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Vitamin k in addition to calcium and D for bone health

I have read many Intereasting facts on vitamin k and how it may prevent breast cancer from spreading. Has anyone heard this from a reputable source and or have tried it for theirselves? I would like to know how much for how long and if any noticeable difference.

posted about 6 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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You definitely don't need a supplement if you eat heathy with lots of leafy greens

posted about 4 hours ago

I am on day 3 of my first Chemo treatment. Did anyone else experience deep pain in your legs? Any insight would be appreciated.

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User, yes I had leg cramps, most of the time at night when I was trying to sleep. Sometimes they were pretty intense. I had to take pain meds for awhile.

posted about 14 hours ago

I had a double masectomy, no radiation, finishing herceptine this week. Considering implants. Did anyone follow this route? How did it go?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

I followed a similar route but had expanders put in during the double mastectomy. It has been 4 months since the implant exchange and I am very happy with the results.… read more

posted 1 day ago

Mentor Breast Implants

Hey everyone! I'm due to have my expanders exchanged for implants in about 8 weeks and on the public health system here in Australia they are going to be putting Mentor brand implants. I'm incredibly nervous going ahead with all of this as I was subjected to the contaminated implants by Similed that were recalled worldwide. Since that happened it has been 18 months of non-stop medications, appointments and 4 surgeries and I do not have the emotional capacity to do any of this again.
Has… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi, Youngster! I can sleep on my side no problem. I am not a stomach sleeper, and I find if I roll kinda three quarters of the way between a side sleep and a stomach… read more

posted 1 day ago

My implant fell under my armpit. New pocket and implant surgery complete. Why do my ribs hurt so bad this time?

Is it possible my PS sowed the new pocket to my rib cage?. I think she said she put over 70 stitches in to hold the pocket tight?. My ribs hurt so bad now.

tags: Breast implant pocket

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Oh no they don't. They keep lots of secrets.

posted 1 day ago

What to say to your coworkers?

I decided to keep my breast cancer diagnosis a secret at work. My boss and close friends at work are the only ones who know. I was off of work for 4 weeks and am now working from home for 2. My friends told me some noisy, non-genuine coworkers are trying to find out where I am and what is wrong with me. Any advice what to say when I get back?

I don't feel like meeting with my oncology therapist as it's just another appointment and I am so tired of appointments! I am sure you all… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Your journey is your personal business. If you do not want to share please do not feel pressured to do so. There are people in this world who just need something or… read more

posted 1 day ago

Ovary removal

Having ovaries removed because I cannot stand the side effects of tamoxifen. I had er+ invasive ducal carcinoma removed 7/2015 followed by radiation completed 11/2015. What can I expect as far as going right into menopause. How long is the recovery and was the pain bad. I. Scheduled 11/22 right before thanksgiving will I be ok 2 days later?

tags: Oophrectomy

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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For me the hot flashes started about a month later. You will notice increased belly "fat". It's harder to keep your weight under control. It's truly a small price to… read more

posted 1 day ago

Bloated belly

Finished chemo on June 9th. Does this bloated belly thing ever stop? It's better in the am but by 3 in the afternoon I'm so uncomfortable! Look like I'm 9 months pregnant. Anyone else deal with this?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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No its just not right!!! It honey crisp apple season. I love those. Just want to eat apple...geez . Xxxooo Leanne

posted about 6 hours ago

Hi I was told dark nail varnish helps protect your nails during chemo does this really work xx

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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This is an anectdote from another BC forum. I couldn't find anything with credibility beyond sisterly advice ( which I hold esteemed, on principle), yet this one… read more

posted 3 days ago
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