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Purple Nipple That Has Scabbed Over

Purple Nipple That Has Scabbed Over

I am 4 weeks out from double nipple sparing mastectomies. One nipple looks just fine, but the other one is purple, very hard and has scabbed over. The PS says it is fine, but I am worried. Should I be putting anything on it? How long will this last?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

How long did it take to heal?

posted 3 days ago

Problem Reviewing My Story Feature.

Problem Reviewing My Story Feature.

Has anyone had proplems reviewing your story or your diagnosis? I keep getting a error message when I try to look at mines, I really need to review it, can someone help me? I email the administrator and their response was they thought I was emailing in error however I am a member and a 5 yr survivor. I really like this app, I jave suggested to many friends throughout the years I have been a member.

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posted 9 days ago

Is Anyone Else Taking Tamoxifen 10mg 2x A Day?

Is Anyone Else Taking Tamoxifen 10mg 2x A Day?

Ive seen 2 different MOs since being diagnosed. One prescribed tamoxifen 20mg 1 time a day and the other prescribed 10mg 2x a day.
For compliance reasons 20mg 1 time a day is more appealing, plus many women said taking it in the am reduced hot flashes and sleeplessness.
I am just curious if any benefit or difference in side effects of one schedule vs the other.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hi. I started with 20mg one per day. Took it in the evening with my tea. Have taken it in the mornings to see if that makes a difference to the side… read more

posted 2 days ago

Does Anyone Still Have Low WBC (white Blood Count) After Completing Chemo Years Ago?

Does Anyone Still Have Low WBC (white Blood Count) After Completing Chemo Years Ago?

I still have low WBC (ranges around 3.4) 5 years after finishing chemo and radiation. I still take Aremidex and will for a total of 10 years.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Yes, I had Low WBC after completing Chemo!!!! My immune system was compromised, as a result;, and I caught many infections.

Speak with your Oncologist… read more

posted 13 days ago

Do Others Taking Anastrozole Have Trouble Falling Asleep?

Do Others Taking Anastrozole Have Trouble Falling Asleep?

I've had sleep issues for years and tried many medication treatments from Ambien to xanax to venlafaxine to CBD. I'd been having trouble with early wakening and then tried Gabapentin which helped--and then the pandemic hit--and now I have trouble falling asleep--with nothing helping? I've tried CBT but that doesn't really address the problem which is ultimately anastrozole. I find that I need xanax or ambien on top of Gabapentin--to o much medication for… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thanks for your post! I'm afraid I'm a bit too hardcore an insomniac for benadryl--am alternating between Xanax and Ambien. I'd like to get off them --… read more

posted 3 days ago

Zometa Side Efffects

Zometa Side Efffects

In 3 days I will get my 2nd dose of Zometa. My first dose was hideous. The body aches were NOT “flu like” They were horrendous and debilitating for about 18 hrs and then they became flu like. These body aches were worse then the ones I got with Taxol. Has anyone had bone pain this bad and if so, what did your doctor do for you? Mine suggested taking Claritin for 2 days prior, the day of and 1 day after but I’m not very optimistic that will work for me.

I am currently taking Ibrance,… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Claitin really helped when I took Taxol. I also found that going for rides in my car with the heated seats on really helped. The heat seemed to hit the… read more

posted about 1 month ago

What Was Week 1 Of 12 Of Taxol Like After You Did 4 Rounds Of AC? How Long Before You “bounced Back” For The Next Session?

What Was Week 1 Of 12 Of Taxol Like After You Did 4 Rounds Of AC? How Long Before You “bounced Back” For The Next Session?

Last round of AC is Monday, and I’m mentally preparing.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

In 2016, I had 4 rounds of AC followed by 4 rounds of Taxol. The bone pain was brutal but I was prescribed 5 days of steroids to help. Unlike many… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Did Anyone Get Diagnosed After MRI

Did Anyone Get Diagnosed After MRI

I have struggled with many breast lumps over the last 10 years. None with positive results but now I have 2 more lumps and have been scheduled for an MRI. Unsure on what to think. Looking for stories from others if they got a positive diagnosis after an mri. I have extremely dense breasts and an MRI was never an option before.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was wondering what “There is multifocal moderate to marked multinodular lateral breast enhancement” means if anyone knows? I don't have the report yet… read more

posted 13 days ago

Hi Pink Sisters,  Is It Normal To Get CEA Bloods Done While On Chemo.  💖💖

Hi Pink Sisters,  Is It Normal To Get CEA Bloods Done While On Chemo.  💖💖

Plus anyone taking Zofran for sickness. Does it cause constipation

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Yes it does. I was extremely constipated when I was taking Zofran. You will need to stay on top of taking miralax along with Colace to help you.

posted about 1 month ago

Recurrence ?

Recurrence ?

Haven’t been on here for a very long time I guess. I do have a question. Does anyone know of anyone that has had breast cancer and then ended up with soft tissue sarcoma in calf region of the leg years later ? It is possible but rare...

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I hope you are scheduled for some tests soon, so that you have some answers.

posted about 1 month ago
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