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Mon, Jan 6 1:07pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@elizm
Thanks for the info on biotin and especially regarding biotin and labs. By any chance, did you have any side effects from that much biotin and did you split up the biotin throughout the day?

Dec 20, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@cindylb
Since most of the people in charge haven't had cancer, they have no clue. God bless them anyway. It's been almost a year now and I have finally been shown how to work the lymphedema for my breast. Hoping you get help soon.

Dec 19, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@cindylb
Thank you for sharing – it's one day at a time and being proactive. Amen, sister.

Dec 19, 2019 · Chronic Pain after Stage 4 Breast Cancer Surgery, Chemo and Radiation in Breast Cancer

@fiesty76
By any chance, has anyone talked to you about possible lymphedema of the breast? I just went to the physical therapist today and learned how to try to work through that. Also, after my lumpectomy (first surgery), I had multiple hematomas in a honeycomb fashion which caused pain. If you have a breast care specialist, maybe check with that person or your surgeon. Oncologists don't always deal with this type of issue.

Dec 19, 2019 · Chronic Pain after Stage 4 Breast Cancer Surgery, Chemo and Radiation in Breast Cancer

@fiesty76
As it was explained to me, nerves can be cut because of surgery which will cause pain. I wound up with partial mastectomy following first surgery of lumpectomy with chemo inbetween both and after the second surgery also had 30 radiation treatments. Radiation can cause fibrotic changes and hard ridges. I've also wound up with lymphedema of my breast. Unfortunately, there is a lot of pain involved because of all of this. I do take turmeric capsules as an anti-inflammatory and also rub calendula cream on my breasts and around armpit area. If you can meet with a physical therapist, that person can teach you stretching exercises for your chest area and arms which may help.

Dec 17, 2019 · Just beginning the journey. What breast cancer treatments will I get? in Breast Cancer

@elizm @elizm
I've been on exemestane now for 3 months and for the last month started having bleeding gums. I've also had right-sided pains…any time there's a new pain one wonders, is this more cancer? But the doctor checks me out and says it's fine. Also having swollen glands in the neck which she says "we'll watch." The joint pains are annoying as well, but that's where we're at. Phooey!

Dec 17, 2019 · Cellulitis and Sepsis just released from the hospital in Skin Health

@mamacita
Sounds absolutely wonderful except for those darned tornadoes! We're in Northern California, the home of wine country and earthquakes and now as well as disastrous fires. Both of my children lost their homes in the Tubbs fire two years ago so we had two families living with us at that time for a bit. It was after that I found my cancer and didn't want to tell the kids as they had been through so much. We're all hoping we've been through the worst of it. I'm hoping if my next PET scan is okay to start traveling the country…we may just get to Alabama one of these days!

Dec 16, 2019 · Cellulitis and Sepsis just released from the hospital in Skin Health

@mamacita What state are you in with the tornadoes? Hoping they are long gone for you by now. As if we don't have enough with our health to worry about, right? Hoping your cellulitis and clears up soon.