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How many have found out that the cancer has spread to your brain? I read the percentage is 25%. How did you know? What symptoms did you have? Are there test I should be asking for?

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Has anyone heard noises from their tissue expander when moving around? Mine makes peculiar sloshing sounds.

tags: tissue expander noise

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had them for six months, no noises. Call your ps if worried.

posted about 9 hours ago

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How high does it need to be for chemotherapy need to be beneficial?

tags: reoccurance chemotherapy

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Are you talking oncotype score? I would have done chemo if over 20 and many lymph nodes positive. The stuff is brutal but it works. Gotta look at all those aggressive… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

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I asked my oncologist's nurse about foods to eat or not eat during chemo thinking I would be given a list of foods to help but there doesn't seem to be one. Did anyone follow any particular diet or can you suggest foods or supplements to raise my immune system or help eliminate side affects? Is coffee or tea ok? Appreciate any ideas that worked for you.

tags: diet immune protein fruit vegetables

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My taste for sugar is completely messed up Anything sweet is sickening sweet. Yea me but I tend to crave salty stuff ie Chips. I think it's whatever you can tolerate… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

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I'm starting Tamoxifen in a couple of days. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best time of day to take it? My doctor didn't specify.

tags: tamoxifen time of day

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I also take mine at night. Been on it for 2 months now and am noticing some thinning hair. Hope you do well with it :-)

posted about 9 hours ago

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Need Help Urgently- I feel as though I can't live one more day without having my hair & breast back. I am truly losing my mind & don't have the will to live. They say I now need radiation, but don't see any reason to do it. I hate myself now - hate the creature that looks back at me from the mirror- hate going against my gut feelings. Any suggestions?

tags: hair loss breast loss

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I lost my hair also I didn't need a mastectomy I wore wigs and turbans I will give you a breast cancer helpline it is called ABCD after breast cancer diagnosis there… read more

posted about 14 hours ago

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I've finished my 4th round and within 5 seconds of walking my muscles burn like I've ran a marathon. The MO says it has to do with my a high heartbeat related to chemo (he says its normal) and something about blood and oxygen flow to these muscles. He said it will go away within 4-6 weeks. Has anyone had this occurrence? Did it go away?

tags: taxol deep muscle pain leg pain thighs

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I didn't take taxol I took another chemo it also gave me leg pain bernadettecolon

posted about 14 hours ago

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Hi! I was wondering if anyone simply decided to not take tamoxifen at all and have not had a recurrence after a few years or you have reached the 5 year mark...i don't want to take this pill. I'm worried about all of the side effects. I know Imay not have them, but I worry that side effects can show years later. I am ER Positive 90%, Pr negative, her2 negative, but I also had parts of my tumor that expressed triple negative breast cancer. Thank you for sharing your… read more

tags: tamoxifen

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I took it 5 1/2 months but suffered terrible foot cramps. My doctor ran the prognosticating calculator New Adjuvant Online and as it turned out, Tamoxifen only gave me… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

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I would like to contact he member who placed swirls on her breasts where her nipples were,, I would like her info so I can chat with her about what implants she used for her reconstruction. I have allergan 800 round and I am a uni Mastectomy, I am having a consult with my PS and would like to see if hers are an option for me,,, thank you if anyone can help....

tags: nipples swirls

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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It was jaescham..I remembered her photo also and asked her the same thing!

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Did anyone keep falling hair a year after chemotherapy? I had my hair grow back a couple months after the last treatment of chemo but after a few months after, hair starting to fall off again especially at the top area, feel really sad and annoyed. Any similar experience or recommendation?

tags: hair loss after chemotherapy post chemo

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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My hair did the same thing! I found out it was the Arimidex I was taking. It also can cause hair loss.

posted 2 days ago

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