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    Has anyone taken Arimidex go post menopause. What side effects. Not sure whether I want to take this

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 3 hours ago 1 answers
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Discuss with oncologist what happens if you don't.

      It is supposed to block cancer growth or does it work differently than tomoxiphen? That's an estrogen blocker to stop estrogen feeding cancer.

      Serious decisions are to be made.

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  • Sisters... I'm so tired for having a bald head... Biotin, Nioxin... do you have any tip that aids the hair growth? thanks in advance

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    about 4 hours ago 2 answers
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Buy a new hat. Or spend the 200 for a wig. But in all honesty I was bald in July and had hair by oct. Currently I've just been getting trims around the ears. In may I had a back flip added.

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I didn't do anything different to get my hair to grow back. My previous hairdresser did send me some shampoo and conditioner to try and I use it all the time now. It's made by Malibu and is called "scalp wellness" formula. It has a peppermint essence. I don't know if that is what helped or...

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      I didn't do anything different to get my hair to grow back. My previous hairdresser did send me some shampoo and conditioner to try and I use it all the time now. It's made by Malibu and is called "scalp wellness" formula. It has a peppermint essence. I don't know if that is what helped or not but it's the only thing I did, started it while I still had only stubbles.

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  • hi.! I m stage 3 IDC BC. I asked my Onco about dx type test n he told me it was not possible to do this test for me. But i hear pple talking about it n wondered how come they could do it n not me?? Has anyone been told the same as my Onco?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 10 hours ago 6 answers
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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It is only for the lower stages of BC with no lymph node involvement. You can put Genomic Health in a search engine (the lab where the test is done) and read what the criteria need to be.

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      anonymous
      Patient

      I think it's only tested on cancers stage 2 and under if gone to any lymph nodes I don't think they do the test either . But this is just what I have gathered this far.

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    I have TNBC and I'm in chemo - 4AC/4taxol and then surgery. After 5 rounds, my MO told me I have a Complete Clinical Response but he could feel some thickness in my breast - breast or dead tissue. Anyone been told that ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 14 hours ago Answer
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    Did you have PT after mastectomy? If so who prescribes? Breast surgeon or plastic surgeon?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 16 hours ago 4 answers
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    • anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      My breast surgeon prescribed OT...which helped a lot with the stiffness and mild swelling..

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had pt prescribe by my surgeon after my mastectomy, after I developed lymph edema and after I was hospitalized when the cancer spread to my spine and hip. As an inpatient I also received ot.

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  • Has anyone had shortness of breath after radiation? I finished my radition Sept., 5, 2013. I can walk, and ride my bike, but going up 2 flights of stairs, I am out of breath and I wasn't before. Thank You...

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 0 Patient
    about 16 hours ago 3 answers
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      After my double mast, chemo , I had 25 sessions of radiation ...The doctors told me I would lose some lung function as the radiation " burns" all the way through and you can see the mark from radiation on my back . I was breathless even after having a shower!!..And my friend had lung cancer and...

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      After my double mast, chemo , I had 25 sessions of radiation ...The doctors told me I would lose some lung function as the radiation " burns" all the way through and you can see the mark from radiation on my back . I was breathless even after having a shower!!..And my friend had lung cancer and she said she as well was breathless during radiation ...But it's all for the greater good !! ... Do the best you can and if it's takes longer to walk up the stairs .. Who cares!! You need to look after your self .. It gets better .. But when in doubt .. Ask your doctor !!

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Contact your doctor about this. There can be heart damage from radiation. Take care, Sharon

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    I'm 16 years old and I have found a red, itchy lump at the top of my right breast. Is this anything to worry about?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 16 hours ago 2 answers
    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      It's best to get changes in the breast checked out with a doctor. Most likely it is not cancer, but it's best to know the cause. Let us know the outcome!

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It is better to show it to a doctor.

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  • I have been taking since 10 days ago.in sonography I have 23 mm simple cyst in my right ovary .Is any one here like me?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 21 hours ago 4 answers
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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm not sure of your age but cysts show up on U/S in the ovaries all the time as I had some on both of mine when I had my hysterectomy&oophrectomy in '96, I was still having monthly periods and that's the reason I had them at that time. Does Tamoxifen cause ovarian cysts as I know a friend who...

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      I'm not sure of your age but cysts show up on U/S in the ovaries all the time as I had some on both of mine when I had my hysterectomy&oophrectomy in '96, I was still having monthly periods and that's the reason I had them at that time. Does Tamoxifen cause ovarian cysts as I know a friend who had issues with it but can't remember if ovarian cysts was something she had or not.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had non cancerous cyst on both my ovaries as well. Had them removed 3 weeks ago due to ovarian cancer on dad's side family. I've been in tamoxifen since last year.

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    Surgery, chemo treatments, and radiation treatments all completed. I thought I would feel so happy when I was finished with treatments, but I am really depressed!

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 23 hours ago 5 answers
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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      So many women get the same feeling. It is unique. Your life has so focused on all the appointments and treatments, now it is like you don't know what to do with yourself. The other thing, you feel safe within the cocoon of treatment. You feel like you are safe dfrom that monster....cancer. ...

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      So many women get the same feeling. It is unique. Your life has so focused on all the appointments and treatments, now it is like you don't know what to do with yourself. The other thing, you feel safe within the cocoon of treatment. You feel like you are safe dfrom that monster....cancer. Now, you are back on your own. This feeling will fade. Your job is to slowly reclaim your life. You have beat that awful invader. Live every day with gusto! Take care, Sharon

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Hang in there it's a weird feeling but each day gets easier. Start doing the things you love and hopefully all will return to a new normal back to way it was before BC. I am a year out and doing very well.

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  • I think they should let us woman know of this sooner than moments before they start not all of us have the same pain tolerance feel bad for woman going in to get this unprepared like I was

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    1 day ago 2 answers
    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Jody,
      I don't think any of us were prepared like we should be. Doctors/techs offices/hospitals are all different in their approach. I too, have a very high pain tolerance so I just took it as it was doled out to me. When the receptionist at the radiologist office called and casually told me I...

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      Jody,
      I don't think any of us were prepared like we should be. Doctors/techs offices/hospitals are all different in their approach. I too, have a very high pain tolerance so I just took it as it was doled out to me. When the receptionist at the radiologist office called and casually told me I had breast cancer and the doctor would not be seeing me for 3 weeks, I nearly died. My disappointment was the cold indifferent treatment I received. I was just another hunk of meat on a slab. I know how you are feeling.... but am sure not everyone received this same treatment. Sometimes they forget, there are people on the other end of that tubing. I tried to make myself visible as a human being via humor. Sometimes it worked, and other times they probably thought I was nuts. Hang in there..... Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Jody I'm sorry for what your going through. My experience was just the opposite. Everything was explained to me & my Dr called me in to office to inform me of my cancer diagnoses. She feels it's harsh to give results over phone. I feel because of how I've been has made the difference in my...

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      Jody I'm sorry for what your going through. My experience was just the opposite. Everything was explained to me & my Dr called me in to office to inform me of my cancer diagnoses. She feels it's harsh to give results over phone. I feel because of how I've been has made the difference in my recovery. So hang in their & keep your faith where all praying for you. Stay positive & associate yourself with positive people it made a difference for me :-)

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