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I had a trip planned for what will now be the second round of chemo in my treatment. My oncologist is willing to push back a week even though she thinks i will be really tired. My husband doesn't want to delay my treatment. What do those of you who have had AC think? I hate to miss this trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains but I hate to be so tired and sick that it ends up being a waste of time, energy and money.

posted about 4 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Go on your trip. Try to be as normal as possible. I was told not to work--I worked. I went to see my daughter graduate eight hours away right after chemo. I slept in… read more

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Are you receiving advice from people who are well-intentioned, but not helpful?

I have virtual strangers telling me what diet I should be on, what plans I should make, what happened to their mother's cousin's next door neighbor 40 years ago... I know they mean well and are just trying to connect with my diagnosis on some level, but I'm not finding it helpful at all.

Sometimes I just want someone to listen to my story and say, "Wow. It stinks."

posted about 7 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I know sometimes you just want people to just listen you don't need any advice. Talkung about your cancer is healing and it helps others...

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Just wondering after a month after Mastectomy and lymph node removal i still have this odd odour under my arm. Is this normal?I wash it constantly but the smell is still there.anyone else have this issue?
I have yet to shave as I still have scabbing but do wash constantly and was told no deodorant...any suggestions on something I can use?Baby powder maybe? Thanks in advance

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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:) hugs to you.

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Hi Ladies. So, I just had my double mastectomy on 8-28. I also had expanders placed.
I'm still recovering from mastectomy. But how long after mastectomy did any of you just feel the discomfort from expanders? Did you wear any bras? How soon did you go back to work if at all with expanders?
Is there an estimate time of when reconstruction happens after surgery (mastectomy)and expanders are placed?

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

@A MyBCTeam User congrats for making it through this part at least! The expanders were so uncomfortable! I think the actual mastectomy pain was gone for me within a… read more

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posted about 22 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Find a good hair stylist who can style and cut the wig to fit your face head etc. I've purchased several wigs on line and they all needed some styling and cutting to… read more

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I'm going to start Tamoxifen anyday (as soon as I have the courage) and had heard about this herbal remedy for menopausal symptoms. My pharmacist could find any good or bad with it. It was actually brought up by my psychiatrist as something to look into. Thanks...

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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@A MyBCTeam User, thank you so much for the response. Where do you buy it? Online?

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Does anyone else have pain with their expander ports, especially after an injection?

Thanks

tags: pain with expanders

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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No pain with my expander port after infusion as I'm numb in that area, however even though I use numbing cream on my port for my chemo infusions , about an hour after… read more

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Hello. It will be about 2 years since my breast cancer journey started with a lumpectomy. November will be 2 years and my incision is still sensitive like a sore feeling when someone hugs me. I also have itching around the incision. Is it common to have these from 2 years ago? My doctor didn't seem to be concerned when I had my check up.

tags: itchy incision sore incision

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Sometimes scars get tight and dry. I use cocoanut oil right now. But I have used BioOil and other scar creams as well. Certainly won't hurt.

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Hello Ladies,

I am 29 years old newly diagnosed with IDC. At first like many other people who was diagnosed with the big "C" I automatically thought this was my death sentence. I have decide I need to take charge and be more positive in the journey I am about to take. I currently have one beautiful daughter who is 4 years old and worry about watching her grow but also giving her a brother or sister to grow up with. I grew up with siblings and want the same for her. If not possible of… read more

tags: pregnancy after treatment

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Thank you ladies. So happy for your bundles of joy!

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When did your oncologist review your CT scans, PET scans, mammograms, etc. with you? I've been under my doctor's care for over three months and he hasn't reviewed them with me yet. When I asked about it, he sort of dismissed me and said he couldn't view the images on the computer in the exam room. He made no offer to go into another room, or review them at another time.

tags: oncologiest oncologist review scans

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My oncologist reviewed them with me the next day. On the way home the breast care surgeon called me. You have the right to know what those results are as soon as… read more

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