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
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?
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 www.cancerexperiment.com 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
@A MyBCTeam User This is right from the Medicare site. https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDataba...
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.
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?
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!!!
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.
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
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
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?