Treatment after chemo

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Posted by Huggy1969 on 22 Oct 2014, 10:22AM

Would like to know how soon after chemo the 'other' medications start? I'm now counting down to my last Taxotere treatment and to be honest I've only focused on getting through the chemo, not what happens next.

Do the medications start straight away?
I need to do heaps more research but from what I've read so far it seems that Tamoxifen is the drug of choice. And the side effects can be pretty shitty. I was looking forward to not feeling like total crap all the time but I now doubt I will ever have that again.

Anyway :/
Any info, tips etc would be much appreciated :)


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Posted by deb law in Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group, on 22 Oct 2014, 09:45AM

Hi everyone, i got breast cancer in 2010.was a huge shock but you just have to scrape ya jaw from off the floor and deal with it.i had a masectomy and reconstruction of my right breast, sentinel node biopsy, chemo and right breast is just as awesome as my left one only it has a party trick where i can flex the lattisimus dorsi muscle and make it wiggle.i also had my nipple has faded a bit but I'm not bothered.i got secondary breast cancer in 2013, even bigger shock cos i thought it was gone but oh well shit happens.i have secondaries in my lungs liver and bones.stil

My Last Chemo

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Posted by saphire on 21 Oct 2014, 08:07PM

New 'healthy eating' resource!

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Posted by Steph Fletcher in BCNA, on 21 Oct 2014, 12:47PM

Afternoon all,

As BCNA’s resident expert on all things Active & Well, I’m excited to let you know that our new Healthy eating and breast cancer booklet is available to download or to order online!

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Pink Glove Dance Winners!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 14 Oct 2014, 10:41AM

Hello all,

The Medline Pink Glove Dance Awards have come to an end and are thrilled to announce that Sydney Adventist Hospital won the competition and is generously donating their $10,000 prize to BCNA!

The SAN produced a video clip that tells the story of a patient’s cancer journey in a fun way involving hundreds of hospital staff from various departments. The video also featured members of the local community and students from the Wahroonga Adventist Primary School.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Posted by Maxine in BCNA, on 02 Oct 2014, 03:33PM

Hi everyone,

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge the significant impact breast cancer has on so many people right across Australia.  It is a time to recongnise the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their family, friends and all those around them. 

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 26 Sep 2014, 01:10PM

Hello everyone,

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here!

A number of regional and suburban newspapers are looking for local women to share their breast cancer story to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We have had requests for women from the following areas:


Male breast cancer photographic exhibition

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 18 Sep 2014, 12:11PM

Male breast cancer survivor Ron Gordon will bravely share his experience through a photographic exhibition designed to raise awareness that men get breast cancer too.

‘One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer’ will be on display at 101 Collins St, Melbourne from Monday 22 until Friday 26 September 2014. All proceeds from the exhibition will support BCNA.

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Upcoming group event

Next Get Together - Beverley, SA

Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group

We'll be lunching in the West on Wednesday 29th October at 12 noon at the Halfway Hotel, 668 Port Rd, Beverley 08 8445 2725.

Why not come along and put faces to names? It's a great chance to meet others who truly understand what BC is all about!

If you're interested in coming along, please RSVP to ABCFG to book a seat. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

When:Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where: Halfway Hotel, 668 Port Rd, Beverley, SA, 5009, Australia

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