In 2010 I was diagnosed with BC 3 neg with BRCA1 gene. No nodes involved, had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. So far all has been well until recently. I have several lumps on my neck and now one on the other side underneath my ear. Dr felt them and ordered a ct scan of the neck. The results came back unremarkable. I don't understand how this could be when you can actually see them. Should I insist on a biopsy?
To receive my last chemo I need to increase my hemoglobin from 9 to 10.
The oncology told me I need a transfusion, but at this moment I say not, I regret. So he gives me B12, iron and folic acid, and an order for a blood test in a week.
I dont want to delay my chemo, it should be today.
Somebody knows if I eat beef 3 times a day, and a juice with orange, carrot, and beetroot, two times a day. Can I raise hemoglobin in one week? Or should start looking for blood donors?
I realize there are questions here about my topic but they are two years old.
My PA today ( oncology) is ordering an MRI and I'll see an ENT. She said it's not Letrozole and has never heard of it affecting hearing.
I'm doubtful. They just don't know in my opinion.
I got a combined mastectomy and right breast implant in early December. I had 25 rounds of radiotherapy that finished in early March. All was well until about ten days ago. Then my new breast started to hurt. It is now a little swollen, very tight, very hard and looks bruised all over. Does anyone know what this is and what should o expect. I'm visiting my surgeon in a week and am worried.
Anyone had issues with elevated liver enzymes and right upper quadrant pain, following breast cancer treatment?
I had double mastectomy, chemo, radiation last year and was started on Lupron injections and Exemestane once all of that was done. Liver enzymes have been slightly elevated each month since, which they said could be normal for the Exemestane. However I started having pain in the upper right quadrant, where the liver and gallbladder are. Wound up in the ER 2 weeks ago,… read more
The insert that came with the med this time says that tingling and numbness in skin can be a side effect, yet the nurse practitioner at the oncologist's office said my tingling isn't from that. I have had a negative CAT and brain MRI.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help with these symptoms?
I was first diagnosed with stage IIb in June 2013 and was ER/Her2 positive. I did chemo, lumpectomy and radiation & thought I was cured. I had some pain under my arm where the lymph nodes were removed which the doctors dismissed because the pain wasn't constant. On my last checkup, they decided to send me for an ultrasound, which led to a mammogram & biopsy which was malignant. Then… read more
For those of you who have young children, did you notice a change in their behaviours since your diagnosis? If so, how did you address them?