I was diagnosed with metastatic BC almost 3years ago. I have received Intravenous doses of Zometa for about 2 & 1/2 years with very good results. Fortunately I have had no further spread of the disease & no organ involvement. I have now been advised by my oncologist that continued treatment by Zometa will greatly increase my risks of osteonecrosis of the jaw. I was wondering if I could hear from any others on the same drug, how long you've been on it and whether you have experienced any issues with it. Many thanks CathyS
Hi Ladies so I had my first round of AC chemo on Tuesday I am having a hard time with the Nausea. Was just wondering how others coped with it. I am taking the pills they gave me but am hoping that it gets better I do not think I could do this for 8 weeks. I can not eat ginger. So am at a loss does any one have any other ideas
Hello ladies, just wanted to let everyone know that the Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group now has a Facebook page!
Am well on way to planning my very first 'mini field', in partnership with local women's health service. It will be a low key event, held outside local council building, we are inviting staff from council as well as nearby commmunity services to attend. Am looking forward to marking October Breast Cancer Awareness month in the Blue Mountains.
On the 19th April 2012 my 19 year old daughter Rosie was given her result to BRCA1 positive.
Our world was shattered that day because we knew there would have to be some drastic decisions made by Rosie.
Rosie has inherited the gene from her fathers side of the family.
Hi just wondering of all the girls who have had either 3D nipple tatts alone or combined with nipple reconstruction, what do you think, Is it worth while and would you recommend it , also who performed it for you I am in victoria and not sure of the best person to see, I am a ways off dont have exchange for permanents for another 2 months, just trying to plan ahead and get things right in my mind cheers and thnaks in advance for all those that take the time to comment
I've just read over my old blog posts and am surprised on how far I've come. I've suvived the first 1/2 of my journey... thanks mainly to the support I've received from my fellow 'Pink Ladies'...
So today (well yesterday) was my last chemo.... 3 rounds of FEC followed by 9 weeks of Taxol... I have a 3 week break before starting 6 weeks of Radium.... It's amazing how easy it is to remember numbers and dates!! I found my lump 5 months ago... 1 April... and to put it midly was scared shxxless.
I'm feeling so frustrated at the moment! I have had some soreness and swelling of my breast and under my arm. I went to my GP who sent me for an ultrasound yesterday. Whilst having the ultrasound the technician called the doctor in to have a look, which made me nervous. She looked and said there is something there but I will have to look at your old pictures for comparison. When are you seeing your surgeon? I said 20th September. She said can you call and get in earlier? Oh no!!!! NOT AGAIN!!!
So this morning I went to see a naturapath on the Gold Coast. My initial reasons for this was that I just want to be healthy, and I hope to lose some weight. My biggest fear is that the cancer will appear somewhere else in my body.
As we talked she began speaking about how we can manifest things in our body, and how breast cancer is a sign of someone who cares too much about everyone else, and does not give enough love to herself. I burst into tears, this was me! But could I really create the cancer in my body?