I have recently heard of girls using dark (black?) nail polish for chemo. Could someone tell me what that does or prevent?
Also, if anyone has experience with the cooling cap, can you please tell me how long does one wear it before the actual chemo starts? I would like to know because I am hoping to get my timing right with the numbing cream
Thank you in advance, you ladies are always so helpful
Hugs to all xox
I have 2 more radation treatments to go and my skin is quite burnt and sore. I have blisters under the fold of my breast and underarm. The nurses are taking care of it after each radiation treatment but doesn't seem to be healing.
Can anyone recommend anything that was helpful to ease the stinging? The nurses have advised to keep the area moist with solugel or aloe vera and bandage. It's very uncomfortable and I hate applying the sorbolene cream as my breast is sensitive to touch and the cream is hard to apply without rubbing.
Hi, I post on the Breast Recon site and tonite looking further on the BCNA site have come across this group.
I live in Mordialloc and had no idea there was a bayside group, would love to join and meet other women going through this journey .
I see there is a meeting/ get together in August would it be ok if I could come to that ?
I had a medical oncology review and radiotherapy oncology review on Tuesday as I just finished radiation about 2 weeks ago. Next step is to be hormone therapy but because I have problems with my joints and nerves in my hands waiting awhile for those chemo side effects to die down. I have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis and carpal tunnel which doesn't help. so I have been sent for lots of X-rays/ultrasounds back for a review on 10th august with oncologist. I didn't think chemo would knock my bones around so much and they can't tell me if my knees will recover permanently.
We're excited to announce that we will be visiting Geelong later this month to present the BCNA free ‘Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer’ information forum and we want to invite women, partners, family and friends from around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula to join us for the day.
The forum will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis, and for the first time will include special breakaway sessions tailored specifically for early and secondary breast cancer.