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Sat, Apr 27 12:28pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I had to think of it another way. It was this or risk recurrence! Exercise, Restorative Yoga and mindfulness help. A friend has encouraged me to take Claritin. Hopefully that will help.

Fri, Apr 26 8:19pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I had a very small amount of Estrogen. After speaking with Intergrative Medicine Oncologist, I found out the food we eat is full of hormones. The doctors aren't just concerned with the hormones we make but also those we get from our food! My Doctor has asked me to go organic, hormone free dairy and grass fed meats.

Mon, Mar 25 4:41pm · Letrozole in Breast Cancer

I'm not sure. My Oncologist stated it may be how a particular AI is compounded, that causes the side effects. I've got to look at my Genetic Pharmacology Report to help me determine how to proceed.

Mon, Mar 25 2:22pm · Letrozole in Breast Cancer

I'm on Letrazole, also. If you're not having side effects, that's great. I started having side effects with in 24 hours of starting the meds, but I already had some joint issues! Acupuncture, Yoga, Mindfulness and Ibuprofen all work. I also found out I was Vitamin D3 deficient which also contributes to the pain. I am considering switching to another AI when this refill comes due.

Sat, Feb 9 6:24pm · Radiation therapy side effects after bc in Breast Cancer

@marannolson, I'm sorry you weren't able to do it! It was a wonderful experience. The healing process is a bit longer. I was nervous about the side effects of the normal Radiation therapy. I'm Asthmatic and Diabetic. When this came to my attention, I was quite relieved. The only discomfort was when the tube was switched for Radiation treatment and when it was removed. Changing the dressing was a bit uncomfortable, also! My Medical Team is AWESOME! They prepared me completely. The compassion and care has been excellent! I Love Mayo Clinic!

Thu, Feb 7 9:46am · Help finding a positive attitude in Breast Cancer

@trixie1313 My Faith has helped to sustain me since my diagnosis. I am so Thankful to have a Pastor who also supports Mental Health Counseling. I have been in counseling through Mayo. I just had a wonderful Mindfulness Consultation this morning. The Breast Clinic at Mayo scheduled i.

Wed, Feb 6 11:45am · Radiation therapy side effects after bc in Breast Cancer

My Radiation Oncologist stated the nausea my have been pain related and to be sure to take my pain and nausea meds, prescribed after surgery, as directed.

Wed, Feb 6 11:42am · Radiation therapy side effects after bc in Breast Cancer

Hi. I experienced nausea once during my treatment. My Radiation treatment was different. I had Brachytherapy or Mammosite Radiation treatment. My Radiation was directly to the area of the lumpectomy via catheter and balloon.