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Wed, Jun 24 9:25am · Breast enlarged in Breast Cancer

I have too struggled with increasing breast sizes. I have gone up 3 sizes in the last 3 years and gained weight along with it. I have reduced my portion sizes and eating less red meat. Consequently, I have decreased my cholesterol by more than 30 points ( very proud of that). I have discussed this with every post visit and still can’t seem to stop it. I can only think it is the hormone blockers that are doing it.

Mon, Mar 16 10:29pm · Stage 2 breast cancer: What treatments decisions did you have to make? in Breast Cancer

I was stage 2b. I had a lumpectomy, 6 nodes removed and 33 radiation treatments. I had some skin burn but nothing compared to the alternative consequences. 3 years out this month and doing well.

Mon, Feb 17 10:15am · Breast Radiation--Positions, Advantages/Disadvantages - Care To Share? in Breast Cancer

I had 33 treatments face down. It is to protect your heart etc from radiation. I did develop a stricture in my esophagus about 6 months later and was hard to swallow food. Not sure if this was from the radiation but guessing so. Had it stretched and omeprazole helped. Good luck and use your ointment post treatments.

Sep 9, 2019 · Looking for your experiences with Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer in Breast Cancer

Brachytherapy was my plan 2 1/2 yrs ago and I had the catheter inserted in surgery. After surgery it was determined my lump was too big and I did not meet the guidelines. It was removed 2 weeks later. Make sure your insurance will cover it prior to surgery.

Jun 27, 2019 · Anyone had sore feet after being on Arimidex? in Breast Cancer

Has anyone had sore feet after being on arimadex?

Mar 16, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I have been on arimidex for 2 years. My hair has thinned some. Mostly my feet and heels hurt. Wondering has anyone tried Good Feet ?

Feb 18, 2019 · Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? in Breast Cancer

I am out 2 years out after 2b lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. I had the aching for about a year and one half. Aching is gone now except for pain in my feet. Opted to stay on the arimadex. My Dr. put me on gabapentin for night time hot flashes. It has helped and I am sleeping better for the first time in 15 years. Still have them during the day but I can deal with that.

Feb 9, 2019 · Radiation therapy side effects after bc in Breast Cancer

How did you like that? I was going to have that treatment and my tumor was too big once removed. Therefore, I fell outside the qualifications and had to have the tube removed a week after surgery.