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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 was suppose to get AC treatments for 3 months then taxol for 3 months. They swapped them around as the wrong heart test was done. Taxol gives me severe stomach pain and aching bones. Will AC be the same way?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 4 answers
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I tolerated Taxol better than the AC. The AC affected my taste buds made me nauseous and left me feeling very tired. Sucking on an ice pop when getting the red devil prevented mouth sores for me. With AC you might get Neulasta shot if you take Claritan a day before, day of and day after it...

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      I tolerated Taxol better than the AC. The AC affected my taste buds made me nauseous and left me feeling very tired. Sucking on an ice pop when getting the red devil prevented mouth sores for me. With AC you might get Neulasta shot if you take Claritan a day before, day of and day after it will help with bone pain. Ask if they can give you Sancuso patch. You put it on two days before AC treatment and it helps with nausea.

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    • Tara Mitchell Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It wasn't the same for me at all. I tolerated taxol far better than the FEC (the c is the same drug and the one that takes the hair). Each person is different however and I know many women who struggled with taxol and breezed through the FEC. Fingers crossed that's how it goes for you. Best of...

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      It wasn't the same for me at all. I tolerated taxol far better than the FEC (the c is the same drug and the one that takes the hair). Each person is different however and I know many women who struggled with taxol and breezed through the FEC. Fingers crossed that's how it goes for you. Best of luck.

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    Stage 2A, Grade 3, tumor 2.3 cm, hormone positive, her2 negative, oncoscore 17 . I did not do chemo. Now able to pull doctor report, adjunct online said 43% recurrence chance. Don't understand the numbers, & second guessing.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    over 3 years 6 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      That's why it is good to discuss Adjunct Online findings with your oncologist. They are confusing. With a 43% chance of recurrence score, that would scare the pants off me but you may not be understanding it correctly. Talk to your oncologist. Take care, Sharon

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    • Roz Potenza Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I'd like to add my 2 cents worth too. I was ER/PR+ etc. and Stage 2A. My doc had said def. no chemo until I had my surgery and he found one hot lymph node. He gave me the choice but said if it did reoccur it would be much worse, and I just didn't want to take the chance. I'm too young so I...

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      I'd like to add my 2 cents worth too. I was ER/PR+ etc. and Stage 2A. My doc had said def. no chemo until I had my surgery and he found one hot lymph node. He gave me the choice but said if it did reoccur it would be much worse, and I just didn't want to take the chance. I'm too young so I did the chemo - 4 rounds. I had a low score as well, which is why the doc thought no chemo. He did NOT expect to find micro. cancer in Lymph nodes. I'm just saying, it's all percentages, but no one can really predict. Do what gives you the most peace of mind. My thought was, one crappy summer for a lifetime of healthy ones. Again - no guarantees but I know I did everything I could.

      Now I'm having a hot flash. LOL

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  • Rose Bartholomee Profile

    what about smoking i know i need to stop but dont know if i can with everything going on i have been smoking for 34 yrs

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 8 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I know that it is hard because my mom had to quite when she was DX with lung cancer. There is nothing easy about it. Ask your doctor for help. I know it can be expensive to quite but it is soo dangerous for you're recovery to continue with it. I know there must be some women here that are...

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      I know that it is hard because my mom had to quite when she was DX with lung cancer. There is nothing easy about it. Ask your doctor for help. I know it can be expensive to quite but it is soo dangerous for you're recovery to continue with it. I know there must be some women here that are fighting that additional battle. Please, don't despair, do this hour's battle and let the rest wait until you get there. Loving you and praying for strength to overcome tonight. Hugs. Jo

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Rose, my opinion is you need to quit. I know it's hard. I smoked years ago. I'm so against it now. My mother died of COPD & a sister of lung cancer, also a smoker. Your fighting for your life treating breast cancer. You don't want to fall ill to something else. It will also make healing worse. I...

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      Rose, my opinion is you need to quit. I know it's hard. I smoked years ago. I'm so against it now. My mother died of COPD & a sister of lung cancer, also a smoker. Your fighting for your life treating breast cancer. You don't want to fall ill to something else. It will also make healing worse. I know you can do it. Prayers to you.

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  • kim v Profile

    hello..bilateral mastectomy 9 days ago...Dr just called...cancer free...9mm one side...6mm other side..lymph nodes clean.no radiation needed...what are the chances I need chemo

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 3 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Yay, that is great news. Other things need to be factored in. Are you hormone positive or negative? Her2 positive or negative. And what was your onco score? Your drs will come up with a plan that is right for you. Prayers to you m

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      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      It depends on your tumor biology if you need chemo or not. Your docs will go over all that with you. Be strong, ask lots of questions! Take care.

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