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Lots of weight gain

Lots of weight gain

This may seem silly, but one of the biggest issues I am having is weight gain. Since my diagnosis about 2-1/2 years ago, I have put on approximately 25 pounds. This is really unusual for me, as other than pregnancy, my weight hasn’t really fluctuated much over the last 20 years. I have so little energy. Plus the constant pain from the Arimidex that I simply can’t exercise the way I used to either. Has anyone else experienced this side effect? Any advice? I keep having to clear out my closet

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Omg!! I just posted a question about this!!! Yes... I’m getting offended with drs talking and treating me like someone who has never been healthy or… read more

posted 2 days ago
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I have tightness (only way I know to describe it) where the implants are and along the incision lines of my back.

I have tightness (only way I know to describe it) where the implants are and along the incision lines of my back.

In October of 2016, I was diagnosed a second time, same breast and same general area as the first in 2002. This time I opted to have bilateral mastectomies w/ reconstruction. The implant became exposed on the right side less than a month post op so he had to replace it. Then the left implant became exposed about a month after that. Instead of putting another implant in, he decided to put "temporary"… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Donna: When I was discussing my second attempt at reconstruction with my plastic surgeon, I told him I didn’t want to go any larger - you should have… read more

posted 10 days ago
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Pain in lumpectomy site.

Pain in lumpectomy site.

Has anyone had any pain in the spot where they had bc? I had stage 2A/Grade 3 in June of 2017. I had a lumpectory and completed chemo and radiation in January of 2018. I had a mamo in June and an MRI in January and all was clear. The MRI said there was fluid in the scar tissue. I have had pain in the same spot for the past two weeks. I am scheduled for my next mammo in June. I am now worried.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Are you on some kind of pills now after radiation?

posted 6 days ago
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mammogram

mammogram

I have a 3cm lump near the edge of my breast which has grown in size the last few months.I am beside mysef with worry,as mammo came back saying small calcifications - negative,no mention of this lump which is painful,itchy,and tingling.When I tried to show lady dr the lump she wasn't interested and kept pointing to the results.Now where do I go from her.Many thanks for any help.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for your reply?I paid private for ultrasound last year when breast was throbbing tingling and itching but nothing showed up only… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Hair thinning and loss 2 years post treatment

Hair thinning and loss 2 years post treatment

Hi friends! I’m currently struggling with thinning hair. It’s very noticeable and has me in tears on hair wash days. I have done chemo, radiation, and multiple surgeries. Most recently had an oopherectomy and now on arimidex. It’s causing so much depression in my life. I plan to mention at my next appointment. I just need to know that I’m not alone.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

My hair and nail vitamins have biotin. Although my vitamins don't have as much as your does, I think it does help, at least in slowing down the hair… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Post Chemo Period

Post Chemo Period

Has anyone started having a period or bleeding 2.5 years after chemo? I just started having period like bleeding for the past 2 days. I have an appt with my ob/gyn in 2 weeks. Trying not to freak out as I know there are many reasons this can occur - some bad and others not so bad. Just curious if others have experienced this.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

No but I will ask about that. It is so nice to have this group of supportive ladies all helping each other through this journey. I really appreciate it.… read more

posted 11 days ago
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Stopping after 2nd A/C (Red Devil)

Stopping after 2nd A/C (Red Devil)

I am 50 years old and have completed 12 doses of Taxol and currently have completed 2 of A/C. I was diagnosed in Sept. 2018 Stage 2 with a tumor in one of my lymph nodes. I saw 3 oncologists before I started treatment. At the beginning of treatment was told I was NED, this was all to prevent recurrence. My oncotype score was 38. I am ER+ 95% and PR + 5% and HER 2 neg. This last dose of A/C has been unbearable and I know many of you have suffered through this. The nausea has… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

God bless you dear. Enough is enough. Praying for you!

posted 3 days ago
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