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Has anyone had an oophorectomy for er+ breast cancer

I am considering an oophorectomy instead of the monthly zoladex injections since the cancer was 95% ER and PR positive.I am 41 years old and wondering what I will feel like afterwards I have read articles but I want to know from personal experience. (Side effects)

posted about 24 hours ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

yes my doctor wanted ovaries out -kept uterus. His reccomendtion because he said that estrogen can still emit even with the shot. He did not want me to… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
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Has anyone had just 4 cycles of chemo?

My oncologist suggested I just have 4 cycles of chemo. Two drugs in each cycle. Has anyone else done "Chemo Lite?"
Thanks!

posted 1 day ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was told all I needed was 4 cycles. It was the TC cocktail..I handled it very well. They said if I did anymore I would have had WAY more side effects.… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
2 medium

is this a silly question, can one drink wine while doing chemo?

posted 1 day ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I've had some wine while undergoing 20 weeks of chemo and have been fine!!

posted about 10 hours ago
6 medium

Twitches or movement without trying

I am 5 years out and for the last few months I have been having twitches. It started just once and a while to now it's almost all the time. Does anyone else have this happen to them?

posted 1 day ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Don’t know. Definitely call doctor.
This journey does stink. Let us know what it is. Most important hope it’s nothing and goes away.

posted 1 day ago
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What to do about Endocrine Therapy Induced Hair Loss?

Five years in, the hairloss is even getting difficult for this pro hairstylist to manage. While I didn’t fully recover my hair following chemotherapy, what did emerge is slowly peetering out- I’m probably down 85% of my pre-treatment glory, and that is definitely not an emotionally-driven estimate.
I’m resolved to continue my aromatase inhibitor for the additional five years that have been recommended, and am also swallowing my onco’s warning that it’s likely… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thanks, @A MyBCTeam Member.. I was diagnosed at 44 last year.

PS link does not seem to work

posted about 3 hours ago
3 medium

does anyone have ER-, PR weakly positive 4/8, HER2-

I would like to know if anyone has been prescribed ACH-Letrozole and zoledronic acid after completing treatment for ESTROGEN negative PROGESTERONE positive HER2 negative

posted 2 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Good morning - I'm going to Tom Baker for a zoledronic acid IV. Have you had this?

posted 1 day ago
2 medium

Positive margins?

I had a double masectomy and after surgery they said I had positive margins that were inoperable.I've just finished radiation to chest wall but does that mean the cancer will surely return? So worried

posted 3 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member,
Yes that was my sitiuation. I can't understand why my surgeon wouldn't do that and I had my surgery done thru one of the top… read more

posted 14 minutes ago
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If I have a total hysterectomy will I have to continue on Tamoxifen ?

posted 3 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thanks so much . I am presently starting my second round of 5 years on Tamoxifen. I was thinking that with no ovaries no estrogen .

posted 2 days ago
5 medium

fingernail damage

posted 3 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My fingernails and toe nails turned black. They never fell off just looked bad until chemo was over. Below is a picture of my nails

posted 1 day ago
5 medium

Does chemotherapy effect fingernails

posted 3 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Yes, it sure did! I am 5 years out and still take Biotin to help them. Good luck!

posted about 7 hours ago
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