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Pelvic pain on tamoxifen

Pelvic pain on tamoxifen

I tried to ask my oncologist this question but she is unreachable, so it goes to all of you. I feel a heaviness in my pelvis, with some cramping. I had an overactive bladder 20 years ago and it kind of felt like this, but there is that uterine cancer risk. Could there just be the thickening I hear about with no cancer?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

My endometrium was 10x too thick due to Tamoxofin. Yes it could be that. I had pain too. It could be a lot of things though, so see your doc to ease… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Femara

Femara

I am suffering terrible pain
I my knees, shoulders and hands particularly.
My right hand was so painful and swollen that I was as unable to use it. I’ve been on femara for 6 months. My oncologist is taking me off of it, because of these severe side effects. Anyone else experience awful,painful side effects?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was having issues with Tamoxifen, I have been on it 6 months. My doctor put me on a low dose of cymbalta. It has helped tremendously.

posted about 14 hours ago
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Has anyone had upper right abdominal pain-hurts when I touch it

Has anyone had upper right abdominal pain-hurts when I touch it

i had stage 1 two years ago. had a double mastectomy and now take tamoxifen. I had lentil soup three nights ago and I could not sleep the entire night-gassy and right pain. two days later-I can now eat, but hurts to the touch-I had this a few months ago and doc said maybe just stomach virus-getting nervous about this

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

When the gallbladder is aggravated. It also aggravates the pancreas and the liver so was still tense and you should be able to feel that area and it… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Did anyone have an isolated tumor cell in their lymph node? If so, what was your treatment plan?

Did anyone have an isolated tumor cell in their lymph node? If so, what was your treatment plan?

Interested to better understand the implications of having an isolated tumor cell in the lymph node. Specifically did your oncologist consider this node positive? What was the treatment plan? If your oncotype was low, was chemo still recommended?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

they usually take the WHOLE picture of your diagnosis-this includes size of the tumor, grade, and node involvement and ER positive/Hertz-
Because you… read more

posted 6 days ago
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Cancer and Careers resource

Cancer and Careers resource

I’m attending a free conference all day Friday from Cancer and Careers. It is a non-profit helping, educating cancer patients and survivors on all aspects of working during and post treatment. They offer advice on legal/discrimination issues as well. Below is the website that may be useful to others. There are in person events around the country as well as webinars.

https://www.cancerandcareers.org/en

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Conference was excellent. I highly recommend it. I didn’t get a summary put together for the site today. I was so exhausted from overdoing it yesterday.… read more

posted 3 days ago
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indolent tumors

indolent tumors

I am Stage 4 w/mets to lungs & bones. Since Feb. 2018, the tumors in my lungs have remained stable - not growing, not shrinking, just sitting there. I am not taking any type of treatments or meds. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know how long I can expect the tumors to stay unchanging?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

My oncologist thinks it is best to save "the big guns" ( as he calls it ) until the tumors begin to grow. Since I am TNBC, I have limited options. I'm… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Aromasin and acne

Aromasin and acne

Started Aromasin 6 weeks ago. My face is breaking out with painful cystic acne. I’m so embarrassed I don’t want to be out. Anyone have this problem

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I haven’t heard of this, but was reading in a skin and cancer book....is it true acne or could it be an acne like rash? That can happen with some… read more

edited, originally posted 10 days ago
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Has anyone ever had trouble with lymphedema when they got sick from a cold or virus?

Has anyone ever had trouble with lymphedema when they got sick from a cold or virus?

I recently got sick from my son's upper respiratory virus. It hit me hard. But what surprised me the most was my left breast tissue where lumpectomy was done was throbbing and my left arm was numb and a little bit swollen. I've already seen the doctor. I'm almost 5 yrs out from diagnosis. Has anyone else had similar problems.? Has it taken anyone twice as long to get over a cold then before?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

It took me over 6 months. I had Bronchitis then Pneumonia then another cold. I still cough now and again. It was all in my lung on the side of my read more

posted 11 days ago
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