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Hi ladies! So I'll try to make this short(ish) 8/1/13 I had a total hysterectomy and bladder repair. I was planning on keeping one ovary so I wouldn't go into menopause. Well due to stage 4 endometriosis I had to have everything removed which put me in surgical menopause. The dr put me on estrogen right after surgery so that I wouldn't have hot flashes or night sweats. Needless to say, I've been on an emotional roller coaster for a while. 40 years old and menopausal. Then comes the diagnosis of breast… read more
posted about 14 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
My PS wants my skin to heal from radiation before he does reconstruction. At first he told me six months after radiation but now he is telling me I will have to wait ten to twelve months. Is such a long wait normal?
posted about 17 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
My swelling in shoulder ,arm and trunk are probably from 11 lymph nodes underarm removed 7 positive ,surgery chemo and radiation treatments. lymphedema is a mystery even doctors don't understand.Maybe since it is not life threatening in and of itself there isn't enough reseach being done.There is not much help out there for this "forever" condition....Thanks in advance for any imput...Blessings to all,Joanpat
posted about 19 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
Can anyone please let me know,if you have tried taking natural medicine during chemo -radiation.And does it really interfere with the treatment?I have friends that keep insisting that I should give the natural medicine a try?and I haven't even started any kind of treatment,because I was recently diagnosed .So I still don't know what to expect?My friends keep telling that the Cancer meds are only going to harm me more??
posted about 20 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
Just wondering if anyone can share their experience exercising with expanders. My PS said I cannot go to the gym for another month, making it two and a half months since my BMX. I just wanted to know how its going for those of you who worked out with expanders. Hoping to hear some good stories because I cannot wait to get back to working out...even if its just walking on a treadmill.
posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
I had BMX ( cancer only in R breast ), found 1 node affected, tumor was small 1.5 cm. I start chemo soon ( AC and T dose dense). Oncologist said I should see radiation oncologist to pros and cons of radiation. Before I did any research I thought if I had BMX and chemo I wouldn't need radiation as well. Then I read that if it's only the sentinel node may not need radiation. Then I read information that stated it may decrease reoccurrence in women with 1-3 nodes affected after BMX and chemo. I will meet… read more
posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
I am having a liver biopsy hopefully this coming week. Of course I'm scared to death. I'm pretty sure theyre going to tell me the cancer is back and now Iny
Liver rather than my breast this time. I hope you doing mind my asking, do any of you ladies develope liver cancer and if so, how are they treating it. Was there surgery or chemo. I'm just worried he's going to tell me it's liver cancer and they're not going to do anything. Everyone keeps asking me how I feel.... I feel fantastic physically.… read more
posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User