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I have no idea why but my breast is driving me crazy. It's been 7 years ago for my cancer. Help

posted 34 minutes ago by A MyBCTeam User

Don't feel bad I don't even have any and they itch.

posted 31 minutes ago

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tags: aromasin side effects

posted about 13 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Appetite gain or loss, joint pain, insomnia, fatigue,sweating,headache,dizziness,nervousness, depression,diarrhea,hair loss,red itchy skin, change in vision,shortness… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

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When I saw my oncologist last week he mentioned that he will probably be putting me on Letrazole. I was wondering who else has been on this medicine and how they did? Side effects or problems? Just trying to find out something before I see him again in 2 weeks.

tags: Letrazole side effects

posted about 24 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I have checked out most of the post treatment drugs and find they all have the same side effects. The difference is, how your bode responds to your particular drug.

posted about 7 hours ago

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Does anyone know if it is better to take Tamoxifen in the morning or at bedtime? I take it at bedtime and get the hot flashes 20 mins after I take it...but in the middle of the night I rarely feel any and during the day I feel one here and there. My problem is I think the Tamoxifen is making me tired. It's so so hard to get out of bed each morning. And I feel sluggish during the day.

tags: tamoxifen

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I'm im my 4th month of taking it. I can deal with the hot flashes but the tiredness upon waking up....gosh!

posted 1 day ago

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How long did it take for the darkness in your nails to disappear after your last treatment?

tags: nail changes fingernails dark

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My last treatment was Feb 18 @A MyBCTeam User

posted about 6 hours ago

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I'm really struggling right now having gone through lumpectomy and mastectomy and still not being able to go back up work yet ( I'm a house cleaner, self employed) I'm going to physio twice a week to try to get my range of motion back but at this point any real lifting or push/pull results in pain and irritation. It's been 5 weeks since my surgery. Everything I've read leads me to believe that reconstruction surgery. Either the… read more

tags: reconstruction recovery expander implant DIEP

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I opted for a bilateral with no reconstruction - the aggravation didn't seem worth it for what really would be a non functional boobs - and I have no regrets at all. I… read more

posted 1 day ago

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I am a 65 year old 22 year survivor. I went through a chemically inducted menopause at 41. I was prescribed Fosamax for five years. I was just diagnosed with severe osteoporosis in the lumbar spine. Has any other long term survivors experienced this? "Cancer: the gift that keeps on giving.". :(

tags: long term survivor osteoporosis

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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@A MyBCTeam User: I am going to be 60 in July and I have had severe osteoporosis since my hysterectomy at the age of 36. Of course the chemo made it even worse now… read more

posted 1 day ago

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I was dx Dec'13, lumpectomy, radiation & 6 mo of Arimidex. Terrible SE exacerbating other health issues (some severe). Stopped taking it. Been off it four months. I'm considering my treatment options eg. tamox, other Rx? having a double mast?, or nothing? I have DCIS, Stage 1 grade 2 tumor ER+ PR+ HR-.a lower onco, clean margins, no nodes, BRCA clear, Your thoughts and experiences please.

tags: stopping Arimedex treatment options

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I would talk with your doctor about the SE. There are things you can do about the side effects to make things more bearable.

posted about 21 hours ago

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How soon after last Herceptin is port removed.

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had mine taken out two weeks after my last infusion.

posted about 21 hours ago

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