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  • Margaret Mirasolo Profile

    I had my first mammogram on June 19th, 2.9 cm mass, had diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound on June 25. Mass is 2.9 cm at the 8:00 region. Having needle biopsy next and scared that it's cancer

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    • Doreen Escovedo Profile
      anonymous
      stage_2a Patient

      I went through the same thing and know that there is so much that can be done for u if it is something we are all here for u but it might not be anything it's good to get it checked there are so many breast cancer servivers u can beat it for sure. We will be thinking of u let us all know

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Of course you are frightened but be aware that there is a ton of support for you out there.

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    I carry my cell phone in my bra and recently I had a biopsy that showed "atypical columnar cell change and moderate usual duct epithelial hyperplasia" coincidentally in the same place I carry my phone. have any studies been done on this?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      The easiest way to search for answers like this is to Google them, which is what I did. If I were you, I would be finding a different place to carry my cell phone. Here is one bit of information from the American Cancer Society. It's probably not a coincidence abnormal cells were found in the...

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      The easiest way to search for answers like this is to Google them, which is what I did. If I were you, I would be finding a different place to carry my cell phone. Here is one bit of information from the American Cancer Society. It's probably not a coincidence abnormal cells were found in the same place as packing around your cell phone.
      Here's the link:
      http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2014/05/13/cell-phones-bras-and-breast-cancer-risk.aspx

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I rremember looking this up in the past, and found that the phone makers do not recommend that you carry your phone directly on your skin. At the time there were observations that this might be occurring, but not much info. I don't know if studies have been done recently. I would not carry my...

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      I rremember looking this up in the past, and found that the phone makers do not recommend that you carry your phone directly on your skin. At the time there were observations that this might be occurring, but not much info. I don't know if studies have been done recently. I would not carry my phone in my bra!

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    my aunt is diabetic she is on oral hypoglycemic agent, she had a FNAC which showed benign B2 changes what dose that mean and what is the best mangment for it?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Her doctor should be the one to tell her what it means and what needs to be done for it. I'm not familiar with the B2 part of it but benign means just that.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      We just aren't the one's who can suggest management of a rather complicated physical conditions. I would advise her to get a consultation with her doctor and take someone with her to take notes. Good luck to her. Take care, Sharon

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  • Cha ro Profile

    Hi everyone! Tomorrow my mother gets her mastectomy. I want to buy her a mastectomy bra. Where's a good place to buy one?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Her insurance should pay for 3 of them every three months. As to a specialty shop some hospitals have them. But if hers doesn't just google mastectomy bras and her zip code. She really should be fitted by a certified fitter rather than getting one online. Also you would be very helpful to find...

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      Her insurance should pay for 3 of them every three months. As to a specialty shop some hospitals have them. But if hers doesn't just google mastectomy bras and her zip code. She really should be fitted by a certified fitter rather than getting one online. Also you would be very helpful to find out how often she can get her prosthesis changed. If she loses weight she may need to get that replaced.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Your mom will need to go to a specialty store to be fitted for a mastectomy bra that fits her plus the prosthesis. You can go with her for support. She will need to wait until the drains are removed and some healing has taken place. You could get her a camisole that will have pockets in it to...

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      Your mom will need to go to a specialty store to be fitted for a mastectomy bra that fits her plus the prosthesis. You can go with her for support. She will need to wait until the drains are removed and some healing has taken place. You could get her a camisole that will have pockets in it to hold the drainage collection bottles. It also has breast pockets that you can fill with a soft filler. It is very nice material and will be very comfortable for her.
      My experience with a mastectomy was very little discomfort afterwards.... in fact I didn't need any pain medication. If your mom has a lot of lymph nodes removed from her armpits or has expanders placed, she will need pain medication. I had neither so I really didn't have pain.
      Best wishes to you and your mom. Take care, Sharon

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    I have had only one dose of chemo and no more and it's been three weeks will I still lose my hair with only one weeks dose

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Everyone's chemo is different .. Due to our size , type and medical condition.. Even through we all have Cancer ... You are so lucky on to be and have a very short regime.... I lost my hair day 14- 17. Scalp became sore and when I washed my hair it come out in clamps ... But .. Again some people...

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      Everyone's chemo is different .. Due to our size , type and medical condition.. Even through we all have Cancer ... You are so lucky on to be and have a very short regime.... I lost my hair day 14- 17. Scalp became sore and when I washed my hair it come out in clamps ... But .. Again some people don't lose all their hair ... Okay I would play it by ear .. And if it happens.. It's quite cool to wear hats and scarfs with big earrings .. Good luck ::))

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Everyone is different. I was told to expect it about 2 weeks after my first chemo. and true to form I started losing it at day #13. My hairdresser felt I wouldn't lose anymore than I did but it became a nuisance and I had her shave the rest off after my 2nd infusion.

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  • Eli Timms Profile

    Just finished 10 sessions of brain radiation and skin in face is now a mess. Can anyone recommend something to put on skin?

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    Patient
    5 days 3 answers
    • Marianne Robertson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Check out Lindskin i love it. Some estheticians are certified in cancer skin care.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I used aloe and Aquaphor . I did not have a problem, but the ones who did could get a prescription to help. Also, raw cabbage leaves against the skin. I would definitely ask the radiologist what to use to help you heal and be more comfortable.

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    Does anyone know about necrotic jaw with use of Fosamax ?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My Oncologist gave me 3 options for my bone loss I already had prior to treatment and had worsened somewhat afterwards. I took the 3 options to my PCP who told me Fosamax had been around the longest and was better in the long run. All 3 carry the possibility of bone loss in the jaw so dentists...

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      My Oncologist gave me 3 options for my bone loss I already had prior to treatment and had worsened somewhat afterwards. I took the 3 options to my PCP who told me Fosamax had been around the longest and was better in the long run. All 3 carry the possibility of bone loss in the jaw so dentists need to be aware of what you're taking. I've been on a generic form of Fosamax for almost 2 years and so far my jaw is fine. I did ask my PCP how often I should be doing a DEXA scan and he gave me an order to have one in a couple of months to see if it is working or not. My new PCP was surprised though that the other Dr. put me on the dosage he did rather than the smallest dose. It seems all meds. have side effects of some sort so I always read the pamphlet that comes with them especially ones that are new for me. If you have concerns talk with your Dr.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      On my dentists patient form, one of the questions is "Do you take drugs for osteoporosis such as......" then lists several. I tried taking three different types of those drugs but they gave me so much pain in my bones, it was not a way to live. I started taking 5000 IU's of Vit. D-3 and had...

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      On my dentists patient form, one of the questions is "Do you take drugs for osteoporosis such as......" then lists several. I tried taking three different types of those drugs but they gave me so much pain in my bones, it was not a way to live. I started taking 5000 IU's of Vit. D-3 and had bone regrowth the last time I had a Dexa Scan. My doctor now wants me to take injections of Forteo..... I told him no. First, it is very expensive.... around $3000 a month, my insurance doesn't cover it. You can apply for help from the company but we are over the threshold for income. Second, I have grown to be skeptical of drug company's because it seems they can't tell what long range things can happen with the use of these types of drugs. They can also cause catastrophic upper leg fractures, they don't know what type of bone these drugs build. Most of the time, after the drugs are discontinued, bone loss happens again. It is just that it puts you out further for hip or lumbar fractures. Bottom line..... I am afraid of the drugs after my experience with the three different types. My quality of life suffered because I was in so much pain. I am 67 years old and do very physical labor every day taking care of 7 horses. I am choosing to take my chances rather than taking the bone drugs. I am just giving my experience. We are all individuals and we have to make the choices that work out best for our lives. Take care, Sharon

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    I am 41 yrs old, & diagnosed w/ Invasive Ductal Carc. 0.7cm. ER & PR no HER2. had lump. w/mammo needle localization & sen node biopsy. if margin & node clear, is radiation sufficient if chemo isn't needed?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      There are other factors that come into play. I was diagnosed with IDC stage 1c and also an area of DCIS next to it. I elected to have a mastectomy due to the size of the areas next to each other and a 3rd area was found in the surgical specimen. My surgeon elected to remove 8 nodes (thought...

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      There are other factors that come into play. I was diagnosed with IDC stage 1c and also an area of DCIS next to it. I elected to have a mastectomy due to the size of the areas next to each other and a 3rd area was found in the surgical specimen. My surgeon elected to remove 8 nodes (thought she had taken 6) and all were negative. I did an Oncotype DX test to see if chemo. was needed and I came in with a number that said I could get by without it just a hormone blocking pill but in agreeing to it it dropped my recurrence rate down and I also had radiation treatments. What is your team recommending?

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      You would need to have the oncotype dx test to help determine that. If the nodes are clear ,the onco test score is low, and you plan on taking anti hormone therapy for at least five years, it might be a possibility to not have chemo, but it would depend on your specific case and your...

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      You would need to have the oncotype dx test to help determine that. If the nodes are clear ,the onco test score is low, and you plan on taking anti hormone therapy for at least five years, it might be a possibility to not have chemo, but it would depend on your specific case and your doctor's advice.

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    is there a possibility that you have cancer if one boob is bigger than the other but there are no other symptoms ??

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    6 days 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Almost all women have 1 boob bigger than the other (think about your feet they are different, too). I did mammograms on a lady one time that her 2 breasts were a whole size different not just the cup.

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      Your very young .. On life's journey .. Hormones run your life and body ... Boobs are made up of Mostly fatty tissue..so they might grow a little more one side than the other .. We see boobs on TV and mags ( that are air brushed) and boobs jobs etc .. The girls aren't real ... But that's the only...

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      Your very young .. On life's journey .. Hormones run your life and body ... Boobs are made up of Mostly fatty tissue..so they might grow a little more one side than the other .. We see boobs on TV and mags ( that are air brushed) and boobs jobs etc .. The girls aren't real ... But that's the only image we see so we expect our body to be the same ... But all parts of body grow and change at different times !!... But if in doubt .. Ask school nurse or a doctor .. You'll be fine .. Ok :::)))

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    I was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer HER2 negative and estrogen receptor hormone receptor positive. Had lympctomy took out 3 nodes 2 were involved. Do I need more nodes taken out or need aggressive chemo and radiation?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      What does your oncologist say? What did the surgeon say? Lots of information has to be studied to come up with a treatment plan. . It all depends.....

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That's not a question that a lay person could answer. This site is a place for emotional support. Run don't walk if you get any advice from a person other than a doctor offers you any type of medical advice.

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    I had a lumpectomy and 3 nodes were taken out 2 were positive and they wanted to take out more nodes but then they changed their minds and they said that studies have shown that it doesn't prolong life to take more nodes out it's better to start chemo

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    8 days 2 answers
    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I would follow the doctor's advice, or get a second opinion from another doctor, if it would help your decision. It sounds reasonable to start chemo because it treats the entire body.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My nodes looked OK on my MRI but my Surgeon said she would look at them anyway. She opted to remove 8 (she thought she had taken 6) and all were negative. I had chemo. and radiation and the radiated area included the armpit where the nodes were.

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    Finished 12 weeks of Taxol a week ago, my back and hips ache and my eye twitches a lot, is that normal?

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    7 days 3 answers
    • sophie s Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Hi, My eye twitched a lot when I had Taxotere, it went away a few weeks after I completed chemo. All the best to you.

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    • Maria J Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Taxol really kicked me in the butt. I had a lot of bone pain especially back pain that latest for months. I had pain injections that helped. Had accupuncture and deep massage. I do not recall any eye twitching. Try to eat healthy and take supplements for healing. You survived this. Best of...

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      Taxol really kicked me in the butt. I had a lot of bone pain especially back pain that latest for months. I had pain injections that helped. Had accupuncture and deep massage. I do not recall any eye twitching. Try to eat healthy and take supplements for healing. You survived this. Best of everything.

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    what colour of fluid/liquid/discharge indicates breast cancer

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    8 days 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      A bloody discharge is not normal but it takes testing to detect cancer. You can't just take one thing as a diagnosis. Get an appointment with your doctor. Take care, Sharon

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any discharge of any color if not normal for you should be checked by a doctor.

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    I have pain in my left breast, does that mean that I have breast cancer

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    • Doreen Escovedo Profile
      anonymous
      stage_2a Patient

      Any different feeling in your breast u need to get it checked whether it be pain or a lump or a rash not saying it's cancer but it's always better to get any changes in your breast checked

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    • Dorothy Johnson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have pain in my left breast, does that mean that I have breast cancer

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    I've had a rash on my left breast for over a week I don't have insurance since I recently lost my job any recommendations?

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    • Kelly Goocher Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Greetings;

      There is no reason to be without health insurance. As you just lost your job, this should be considered a 'qualifying event' - and you should be able to get insurance via healthcare.gov (obamacare). go to www.healthcare.gov and start the process. You may be able to get insurance...

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      Greetings;

      There is no reason to be without health insurance. As you just lost your job, this should be considered a 'qualifying event' - and you should be able to get insurance via healthcare.gov (obamacare). go to www.healthcare.gov and start the process. You may be able to get insurance by Aug. 1. Good luck

      Kelly

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Do you have a primary care doctor? I know you said you lost your insurance but perhaps if you talk with their office they would see you and let you make payments on your visit? Otherwise what about Planned Parenthood or a similar organization? I got thinking too if you had coverage before...

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      Do you have a primary care doctor? I know you said you lost your insurance but perhaps if you talk with their office they would see you and let you make payments on your visit? Otherwise what about Planned Parenthood or a similar organization? I got thinking too if you had coverage before losing your job you should be able to carry the policy you had under a "Cobra" plan if they still have them with Obamacare. It means you can carry that policy for (used to be 18 months after losing employment).

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    I'm looking for a new job after I finish radiation, do I have to tell potential employers that I have had bc during an interview or is that something that you wait to tell after your hired?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No that's your personal business. I wouldn't

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      You do not have to disclose your past health history. It is illegal for a potential employer to ask. Take care, Sharon

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    Should I go under Chemotherapy if I have stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma er(-), PR(-), her2(-), Ki-67 (positive) and the tutor was under 2X2 cm..Isn't it better just to do a radiation therapy?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      TNBC is aggressive. The only treatment is chemo and rads. I also am Triple Negative. Did 6 treatments of chemo. It has been two years and am still NED!!

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    • Fats ferreira Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Chemo is almost always a must with tnbc... go to tnbcfoundation.org A forumn dedicated to tnbc. Will be very helpful. God Bless xxxxx

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    I have a hard lump on the side of my body where breast is attached to (i meant not in the centre of the breast). I have NO other symptoms mentioned..is it cancerous?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      A question like yours is probably the most common we receive. It is from women, desperate, to be reassured the lump or symptom they have found is not breast cancer. Our answers are always the same, only a doctor, and further testing can confirm what it is. Most of these turn out to be benign...

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      A question like yours is probably the most common we receive. It is from women, desperate, to be reassured the lump or symptom they have found is not breast cancer. Our answers are always the same, only a doctor, and further testing can confirm what it is. Most of these turn out to be benign (not cancer) but some do turn out to be breast cancer.
      For women's peace of mind, it is best to have these questionable symptoms checked out by your doctor, the sooner, the better. If, it does turn out to be breast cancer, the sooner women start treatment, it is oh so much better. Breast cancer does not mean a death sentence. All of us here have been through treatment and are living our normal lives. Breast cancer treatment has come a long way. Please get checked as soon as you can. Yes, it is scary but finding an early breast cancer is preferable than a late stage cancer. Be brave, call your doctor to make an appointment, today. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by a doctor as some testing may need to be done.

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    Why are steroids used while you taking chemotherapy

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I was told it helped nausea. I didn't have a problem with the chemotherapy but I had a horrific problem with the steroid, Dexamethazone. They took it out of my mixture and then, accidentally gave it to me again. I was also taking another drug for nausea called Emend. I never had any nausea at...

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      I was told it helped nausea. I didn't have a problem with the chemotherapy but I had a horrific problem with the steroid, Dexamethazone. They took it out of my mixture and then, accidentally gave it to me again. I was also taking another drug for nausea called Emend. I never had any nausea at all from the chemo but the Dexa nearly killed me. Take care, Sharon

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    • Doreen Escovedo Profile
      anonymous
      stage_2a Patient

      I was told to help prevent side affects to the chemo I ended up having them cut my steroids in half on my last 4 treatments because I felt so bloated from the steroids I didn't have any problems with the chemo after that but I was on taxol. What chemo are you on?

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    Anyone taken Lupron and Arrimidex at same time and what are the side effects?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    10 days 2 answers
    • paula gittens Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I am having lupron injections monthly with Letrozole. Severe bone pain along with pelvic pains. Im scheduling an appt with my oncologist for tomorrow

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    • Maria J Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Unfortunately, I suffered severe bone and joint pain with Arimidex.

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    My hair is starting to fall out. Is it beat to shave it or should I just let it fall out? Very devastating - I don't know what's best

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I think, you would find, uniformly, this is a very devastating occurrence with breast cancer treatment. It was one of the most difficult side effects. It was the reality of my situation staring me back from the mirror. I took my horse trimmers and shaved my head because I couldn't stand to...

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      I think, you would find, uniformly, this is a very devastating occurrence with breast cancer treatment. It was one of the most difficult side effects. It was the reality of my situation staring me back from the mirror. I took my horse trimmers and shaved my head because I couldn't stand to have it drop out in clumps. It was a bit of control I had over what was happening. What I found over time was my inner strength. I was retired so I didn't have to have a public presence so I just went "commando". I went through the the holiday season having treatment and would go to parties..... bald. I tried wearing a wig, but it slipped, and slid and hurt my head. I either went bald or word a little pile hat. With the wig, I felt I was being dishonest but that was JUST MY FEELING. You have to go with what makes you feel the best. We are all different in the way we get through this tough time. I embraced my baldness, what I looked like on the outside was not the real me. I also felt I could spread the word about early detection and tell people this is temporary, I am not dying on the contrary. I was living and planned to have a long life because my cancer had been found at a treatable stage. Hang in there, you will make it through all of this. There are some beautiful scarves, hats, and wigs. Go for it..... have fun with it. Showering and your grooming time is cut down to nothing! Lots of us have been through what you are going through. Take care, you will make it. Sharon

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      I got myself a buss cut ... My scalp hurt and coming out in clumps .. So I felt it was easier... Then my husband shave my scalp ....But in the end it doesn't matter .. Bald .. Is ok .. With scarfs and hats .. Most of the time I went bald even to the shops ..with big earrings it's a ok look!!......

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      I got myself a buss cut ... My scalp hurt and coming out in clumps .. So I felt it was easier... Then my husband shave my scalp ....But in the end it doesn't matter .. Bald .. Is ok .. With scarfs and hats .. Most of the time I went bald even to the shops ..with big earrings it's a ok look!!... Trust us it's only hair and its grows back as soon as the poison ( chemo ) is done !!.. There will be so many hurdles in your treatment to deal with .. Losing your hair is nothing .. Chemo kills the Cancer so that's good ... Best of luck ::))

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    Hi I have had good results after my op, growth removed (6mm) with clear margins. Been given Letrozole and waiting for 15 rads. I am very grateful & relieved but it worried me that my BC surgeon said he would see me in a year. is this normal?

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It seems that's what my Surgeon said after I saw her on a post op visit. I have since moved away so haven't seen a Surgeon but I'm still seeing my Oncologist on a regular basis as well as my RT. My visits are getting further apart now, a little over 2 years since diagnosis. Every doctor has...

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      It seems that's what my Surgeon said after I saw her on a post op visit. I have since moved away so haven't seen a Surgeon but I'm still seeing my Oncologist on a regular basis as well as my RT. My visits are getting further apart now, a little over 2 years since diagnosis. Every doctor has their own protocol.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      This is very normal. I no longer saw my surgeon (I had a mastectomy) after the drains, and sutures were out and then final healing. They have done their part in your treatment. Your growth was TINY at 6mm. My monster was 2.3CM. Take care, Sharon

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    I had a 3d mammogram and ultrasounds on both breast 6 days ago and have not heard a word what is the usual wait time?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I also had the same type of mammogram. They told me it takes longer to read those type of mammograms....it can be 10 days or so. Those types of mammograms are great new technology and really much better for a woman who has dense breast tissue. Hang in there. This is normal for 3D. Take...

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      I also had the same type of mammogram. They told me it takes longer to read those type of mammograms....it can be 10 days or so. Those types of mammograms are great new technology and really much better for a woman who has dense breast tissue. Hang in there. This is normal for 3D. Take care, Sharon

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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I had a 3D mammogram last September at the suggestion of my radiation oncologist. At my annual visit with her she suggested 3D even though I do not have dense breasts. I walked out that day knowing my results.

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    I am trying to stay strong for my family and don't know how. I am scared but I have to survive. Am I the only one who feel like this being a single mother?

    Asked by anonymous

    11 days 3 answers
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Stay positive. Pray a lot for strength and encouragement. Maintain faith that all will be ok. Surround yourself with good people. A good support system will help. This site has a lot of people who have been in a similar position and are thriving. We're here for you.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Of course you are scared you have the weight of the world on your shoulders right now. Do you have the support of your extended family? If not there is a lot of support out there from various groups with kind hearted people. Doing practical stuff will make you feel less stressed too. If you...

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      Of course you are scared you have the weight of the world on your shoulders right now. Do you have the support of your extended family? If not there is a lot of support out there from various groups with kind hearted people. Doing practical stuff will make you feel less stressed too. If you are too overwhelmed don't be afraid to reach out to a sympathetic friend or support group. You are in my prayers.

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    Has anyone voluntarily had ovaries removed (when not required but recommended to suppress estrogen production) and are now on an aromatase inhibitor drug for hormone therapy instead of tamoxifen?

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    stage_1 Patient
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes I'm on Aramidex My dad lost his mom & 2 sisters to ovarian cancer that's why I removed them. My breast cancer was estrogen driven

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am sure there are women who have done this for several different reasons. Yours being one of them. We all choose many paths and as long as your oncologist is in agreement, great. If it brings you reassurance is very important. Peace of mind brings much relief and comfort. Take care, Sharon

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