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Will I get my menatrual cycle back? It stopped last year sept. 2013 when I started chemo. It still hasn't returned. Anyone go through this? I would love to hear your experiences. Thanks!

posted 39 minutes ago by A MyBCTeam User

Im wondering when everything I just went through (still am going thru) is going to hit me. It still seems so surreal to me. Like I'm just going through motions day by day and doing what needs to be done as if its all normal and easy. Im usually not that strong of a person AT ALL! Is this normal? Is it because I am past the worst now?

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Thank you @A MyBCTeam User, thats seems about right. It seems that I was so busy reassuring everyone else things would be fine and trying to appear strong and able… read more

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FUN - hate fat finger typing on my i-Phone

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posted about 22 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Yes in the legs .off and on . Just a couple days.hugs

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My 92 year old mother-in-law lives next door to my husband and I. She believes the government and pharmaceutical companies want to kill me. She said my doctors are bought by the drug companies. She is not supportive and even though I have told her I don't appreciate her opinion, she won't stop. My husband will not say a thing to her to support me. I feel so alone. I sure do appreciate my team here.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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If you read the book "What your Doctor may not tell you about Breast Cancer"
By John R, Lee , David Zava , and Viginia Hopkins .
You would probally agree with her. But… read more

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I am legally blind in one eye and I have very poor vision in the other. Last summer I had cataract surgery. It went well but now I am worried. THe doctors have mentioned the possible treatment of Tamoxifen for my HR & ER positive IDC. I have read that there are vision side effects. Has anyone had vision problems or cataracts while on tamoxifen? Are there other options that you know of?

tags: Tamoxifen Vision cataracts side effects

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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When I was taking Tamoxifen, my oncologist recommended annual eye exams specifically to check eye pressures.

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My reconstruction surgeon nurse told me to go home and think about what I want, we are waiting for expanders to settle before putting in implants. I don't even know what is available. I'm surprised he didn't give me a book or something. Does anyone recommend an implant?

tags: implants permanent breast

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Hi, I had the silicone MENTOR implants. I asked several drs. about whether they recommended silicone vs. saline and all of them said silicone would be much more… read more

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I am post op 2 months and have expanders that are filled and we are letting settle. The last 2 weeks I have excessive pain, all night I feel like I am using pillows and repositioning because of the pain. The pain feels like it is in the bone everywhere but mostly is down my rib cage, down my arms and my hands. I didn't have these issues right after surgery just the last 2 weeks.

tags: pain excessive mastectomy

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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In plant extenders hurt woes than the operation

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I've been waiting seven years for reconstruction. Many reasons why for me, but I was wondering specifically about delayed DIEP. Does it matter whether or not you have enough 'breast' tissue to start with? I hear of some having expanders first.

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I was told it would depend on the size you want to be. My Doctor at John's Hopkins said they can now use tissue and fat from other places such as legs, stomache, back,… read more

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Is anyone aware of any programs that offer free BRACA testing for someone with BRACA+ family history? My younger sister just turned 40 and she has no health insurance. But since my mom and I have been tested for braca2+, I feel strong about her getting tested for it. Thanks

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Or maybe try to google the question. Or try the cancer society. Also if you talk with the doctors you went to they may have some ideas on where to get the funding. It… read more

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