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Fri, Feb 7 10:01pm · What is effective in treating joint pain from AI treatment? in Breast Cancer

one of the things that has helped me is Duloxetine — prescribed by the pain management specialist. The other thing that has helped is Voltaren gel. Let me know if you find anything else. I am certainly open to more ideas!

Thu, Jan 23 2:30pm · How long can one live with bone metastasis? in Breast Cancer

one question to ask: "Are the metastases the same type of cancer that my breast cancer was/is?" My U of M oncologist ordered a bone biopsy to determine if the metastases were the same variety. The biopsy came back yes, so my body hasn't created a new "variety" for me to deal with. Also make sure you keep a list of where it hurts – my other oncologist said that bone metastases often don't occur in the joint areas (regardless of how much hip pain I have) and that they don't occur far away from your trunk… like not fingers and toes. Best of luck — I certainly can identify with your fears.Also ask if OT or PT can help with pain.

Aug 22, 2019 · Anastrozole - headaches, disequilibrium, and groin pain in Breast Cancer

I have developed disequilibrium in the last month or so. I have been on anastrazole for 16 months and Ibrance for 13 months. The balance and dizziness issues are new — which make playing golf and doing yoga a real challenge. Any suggestions on managing this would be helpful.

Jul 21, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

over the counter meds. We get it at Walgreens… I also use Clinique's lip cream; it is expensive but the only thing that I have found that works.

Jul 21, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I had horrible hand pain… and it got so bad it hurt to put my hands in my pockets. The doctor prescribed Diclofenac Sodium cream (commercial name Volataren) and it has helped a bunch. I also had shots in the palms of both hands and those made an amazing difference. Anything to help with quality of life.

Jul 5, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

not in the least! Sounds like a reasonable response to me…

Jul 2, 2019 · Ca 27.29 consistently high...in the 40’s in Breast Cancer

I keep a chart where I track the monthly results. I like to see the changes. I also have the CA15.3 done and it looks like a roller coaster most of the time. The oncologist laughs at my excel chart but I want to know what the numbers are doing. Are you able to see all of your results without consulting the doctor?

Jun 15, 2019 · Zometa infusions in Breast Cancer

and mine only took about 20 minutes — way faster than the chemo.