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I’m having a rough time with Faslodex shots. My back, hips, and legs are stiff and sore. Anyone else feeling this way?

Very hard to get up and out of bed. I hobble around the house and cannot stand more than five- ten minutes. Pretty rough. My goal is to walk to mailbox. My third try with Faslodex. Hospital - infusion center may discontinue shots until they hear from my oncologist. He doesn’t call me either.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had Falsodex but didnt have any side effects from it... Your doctor should be answering these questions for you or doing something if there is another… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

What side effects are you experiencing?

I am three years out from treatment for Triple Negative BC. I was stage 2A and had a lumpectomy. No lymph node involvement. My feet always hurt and my arthritis seems to be magnified. I am curious what others are experiencing years out from treatment.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Almost 5 years cancer free: bilateral mastectomy, no reconstruction, clean lymph nodes, refused to take hormone blockers. I feel great and have put this… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

Travel

Week break before radiation starts, chemo taxol ended two weeks ago. Since diagnosis i have become depressed and atayed home all the time. Oncologist encouraged me to go away for a few days. So im leaving friday for florida, with hubby and three kids. Staying at my moms place. Any advice on flying with a port? Worried about germs but i know my family needs these few days away!

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Remember to take something that says you have a port. It can set off the detectors. I hope you enjoy your trip.

posted 1 day ago

Should I have swelling and bad pain under my armpits and sides

I had the dbl mastectomy and not been able to wear tops at all from the pain and swelling from drain tube areas and armpits. I did not ever bind up like. Compression and wondering if that's what I was supposed to do.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I had discomfort but no bad pain and no swelling, I would call your dr....I had numbness though

posted 1 day ago

Stomach problem with implants

Just wondering if anyone has ever had stomach problems having reconstructive surgery with implants. It seems lately everything I eat upsets my stomach and I need to run to the bathroom. I thought it was the Tumeric that I just started taking but I stopped and My stomach still doesn’t feel right.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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For sure. The implant problems just seem to migrate throughout the body wreaking havoc wth every body part and system.

posted 1 day ago

Pins and needles fingertips

Hi had stage 1 and .on tamoxifen. No chemo. Had a bmx. My hands fall asleep alot and have pins and needles on my fingertips. Anyone else?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

YES!!! Did you have lymph nodes removed? I didn’t have chemo either, I’m almost 1 year out from surgery (BMX w/ 3 lymph nodes removed) and I just not… read more

posted 2 days ago

Looking for a life insurance company that will accept people with stage 4 cancer. My other one dropped me after my diagnosis.

My old life insurance company I used to have for me and my husband, through my old job, dropped me last year shortly after I let them know what was going on with me medically. See, I was apparently behind on two payments, which was strange because payments had always automatically been deducted from my payroll through the school system I worked for. Well, for a couple of months, for some… read more

tags: Life Insurance

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I had a friend who was diagnosed with cancer terminal and she found a insurance company that would issue her a policy but she had to survive for two… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Mona Lisa Touch procedure.

I am wondering if anyone with Er+ Breast Cancer has tried this procedure. It looks like it could be a life saver for those of us that have issues as a result of hormone suppression.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Post Double Masectomy BMX with Reconstruction Help

I read a post about post surgery help from family/friends. It said that you need help the first two weeks. That said, I’m very active (swim, bike, run, weights) so I’m hoping I recover slightly faster than expected. Can anyone offer me advice on what kind of help I’ll need? I heard that sometimes husbands need to be kept busy...? I know my husband is very stressed (although he says he’s not). I was also told sleeping upright mostly is helpful. Any experiences… read more

tags: BMX post masectomy bilateral help after care

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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You should be ok, just know you have very limited use your arms for the first few days. Think of a tyrannosaurs Rex. After that you just need to work on… read more

posted 1 day ago

Wanting to cover mastectomy scars with tattoo but stage 4 and doing chemo "indefinitely"

I'm 35 years old (originally diagnosed at 33), and I have Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. I have to do chemotherapy almost weekly. I have large scars going across each breast from having a double mastectomy over a year ago and I had reconstruction done w/no nipples, just implants, about 9 months ago. I have no hair due to chemo and have to wear wigs and temporary stick on eyebrows if I want to look like my normal self.… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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You could also try henna tattoos. I think they last a couple of weeks. Check with your doctors first to be sure there is nothing in them that can harm… read more

posted 3 days ago
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