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My oncologist says I can dye it now....and it's only 1/2 inch. My hairstylist says I shouldn't have the dye at my root yet becuz of it going into the pores. She says I need to wait a while.

posted about 18 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I went to an Aveda salon 6 weeks after finishing chemo. Their dyes are a bit gentler than other brands. I now use Nutratint, you can find it at Whole Foods or similar… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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I have been through my first chemo and want to know if each one gets worse or are they all about the same? I was very tired with lots of joint pain and headaches. Thanks Gail

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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@A MyBCTeam User, it just depends. Yes you need to drink plenty of water, thats something I didn't do my first round of chemo, and I paid for it, but after that I paid… read more

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When I was in tx, many of my buddies would take the pets (usually cats) of one of us that died.

I'm more just getting this off my chest than questioning. My beautiful, Cocker, my rock, will be two next week. Unless something happens to him, I'll be gone first.

I know a breed rescue. Many of those "we'll take care of your pets for the rest of their life if you will us your estate" aren't the greatest, and there will be nothing left. He comes from a well-respected line, but I do not want… read more

tags: dog re-home death

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I put 3 puppy pics up

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Even though I drink green tea, someone told me that Echincea tea is good for the immune system. I also read that it helps the white blood cells. Is it ok to drink this tea during treatment? Is there any other types of food that can boost the white blood cells?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My counts got really low and had to delay chemo a couple of times. I did a lot of research and unfortunately there was nothing proven to help the immune system, my… read more

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I just got through reading the bone scan that my oncologist said showed no cancer but however said that the spot they first found still stated "maybe benign" and then there was mention of a place spotted on my L4 and that it was recommended that it be followed up with. When I spoke to the nurse about these results there was never a mention of the follow up recommendation. If this were any of you, what would you do?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I would follow up. We really have to be our own advocates!

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Is going on Effexor a sign of weakness, should I try to work through this periodic depression with talk therapy first. It's been a year and the bouts of "being down, sad, angry" are coming more frequently. Thoughts. Side effects. Pros, Cons.

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I totally agree - get help for the depression. So many of us know that "waiting for the hammer to drop" feeling. Talk to a social worker or counselor that specializes… read more

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I have had the worst pain in my hands as a side effect from 'TC' or Decadron or Neublata? It has been unbearable.. The worst part ot this so far. I cant even bend over to pick up a kleenex! Anyone else suffering with this with any advice! Thank you!
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posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I didn't have painful hands but I had severe leg and muscle pains after chemo and radiation. Just like @A MyBCTeam User I could not get up from sitting position and… read more

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tags: Oncotype DX

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My score was 58 - off the charts and the highest ever seen by my cancer team. It also showed up as triple negative, so chemo was a no-brainer! I had 6 rounds of TC,… read more

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Does anyone know of any programs that help with the cost of over the counter medications? (Vitamins) I am supposed to be taking calcium, vitamin e and a multi vitamin daily……I know his sounds horrible, but I can't afford them! Last year during treatment a lot of things got out to the back burner while we dealt with fighting cancer, now the bills are catching up. I have a hsa that I use for my prescriptions, it's he over the counter that I am always out of and I can't really… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I have tried using my hsa card. Won't work. Tried it for prescription of Claritin too (when I was getting nuelasta shot) and it was declined with the script, and otc.… read more

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Does anyone know of any programs that help with the cost of over the counter medications? (Vitamins) I am supposed to be taking calcium, vitamin e and a multi vitamin daily……I know his sounds horrible, but I can't afford them! Last year during treatment a lot of things got out to the back burner while we dealt with fighting cancer, now the bills are catching up. I have a hsa that I use for my prescriptions, it's he over the counter that I am always out of and I can't really… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User