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Hi all. I have just been diagnosed with low grade DCIS in the left breast and a lesion on the right that they are have difficulty getting a biopsy from due to its depth and positioning on the chest wall. My mind is swirling with questions so I am going to throw a few out there. I have been told that they feel the best and safest option for me would be a double mastectomy with reconstruction. How long is the recovery period for this ie time off work ,driving, housekeeping etc.

tags: DCISbilateral mastectomy DCIS Bilateral Mastectomy Addication and Recovery Breast Cancer Reconstruction

posted about 2 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I just finished my 9th out of 12 treatments with taxol and Herceptin. During my treatment I asked the nurse about redness between between my fingers. He said it was a sign of the neuropathy, which seems to be getting worse with each treatment? They gave me some hydrocortisone (1%) and said to keep it moist and stay hydrated. Any suggestions on what to do? I'm not really in a lot of pain, but my hands are a little sore and my fingers hurt when I bend them. Any suggestions other… read more

tags: nueropathy pain

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was down to Taxol weekly and began to have neuropathy in my hands and feet, feeling like the flu and a lot of nausea. It was determine that I was toxic from the… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

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Is there anyone out there that is Stage IV metastatic breast cancer like me that is being treated with Lupron shots once a month and also a bone builder injection to get my body to stop producing estrogen which is feeding my cancer. Any advice is also helpful, thank you!

tags: hormone therapy stage IV Lupron

posted about 12 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

yes, I get Aredia every 4 weeks thru an IV. And two shots of Letrazol (which is very similar to Lupron) in my butt. It is taxing on your body. Fortunately, I was put… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

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I am 4 months post chemo and herceptin. I am triple positive, stage 1 and am on Arimidex (which I hate and will talk to oncologist about switching). I have my first survivor appointment with my onc next week. What questions should I ask? Are there any other meds anyone takes, any other tests you have done or anything else I should be asking for? Thanks for any input on what to ask. I want to go prepared.

tags: questions for oncologist survivor appointment post chemo

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Ask her if she is going to run any tumor markers tests on you. What are the goal numbers? I didn't ask it... And now I am worrying about my numbers.

posted about 19 hours ago

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My physician put me on wellbutrin and I am currently on tamoxifen . I now find out I should not take it with tamoxifen . It is working well so are there any estrogen blockers I can take with wellbutrin ?

tags: wellbutrin tamoxifen

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I'm on Aromasin and take Wellbutrin. In fact I take it because of the irritability that aromasin causes.

posted about 9 hours ago

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I was told that taxotere causes hairloss within two weeks of the first treatment. I would say if you are two weeks from your last treatment, you might not lose anymore… read more

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I am premenopausal started tamoxifen had bad menopause like symptoms. I have been off it for a month and now not sure what my next step is:

I was told that one of my best options is to:
Get an oophorectomy and start on an AI vs return to tamoxifen because we dont know if I am in menopause and the risk of no protection for 3-12 months to confirm is to great.
Will my menopausal side effects BE WORSE than what they are now if I have surgery and start an AI?
Which AI do you suggest if I were to go that… read more

tags: oophorectomy

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I quit tamoxifen. Side effects were awful. I was 45 and premenopausal - that was 6 years ago and I'm still premenopausal and still NED. My oncologist told me that… read more

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Hi. I am on 4 rounds of AC, once a week, every other week. Then I go on to Taxol.

I've already had my first round of AC and need to delay my second dosing by a week. The doctors are telling me this is against protocol and it isn't as effective if I delay.

Has anyone ever delayed their dosing of AC mid therapy??

tags: AC dosing delay

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I imagine that some people have had to delay dosages before because of illness or wbc levels but UNLESS absolutely necessary this is not something I would do. We are… read more

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I recently finished four rounds of chemo. It did not push me into menopause yet. I am not on tamoxifen or any estrogen blockers. I do not have any vaginal dryness or pain. I want sex mentally. However I am not experiencing normal pleasure from sex and it is very difficult
to have an orgasm. (Sorry if TMI) I imagine that chemotherapy affected my hormones and damaged my nerve endings. Did anyone else experience this? Does normal sensation eventually return?

tags: post chemo sexual problems

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I have periods of time where I feel what I call "sexually dead" Then I kinda wake up a little (fortunate for my husband ha) but mostly I am guessing its all the… read more

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