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A small part of the chemo journey - shaving the hair on your head and dealing with baldness. What cancer takes away - and family gives back. Unconditionally

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  • Nancy Gordon Profile

    Stage 1, nodes positive/margins negative, estrogen receptor positive. Should or should not chemo be a treatement?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Nancy,
      This is a very important decision you should be discussing with your oncologist. This is the most important time to get rid of this cancer.... especially since your cancer had spread to nodes. You should ask your doctor to take you to a website called Adjunctive Online. It is a website...

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      Nancy,
      This is a very important decision you should be discussing with your oncologist. This is the most important time to get rid of this cancer.... especially since your cancer had spread to nodes. You should ask your doctor to take you to a website called Adjunctive Online. It is a website available to all which takes your "numbers" and runs them through a program. It will tell you in cold hard facts, what your chances are for your cancer to reoccur. Did you have an OncoDX test run on your tumor? That should also give you a look into the future. You want to hit this nasty disease with guns-blazing right now.
      Good luck to you and take care, Sharon

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    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      With negative margins will they be re-excising? Seems with positive lymph nodes chemo would be in order. What does oncologist say?

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    I have eczema pretty bad. Will it get worse with chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    • laura  bailey Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Traci, I also have eczema (legs, back and face). If yours reacts like mine, then it will go away during chemo. I had a complete secession of that condition. That was one positive during chemo, completely clear of eczema! (It does come back after). Good luck! Laura

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    • Alice Klobukowski Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I have a tendency to get eczema. I think the steroids you take before, during, and after might help. I did get a bad rash on my scalp after one chemo. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic for that, so that wasn't eczema. Do you have any allergies to tape? If so, ask the nurses to use gauze...

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      I have a tendency to get eczema. I think the steroids you take before, during, and after might help. I did get a bad rash on my scalp after one chemo. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic for that, so that wasn't eczema. Do you have any allergies to tape? If so, ask the nurses to use gauze and paper tape instead their usual supplies.

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  • T H Profile

    Hello, going to start TC chemo. 4 cycles once every 3weeks. Vein or port? Suggestions please!

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    over 5 years 13 answers
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    • Wanda S Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I really think it depends on the medication, # of treatments and your veins. I happen to have nice plump veins that nurses salivate over lol! My blood is drawn through a pinch in my finger, therefore all I need is the pinch for chemo which is not bad at all. Your Onc can help with decision. I...

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      I really think it depends on the medication, # of treatments and your veins. I happen to have nice plump veins that nurses salivate over lol! My blood is drawn through a pinch in my finger, therefore all I need is the pinch for chemo which is not bad at all. Your Onc can help with decision. I personally did not want another scar on my chest after having my boobs done. Prayers and hugs to you.

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    • shen cruces Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      I got a port since they no longer can take blood from my masc side. It saved my veins.

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  • Karen Milburn Profile

    Chemo on Thursday and a shot in Friday to have bone marrow to start making white blood cells. What was your worst day after your chemo treatment?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2B Patient
    almost 5 years 8 answers
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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Everyone reacts differently. Take the nausea meds as directed, don't wait until you feel sick. Day 1, nausea, Day 2 and 3, worst days, tired, nausea, flu like symptoms, joint pain from the shot Day 4, got better. 5 very few symptoms, but still tired. BUT it was doable!!! And 10 years...

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      Everyone reacts differently. Take the nausea meds as directed, don't wait until you feel sick. Day 1, nausea, Day 2 and 3, worst days, tired, nausea, flu like symptoms, joint pain from the shot Day 4, got better. 5 very few symptoms, but still tired. BUT it was doable!!! And 10 years later... still no evidence of cancer!!! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and eat small amounts at a time. Wishing you minimal side effects!!! BUT it was doable!!! And 10 years later... still no evidence of cancer!!! Keep the questions coming, we are here for you!

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I had chemo on wed, shot on thurs. Sat and sun were my worst. I had muscle aches and bone pain from the shot. Take Claritin, it helps. You can do this! Prayers to you.

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