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Anyone else out there allergic to narcotics?

Anyone else out there allergic to narcotics?

Im so afraid of what the pain will be after mastectomy and reconstruction. Did you all take major pain meds? For how long?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

There was very little pain when I had the left Mastectomy so when it came time for the right one just did it. Did not do reconstruction. Thinking about… read more

edited, originally posted about 22 hours ago
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Has anyone been treated for swelling or lymphadema in the breast months after radiation ended?

Has anyone been treated for swelling or lymphadema in the breast months after radiation ended?

Nine months after my lumpectomy and radiation I find my treated breast swells up during the day and seems to be worse on hot days and days I am at home and do not wear a bra. Luckily the swelling subsides some during the night. I went to see a lymphadema therapist yesterday who is trying to break up some hardened tissue with massage and low level laser. I am curious as to whether anyone else has experienced such… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thanks for the reply. I am going to a bra specialist today to get fitted for a compression bra and see what else she can recommend. Good luck to you… read more

posted 5 days ago
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What to expect with 12 weeks of Taxol

What to expect with 12 weeks of Taxol

I've been told.to expect a few days down after the infusions and then being able to go about my business for a while before the next infusion. I have a fairly sedentary job, so I'm hoping to be able.to continue working.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Taxol was a lot easier for me than AC chemo and my numbers stayed good so I didn’t need the neulasta shot during Taxol! I work a desk job too and was… read more

posted 15 days ago
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Anyone know life expectancy statistics with the use of 5 years of anastrozole?

Anyone know life expectancy statistics with the use of 5 years of anastrozole?

I hate the idea of the possibility of more neuropathy, nausea, hair thinning, or loss, and hot flashes, all possible side effects of anastrozole. I was diagnosed Triple Neg, even though my er was only +1. This number is so low, I was just wondering how effective the drug would be and how necessary it really is. I had surgery first, then chemo, and now on radiation. My surgery resulted in all clear margins and no lymph node involvement.… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Martha. Use dr google. There’s a couple of good articles on that

posted 4 days ago
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Anybody experience "fire" in the back of the thigh?

Anybody experience "fire" in the back of the thigh?

I had chemo, lumpectomy and radiation. Finished everything Feb. 2018. I was on a 4 1/2 hour plane ride yesterday and wondering if it's connected to that? I will follow-up with the oncologist, but wondering if anybody has experienced this? Pain comes and goes, but it hits hard!

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I suggest talking to your oncologist if the pain stays around. Better look into it, if it went away, no worries.

posted 6 days ago
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I was diagnosed with BC in 2015. Went through 7 1/2 weeks of radiation. Currently in my fourth year of anastrolze

I was diagnosed with BC in 2015. Went through 7 1/2 weeks of radiation. Currently in my fourth year of anastrolze

I have/had very dense breasts. My treated breast has lost all breast tissue and I’m assuming it’s from the radiation. Over the last three or four years, I’ve gone from a d cup to a b cup. I wear a prosthesis to balance out my appearance but I am wondering if anyone else experienced something similar. How long will this tussle loss continue. I’m grateful to be upright and doing well but some days… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Jo I’ve had ‘spacers’ holding my skin since last August when I had my double mastectomy. The left one is completely misshapen and flattened from tucking… read more

posted 19 days ago
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I need advice

I need advice

What side effects are you currently experiencing on the ibrance because i am on the faslodex currently and getting lots of heavy bone pain and just pain in general and my oncologist wants to add ibrance to it to be just as succesful and i know its going to cause more turmoil then just this injection alone of the falslodex so im looking for advice but also scared because i have high risk of blood clots thru my mom and also have the factor five lieden gene for a blood clot risk

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was on the ibrance faslodex treatment regimen for 8 months before disease progression. I had minimal joint pain but did have a lung blood clot. Side… read more

posted 6 days ago
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Hot flush tracker.

Hot flush tracker.

I have posted a request for Fitbit to add a tracker for hot flushes to their Fitbit. I am not sure but I think if they get enough votes for a specific item then they will look at adding it. I think this would be a good addition for us ladies to track the amount and severity of our hot flushes.

If you think so could you please vote for it on the following link? It would also be handy if they could add something to let you know how yours compare to others which I am sure they could do. They do… read more

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I take my estrogen pill at night and it helps. I think I get more hot flashes when I would have my periods every month. Prayers to all of you.

posted 25 days ago
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lymphatic bypass

lymphatic bypass

Has anyone had a lymphatic bypass surgery for lymphedema in their arm after breast cancer? If so, where was the procedure performed at? Did your insurance cover the procedure? If insurance did not cover the cost, what was the cost for you? What have your results been? Any complications?

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hi! I will tell you. I was having many issues with my lymphedema and I was seeing small lymphatic specialist. I even went as far as getting the 6k suit… read more

posted 22 days ago
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