This is my first post. I have been comming to this site since diagonosis. It has been such a great support.
I am starting TC chemo this week (Thursday) and I am very frightened.
Not sure how I will get through, especially worried about nausea/ vomiting and irritation to the bladder.
I have had severe UTI's and suffer with Urethral Syndrone (which has been playing up since the beginning).
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Hi all. This is my first entry on this faulous site.
I was first diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer in Sept 2001. A successful lumpectomy followed.
I was diagnosed again (DCIS, same breast, same scare opened) in Sept 2004 with 30 sessions of radiation. I have been clear ever since...that is until Tues. I went for my yearly Mammo and ultrasound. There was a 'suspicious" area. l had 3 core biopsies taken. Bottom line, IDC this time...same breast...different spot...Sept again! I can see a pattern here that I don't like :-)
Hi, This is my first venture in the world of blogging. I was first diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago. i was 38 years old. I had a lumpectomy to my right breast followed by radio therapy. I declined chemo as it was early detection and all the lymph nodes removed were clear. Following a recent routine mamnmogram a suspicious area was found in the left breast and on 4/9/14 after a FNB & a core biopsy was done I was told another cancer has started - same area, different side.
Had my first Taxotere on Friday after 3 lots of FEC. Feel like I've been hit by a truck. Side effects much worse than what I experienced with FEC. Anyone else in similar situation? How long did the effects last for? Did anyone change over to weekly doses?
Feeling a bit 'knocked for six' as had the impression this wasn't as bad as FEC.
I had a mastectomy for primary breast cancer, (Grade 3Her2pos,node neg), then treatment with 6 rounds of Docetaxel and a year of trastuzumab.
My oncologist told me that I have 3wkly regular blood tests while on Docetaxel, and 3monthly regular gated heart tests while on trastuzumab,
But once my year of treatment is over, I will get only an annual mammagram and ultrasound of my remaining breast. No other monitoring tests, unless/until I have symptoms that do not go away that my GP refers me for tests or scans for, eg severe coughs, breathlessness, pain, etc.
HI, i am looking for other ladies that may have used Dr David Chin, using cell reconstruction. He is in Caboolture private hospital. I am considering this type of reconstruction . If any one would give me a chat i would appreciate some help on this...
I have just received my script for Tamoxifen and filled it but am after some advice before I commence.
I had a lumpectomy 2 and a half months ago and last week completed 5 weeks of radiation.
I am still getting a lot of nerve pain and feeling quite fatigued from the radiation and have been advised that it could last for a few weeks yet.
Should I wait until I'm feeling a bit less tired before commencing my medication and can you start on Tamoxifen gradually? I'm worried about the side effects and really just can't deal with them at the moment.