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Thinking of trying medical marijuana and I seem to be hearing that CBD is the best choice for pain and tumors - any thoughts?

My primary onc doesn't seem to have a problem with me looking into medical marijuana even though she knows nothing about it. She said I can find a doctor that prescribes it and a friend told me of one like 15 minutes away. Thing is my second opinion onc up at MD Anderson at Cooper also mentioned to me they have a department up there that handles all that. I think I'm leaning toward talking… read more

tags: CBD Medical Marijuana

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Medical marijuana in again on the ballot here in Florida. I voted early today and plan to go on FB to encourage my friends to support it. Helps so much with chemo… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

B-6 for neuropathy

I started my Taxol/Carboplatein yesterday. My ONC talked about neuropathy as a potential side effect. He told me to take B-6 to prevent it. Since I am also diabetic , this is interesting. I normally take a B complex vitamin but it only has a small amount of B-6 in it. So I we to it and got a stand alone B-6 vitamin. has anyone prevented neuropathy using B-6?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User I had weekly as well. I used the cold mitts and gloves as soon as my IV started and took them off when the drip ended.

posted about 15 hours ago

Does Hillary Clinton support or oppose the Medicare Cancer Experiment which Obama will announce in November after the election?

Medicare Part B (which covers IV drugs) changes will be announced next month, after the election, which will greatly harm Medicare cancer patients. Please see for more details than I can include here. The country will be divided into sections with three/fourths used as a test grouping and the remainder a control group. Medicare will reimburse treatment costs… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Anyone else BRCA+ and still have ovaries?

Just curious if anyone else who is BRCA. still has ovaries? And what onco suggests about timing for removal. I had tubes and one ovary removed @33.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I had the surgery in April. I was 46. They did a bone density screening before so there will be a baseline. I do not know when the next one will be. It's been… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

People who take tamoxifen

I have been taking tamoxifen. I had my implants put in on Sept 29th and ever since then I have been so tired. I am also on Levothyroixn because I had thyroid cancer. I called my DR and asked if it was possible that the two could be having issues together. He told me to stop the tamoxifen and see him in two weeks. I am just not myself at all, I am tired, moody, depressed almost like. Anyone else have issues taking tamoxifen?

tags: Tamoxifen

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I am tired can fall asleep but can't star asleep for more then a few hours.. I am on Tamoxifen as well. Don't have the energy I use too.. Makes me crazy. I love on a… read more

posted 2 days ago

Accepting you arent who you were before BC

Having a hard time realizing, even though it is only 4 months out of treatment, that I am and will not be the person I was before. Not so much the physical but the emotional, still thinking I can do all of what I did before. I have been told a person needs to learn how to be the "new" person because this disease is not just physical and sometimes the physiological part can become overwhelming. Having trouble being around alot of people!!!

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Oh my goodness Barb, it's like you're reading my mind. I am just over two months out of treatment, but it almost feels like forever. I don't really feel like going out… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

Has anyone taken Estriol instead of Tamoxifen?

I have decided agains chemo and radiation. I went to an integrated medicine doctor and my blood is thick and prone to blood clots. One side effect of Tamoxifen is increased risk of blood clots. Do not want to take a blood thinner in addition. Estriol has been mentioned as a Tamoxifen alternative. I am pre-menopausal.

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Estriol is one of the three estrogens produced in the body. It is prescribed to relieve menopausal symptoms but i would strongly question that in case of ER + BC. My… read more

posted 2 days ago

Co workers

I had a double mastomy in June. Had implants put in September. Going back to work I feel like an outsider. My coworkers don't talk to me anymore. I mentally do not even want to be there cause it hurts to feel like an outsider.. I have been working part time since my September surgery and just have no desire to go full time cause mentally I know I will blow up at someone. Anyone else feel that way

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posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have great co workers.. I am blessed.. I do the best job possible and am at work even when I am tired and feel like carp. It has made several re think them needing… read more

posted 2 days ago

How log does it take for the underarm lump to go & how normal are sharp stabbing pains just below collarbone, above mastectomy site?

I had 3 surgeries in 9 weeks, culminating in a right mastectomy & lymph node clearance in June. The area has been a bit twingy but not too bad however, in the last few days, I have been experiencing intense, sharp stabbing pains in the area above the mastectoy site, just below my collarbone.

I also still have a really large lump around & below the lymph node clearance site… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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It's normal, but frustrating. There's a couple things at play with regard to the lump under the arm. One, there's areas of scar tissue, and, outside of that, there's… read more

posted 5 days ago

Has anyone thought of this? Real breast shaped implants for recon

I wonder if there are implants shaped like actual breasts to use in reconstruction surgeries. Most of us that have had mastectomy especially, no longer have nipple. They should make implants that make up for that lack of extra tissue so we don't have flat spots where our nipples used to be. Thoughts?

posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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i had a tummy tuck ! my tummy fat they made everything !

posted 2 days ago
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