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How are boost treatments different from regular radiation treatments? How many did you have?

tags: radiation

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

For me the boost treatment focused on my lumpectomy area and not the whole breast. I think I had 8 boosts because I had lymph node involvement that was getting… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

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Since my 9th treatment of taxol and Herceptin, I have had constant neuropathy, pain, swelling and rash on my left hand. Right before my 11th treatment (only 1 to go), the doctor lowered the dosage to 10% and mentioned that if the symptoms get worse, then she would just not do the final treatment. Well, the rash, swelling and neuropathy has now moved to my right hand and the left one is more painful. Has anyone experienced this where… read more

tags: taxol side effects decrease dosage

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Well I don't have good news. I had 8 rounds of taxol with my last treatment being in January 2013. I still have neuropathy. It gets better and I am believing for it to… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

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Just had my blood work done and my platelets dropped from180 to 154 . Have any of yall had this occur and do you know what the cause could be?

tags: low blood platelets

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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chemo can cause your counts to drop. I have had 4 iron infusions because it caused me to be anemic.

posted about 7 hours ago

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I am planning in double mastectomy the oncologist said after surgery they are planning radiation treatments won't this affect or change my reconstruct plans?

tags: TNBC radiation

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Has anyone tried products to grow back their eyebrows. ..after the A/C treatment, my eyebrows were gone the most yet slowest to grow back

Any ideas?

tags: eyebrows

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

My eyebrows were the first to grow back, exactly one month after finishing chemo. The lashes were another thing, not fast enough.

posted about 13 hours ago

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Has anyone used Advocare weight loss & body cleansing products while on Tamoxifen? If so, any interactions? What were the results?

tags: tamoxifen advocare

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Thank you, @A MyBCTeam User! I am so ready to lose this steroid & hormone therapy weight!

posted about 3 hours ago

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There is a chemo pill. My former supervisor takes it every five weeks for life due to brain tumor she had.

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I am about a week and a half out of BMx with expander surgery, virtually no pain but my chest is tight and sleeping on my back increases the tightness. I have tried a variety of configurations with pillows. I just read somewhere that some ladies recommended a wedge pillow, I am going to order one off of amazon, but was wondering if anyone else had suggestions on how to get comfortable to sleep? My back pain is… read more

tags: BMX bilateral mastectomy expanders sleeping coping

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Adding to the wedge pillow, is a neck pillow. That ring to put around your neck to hold your head up.

posted about 13 hours ago

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posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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