A Lovely gal who worked at the Royal Bank here - died of this kind of breast cancer last year.. She went to the new Doctor here in town - showed the Doctor her symptoms & was given an antibiotic to clear up the rash! It got much worse - so she went to the Doctor I have here - and he had her into Winnipeg that same day - he knew what it was!
This is so important to every woman you know. Please share it with everyone you know and particularly those you care about.
New Kind of Breast Cancer
New kind of Breast Cancer - Please share with all of the women in yourlives .. Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, etc.
In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was
found. A lady developed a rash on her breast,
similar to that of young mothers who are
Because her mammogram had been clear,
the doctor treated her with antibiotics for
infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to
get worse, so her doctor sent her for
another mammogram. This time it showed
A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy.
Chemo was started in order to shrink the
growth; then a mastectomy was performed;
then a full round of Chemo; then radiation.
After about 9 months of intense treatment,
she was given a clean bill of health.
She had one year of living each day to its
fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver
area. She took 4 treatments and decided that
she wanted quality of life, not the after effects
of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she
planned each detail of the final days. After a
few days of needing morphine, she died.
She left this message to be delivered to
Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.
Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams
prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous.
Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can bebreastcancer. (Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless.. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.)
What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple)..
3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely
resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.
This message should be taken seriously and
passed on to as many of your relatives and
friends as possible; it could save someone's
My breast cancer has spread and metastasized
to my bones after receiving mega doses of
chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and
taking Tamaxofin.. If this had been diagnosed
as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it
would not have spread...
TO ALL READERS:
This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's
disease. If, by passing this around, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.
Please, if you can, take a moment to share
this message to as many people as possible,
especially to your family and friends. It only
takes a moment, yet the results could save a