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For an Oncotype Dx Recurrence Score result of 22, has anyone taken chemo along with Arimidex? Is it beneficial and outweight the risk?

I met with my MO today and received my score. MO said it fell in the intermediate range which carries a group average of 14% with Tam Alone. With chemo (4 rounds, every 3 weeks; intravenous), the % is 11%. With the intermediate Risk, the MO said it would be my decision about the chemo. I was diagnosed on September 19, 2017 with stage 1a, IDC, 1.1 cm, grade 2. ER+, PR+ and HER2… read more

posted about 12 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Hormone blocker

Since I have been on a hormone blocker, my joints and muscles hurt badly and at times unbearably. My Onc. says these side effects will diminish. Is this true for any of you that have had the same sides effects?
I had joint/muscle problems previously but this is so bad that I can hardly walk at times.

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I was on Tamoxifen so many bad side effects. I chose to stop taking it after 6 mnths.

posted about 1 hour ago

Ruptured implant? (bilateral mastectomy w/ breast reconstruction)

I had my double mastectomy and breast reconstruction (gel implants) 5 years ago now. And it’s been about 4 years since I had a revision to my right breast to replace the implant as I developed capsular contracture around it.

With that said, I want to know if any of you implant breast recon ladies have had an implant rupture before? If so, how did you know and what did you do? I noticed soreness, intermittent burning and swelling around my right… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

Radiation Therapy

I am at the end ( have two more) of my radiation treatment and have a severe burn with blisters under my arm. I have used creams, aquaphor, and others but the pain is so intense especially my scar.
Has anyone used anything for an underarm burn that you would recommend that really worked? Or did your dr give you some prescription that I can ask for. I hear the burn gets worse once radiation ends but once it begins to heal, it gets better quickly. So looking for a solution until that happens!
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tags: Radiation underarm burn

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Silvadene...helps a lot! It's a prescription. Your doctor will give it to you!! Good Luck!

posted about 21 hours ago

What do you say when friends or family ask, "When will you feel better?"

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User, we are all the new normal. One day at a time. I added you to my team, I love your attitude. Keep fighting like a girl, sisters!!!

posted about 7 hours ago

Check up tests. What do you suggest for post every 3 mo checkups?

I see oncologist within next 2 mos then 3 mos radi guy. So far surgery last Feb. radi ended May
I have had only blood work x 1 and mammo and ultra sounds with in last 6 mos
I feel good, except aches and pains, some sleep stuff. Tired not bad. Some slight Stomach Upset Can’t eat what I use to eat. They blame everything on Arimidex.
How about scans? Thank u

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User,
I had blood work and a visit with my oncologist every 3 months for the 1st year after treatment. After that it was every 6 months. In… read more

posted 1 day ago

Arimidex

I am having issues with hot flashes and not gripping things well. I also have a tendency toward ocular migraines. Could this be exacerbated by Anastrozole ?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I too have ocular and traditional migraines. It didn't bother my eyes so much as hot flashes, and joint and muscle pain. I only stayed in it for three… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

Does anyone else have really brittle splitting nails? What do you do about it?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Yes, they, like most keratin outlets, are hammered by chemo and don’t seem to fully recover.
Like Debbie mentions, b vitamins, particularly biotin, are… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

Letrizole -vision problems

Has anyone had vision problem on Letrazole? I could swear that things seem more blurry since I started about 2 weeks ago.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi there....yes I have blurred vision from Letrozole. My optometrist is finding it difficult to get my script right.

posted about 16 hours ago

Children after breast cancer;is it posdible??

I was told at the beginning of my journey that I may not be able to biologically have children bc I may go into menopause after the fact. Was anyone else told that they may not be able to have kids, but by some devine miracle had them anyway?? I am really hoping that God will bless me with children when this is all over.

edited, originally posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User now has two adorable children after going through BMX chemo and rads at 30. There are other women on this site, I hope they respond but… read more

posted 3 days ago
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