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Since chemo I have never had a regular period. I have been on Tamoxifen for a year as well. So last month my period decided to show up along with extreme pain which felt like contractions. I went to the er and they did ultrasounds and said my uterine wall is thickening. I had a biopsy done at my gyno office and he said the reports showed I had two tiny cysts that leaked fluid. Could this be from the tamoxifen? Every year now I need a biopsy done because of a slight chance of endometrial cancer.… read more

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Within a couple of months of starting Tamoxifen I had painful, heavy periods. When I finally had a vaginal US after 6 months of complaints = thickened endometrial… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

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I have been feeling dizzy on a every bases....I thought it might be due to a lack of sleep I sometimes have, but I noticed yesterday night I slept ok,woke up ok, felt good all day till all of a sudden I started feeling dizzy and just crappy......So question is...is any 1 else having this problem to??...TY

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was diagnosed with DCIS a year ago and have now decided I have to do this so I can go on with my life after cancer, Dr said she will not be touching my lymph nodes? should she or should I request that be done while she is in there? Not having a reconstruction right away as it is not an option where I live to have it done at same time. I will see a PS at a later date any insights anyone can give would be awesome...Thanks

posted about 20 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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No I did not have an MRI or a body scan, I had a partial mastectomy and 7 weeks of radiation and that is the last treatment I have recieved. I have since found another… read more

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With all due RESPECT for our Oncologists, I question the "standard" for Stage III A breast cancer:

1) Chemo total: 5 months
I am currently receiving "AC" 2 hours every two weeks x 4 treatments = 2 months
Then, Taxol - once a week (3 hours) x 12 treatments = 3 months.

2) Radiation: Daily Mon-Fri ( 1/2 hour) x 6 1/2 weeks.

3) Anti~Estrogen: Tamoxifen or Arimedex for 5 years.

What are your thoughts… read more

tags: chemotherapy radiation neuropathy Stage III A

posted about 20 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I too am Stage III ILC. Got the same treatment you describe above back in 2012. So far the screenings are via blood work and PET scan once a year. I… read more

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Backside of my thighs have a burning sore feeling and after walking or sitting too long its hard to describe feels like I cant walk no feeling in backside of thighs. Also can feel little bumps under skin like cellulite feeling. This is interfering with my working out and a few weeks I did 5k walk and run and just as I got to finish line I had no control of my legs and fell to… read more

posted about 20 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I thought I would share this article of stem cell breast reconstruction. What this is the fat grafting.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stem-cells-may-prevent-tissue-rejection-in-breast-reconstruction-surgery/

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Interesting article. My PS took some fat from my abdomen to use with my implant on the radiated side. I did not have any problems with it though. Thanks for sharing… read more

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New here in New York. Seeking support groups anlooking for and od pantries in the Bronx.

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Thanks so much. Also if possible to get a list for the pantries, too Yes currently applying for Social Security. Bless.

posted about 15 hours ago

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The bone mets occured in 3 places. Don't know if that makes any difference...

tags: Stage IV metastatic cancer DCIS Stage IIA confusion over stage after metastesis

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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These are metasteses from the original breast cancer so that would make this Stage IV now. OK. Thank you for your answer. The good news is that the daily chemo… read more

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My gynecologist prescribed topical estradiol cream for my vaginal dryness and it worked well. 3 weeks after using the cream, I was diagnosed with BC. My gynecologist said I should stop it until I got my treatment plan worked out. When I asked my surgical oncologist about continuing on it she did not seem too concerned. What are your thoughts?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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The risks must be very low because my Oncologist was fine with putting me on it and I am even BRCA2 positive. It has been very helpful.

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