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What to do about Endocrine Therapy Induced Hair Loss?

What to do about Endocrine Therapy Induced Hair Loss?

Five years in, the hairloss is even getting difficult for this pro hairstylist to manage. While I didn’t fully recover my hair following chemotherapy, what did emerge is slowly peetering out- I’m probably down 85% of my pre-treatment glory, and that is definitely not an emotionally-driven estimate.
I’m resolved to continue my aromatase inhibitor for the additional five years that have been recommended, and am also swallowing my onco’s warning that it’s likely… read more

edited, originally posted 29 days ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Let us know how it works.

posted 3 days ago
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How long did it take for your hair to regrow? Did it come back a diff color or texture? What was the response from others?

How long did it take for your hair to regrow? Did it come back a diff color or texture? What was the response from others?

Hello Ladies,
My hair started growing 7 weeks after chemotherapy which ended 6/23/17. My peach fuzz is softer than before now GRAY & BLACK hair. My hair was brown with few gray strands.

People looked at me strange and or didn't even recognize me. I didn't want to tell EVERYONE so I just smiled. When I loss my hair, my BFF [my brother) cut his hair off too.

I've always had long hair, but I… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Mine came in curly and gray/black so I have strange looks also and people do not recognize me either.

posted 15 days ago
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SINCE MY AGGRESSIVE CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION MY ENERGY LEVEL HAS BEEN VERY

SINCE MY AGGRESSIVE CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION MY ENERGY LEVEL HAS BEEN VERY

LOW,MADE IT BACK TO WORK BUT MY JOB CAN BE VERY PHYSICAL AT TIMES,AND I FIND THAT I DONT HAVE THE ENERGY IT REQUIRES AT TIMES.THINKING OF CHANGING MY PROFESSION.HAS ANYONE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM AFTER TREATMENT?

posted about 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Rolanda sorry you are feeling bad, I had aggressive chemo and 37 radiation sessions. I was like the walking dead, I don't know how you work at all. I… read more

posted about 6 years ago
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Has anyone ever turned down a recommended treatment? I'm thinking of turning down Taxol after I'm done with my 4 sessions of AC

Has anyone ever turned down a recommended treatment? I'm thinking of turning down Taxol after I'm done with my 4 sessions of AC

I was stage IIa with invasive ductal carcinoma, HER2 negative, ER+/PR-. Had a bilateral mastectomy, 1 lymph node has 0.33mm of cancer, but the rest were clean. I will also be on Tamoxifen for 5 years.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I agree with Milhone. You're just starting out. I'm about to start my 3rd AC, then my 4th then onto the Taxol. I just want to beat this thing so pulling… read more

posted over 5 years ago
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After chemo, my oncologist put me on Letrozole (Famara) for 5 years. After one month, I had a 10lb weight gain-is this typical?

After chemo, my oncologist put me on Letrozole (Famara) for 5 years. After one month, I had a 10lb weight gain-is this typical?

posted over 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I go to the gym everyday I can. I work up a sweat that won't quit, weigh myself the next morning and a pound shows up. My partner says I'm thinning in… read more

posted over 5 years ago
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Has anyone here had chemotherapy with Stage IA breast cancer?

Has anyone here had chemotherapy with Stage IA breast cancer?

posted about 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had chemo with stage 1.5 but didn't have any node evolvement.. This was in 2001. Now I have metastatic Ca and being treated with an estrogen tumor… read more

posted over 5 years ago
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Curious about everyone's oncotype score, details, and treatment plan

Curious about everyone's oncotype score, details, and treatment plan

Just wondering what everyone's oncotype score was and their treatment plan? I was stage IIB, ER+, PR+, HER2-, 2/18 nodes positive, tumor "mid grade" and 3.0 cm final size due to spiculations (the starburst arms). Central tumor size 2.2 cm. I had a bilateral mastectomy. And chemo is DD adriamycin and cytoxan every other week x4 (took neulasta after each) following with 12 weekly taxol doses. My oncotype score was 24.

edited, originally posted about 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Sheena, with that oncotype score I would not be concerned about it. My expert 2nd opinion pathologist told me that it depends on the grade of the cancer… read more

posted over 5 years ago
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Gerson Therapy and coffee enemas

Gerson Therapy and coffee enemas

I got a coffee enema kit for Christmas from some friends who want me to do the Gerson Therapy instead of chemotherapy. Do you have any input, advice, or experience to share about this?

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I would rather do God's good herb hemp oil. Google Phoenix Tears, very educational

posted about 5 years ago
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menstruation

menstruation

Did anyone else's periods stop completely during treatments? I started chemotherapy last December 14, I have my last herceptin this coming Friday. Last January out of the blue I started my period but then it never came back. Now I feel like I'm about to start. I was just wondering if I will get it back. I am 43 years old and am on tamoxifen now.

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member . . . Our Faith in Him is important! I know He was there for me, like in "Footsteps"! But . . . You also need an anti-cancer medicine… read more

posted about 5 years ago
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Is it safe to take antioxidant supplements during chemotherapy and radiation therapy?

Is it safe to take antioxidant supplements during chemotherapy and radiation therapy?

posted over 4 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member My oncologist said the same thing. No vitamins or supplements without permission. They have me taking calcium and D for bone loss,… read more

posted over 4 years ago
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