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I keep reading posts about clearing clogged ports. How do you detect that your port is clogged?

tags: clogged port clearing port

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I've been on Femara for a week. I have noticed some mild hot flashes through the afternoon and evening. But most of all I have noticed I get cold more often. I live where there are 110 temps right now I have a floor heater under my desk right now!! This cold feeling is new plus I've noticed twice in the last week lots of itchy anout half hour after my shower. Once on a breast and today my tummy and thighs. Weird. All I can say it's the Femara. Anyone experience this? Please take note I am one that if… read more

tags: Femara side effects

posted about 19 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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My problem with femara is that it has affected my hands and other joints. Hands are the worst, trouble making a fist, or even making one now. Now my thumb is tingling… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

My insurance company sends yearly reminders that I can have reconstruction surgery from lumpectomy in 1995.

posted about 20 hours ago

Hi Ladies!

I'm done with chemo and rad.
Yes, there is an end! Today is my first day of Arimidex (post-meno here) which
I will take for the next (God-willing) 5-10 years!
Have joint pain now as it is!! Anyone have any comments on this?! Sure would be grateful! Many thanks sisters'


tags: Arimdex

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I really have no side effects from this medication. It's worked very well for me for a really ling time. I was just put back on it with another medication and still… read more

posted 1 day ago

I'm getting a bilateral mastectomy then tissue expanders . I want my natural size big C ..... Can these fake boobs look realistic ? I m reading these expanders are a pain in the ass but I prefer to have breast . I'm worried about pain but my plastic surgery said its the way it's done and it should not be painful . Anyone have a good experience and happy with there implants ? My surgeon is going to use saline implants .

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posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have had expAnders for almost a year. Hoping to have them replaced with silicone implants in a month or so. I was small chested and have had pain with my expanders.… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Hi girls - how can i find out who has me on their team?

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posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi @A MyBCTeam User!
To find the link for your team, on the menu under your photo choose 'MyTeam'. Then choose 'Teams I am on' from the tab across the top.
I hope this… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

I have been taking Femara for about a year now and about 4 months after I started taking it, my index finger on my right hand began sticking. It did start in 3 of my fingers in my left hand, but that has all but disappeared. After some research I found out it was trigger finger. After more research, I found it was possibly from the Femara. Has anyone else had this side-effect? It is worse in the morning. Warm water, paraffin dips, and immobilization have provided temporary relief. I take enough… read more

tags: Letrozole Femara trigger finger

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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When I get up in the morning it is hard to step on my feet & walk. After I get going it's better. If I try to life myself up in bed with my hands, they hurt too much.… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

How soon after surgery before you can wear your prosthetic bras. Not worried about at home but in public would be nice. I don't plan on reconstruction right away maybe in a year or 2

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posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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They told me 6 weeks after surgery

posted about 10 hours ago

Does anybody have residual pain after

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posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Yes. But I also had Chemo.

posted about 12 hours ago

How do I engage in private NBC conversations with people on my team or otherwise?

tags: private conversations email exchange

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi @A MyBCTeam User! There is a way to exchange emails with another member where only the two of you can see the email. Here is a link explaining how: read more

posted 5 days ago