I was 10 years cancer free & found a new lump in the reconstructed Breast. Biopsy came back IDC which is the same cancer. Had left mastectomy, diep flap reconstruction, ACT chemo & arimidex for 5 years. Looking for information on treatment options. Also has anyone had a diep flap removed?
I am 5 mos post reconstruction and I have terrible pain in my ribs and along my inframammary fold. The surgeon expanded me to 300cc - put in 450cc high profile implants - and moved my IMF up 2cm... all were the surgeon's decisions. I'm not feeling stupid for not asking more questions and for trusting my plastic surgeon... and I can't find anyone to help me resolve this. Anyone else's experience with this area would be so… read more
Just finished my last Herceptin Dec 28th and now just tamoxifen. This morning after showere when drying myself seen blood on my towel and it’s seems to be coming from my vagina. Chemo forced me into menopause not sure what is happening. Freaking out a bit since I am away visiting and not home close to my doctor. Need some information if anyone has gone through this.
I am looking for ladies that have also had a unilateral mastectomy with no reconstruction. I might change my mind down the road, but for now I don't want more surgery. I'm wondering about long term out with the asymmetry and suggestions on bras, sports bras, etc. to manage it. Any information would be great!
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Completing your story and diagnosis on your profile page will help others get to know you. It will also assist you in finding others with similar stories… read more
Can Tamoxifen induce insomnia? I don't have hot flashes. I don't have night sweats. But I am having serious insomnia since beginning [[treatment:Tamoxifen:540f562a[[phone:8608758280000445]] 2.5:]] weeks ago. I'm waking every half hour or hour. I'm tossing and turning a lot...which you know is hard when you have basically one position you can lie in (on your back). I've tried taking melatonin which is not helping unfortunately.
I’ve been on Letrozole for only 2 weeks, so far so good. My question is about long term side effects on the teeth. Does anyone have any information
I am under the impression that this cancer has a very high rate of returning. However, I'm confused and my oncologist isn't that helpful as she often contradicts herself. I did 8 mo.'s of chemo, double mastectomy, then 6 weeks of daily radiation, which I finished last September. I have not had re-construction yet...I don't feel very healthy and have lymphodema which I suppose doesn't go away.… read more
Have developed a horrid looking rash under right breast and there is much pain. I haven't felt pain in a long time because I had a bilateral mastectomy and have no sensation but the pain is deep. Will call onc in the morning but was curious if anyone has experience with this. I'm not jumping to conclusions but you know how us breast cancer survivors are-we want to be informed and get on top of it if we can! My original cancer was 13 years ago.
I just have not been given any information about all of this.First visit with my Oncologist was Monday 4/23/18 and I got patient portal information today and that's my diagnosis on there.
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