How long would it take until you are considered a breast cancer survivor.?

5 years. Risk of recurrence is highest in the first two years and declines. After 5 years and no sign of recurrence, you are considered cured of that cancer.
No Magic Number. Like most cancers, breast cancer has the potential to recur years or even decades after diagnosis. However, the chance of recurrence is dependent on the stage and type of cancer. Philosophically, i consider all my breast cancer patients as survivors as soon as their treatment is completed. This is obviously a lot harder than it sounds, but with each passing year the odds improve.

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Hi I want to ask which food have to take in 6.5 uric acid, I am breast cancer survivor. Thanx?

Avoid purines. Look up low purine diet. Some seafood- lobster etc can precipitate gout as can some diuretic medications-hydrochlorthiazides. Read more...
See detail. A serum uric acid of 6.5 mg/dl is minimally elevated. Ignore it. Diet has virtually no benefit in lowering the uric acid level despite what other doctors may say. Read more...
Uric acid diet. Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. Read more...

Immediately a breast cancer survivor. On the drug tamoxifen, I missed a day. Can I take 2 pills in one day?

No... No, if you missed it completely do not double up. In the future if you miss a dose and remember within 8 hours you can take the dose. A weekly pill case can be a great reminder for taking pills, there are also dose reminder apps available. Read more...

I'm a stage 2 breast cancer survivor, what vitamins can I take for energy and to remain healthy?

Diet and exercise. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

No major risks. Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. Read more...
Tough question. There is a very small increased risk of breast cancer with the use of birth control pills. Our best guess so far is that use of triphasic pills are the primary culprit. It might be worth verifying with your pharmacist that your pills are not triphasic. Also note that birth control pills seem to lower the risk of other cancers. Starting birth control pills as a teenager seems to raise risk. Read more...

I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?

Congratulations. As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others.... Read more...
No. Risk of recurrence in TNBC is greatest in first 2-3 yr. You should consider genetic testing, which is indicated in TNBC in women 60 yrs old or younger at diagnosis. Genetic testing might suggest other cancers that you may be at risk for. Read more...

How can I transition from breast cancer patient to cancer survivor?

Survived. If you have survived the treatment and you are cancer free then you are a survivor. Congratulations! www.Drlugo.Com. Read more...

I'm 50 year old female 9 year breast cancer survivor. I'm cancer free. My Dr wants me on a good vitimen I bought alive it's b12 is 100 mcg.

No effect. Without a family history of breast cancer the chance is high that you are cured of your cancer. This has not been due to the influence of any vitamin. Cause is environmental with a high possibility due to MMTV with or without EBV. Incidence of breast cancer recurring is 1% per year for 15 yrs Yearly exam still important. Any multi vitamin will do but have no effect on your disease. Read more...