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Tips for managing hormone treatment?

Tips for managing hormone treatment?

I just got diagnosed last week with Stage 1 invasive mamillary cancer.Er/PR +. I have a mastectomy scheduled but I am most worried about the hormone blocking treatment. All the people I've talked to felt crazy for months. I have 3 teenagers at home so we have enough hormone craziness. Any tips on how to get through?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Sorry for your diagnosis, but you’ve found a wonderful support site. Please try take it one step at a time and not get ahead of yourself worrying about… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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Anyone triple positive? Treatment plan?

Anyone triple positive? Treatment plan?

Asking for my 76 year old MIL. She was recently diagnosed with stage 4 BC metastasized to the spine. She had a spinal surgery and radiation so now they are addressing the BC. She has said she is triple positive. The PET scan show no other cancers, thank goodness. She met with the oncologist today and I think she mentioned Ibrance. My understanding is that this is only if you are ER/PR+ and HER2-. She is HER2+, so this doesn’t seem right to me. She is at an excellent cancer… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

This is all very helpful ladies, thank you. The family decided not to talk about it this Easter weekend, so I will have to get clarity next week. After… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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I wonder if anybody has declined Radiation after lumpectomy for any reason?

I wonder if anybody has declined Radiation after lumpectomy for any reason?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I too just finished 16 weeks of radiation and it wasn’t bad at all. You don’t feel anything and it only takes about 7mins time for the actual treatment.… read more

posted about 9 hours ago
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Anyone have a lot of fluid buildup after mastectomy ?

Anyone have a lot of fluid buildup after mastectomy ?

I had a double mastectomy December 2018. I now have so much fluid in my left breast that the radiologist who read my CT scan thought I had a breast implant. I haven’t had reconstruction and not sure if I will. The fluid is over 24cc and feels so tight. It looks as if my boob is growing back.
The surgeon is hesitant to drain because it will fill up again. They say if a drain is inserted that will be for 6 weeks and I had a hard time after surgery due to… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Well, believe it or not I had a huge seroma in my left breast 4 1/2 years after my bilateral mastectomy but the plastic surgeon didn’t wasn’t to drain… read more

posted about 23 hours ago
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Did you gain weight going through treatment?

Did you gain weight going through treatment?

This is my 2 Nd time going through treatment for breast cancer. I gained and look like a totally different person.
I was athletic and was in a career that I was very active. I feel offended with Dr I come in contact with that talk to me as if I’ve never been in shape and tell me what I need to do.
I know I’m sensitive but I want to concentrate on one hurdle at a time.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Some can’t think outside the box!!!

posted about 5 hours ago
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Side effects for Paclitaxel given weekly.

Side effects for Paclitaxel given weekly.

Next week I start Paclitaxel weekly ( for 12 weeks ) with Herceptin each third visit. Oncology nurse said I would likely get very little side effects at all but would lose my hair. Everything I have been reading suggest she is wrong. I would love to hear from other people with a similar treatment so I can prepare myself.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

You will do just fine getting through this of course with the caring friendships of your sisters here:) . You got this. Blessings

posted 2 days ago
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Has anyone had an okay time on Aromasin? Im so scared!

Has anyone had an okay time on Aromasin? Im so scared!

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I also started taking this. I was taking Letrozole and had 2 many side effects. This one so far no side effects. All the Estrogen Inhibitors act… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Has anyone delayed surgery for hormone treatment?

Has anyone delayed surgery for hormone treatment?

Hello everyone! I hope your journey is smooth today and there is some peace in your soul.

I have been around these forums quite a bit looking for others that have had a similar process to mine.

I was diagnosed with IDC 3.9CM right breast. After MRI, Oncotype(8), genetic testing(BRCA NEG), I met with the surgeon who referred me to the Medical Oncologist.

When I met with the Medical Oncologist, he recommended hormone therapy for 6 months(Arimedex), to shrink the… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member: and at the very least compare info! So often we take what a doctor says as gospel, because they're a doctor! But there are lots of… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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Anyone been disappointed by family and friend support?

Anyone been disappointed by family and friend support?

One on the greatest gifts I've received from my BC diagnosis is truth. Although I am so grateful for it, I am now in awe of the support and compassion of strangers and perrimeter people in my life and so extremely disappointing in family and my best friend of 50 years for what feels like abandonment and screaming insincerity of those I thought would sincerely care. Will I get over it? Or is this a truth that needs to be acknowledged to see and experience what… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Both of my older daughters have seemingly decided to basically ignore me since my surgery on 1/29. Since that date, I've spoken to the oldest one 2x and… read more

posted 5 days ago
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