Of the huge number of videos available about types of breast cancer here is one which I particularly liked.

www.streamingwell.com – Prof. Rob Coleman explores various choices for treating advanced or secondary breast cancer and highlights treatments such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy and targeted biological therapies. This short film looks at the different types of advanced breast cancer, Hormone Sensitive, HER2-Positive and Triple Negative and shows how each type responds to drugs and treatment in different ways. He also explains that when choosing a breast cancer treatment quality of life for the patient is a priority and that treatments should be selected on the balance between benefits and side effects that the patient is prepared to accept.

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Breast Cancer Treatment

This is a great video on the subject of breast cancer treatment.

Jefferson surgeons perform reconstruction immediately following radical mastectomy -October 18, 2007 at 4:30 PM on OR-Live.com Women with breast cancer often seek immediate breast reconstruction after a mastectomy to help them regain a semblance of their body and for their psychological peace of mind.

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A question from Audrey H: Tumor Found in Supraclavicular Node 8 months after breast cancer treatment, could this be metastasis? ?
Diagnosed March 2007 with Stage 1 breast cancer, right breast. Axillary node removed, negative for cancer. Went through chemo and radiation, finished in February 2008. Went to follow-up October 13, first time for follow-up needed a break from doctors for a while. Complained of pain which I have had for the last 2-3 months from top of right breast to over shoulder and down the back. Sono showed tumor in supraclavicular node, right side. I have a CT scan on Thursday the 30th.
What does a CT scan show? Being that I just finished cancer treatment seems metastasis is the likely answer?

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Answer by Panda
Hopefully it will turn out to be benign or something different, but yes metastasis is always a worry once you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer can be very deceptive. A CT will give a better image of the tumor or spot and also may give indication if there are any more tumors to be seen. Be persistent about this . . you need to know exactly what you are dealing with. Also if this turns out to be nothing it is always a good idea to have CT or even a PET scan to use as a ‘baseline’ . . the doctor needs to have the scans to compare every three to six months to make sure the cancer is gone or to measure tumor shrinkage or track relapse.

Good luck and stay strong.

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Take a minute to leave your comments after watching this short video about breast cancer treatment.

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Breast Cancer – The Alternative Cancer Treatment

I you are looking for information about breast cancer treatment then I have little doubt that you will find this video especially useful.

www.AlternativeCancerTreatmentProject.com Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Melanoma, Pancreatic cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate cancer, Thyroid cancer, Lung cancer, kidney cancer, Endometrial cancer, Bladder cancer
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Question by Txlonestargal’s Page 1: Looking for information on Breast Cancer Treatment from the 1900′s to the present for a Girl Scout Badge.?
I really need sources on where to find information about Breast Cancer Treatment from the 1900′s to the present. We are doing a Camp for the Cure and part of the badge work for “In the Pink” says to share the information about treatments from the 1900′s to the present. We are making poster for the local Race for the Cure in October. I really need some kind of information. My web searches have come up with little especially for the 1900′s. Most refer me to medical journals which you have to be a medical professional and pay for the subscription online.

HELP!!!
Really need the medical treatments. I know the patient’s first hand experience is great for them to know, but we have ladies coming in to talk to them about this part of the treatments. We need more of a timeline on the progress of treatment from the 1900′s to the present.
All the information that is on the Girl Scout Studio 2B is at my finger tips all the time since I am serving as an Adult volunteer for a Camp Events Committee for the local council. I have already Googled and have most of the sites suggested bookmarked. I was trying to find something new. What was the technology, resources, and if they didn’t know exactly what it was what did they do in the 1900′s?

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Answer by Verite R
Good luck with your project.

If you go to www.after-cancer.com you will find a lot of information written by patients about the day-to-day treatments they have from 2000 – 2009. This covers what they feel and experience, rather than the official medical writing!

|Hope it might help a little.

Verite R

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Question posed by Billi Jo: What is the effectiveness of Chemotherapy as a Breast Cancer treatment?
My mom was recently diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma which has spread into the lymph nodes, stage 2A breast cancer. Her treatment option is Chemotherapy, Surgery, AND then Radiation. She is convinced that the chemo will kill her, not the cancer. Do you regret you decision to use Chemo as a cancer treatment? If you refused this treatment, how do you feel about that decision now? I need answers from people who have used chemo as a cancer treatment. People with personal experiences with the treatment, not medical facts! I have read everything I can find on Chemo so, in order to help her make an educated decision I need to be able to tell her about personal experiences, since the statistics and side effects have convinced her against this treatment. She has canceled her appointment to have the port put in, in order to start Chemo, once already.

The best answer:

Answer by lo_mcg
I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer almost seven years ago; it had spread to 13 lymph nodes and was grade 3.

I had surgery, then chemotherapy, then radiotherapy.

I felt much as your mum does; I didn’t want chemotherapy, and in fact explored and even dabbled with ‘alternative treatment’ (I put that in inverted commas because I now know that no ‘alternative treatment has been proven to have been effective against cancer in a single case, ever).

So what I did then was find out, by asking my oncologist, by what percentage chemotherapy would increase my survival chances. In my case it was significant; I know some other women for whom it was lower who decided against chemotherapy.

So I had chemo. No, I don’t regret it. I am fit and well with no sign of cancer at my last (and final) routine check up, and I had a clear mammogram last month.

Chemo is rough, there’s no getting away from it – though people’s individual reactions vary. But the stories of people dying from chemo rather than cancer are untrue.

Sometimes people get hold of ideas like that because with most cancers there are few ill effects if any until the cancer is quite advanced, and a person with an aggressive and advanced cancer usually looks, feels and behaves like a healthy person.

Then if they have chemotherapy side effects of the drugs can make them ill, sometimes very ill and frail, while treatment is taking place.

So some people conclude that the treatment is worse than the disease, and myths about people being killed by chemo bolster this belief.

It isn’t always effective. But in those cases it is the cancer, not the treatment, that kills the patient – they have died in spite of treatment, not because of it. Distressed relatives sometimes look for something or someone to blame, and some conclude that it was the treatment that killed the person.

With some types of chemotherapy, and in some cancers, there is a very slightly increased chance of developing a second type of cancer later.

Generally this is more likely to happen when the original cancer was a lymphoma, but it can happen very occasionally with other types of cancer.

Fortunately this very serious long-term effect is VERY RARE. But yes it happens, and yes very occasionally someone dies as a result.

There is more to my chemo story. I was scheduled to have 6 sessions; I made the decision to discontinue chemo for my breast cancer after the fourth of the six r sessions, because of the severe depression that was my main side effect. My breast care nurse was surprised – she had believed I would discontinue it after the first session, so great had been my anxiety and my resistance to having chemo.

My oncologist supported my decision to discontinue; he said that the depression might cause more harm than the chemo would do good. He was satisfied that I had had three months of aggressive chemotherapy, and mentioned that some cancer doctors feel four sessions is sufficient, with the final two being ‘belt and braces’.

I strongly recommend that your mum visits these two sites; as well as a lot of info on breast cancer, and professionals who can answer your questions, they both have forums where your mum (and you, both have a relative and friends forum) can talk to people who are or have been in the same situation as she is, or just read posts if she doesn’t want to contribute. I don’t know what I would have done without online support forums in those dark days following diagnosis.

http://www.breastcancer.org

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk

My best wishes to your mum for her treatment – and to you; it’s very hard watching someone you love go through this.

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If, like me, you are passionate about the whole subject of breast cancer treatment then I am sure you will find this video to be well worth watching. If so, please leave a comment!

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One video makers view of breast cancer treatment. Whether you agree or disagree with this view, why not leave a brief comment and let us know exactly what you think.

Follow three patients at various stages of breast cancer treatment — surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. See how the team of cancer specialists from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania work to give each woman a fighting chance against this disease. Learn more about the Abramson Cancer Center: www.penncancer.org Originally aired May 2004.

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Questions about breast cancer treatment.?

A question asked by Nikki in PA: Questions about breast cancer treatment.?
A friend has been diagnosed with Stage 2 A breast cancer. Using the TNM system, it is classified as T1 N1 M0. She had a lumpectomy 3 weeks ago along with axillary lymph node dissection. The tumor was almost 2cm and there were 3 nodes that tested positive. The doctor is recommending chemo therapy and then radiate to follow that. Has anyone had cancer around this stage that can tell me about their treatment? How bad was the chemo? How long was the chemo? Etc.. Any and all answers appreciated.
So, if someone gets chemo every 3 weeks, they might get it multiple times within that week? Is this intravenous chemo? I’ve read up on something called dense-dose chemo therapy, where you get that every 2 weeks.. I’m really curious.
Also, what is the survival rate for this type of cancer? I know this is all vague details, since every cancer is so different, but I’ve known alot of people that have not survived cancer.. Is this something most people can survive?

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Answer by Erika
I had breast cancer I just completed my treatment about a month and a half ago, I had a mastsctomy done and they also removed three lymph nodes also tested positive. My chemo treatment was six sessions three days out of the week but every 3 weeks followed by 36 session of radiation. Many people say that chemo is a very bad that you lose wait that you throw up all day that you cant eat, Icant tell you that all that is not true but what i will tell you is that i never went through none of that the only thing that i experienced was the last day of each session i had no flavor in my mouth felt tired but just for one day.I believe the reason is that i never seen chemo with fright i went in there letting the cancer cell that i was there to kill them as dumb as it sounds i would literaly talk to them and tell them YOU DONT BELONG IN MY BODY!! yea I know its dumb but hey it worked for me. I believe in the power of the mind if you believe that chemo will get you sick trust me IT WILL. The radiation you really dont feel anything you just lay there. After about 5 weeks the skin will get dark look at it as a very long day at the beach i do recommend to use alot i mean alot of aloe lotion at least 5 times a day they say three is enough but a little extra wont hurt. Other than that its nothing big. As for me the hardest part from chemo was the hair part but like me always making good out of something bad didnt think much of it. Use this time to play with different looks its fun. Hope I helped a little good luck to your friend everything will be fine. Remember that saying what doesnt kill you makes you stronger.

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