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Has anyone had their chemo leak onto their skin?

Has anyone had their chemo leak onto their skin?

During my 3rd treatment the nurse had a difficult time finding a vein. Once one was found it stopped functioning when she started the IV. I had liquid on my hand and pointed it out. I was told it was from flushing and another nurse retired with success.
The next week my hand hurt like a bad bruise and looked badly bruised.
It’s been 3 months and still looks bruised and skin texture feels dried and burned.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had something similar. I had asked not to have iV in my hand bc I’ve has problems there before any of this. So of course I git the IV put in the back… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Bleeding/pain after mammogram

Bleeding/pain after mammogram

I go for a mammogram yearly since my diagnosis and treatment (5 years) and this past mammo caused my "under boob" skin to rip like a papercut after the test. (I had lumpectomies on that breast). OW! Plus it's been close to a week and that same breast is still killing me from the squishing. I'm seeing my oncologist at the end of the month BUT you know how the mind starts worrying ... anybody ever experience either or both of these?
(the mammo the year after my surgery and maybe… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Exactly. What @A MyBCTeam Member said

posted 14 days ago
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WHo has taken zometia for osteoporosis>

WHo has taken zometia for osteoporosis>

Still looking for answers to this question. I suspect they went to my spam file and I deleted them. I need answers....thanks

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I received it for 2 years was told can no longer have it the zometia i was told it was to help with pain the mets caused now that it has stopped i am… read more

posted 10 days ago
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I came back to my bc team a few days ago.

I came back to my bc team a few days ago.

I found that my hugs and comments, etc are going to my spam. Could this be resolved? Thanks

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I think if you put the address in your contacts, then your email will recognize it and stop putting it in spam.

posted 15 days ago
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Does reconstruction look better after revision? Crying about this daily

Does reconstruction look better after revision? Crying about this daily

I had invasive medullary ductal carcinoma, went through 6 rounds of chemo then had a break because I got shingles and it wouldn't go away for almost 2 months. Oncologist said the chemo had killed my tumors in my right breast but they recommended a mastectomy due to it being multifocal. April 11th I had the mastectomy which included removing the nipple, immediate reconstruction with a tissue expander. They removed the Sentinel lymph node,… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had my tissue expander for over a year. I was told some do keep it in. It was too uncomfortable for me to keep in.

posted 8 days ago
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Fast mri

Fast mri

My oncology surgeon offered a fast MRI for detecting cancer in dense breast. I am Twi years out from lumpectomy and radiation.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Went every yr. for mammogram. I found a lump 6 mo. after the last mammo which was not detected. I’m wondering if the mammograms had something to do with… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Recovery

Recovery

How much time did you take, and was recommended by your doctor, after a lumpectomy? After the second surgery to go in and get clear margins?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I took off one day for my lumpectomy had a double mastectomy a week later and took 3 days off for that one.

posted about 13 hours ago
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Different sizes for implants

Different sizes for implants

Any one end up with two very different size implants after mastectomy? I have 700cc on cancer side and 540cc on non cancer. Ps said he didn't remove fat on non cancer side as this was better for Pt. They do look close in size. He said the non radiated side is lighter in hopes it won't look saggier later after that breast drops, as radiated often don't drop down.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

So sorry Jwags

posted 11 days ago
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Anybody have explanted after reconstruction and find themself with what the Dr thinks may be cellulitis in the removed breast area?

Anybody have explanted after reconstruction and find themself with what the Dr thinks may be cellulitis in the removed breast area?

It seriously looked like my breast had grown back. I’ve been on two full courses of Cipro to alleviate the cellulitis (IF that’s what it was), and the swelling has mostly gone down, but the entire area has been very red, sore, and warmer to touch than the rest of my chest.
I was 3/4 to my first cancer Birthday when we found cancer in my spine. June 20 is my cancer birthday for my… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member MRI and CT are Monday. I have an extremely busy stressful week coming at work as we are expecting surveyors to be there looking over… read more

posted 11 days ago
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