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A small part of the chemo journey - shaving the hair on your head and dealing with baldness. What cancer takes away - and family gives back. Unconditionally

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  • Marie Durham Profile

    Whats the best way to lose extra pounds after taking chemo and steriod pills

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 5 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Eat right and exercise just like any other time in your life. The water weight from the steroids will come off after you stop taking them.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I wish there was some magical special way of melting off the extra poundage. It still remains your body has to use up the stored fuel it has packed on. Cut back on carbs, and long walks. A good way to eat is to consume foods that are closest to the way they grew. Cut out all sugar, fructose,...

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      I wish there was some magical special way of melting off the extra poundage. It still remains your body has to use up the stored fuel it has packed on. Cut back on carbs, and long walks. A good way to eat is to consume foods that are closest to the way they grew. Cut out all sugar, fructose, even artificial sweeteners. You can get a copy by googling Mediterranean Diet, if you need something with a name. We women continually look for the magic bullet, and it all boils down to revving up your metabolism and consuming less carbohydrates, boring and difficult. Take care, Sharon

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    Anyone with TNBC who did not get chemo, and if so why and how are you doing?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years 2 answers
    • Samantha Sen Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I got TNBC stage 2a, lumpectomy, 8 round of chemo and 35 radiation. Last chemo April 21,2016. Last radiation July 8,2016.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had double mastectomy 3 weeks ago and have decided no chemo for tnbc. The biopsy I had basically took out the entire tumor. It was very small; .5mm left in the breast. I was BRCA1 positive. Have already had chemo from the ovarian cancer I had 5 years ago. My doctor said she was ok with nit...

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      I had double mastectomy 3 weeks ago and have decided no chemo for tnbc. The biopsy I had basically took out the entire tumor. It was very small; .5mm left in the breast. I was BRCA1 positive. Have already had chemo from the ovarian cancer I had 5 years ago. My doctor said she was ok with nit doing the chemo based in the size. Can't give you long term prognosis as it is recent but this was my decision.

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  • Karen Milburn Profile

    Failed root canal - root canal and cap done 27 years ago. need surgery but in chemo. Dentist will talk to oncologist. The root is abcessed and on antibotics for 10 days. Hoping this does not delay my treatment next Thursday :(

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    about 6 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Had lots of teeth problems during chemo lost crowns, believe chemo weekends your gums. Prayers to you IJ

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    • Karen Milburn Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      sorry, 544 hours of short term disability not days

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  • Ruthanne Greenwood Profile

    can I request a second biopsy to confirm diagnosis before beginning neoadjuvant chemotherapy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    over 6 years 6 answers
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    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You also could take pathology slides and have another lab look at them... My clinic sent mine to Stanford--- and Stanford added additional information!

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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Every Dr I went to for an opinion asked to see my slides and have them rereviewed.

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