Anyone experiencing/experienced very watery eyes on TC chemo? Of course this is nothing compared to the other side effects; mostly annoying. But it looks like I'm crying all the time!
I went to my oncologist today because I've been having memory problems especially speech. I also have short term memory loss, ringing in my ears, dizziness and headaches. My oncologist said that tamoxifin does not cause any of that. I have an MRI because he suspects brain mets. He may be right, but have any of you experienced any of these things while on Tamoxifin?
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
I had breast cancer 7 years ago at a "young" age--in my mid forties. I now test positive for PALB2 mutation at age 54. I am planning a prophylactic double mastectomy with reconstruction for this spring. Most around me see me as "cured" but I don't like the odds of having breast cancer again or the possibility of dealing with chemo again because of the genetic abnormality.
Anyone else out there?… read more
My counselor asked me if there was someone that you thought would be there for you every step of the way, and they, for some reason, just didn't step up to the plate when you needed them most? I have a neighbor that I thought for sure would have my back. We had known each other for years, and I have helped her with her family so many times. Picked up kids from school, took care of sick kids, babysat them for the… read more
I am close to making a decision to go flat after a double mastectomy.
If I decide to go flat, will the oncological surgeon be sewing me up? Another lady mentioned a plastic surgeon was involved, but don’t see how a plastic surgeon would come in just to sew up a finished surgery. I learned you want to make sure there isn’t any extra skin aka dog ears and you want the scars on both sides to lay identical. I guess I will need to ask my surgeon if she has experience… read more
I am just about finished my last chemo session. Yay! I will have surgery in about a month from now and still don't know if I will choose lumpectomy or mastectomy and would like to hear your stories. I am a perfect candidate for a lumpectomy as it seems the chemo has reduced the tumour to nothing. However I am nervous about local recurrence which is much lower with mastectomy. But I'm also nervous about mastectomy with reconstruction. Seems weird to have tissue… read more
HELP! Before chemo my nails were extremely strong and I was taking supplements/prenatals to help with that strength... Here I am post chemo and post radiation and my nails break at every tiny nick even though I am still taking the supplements/prenatals. Anyone have any remedies or know of something that would help with this issue? I am desparate!
A friend had chemo before her mastectomy with lymph node removal. She just got pathology results from her surgeon to say she has 3 positive nodes. She has to wait till Friday to see her mo. Will she need to go through chemo again?
Have you been told to avoid sugar while on chemo or since diagnosis? Im getting a lot of advice to do so from non- medical people but wondered what the science says
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