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skin cancer? after breast?

lizzie17
Posts: 536
Joined: Nov 2009

I know that some forms of skin cancer can be common, but has anyone developed skin cancer on the face and then had to start treatment?

We are waiting for the biopsy results.....but my cheek started hurting a week or so prior to the biopsy, and I worry about that.  And the fact that I waited five months............and I should know better.....and that the  doctor is 100% sure that it is some form of cancer.

Thanks,

Carol

pegalina
Posts: 42
Joined: May 2013

Dear Kamcat, I had no idea what u r going thru..I had a double mastectomy & complete hysterectomy in 1 surgery..this was after chemo..then had radiation for 6 weeks..5 days a week..for 6 weeks..burned my skin from my shoulder down to my naval & on the backside..down half my back.massive nerve damage..but here's the real PROBLEM..I now have RA so bad my hands cant close..I've been an athlete my entire life..I know chemo(had it every 2 weeks..first 2 1/2 hrs..for 4 installments..then 5 hrs each for 4 installments.I've researched this ****..there are so many out there like me..here's the problem..because I had the hysterectomy(which I had to from brac 1 gene) @ 42..flipped me into menopause..& because I was an athlete..pretty much destroyed my muscles..Now my husband is gone..which if there is a God(I was raised Catholic)..why the **** would he take my husband..He was healthy..I'm the sick one.whatever..I'm here for you..I have a huge shoulder..or you can vent to me..let it out..besides my cancer & my husband passing 2 months ago..my parents are gone..I have pretty much experienced everything except the un imagianable..losing a child..which I better not..so..I'm here for you 

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kamcat1962
Posts: 40
Joined: Mar 2013

Dear Pegalina,

Thank u for your response to my post.  I can't believe how many woman of strength I have met thru this site.  God Bless u.  You are truly a tower of strength and inspiration.  I can't even imagine losing my husband!  He and my son (just one child) are on the top of the list for me fighting this stupid disease. My top reason is that I am stubborn and I refuse to be dictated to by a disease!  My real problem though is location.  My husband is military and we made the choice (before cancer) to live in a very remote area. (North Dakota, yes people actually do live here lol).  So, my choices for medical care are limited. I have been to Mayo Clinic for a problem with seizsures that turned out to be drug related (it was an anti-depressant that I didn't even want to take.) I went off the drug and the seizsures stopped. Maybe i should put a MD after my name because I have learned so much about health and health care it isn't even funny. Some of my family wants me to try other medical facilities but then I am away from my son and husband. Not what I want.  But I do want the best that is out there to fight this disease.  

But I know what you mean about the nerve damage and how it takes away the things you love to do.  For me it was my gardening, painting and driving.It must be tough for an athlete. My heart goes out to you.  I too have big shoulders so feel free lay your head on them if u need to. Need to top typing hands are getting tired. Take care and stay in touch.

Rague
Posts: 3399
Joined: Aug 2009

I live in West River SoDak and have had fantastic care through VA that was outsorced to the local CCI.  Hubby (of 37+ yrs) is retired USN but I am also a Veteran.  I have had fantastic medical here.  (Are you near Minot? - I'm near Ellsworth)

It's getting late and I'm gettting tired - so as military wives, you want to 'yak' PM me'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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kamcat1962
Posts: 40
Joined: Mar 2013

Dear Pegalina,

Thank u for your response to my post.  I can't believe how many woman of strength I have met thru this site.  God Bless u.  You are truly a tower of strength and inspiration.  I can't even imagine losing my husband!  He and my son (just one child) are on the top of the list for me fighting this stupid disease. My top reason is that I am stubborn and I refuse to be dictated to by a disease!  My real problem though is location.  My husband is military and we made the choice (before cancer) to live in a very remote area. (North Dakota, yes people actually do live here lol).  So, my choices for medical care are limited. I have been to Mayo Clinic for a problem with seizsures that turned out to be drug related (it was an anti-depressant that I didn't even want to take.) I went off the drug and the seizsures stopped. Maybe i should put a MD after my name because I have learned so much about health and health care it isn't even funny. Some of my family wants me to try other medical facilities but then I am away from my son and husband. Not what I want.  But I do want the best that is out there to fight this disease.  

But I know what you mean about the nerve damage and how it takes away the things you love to do.  For me it was my gardening, painting and driving.It must be tough for an athlete. My heart goes out to you.  I too have big shoulders so feel free lay your head on them if u need to. Need to top typing hands are getting tired. Take care and stay in touch.

lizzie17
Posts: 536
Joined: Nov 2009

I really appreciate everyone's concerns and comments.  My colonoscopy turned out fine, Thank God.

But after reading your comments.............I guess I will call my oncologist or primary care tomorrow.

I am no longer sure the swelling under my right arm is ONLY lymphodema, because in the past month or so, it has

changed  :(  I think I just don't want to know.

 

 

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