENMONTANA, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/03/13, First Published: 04/07/10