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Has anyone used Dexamethasone, Docetaxel, Perjeta, Trastuzumab, and Zofran altogether with no additional medications for chemo I want to know the good and bad about this combo? Thanks in advance

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had this combo. Trick to reduction in post-treatment symptoms. Take a Claritin the day before, day of and day after. Reduces the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

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tags: ovary suppression

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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This is what I am trying to decide so thank you very much. My doc is waiting for the last piece of the SOFT and TEXT study which compares those two groups to women on… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

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posted about 23 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I would like an occasional glass of wine, but I am afraid to drink it, because I was advised against it.

posted about 15 hours ago

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I have just started back doing some light strength training after my 10 months of treatment ended in June 2014. Curious to see if anyone has had any negative side effects starting back after lympn node removal.

tags: lympedema

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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The latest research indicates that strength training after node dissection is beneficial in reducing the incidence of lymphedema when the return is gradual and… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

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I have tried the smoothie diet and cutting down on eating nothing seem to help me get rid of this extra weight I gained from the steroids during my chemo treatments

tags: weight gain how to loss weight after steroids

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Yes, 10 years of hormonal therapy is now the standard of care based on several recent studies. There is a good summary of the new standard at this link -
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posted about 12 hours ago

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I had a consultation with my surgeon and we decided on doing a tug flap. that is taking the skin and fat from the thigh. as anyone else done this? And how did you heal, how did you feel, etc.

tags: tug flag breast reconstruction thigh flap

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Have your doctor do all of the paperwork, except for the main application. Most oncologists know what wording is necessary for getting the application approved. Also,… read more

posted 1 day ago

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Some information is here: www.goldilocksmastectomy.com. It seems to involve sewing the skin in such a way that it creates a small breast mound, thus avoiding reconstruction later. Sounds perfect, right? But I can't find too much on the web from satisfied patients.
My surgeon mentioned it offhandedly last week but I'm not seeing her again until next month.

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

My breasts were not as large as those in the link above, but my plastic surgeon mentioned this procedure to me when I was considering no reconstruction (but called it… read more

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