I am 51 years old. I have been Taking Tamoxifen for 5 years after Double mastectomy and chemotherapy for stage 2B ER + INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA. My oncologist wants me to switch from Tamoxifin to an aromatase inhibitor for another 5 years. My blood work shows hormonally I am completely postmenopausal . Wondering if there is anyone who has switched. Experiences?
I had two lymph nodes removed
Just a reminder for those in the Miami area: The Relay for Life at Baptist Hospital (Kendall Drive & 87th Avenue) will be on March 14th this year. If you've never been, it's an awesome event with lots of food, fun, great music, and a wonderful opportunity to fellowship with other survivors.
Has anyone tried CoQ10 or Glucosamine to help with joint and muscle pain from AIs? If so, did they work? Did your onco OK them? I read that glucosamine can raise blood sugar levels -- did anyone have that experience or hear that from a doc? I was finding that frequent exercise helped ward off AI joint & muscle pain, but I am recuperating from surgery and under orders not to do more than walking for a few more weeks. Feeling stiff and achy.
Do any of you ladies use a blade razor to shave the armpit where you had a sentinel node biopsy/axillary dissection? My surgeon said I could because my lymphedema risk is low -- PT was more cautious -- but I am a little nervous on that side. Afraid of cutting myself -- esp if the area is a little numb -- and risking lymphedema, even though the risk is low. Have been using an electric razor since my surgery, but it pinches (and actually… read more
Hi, I just had my implant exchange surgery two weeks ago. My recovery is going very well, and my plastic surgeon thought everything looked great at my post-op last week. But, two days ago, I noticed a rippling in my left breast -- that was the non-cancer side, I had a bilateral mastectomy. It is especially noticeable if I lean forward or move my chest muscle. It appears to be something going on with the implant, rather than my skin. There are no signs of infection and no pain. I'm going to… read more
Going on week 12 since reconstruction.
My tissue expanders have been a nightmare.
I would like to know if anyone else has felt what I'm feeling, it feels like one has flip over and the port is now rubbing against my rib cage.
My PS has a great team, they respond all my phone calls.
Last call in the intern didnt know how to explain what I'm feeling.
Next appointment not for 2 weeks.
In 2015 my breast cancer returned. It is Stage IV - in lymph nodes under my sternum area. I was on Ibrance for 4 1/2 years but it stopped working in early 2019. Two new spots appeared in the lymph node. Four of the 5 spots were only a few millimeters in size. One spot was 1.5 centimeters. I started a clinical trial in June 2019. I am taking Faslodex every 4 weeks. I have a CT Scan every 8 weeks. Initially saw some reduction in the spots. Last scan in January 2020 showed no… read more