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Has anyone had bladder infections from chemo?

posted 9 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I took Macrobid for a whole month--thats what the urologist ordered as they would come back. Some people take cranberry concentrates and probiotics. I… read more

posted 9 days ago
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What have been people's experiences on Ibrance?

I was taking Kisqali but it made me really depressed. Been off of it for about a month and am now feeling like myself and am nervous about starting another specialty chemo drug.

posted 11 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had no issues with ibrance. Was on for 6 months. I am now on afenitor as ibrance did not work for me.

posted 7 days ago
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Wondering if cancer stops your sex drive

Starting radiation next week very tired.

posted 11 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hormone blockers do take the sex drive away. It's TRUE, we do not have the chemicals that tells our brains to react. It's much harder, it's not that we… read more

posted 11 days ago
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4 Years Post Recon Loss of Mobility and Strength

I had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction in 2014. No chemo, no radiation and no meds with a diagnosis of DCIS. Everything went as planned but for the last two years, I've been on a physical downward spiral. Reconstruction is silicone implants under the muscle. I have lost a tremendous amount of strength, as there are many movements I can no longer do because the chest muscles pull tight across the implants causing them to feel displaced. In addition, I am… read more

posted 11 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member: im SO glad you found someone to help! I had my implants moved over my pecs and its so much better!!

posted 4 days ago
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Extremely painful period with blood clots on tamoxifen

Hello everyone!
I was dx on 1/19/16 with stage 3B IDC ER/PR+ HER2- when I was 34. I did 6 months of chemo, double radical mastectomy with a diep flap and 34 days of radiation. I have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years now. It's been okay. I have a light period or spotting monthly. This time, WAY different! My periods were never painful but this one is awful. I am bleeding very heavily but I am also passing some pretty large clots. Just saw my onc and had no idea… read more

posted 12 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

After I adjusted to Tamoxifen, I was diagnosed three years later with blood clots in my right ankle and acute pulmonary embolism in both lungs! My… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Change of hormone therapy

I just spoke with my oncologist today and he said he wanted me to try Fareston-which is is similar to Tamoxifen. It is supposed to have less side effects then Tamoxifen which I was on fro about 6 months and just felt bloated and crappy. I wanted to try something else...I have tried the post menapasual meds but the last one gave me bad stomach cramps and diarrhea for about 2 weeks. So now on to this one--just wondering if anyone has taken Fareston and how are you tolerating it?
Thanks… read more

posted 14 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have been on tamoxifen for three years now! I also have pain but I am able to work and do stuff in the gym! I have not felt well for some time… read more

posted 11 days ago
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A-Fib associated with past radiation/chemotherapy?

Four years out from treatment, I’m experiencing a-fib. I’ve ruled out thyroid over-medication, a likely culprit. Poking around the web (eek!) I see that latent heart effects *can* begin to develop from adriamycin/cytoxin chemotherapy or breast radiation at about the five year mark. Ulp.
Any cancer sis’s with personal experience?

And, great; I’m seeing that arimidex, my AI, can have some associated heart risk. It’s small, but it’s there.

(I have a… read more

edited, originally posted 15 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you, @A MyBCTeam Member! Same to you. Staying in the moment is

((Hug))

posted 9 days ago
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Tips for new members

Welcome to any new members. Sorry you find yourselves here, but you will find lots of wonderful support and information any time of day. I know it takes time and can be confusing to navigate this site, but we can all help. Just ask....there are no dumb questions, no judgements here. Even if you are not tech savvy, you can learn to do it.

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

posted 16 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Welcome!

posted 11 days ago
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Recurrence

Hello ladies, I haven’t been on in a while haven’t felt very well since my explant. Just wondering if anyone was ever diagnosed with stage 1 IDC, PR and ER positive and her 2 negative. No lymph nodes involved, didn’t need radiation or chemo just on medication for 10 years. Curious as to re-current from my type of diagnosis of three years ago.

posted 16 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member I had stage 1 grade 1 (grade tends to indicate how aggressive, as it is the representation of how "wonky" the cells look compared to… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
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is anyone taking Nerlynx? What is your experience with diarrhea, a very common side effect?

posted 17 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

That does stink. I hope it gets better. I'm planning to take nerlynx once my TCHP is done. I have read that it causes diarrhea in 95% of patients taking… read more

edited, originally posted 14 days ago
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