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Discolored nails

Discolored nails

How long after chemotherapydid it take for your nails to clear up?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Interesting

posted 4 days ago
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Chemo alternatives

Chemo alternatives

Hi, I just got a call from my surgeon with oncotype score of 28. My oncologist had told me if it came back 25 or higher she would recommend chemotherapy. I know chemo saves lives, but I am terrified of it because I know it does a lot of damage in the meantime. I'm not saying I will refuse chemo, but just wondering if there is anyone out there who has heard of or used an alternative method to chemo. I have a double mastectomy coming up as well, another challenge that I am not looking forward… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

It really depends on what type of Chemo. I had Tamoxifen which was a aggressive chemo. Horrible. Then later he changed it to Alimpta which wasn’t as… read more

posted 13 days ago
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I’m currently going through my first "sickness" since my last radiation treatment in February 13 and began Letrozole March 20.

I’m currently going through my first "sickness" since my last radiation treatment in February 13 and began Letrozole March 20.

I intend to call my PCP in the morning but should I also call Oncologist office? I didn’t have to have chemotherapy but I did have side-effects from radiation and now the Letrozole. I’m freaked out about being sick for some reason. Just need some calmness— my life is everything BUT calmness. Thank you.

***UPDATE 4/30/19– First THANK YOU RobertaSnider and everyone that sent me a Hug, I super… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

GTMom well it already makes me feel better:). Seriously I'm happy you got those to start with. Please get that script tomorrow so you have all you need… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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Why chemo?

Why chemo?

I know I might ruffle a few feathers but why do people go thru chemo just because doctors say it's part of cancer. I realize there are many of you who absolutely need it but I'm also seeing it being done with women who are stage 1 or 0 or who score low on onco testing. Some are being told right at the time of dx without any further tests being done. It seems so unnecessary for some considering the side affects and long recovery time. I don't mean to anger anyone but does anyone else feel the same?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

My mother refused chemo. Her cancer returned 3 times and was metastatic the last time. I did the chemotherapy. I am currently alive and cancer free. My… read more

posted 2 months ago
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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

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Let us know how it works.

posted 3 months 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

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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 4 months 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?

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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 over 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.

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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 almost 6 years ago
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