My oncologist and Endocrinologist are recommending I use the Zometa bone builder to come back at my bone loss. Has anyone else used this drug? What side effects did you experience? The reviews online are terrifying.
7 months after surgery I had a tissue expander get infected with both a bacterial and fungus and it had to be removed. I was shocked. It is very sore and tender and I have a bulge where my pec muscle is. I am now in-between chemo and radiation. It is not one that will be radiated. Now I'm freaking out at the possibility of infection in the one getting radiation.
Hello all I had cancer in the right side 2015 had dbl mastectomy and implants Suddenly my right nipple has been very itchy Also,, couple different mornings, i had extreme pain Once in lower back and once in shoulder blade Should i be worried ?
Hi there, just curious if anyone here has the same experience, is it posible to have IV herceptin on the first 3 cycle then switch to fix dose subcutaneous herceptin from the 4th cycle onwards? Im just a little bit confused as my nurse said, its ok. (onco out of the country) any feedback will help, thanks in advance.
Hi All. I have completed 3 Rounds (out of 6 total) TCHP for StageII, triple positive breast cancer. I’m already responding well to treatment, my tumors has significantly shrunk & changed. Yea! Unfortunately, I’ve experienced the more severe end of the side effects. After each treatment I’m back in the infusion center every other day getting IVF & other support meds. Yesterday it was discussed that my oncologist is strongly considering a dose decrease for the remaining 3 Rounds. I’m in… read more
18 lymph nodes removed 18 cancerous
So, I'm going to my six month checkup with surgeon... or so I thought. They switched me to a nurse practionner without telling me. I haven't seen my surgeon since a month after surgery and I have a thousand questions. I will never trust a nurse to know enough, even if they do. It will give me zero peace of mind. So I threw a fit and got myself back on the surgeon's schedule but ow I feel like a "bad patient" for being difficult. Is it me, or them? I'm at a big cancer centers and they are busy… read more
I am looking for help with my neuropathy . I had it in both hands and feet and my feet still feel like I have sand between my toes. I tried acupuncture (6 treatments ) and nothing. I just tried reflexology. It was relaxing but still no change . My oncologist said it may be permanent. It's been 2 years since treatment stopped.
Any supplements or treatments that may help are welcome. It's worse at night. Thanks for listening !!!
I have had progressively worsening bone pain. It first started in my back prior to my dx. and after my dx I was told "well you've had a hx of back problems". So nothing was done. It has now progressed throughout my entire body within a 9 month time span. I sent 2 emails to my oncologist at Dana Farber, both have gotten no response. I called my PCP who ordered blood work and told my I now have Hashimoto's. Even though my TSH was normal. I have gotten no relief from… read more
The back of my neck and parts of my face are so sore, it feels like they've been punched numerous times. This is my first round and this is one "side affect" I haven't heard of. Are there little evil chemo elves beating me up when I actually get some sleep????
How do I barf without peeing my pants too??? Because it's not bad enough!