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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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  • carol driver Profile

    I'm getting ready to start chemo. Heard how nails could go black and fall off. However do they still grow if they don't fall off? Just curious.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 3 years 11 answers
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    • carol driver Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you ladies. I'm having 16 treatments. 4 AC and 12 taxol. I'm sure I will see the nails looking different. There's so many changes ahead. We go through all this and then have to wait for everything to go back to normal. I'm scared but I thank you all for giving me hope. Thank you beautiful...

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      Thank you ladies. I'm having 16 treatments. 4 AC and 12 taxol. I'm sure I will see the nails looking different. There's so many changes ahead. We go through all this and then have to wait for everything to go back to normal. I'm scared but I thank you all for giving me hope. Thank you beautiful pink ladies.

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    • lisa Spencer Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      A good tip I heard and am currently trying, is to paint nails (hands and feet) with a very dark polish. I'm using navy. it protects your nails from the light, which with the chemo causes the discolouration and ridges. I am on 4th cycle and nails are absolutely fine, no change at all. Worth a...

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      A good tip I heard and am currently trying, is to paint nails (hands and feet) with a very dark polish. I'm using navy. it protects your nails from the light, which with the chemo causes the discolouration and ridges. I am on 4th cycle and nails are absolutely fine, no change at all. Worth a try ladies! X

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  • Penny Walton Profile

    Has anyone been given Abraxane chemo? The a/c & taxol have not worked & this is what my onc is thinking is next. But it's only been approved since Sept & the side effects are worse than either of the first two.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2014
    about 4 years 1 answer
    • Lisa Gainey Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi! I have been on Abraxane since April and have very limited side effects. The taxol was kicking my butt and the side effects were so horrible that I was unable to eat due to tongue swelling. My only issue now is that I am tired and achy somedays, but that is all. No vomiting, no reactions, no...

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      Hi! I have been on Abraxane since April and have very limited side effects. The taxol was kicking my butt and the side effects were so horrible that I was unable to eat due to tongue swelling. My only issue now is that I am tired and achy somedays, but that is all. No vomiting, no reactions, no weigh gain or weight loss. Hair loss and "chemo brain" are unavoidable but manageable. Best part is that it is working and my tumor is shrinking and bone mets are healing!!
      Best of luck to you!

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  • Rose Bartholomee Profile

    what about smoking

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 1 answer
    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      NO!!!!!!!!!

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  • Karen Milburn Profile

    Finished A/C now starting Taxol - did you take clariton (for bone and muscle aches) while on Taxol and if so did you take pill on day of chemo, and next 3 days? also get the shot to get marrow to produce wbc

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    about 4 years 8 answers
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    • laura auclair Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am on taxotere, carboplatin, herceptin and perjuta every 3 weeks for 6 cycles...and give myself the neulasta shot the day after chemo. Initially my docs told me just take aleve for the bone pain even though I had heard Claritin might help. So the first cycle I took aleve and wow did I have...

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      I am on taxotere, carboplatin, herceptin and perjuta every 3 weeks for 6 cycles...and give myself the neulasta shot the day after chemo. Initially my docs told me just take aleve for the bone pain even though I had heard Claritin might help. So the first cycle I took aleve and wow did I have bone pain! The next cycle I started Claritin a few days before chemo and continue for about a week and I don't know why but it definitely worked!! I'm a believer..even if my drs and rns aren't!

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I bought some Claritan but never had to use it as I didn't have any bone pain after the Neulasta shots.

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