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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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  • june pickering Profile

    Hello stop chemo 5 week ago when dose your hair start to grow back.

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    over 6 years 7 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      First you get a white fuzz, it's horrible, then the 'real' hair comes in. Should be any time now. Prayers to you.

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      It was about 3 months before my hair was back but it was very very short. I stopped wearing my wig though. I couldn't wait to get rid of it.

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    My first chemo is tomorrow and I'm scared... looking forward to know there are 5 to go. I'll be glad when the first one's over to tackle the side effects.

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    Stage 2A Patient
    over 7 years 15 answers
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    • cindy stephenson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Just be comfortable. Bring someone with you and something to do. Just relax - u will get thru this .

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 1998

      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can...

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      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can do this, it is amazing what we let. Fear do to us. Be very good to yourself you deserve it. God Bless

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    Are there any specific vitamins or supplements that help during chemo?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 7 answers
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    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My oncologist agreed with vitamins to decrease neuropathy and mouths sores- b6 B12. Alpha Lipoic acid
      And glutamine.... Always check With your doctor...

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    • Isabel Souchet Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      I was told not to take any supplements during my treatments, but check with ur oncologist ..each case is different

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