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Making the breast of a bad situation

My cherished spouse was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. It's going to be a long haul. At the oncologist's office, I saw a coupon for 3 free acupuncture treatments for breast cancer patients and it got me thinking... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Father about to be diagnosed with cancer needs help with life insurance

I'm 49 and my wife is 44. We have two small children 7 and 2 and do not own life insurance. Last Friday, we learned my wife has breast cancer, and the same day found out there is a likelihood I could be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the following weeks. Is there any kind of life insurance which I should quickly try to secure in the short time I have while I am still basically healthy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me find this story or tell me to walk on.

There's a short story in which a woman tells her new lover that she has had a mastectomy and he abandons her. Or at least I think there is. [more inside]
posted by janey47 on Jan 27, 2014 - 14 answers

Boob pain for Xmas

Basically what it says on the tin. I've been having a bit of an achy right breast for a while now. Help me calm down between now and my mammogram in two weeks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2013 - 24 answers

It's like winning the lottery... almost.

My partner and I have just been offered a large amount of money to leave our NYC apartment. Our plan is to pull up stakes and move to my home state. We have to make a decision by tomorrow. However, I've also just had a hinky breast mammogram/sonogram and am scheduled for a biopsy next week. Am I making a major mistake in quitting my job, going on COBRA, and moving cross country when I've got a potential health issue on the line? [more inside]
posted by fuzzywuzzysock on May 9, 2013 - 47 answers

No pink ribbon, thanks

My friend has breast cancer. She is most of the way through chemo and is getting ready for a double mastectomy. She is 36, identifies as genderqueer, and is not at all on board with the whole gender-normative pink ribbon thing. She is planning on having minimal reconstructive surgery. Can you help her find appropriate information and online community? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Nov 21, 2012 - 9 answers

California Health Care and Insurance and What is this lump?

Does anyone have any experience with using the California health care program to treat potential breast cancer? That's my worst case scenario, and yes, I'm scared to death. I'm also without insurance at the moment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 - 5 answers

How to handle job interviews while going through chemo/radiation for cancer?

I'm in the middle of treatment for breast cancer (chemo and radiation) and am unsure how to handle sharing this information (if I should at all) during my job interviews. What is my legal obligation? What is my moral obligation? What makes the most sense for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 17 answers

radioactive bra?

I accompanied my mom today as she went shopping for bras to wear as she goes thru radiation treatment....do they HAVE to be completely 100percent cotton? Any mefites out there had followup radiation after breast cancer surgery and have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I be screened for BRAC?

What potential drawbacks could there be if I get tested for the BRAC1 or 2 mutation? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the best way, in 2009, to beat breast cancer?

My wife has breast cancer - the tumor, discovered only last week, is now just under 4 centimetres and it has reached at least one of the lymph nodes - probably caused by the breast biopsy itself, but a metastasis all the same. Please help us decide whether we're doing the right thing. [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Aug 16, 2009 - 17 answers

The uniboob lens

Breast Cancer Media Filter: Looking for (funny/wry/witty/absurdist pov) books, docs, movies. One-woman shows/theatre? Performance art? Installations? Photo essays? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Jul 9, 2009 - 14 answers

Continue chemo?

Should my grandmother continue chemotherapy? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Nov 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Her Mother died of Breast Cancer two years ago, what can I do?

Breast Cancer took her mother from her 2 years ago (October 3rd, 2006)- what can I do for her anniversary? [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales on Oct 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Breast cancer - what now?

My wife has breast cancer. What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 13 answers

I'm 23 and my boobs need to go.

I am 23 and I have the BRCA1 gene mutation. My mother had a double mastectomy in her 40s, because of precancerous cell growth, and both of my grandmothers have had breast cancer pre-menopause (both are fine.) I'm basically a ticking time bomb. I'm interested in hearing any stories from women under 30 -- or women that you know -- who have undergone a voluntary double mastectomy because of their family history and/or the gene mutation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Should my mom sue?

My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, which sucks in many, many ways, not the least of which is that it seems that it could have been caught by her mammogram two years ago, but wasn't, possibly because the technician ignored information in her chart. She is now being encouraged by others to sue for malpractice, considering that her cancer has now had two extra years to progress. I'm wondering if she actually has a case, and if so, how should she proceed. This is kind of a long story, so there's more inside... [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 3, 2008 - 23 answers

How should people find out about my breast cancer?

What should my coworkers tell people who ask where I am when I'm home recuperating after surgery? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Apr 2, 2007 - 25 answers

Name a fundraiser night for cancer treatments

Help me come up with a witty name for a fundraising night for a friend's Herceptin (Trastuzumab) treatments. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Breast cancer: What does it actually mean?

A friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I need data. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Apr 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Weird Spot on My Breast

Odd spot. A couple weeks ago I discovered a pink patch about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide on the top of my left breast. [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Aug 31, 2005 - 14 answers

I need help choosing a gift for a friend for mother's day.

My friend's mother died of breast cancer in November, and this is her first Mother's day without her. Any recommendations on gifts or other things to help her through this tough time? [more inside]
posted by forforf on Apr 27, 2005 - 19 answers

Mastectomy

A dear family member is having a mastectomy/reconstruction/biopsy this friday. She's across the country, so I can't be there. I'd like to hear any success stories and warnings, plus any advice on how I can help or what I can send.
posted by stray on Mar 3, 2005 - 5 answers

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