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Implant recomendations

tags: What is the best choice for implants so they look natural and aren't super licquid you. Leaning towards silicone

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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...another consideration is ergonomic implants, which are slightly egg-shaped in the longitudinal sense, providing a graduation of fullness from below the clavicle,… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

tamoxifen

HI all, I've been on tamoxifen for 6 months now with only the occasional night sweats and nothing else. Just recently I've started to become slightly off balance, not falling over dizzy but fuzzy in the head and I get wobbles. Don't know if its the Tamox, anxiety or an inner ear infection. Don't know when to go to the GP. Anyone else experience side - effects after 6 months?

tags: tamoxifen side effects dizzy

posted about 13 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Hi there I've been experiencing the same for ages months and have been on tamoxifen for 20 months now, I've been to see my consultants under study in November whom… read more

edited, originally posted about 5 hours ago

swelling after chemo

Anyone experience swelling of legs and feet, after chemo. I'm 3 weeks out getting worse by the day. I have to work, be on my feet... I try to rest as much as I can. I feel good when I'm moving around as soon as I sit, they just start to swell and burn. Normal?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Amazingly, these offices don't close come hell or high water...or snow! Maybe start thinking of any transportation issues that may come up for you as you head into… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Brain Mets Therapies

I have a friend that recently passed away from metastatic BC. While she had multiple mets, the more recent and debilitating was to her brain. I've been thinking, thinking, thinking ever since, because I can't NOT think.
About four years ago, before my BC, I was having a terrible time resolving what had ultimately become neurologically involved Lyme disease. My neurologist, a bit of a rogue ( the kind I like to collect) took me through multiple treatments over the course of a year with modest… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

...to clarify,'survival of brain tumor patients.

And, again, to clarify, I had only Viagra apied to my Lyme tx, NOT Viagra and Herceptin.

()hugs))

posted 1 day ago

Brain Mets Therapies

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Thank you; a bit of a trigger finger on my phone and I posted without my musings on the topic. The real deal follows.
Thanks for being so very quick and informative… read more

posted 1 day ago

Taxotere, Paraplatin (CBDCA) and Herceptin

Anyone have the above chemo cocktail? Ive got all 3 every 3 weeks plus Herceptin the 2 weeks in between. So getting treatments every week for 18 weeks. Looking for anyone who has had a similar plan.

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I was on TCH (Taxotere, Carboplaxin,Herceptin) every three weeks with Herceptin every week. I would get a Neulasta shot the day after the combo. That ended in July of… read more

posted 1 day ago

Experiences with hair falling out

Personal question, hoping for honest experience..... I'm starting chemo on Tuesday and I know that my hair is going to fall out. WHEN do you recommend shaving your head? I don't want to wait to long as I'm hoping to have a halo wig made from my own hair. And I don't want the shock of it falling out. But I don't want to have to shave multiple times.

Also, so how does the hair on your arms, legs, pubic area come out????? Did you just wake up one day to a bed full of hair? I'm… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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My oncologist told me day 21 is usually when hair loss starts. That was pretty much on the money. She neglected to mention my eyebrows & eyelashes would all fall… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Double mastectomy

I am have a double mastectomy next Friday, with no reconstruction not sure what to expect. My doctor says it will not be too painful.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, you may just feel more discomfort for a week after, but just take your pain meds on time. The drains will be a pain in but.… read more

posted about 23 hours ago

Alternative medicine & vitamin C

Hi ladies has anyone ever looked into alternative medicine to treat cancer? I'm hearing lots of advice regarding a certain plant oil & vitamin C
I've just been told that my cancer has spread to my hip, when I was first diagnosed in 2013 I underwent 6 cycles of chemo & radiotherapy so was shocked to get secondary , I'd be interested to hear thoughts on this xx

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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People are always happy to give advice even when not solicited. I'm not a fan of alternative approaches as the only treatment. No science behind a lot of it and maybe… read more

posted 2 days ago

Dry skin

I have just started chemo treatment with cytoxan and taxotere. I've heard this will dry out your skin. Any suggestions on skincare during chemo, especially facial moisturizer?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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A friend of mine from Mayo Clinic recommended Jean's Cream. It's available on Amazon. It was developed by a 2x breast cancer survivor. It lists chemotherapy skin… read more

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