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Is it normal for nipples to scab over?

Is it normal for nipples to scab over?

I recently had a bilateral mastectomy and the side with the nodes removed scabbed over. I cleaned it a bit and most of the scab fell off revealing a normal looking nipple but there is still a bit of scab left that seems to go a little deeper than the part that fell off? Is this a normal thing because I don’t want to lose my nipple. If I have to I will but will it pass? Is this necrosis?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had one scab over too. I was freaked out, thought my nipple was dying, but the plastic surgeon assured me it was normal and it ended up healing… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

How common

How common

I’m on Letrozole for a year now. I had a masectomy Jan. 22 2018 and I’m a year in remission. I’m wondering is it likely to gain weight on Letrozole and or be tired more often?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

ATwombly maybe I’ll try it. My next oncologist appointment is in the beginning of December My anastrozole pain did get better. It was mostly in my knees… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Abraxane/Carboplatin

Abraxane/Carboplatin

Anyone been on this treatment? Side effects? Did you lose your hair? Did this chemo work for you? I am desperate for answers

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was taking Gemzar at the beginning of 2019. The drug worked well to slow my cancer growth, and I did not lose my hair. This drug, however can cause a… read more

posted 3 days ago

Bumping into my new breasts

Bumping into my new breasts

I imagine some of you have experienced the following? Do you get used to it? So, now that I've had my final fill of the tissue expanders, I'm noticing that I keep bumping into my new breasts (with my hands as I eat, bumping into the microwave door as I open it). The new breasts aren't that big, maybe just a tad over my natural size (I was a small C cup, now maybe a true C cup -- wasn't even going for larger than my natural breasts, that's just how the plastic surgeon filled them). The… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

The expanders don't have much give; they don't move with your body like breasts do. I had a terrible time with sleeping when I had them because they… read more

posted 4 days ago

Is royal gelly and propolis good for estrogen positive tumor type?

Is royal gelly and propolis good for estrogen positive tumor type?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Generally speaking, they are supplements and the benefits in combination with regular medical treatment, are therefore not medically verified - thus… read more

posted 7 days ago

Who has used breast prosthesis?

Who has used breast prosthesis?

I have been approved for prosthesis, I'm wondering how they feel?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Never comfortable never get used to it

posted 4 days ago

Hyperechoic nodule

Hyperechoic nodule

HI i have been on and off here..First time i had a cyst and it went away..I just had an ultrasound cause my right breast was hurting and report said Hyperechoic nodule. I looked it up and most are benign. Anyone has experience with this? They said to follow up in 6 months...Thanks for any help.

Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

Hey ladies... So, I have been having hot flashes (which my onco warned me about at the very beginning) for about 2 years and some change. My onco has me on Venlafaxine (Effexor) which I thought was helping, but the flashes have gotten so much worse and completely uncomfortable. Right now I am typing this with a fan blowing directly on me, and my patio door wide open in 57 degree weather lol. One minute I'm fine, the next I feel like I am standing in the pits of Hell. What are you taking (if anything)… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thanks!! Do I put it in water, or tea...? it's too strong on its own no?

posted 10 days ago

Large ovarian cyst on tamoxifen

Large ovarian cyst on tamoxifen

I had a small ovarian cyst in the summer but it went away when I finally got my period. Now it is back and apparently the size of a lemon. It is pressing on everything and my back aches. I am at risk of “torsion,” which is when it twists on itself. So my oncologist says go off tamoxifen for six weeks and see if it goes away. But if it does, and I have to go back on tamoxifen anyway, how is that a fix? They are talking talking about my ovaries coming out too. Should I get a total… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was at a party 3 days later.. I would say about a week... little cramping.. I was happy to remove everything. The dr asked if I wanted to leave my… read more

posted 12 days ago

Anyone have Her2 + breast cancer without lymphnode involvement?

Anyone have Her2 + breast cancer without lymphnode involvement?

Anyone had her2+ cancer stage 0 or 1? Not in lymphnodes or hasn't metastasized?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member talk to your dr but trust their judgement of what is best to help beat reoccurence. There are no guarantees that a year and 6 weeks… read more

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
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