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Has anyone been treated with Zometa Bone Builder?

My oncologist and Endocrinologist are recommending I use the Zometa bone builder to come back at my bone loss. Has anyone else used this drug? What side effects did you experience? The reviews online are terrifying.

posted about 3 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Has any one had a tissue expander get infected and removed before radiation? Is it as rare as my doctor claims?

7 months after surgery I had a tissue expander get infected with both a bacterial and fungus and it had to be removed. I was shocked. It is very sore and tender and I have a bulge where my pec muscle is. I am now in-between chemo and radiation. It is not one that will be radiated. Now I'm freaking out at the possibility of infection in the one getting radiation.

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Itchy nipple

Hello all I had cancer in the right side 2015 had dbl mastectomy and implants Suddenly my right nipple has been very itchy Also,, couple different mornings, i had extreme pain Once in lower back and once in shoulder blade Should i be worried ?

posted about 19 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

My nipple was itchy for a couple years before diagnosis. I was told it was dry skin. It may be nothing but it wouldn't hurt to get it checked out for… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

Herceptin

Hi there, just curious if anyone here has the same experience, is it posible to have IV herceptin on the first 3 cycle then switch to fix dose subcutaneous herceptin from the 4th cycle onwards? Im just a little bit confused as my nurse said, its ok. (onco out of the country) any feedback will help, thanks in advance.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

TCHP Dose Decrease

Hi All. I have completed 3 Rounds (out of 6 total) TCHP for StageII, triple positive breast cancer. I’m already responding well to treatment, my tumors has significantly shrunk & changed. Yea! Unfortunately, I’ve experienced the more severe end of the side effects. After each treatment I’m back in the infusion center every other day getting IVF & other support meds. Yesterday it was discussed that my oncologist is strongly considering a dose decrease for the remaining 3 Rounds. I’m in… read more

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posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I was supposed to have 6 rounds, but I also had extreme side effects that caused me to be hospitalized a couple of times. At first my dr. talked about… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Nurse practitioners

So, I'm going to my six month checkup with surgeon... or so I thought. They switched me to a nurse practionner without telling me. I haven't seen my surgeon since a month after surgery and I have a thousand questions. I will never trust a nurse to know enough, even if they do. It will give me zero peace of mind. So I threw a fit and got myself back on the surgeon's schedule but ow I feel like a "bad patient" for being difficult. Is it me, or them? I'm at a big cancer centers and they are busy… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have no problem with a NP or PA. My primary care provider is a PA. They have more time to review your situation and current medical status, can spend… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

Any help with neuropathy in your feet ?

I am looking for help with my neuropathy . I had it in both hands and feet and my feet still feel like I have sand between my toes. I tried acupuncture (6 treatments ) and nothing. I just tried reflexology. It was relaxing but still no change . My oncologist said it may be permanent. It's been 2 years since treatment stopped.
Any supplements or treatments that may help are welcome. It's worse at night. Thanks for listening !!!

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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My toe pain is worse at night, too, or maybe it is just easier to ignore in the daytime when I am busy. I sleep with a hot water bottle or warm rice bag… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Does anyone have any suggestions for bone pain?

I have had progressively worsening bone pain. It first started in my back prior to my dx. and after my dx I was told "well you've had a hx of back problems". So nothing was done. It has now progressed throughout my entire body within a 9 month time span. I sent 2 emails to my oncologist at Dana Farber, both have gotten no response. I called my PCP who ordered blood work and told my I now have Hashimoto's. Even though my TSH was normal. I have gotten no relief from… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have hashimotos also, and have had it for years and I believe it is a contributing factor to getting breast cancer. I have read so many articles on… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does anyone else feel like they've been punched in the neck or face after treatment???

The back of my neck and parts of my face are so sore, it feels like they've been punched numerous times. This is my first round and this is one "side affect" I haven't heard of. Are there little evil chemo elves beating me up when I actually get some sleep????
How do I barf without peeing my pants too??? Because it's not bad enough!

tags: Chemo

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

My neck muscles hurt after my AC treatments. But that has stopped now that I'm on Taxol. I never treated the neck pain as it wasn't bad enough. It kind… read more

posted 2 days ago
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