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Has Anyone Tried Cold Caps? If So How Was It And Did It Work For You?

Has Anyone Tried Cold Caps? If So How Was It And Did It Work For You?

I have an appointment tomorrow with my oncologist to go over my treatment plan which I know include chemo first, and the thought of losing my hair just brings me to tears. Using cold caps does sound easy or comfortable so I just want to know if it’s worth a try? I’m just so nervous and afraid of all this stuff.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Rope a few friends in too

posted 1 day ago

Healthcare Costs Other Countries

Healthcare Costs Other Countries

If you live in a country with a national health service, have you met any trouble paying for care? People tout public health insurance programs, yet apparently some don't cover prescriptions. So does private insurance cover all your shots, infusions, etc? Genuinely curious.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thx they havent mentioned pre meds yet guess they will when it gets closer to Dec 14th

posted 3 days ago

I Had A Lumpectomy. I Also Lost Weight After My Diagnosis And My Breasts Are Different Sizes

I Had A Lumpectomy. I Also Lost Weight After My Diagnosis And My Breasts Are Different Sizes

The non surgical breast is smaller from the weight loss-but the surgical breast seems the same size. Not so much you can tell when I am dressed and wearing a bra and clothes-just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I found that my breast that had the surgery was a bit swollen after the lumpectomy and radiotherapy also made it firmer but it subsides over time. X

posted 10 minutes ago

Bras That Don't Feel Confining

Bras That Don't Feel Confining

I am a fairly petite woman. At lower weights I can wear kid tops. I have not worn bras for several months but with my exchange I kind of want to start again for added support. I bought a bunch of sports bras ranging med- XL. All of them feel too tight to me. There is no way on this planet I should be in an XL but the band leaves marks on my skin. How is this possible? I have spent way too much money om bras trying to find new. Not going into a store to get fitted bc covid. I… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I don't know either. Is bottoming out a risk for reconstructed breasts? I doubt I need much they dont move really. My nurse did say one patient had… read more

posted 8 days ago

Nail Fell Off? What Is To Blame??

Nail Fell Off? What Is To Blame??

I have super strong thick nails. But this morning I noticed one pinkie toenail just completely fell off as though I had injured it!!!! Is this a side effect of Letrozole or Zoladex??? I need to figure out what can cause this. Post surgery painkillers/muscle relaxers?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

My tumor was removed NOV 6 was grade 2

posted 9 days ago

Has Anyone Had Mastectomy And Reconstruction After Lumpectomy And Radiation?

Has Anyone Had Mastectomy And Reconstruction After Lumpectomy And Radiation?

I have very dense breast. My breast surgeon sends me for mammogram and 6 months later ultrasound. On my most recent visit for ultrasound, I was very scared when they said they needed mammogram to check my other breast, they thought they saw tissue change. After nervously, anxiously waiting, after 40 minutes they said everything looked fine. This makes me rethink my original decision of lumpectomy radiation, was it the right one with… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I got a bilateral mastectomy because I had extremely dense breasts which were full of cysts. My right breast had the cancer. 3D mammogram + ultrasound… read more

edited, originally posted 14 days ago

Has Anyone Had A Local Recurrence Of DCIS Following A Bi-lateral Mastectomy?

Has Anyone Had A Local Recurrence Of DCIS Following A Bi-lateral Mastectomy?

The cancer returned ten months later as a local recurrence invasive ductal carcinoma. Her-2 and ER positive. I have just completed 6 TCHP rounds and will begin 6 weeks of radiation soon. I will continue with HP infusions for another 7 months. I have also been prescribed daily Arimidex. Thought I did all the right things to prevent this from happening! No other treatments were recommended after the first diagnosis. Have been told it is… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

A few months after chemo ended I was feeling pretty good- in part because the chemo was done- so no more pumping yuck into my body, and I was still… read more

posted 8 days ago

Mets To Intestine

Mets To Intestine

I already had Mets to lungs and bones. Now I have Mets to my small intestine. Has anyone else experienced this? My oncologist said that this is extremely critical. Since I am Triple negative , my only option is chemo.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Good luck

posted 8 days ago

Alcohol?

Alcohol?

I’m wondering if anyone else who would like to have a drink every couple of weeks has experienced what I have. It doesn’t matter if I have even one drink; I always pay for it with increased neuropathy pain and horrible nights trying to get my temperature to regulate. I am either freezing or miserably hot and just can’t sleep. I really miss having a drink occasionally.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Are you drinking alcohol while getting chemo? I had one or 2 in the 2nd and 3rd week -when I am feeling better.(chemo every 3) and did not have a… read more

posted 8 days ago
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