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Has Medicare paid for nipple prosthetics for anyone? They're $280!

posted about 2 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I don't know about medicure insurance paying for them, but I see a range of prices at Cure Diva - https://www.curediva.com/nipples.html?gclid=CO-...

I believe you can… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

Herceptin

Anyone e perience thigh pain from Herceptiin ?

tags: Thigh pain

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Went to pain management doctor this morning. I have to have a nerve test. I am also going to go for physical therapy because he said my hamstrings are… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Saving conversation

Can anyone tell me how to save a conversation or put it somewhere in my profile so I can find it?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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@A MyBCTeam User if you are using the phone app you can get to someone's story. Go to the newsfeed and find the name of the person whose story you want to read. Click… read more

posted about 22 hours ago

Reconstruction

Had my expanders taken out Tuesday . I must say relief on my back but now I am. Sore and tender across my chest . How long does this last ? When will I be up and feeling better ?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Take heart! I had my expanders taken out, and my permanent one put in and the pain was gone within a week or so. It was a challenge for my surgeon since I had a very… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has anyone used coconut oil in lieu of aquaphor for radiation?

tags: coconut oil #treatments #natural #organic #holistic

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Yes with frankenscense/myrrh essential oils. I also used aloe from my plant- helped tremendously! My RO was pleasantly surprised my radiated skin held up very well. No… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

tamoxifen side effects type and occurrence

I have been told it can take a while, e.g 3 months or so, for tamoxifen side effects to occur. But one thing I have noticed right away is a "brain fog", not big but it is a "heavy feeling" and it drains some of my energy. I did experience a lifting of this sensation during acupuncture, but it was right back as soon as the needles were taken out of the ears again.
There has been some research about cognitive function on tamoxifen and aromatose inhibitors. Brain cell… read more

tags: Chemo Brain Tamoxifen Acupuncture

edited, originally posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have been on tamoxifen for about 8 months now. I can't conclusively decide whether it has caused some brain fog. I forget words more than I remember doing before and… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has anyone else experienced this

I fount two large brown patchy rashes while in the tub the other day on both breasts. I am currently on my last infusion of taxol. Yay!!!! I was easily able to was wash them off with soap and a washcloths and was wondering if anyone else has had this happen. I also washed off two patches on my neck...could this be a taxol reaction th sweat! Was wondering if anyone else experiencied. No pain or itchiness. Just brown and scaley

tags: Dark rash washes off treatment is taxol

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Thank you!

posted 1 day ago

Aromasin healing problems

Hi,

I have another 2 yrs on this medicine and I notice that if i get cut or hurt in anyway I cannot heal! I tried going off the drug Aromasin and after 1 month cuts that i have had for over a month have healed in a weeks time! I had an eczema rash since Oct on my foot that wouldn't go away and it has almost completely gone away!

I had meniscus surgery in Oct 2015 and my knee constantly gives me problems and it is suppose to he healed by now and since Ive been off this med for a month… read more

tags: Aromasin aromasin armidex

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Tamoxifen - When did your period disappear? My period keeps coming on time.

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi I got told to stop 2 weeks prior to surgery. I also am so glad as I had also just been to get an ultra sound as I was also suffering from stomach cramps and result… read more

posted 3 days ago

Vitamin D2 or D3

Which vitamin are we supposed to be taking? I'm taking vitamin D2 but it seems like everyone here is taking vitamin D3.

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Patti, I take multivitamins, Omega 3, B12 and Vitamin D3. I usually email the oncologist nurse when I have a question. I don't see why you need to wait but I am always… read more

posted 2 days ago
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