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Hot Flashes Won’t Let Me Sleep On Anastrozole

Hot Flashes Won’t Let Me Sleep On Anastrozole

I am going on my second year of Anastrozole and I wanna stay on it for the full five years. I can’t remember the last time I slept. The hot flashes are all night long and of course then I’m freezing. Any suggestions?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I'm right there with u. I am on same med since jan 2019. I try very thin nightgown and sleep on a cooling mat I bought for my puppy. Coleman is the… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Trying To Decide Lumpectomy Vs Mastectomy

Trying To Decide Lumpectomy Vs Mastectomy

I had ductile carcinoma in 2017, had lumpectomy and radiation and tamoxifan. In February of 2020, i was diagnosed with dcis in same spot that other cancer was. Lumpectomy is still an option for me, no radiation and taking anastrozole. Anyone have any opinion or advice?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had similar experience and chose to get bilateral mast. with recon. My plastic surgeon put in expanders under pec muscle and I suffered with more pain… read more

posted 1 day ago

Canceled Mammogram Due To Covid-19M

Canceled Mammogram Due To Covid-19M

How many of you have canceled or have had your mammogram canceled due to Covid-19? I got a call about proper protocols for mine which is scheduled for Monday. Feeling more anxiety about the virus now, but I also need to get it done.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I’m finding the reality of everyone’s connection to each other is so freeing, even as we are separated. I joined the”go outside and howl” Facebook page.… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

Wiil Bra Strap Get In The Way Of A Port? Does Cooling Socks,mittes,and Mouth Piece Help Durring Cemo? Thanks For Everyones Help

Wiil Bra Strap Get In The Way Of A Port? Does Cooling Socks,mittes,and Mouth Piece Help Durring Cemo? Thanks For Everyones Help

Having a port put in march 31, never had one before, does your bra strap get in the way? Starting cemo April 9not sure what to expect. Do cooling socks and mittens help durring cemo? Does cooling mouth piece help durring cemo treatments?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

My brastrap has never been a problem. I've had a port put in February 24. It was sore for a couple of days. Mine is pretty deep and doesn't protrude… read more

posted 4 days ago

Has Anyone Tattooed Over Their Radiation Tattoos

Has Anyone Tattooed Over Their Radiation Tattoos

I look at the blue dots and would rather see something that I chose.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

My dots are so small it’s hard to see them. I don’t even notice them anymore.

posted 20 days ago

What Things Did You Do To Help Your Significant Other With Your Small Child After Mastectomy?

What Things Did You Do To Help Your Significant Other With Your Small Child After Mastectomy?

I am finding it difficult to not be able to hold my two year old and help my husband more with her. Now that doctors had my cancel any visitors for next two weeks because of COVID19...I see my husband getting worn out. I try to do what I can, but he is getting frustrated because sometimes what I do to help causes her to want more things that I can't do and puts more on him. I'm at a loss...

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Is that ever nice of you MelissaDUnicorn. You are such a thoughtful loving person. Yes our Husbands need to know. Mine is so helpful and considerate.… read more

posted 20 days ago

No Scans. Normal?

No Scans. Normal?

Other than my original mammogram (3D) and the ultrasound performed same day and then the ultrasound for the biopsy procedure my doctors have ordered absolutely no further imaging tests. How normal is this practice? I’m a little freaked out because everyone I know that has been on this journey has had some sort of imaging test. Further concerned because a metasis that was found in the sentinel node of my right breast was almost as big as my tumor, yet it was missed in the mammogram? I had a double… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had gone to the dr because of a rash and was told to get a mammo. I had one done Feb 25, had biopsy Feb 26 and told I have IDC on Feb 27. Since then I… read more

posted 18 days ago

How Many Radiation Treatments Did Anyone Have Before They Started To Feel Tired And Fatigued?

How Many Radiation Treatments Did Anyone Have Before They Started To Feel Tired And Fatigued?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Absolutely no fatigue for me...just lots of skin breakdown issues that I’m trying to recover from.
I think it depends as well if you are having… read more

posted 28 days ago

Have You Heard Of Any Unique Or Increased Precautions For Those Going Through Breast Cancer Treatment In This World Of Coronovirus?

Have You Heard Of Any Unique Or Increased Precautions For Those Going Through Breast Cancer Treatment In This World Of Coronovirus?

Given some of our heightened awareness of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), has your oncologist or other provider made any suggestions or share precautions for your health?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was told to cancel any out of town visitors for the time being. I start Chemo in next week or so...Oncologist were concerned about incubation period… read more

posted 21 days ago
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