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1 day ago · Do you get routine scans for breast cancer followup? in Breast Cancer

I don’t know about the cardiologist, it was going to be my first ever visit. I also don’t think that I can afford the cardiologist or the CT scan after seeing my EOB for the tests that prompted these appointments. I just paid off my hospital bill from treatments in 2018!
So now I wait for Covid-19 to fade-away and then reassess.

2 days ago · Do you get routine scans for breast cancer followup? in Breast Cancer

Cathyhand I have worried about this too. My cancer center is nationally recognized so I trust them to a point. I was told no tests or scans without specific symptoms. I asked my PC doctor this question; how do they know if something is not right if they don’t check for it. I’m specifically concerned about possible lung or heart damage from left breast radiation. She did an EKG and a chest X-ray.
Results show that I have a small amount of fluid in my left lung and a small “blip” on the EKG. My insurance denied a chest ct that the PC ordered. I cancelled the cardiologist appointment over the covivid-19 concerns. At this point I’m not sure if I will be able to make my next oncologist appointment in late May.

Tue, Feb 25 6:10pm · Breast Radiation--Positions, Advantages/Disadvantages - Care To Share? in Breast Cancer

Dee@danielad, I did my 15 radiation treatments in December 2018 and early January 2019. I did have a day or two of very mild nausea. Last week my primary care doctor told me that a recent chest x-ray shows that I have some fluid in my lung and a tiny blip on the EKG. Both are probably from radiation to my left breast. I’m waiting on an appointment with a cardiologist. This all may be nothing or to could be more trouble. And to think that I had thought that I had gotten through breast cancer treatments Scott free! 🥴
Best of luck to you in your treatments.

Sun, Feb 23 7:28am · Breast Radiation--Positions, Advantages/Disadvantages - Care To Share? in Breast Cancer

My 15 radiation treatments were done with me on my back and arms above my head. I was getting specifically target to the tumor site which was at the 5:00 position on my left breast.

Sun, Jan 19 3:20pm · Zoledronic Acid: I need feed back for this drug please in Breast Cancer

What is this drug and what do you take it for? I have never heard of it before.

Nov 15, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@elizm, after what I have read online today, I am inclined to take my chances with a fracture.

Nov 15, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Is this Prolia a rest of your life type medicine or is that specific to your personal treatment? Glad to hear that you only felt achy for one day.

Nov 15, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Thanks for your reply @roach, Laurie. I'm not sure about this Porlia injection. The printout I was given about its side effects is concerning. Ten different side effects serious enough to report to the doctor ASAP! Also needing clearance from my dentist too! It is a bit scary.