I started radio therapy two weeks ago and have quickly learnt all about the Medicare threshold, as I’m having my treatment through a private company. As my treatment started in December 2011 and will carry over to January 2012. I will be out of pocket an extra $1157.00. I find this an injustice and appreciate there must be a line in the sand somewhere. However, it’s not as if you can stop and start this type of treatment when I wish. I feel there should be circumstances, such as radio therapy treatment where exceptions are considered.
Hi Ladies, I have completed 4 rounds of chemo (had the "AC" from "TAC" was allergic to the "T") and will be changing my chemo drugs next round for yet another 4 rounds. Can't remember the new drug, I'm blaming the chemo brain. Chemo effects have been very touch and I'm now spending days in hospital after each treatment.
Had my second round of chemo last week and the side effects increased and I got the terrible metallic taste side effect. My nausea medications could not keep up with the nausea and although I knew I had to drink fluids (especially water), it was just not possible. I was putting so many different foods in my mouth trying to minimise that horrible taste. Any suggestions on what fluids and food, or any tips to reduce the metallic taste.
Hi, I start my chemo on 14th June and was told by my oncologiest "you will loose your hair", there was no "maybe" about it. Went wig shopping today, with my fantastic supportive husband. The shop assistant said that the Cancer Council gives people who "qualify" a voucher (I'm away the have a wig library but want to buy my own wig/s). I've check out both the natiional and state (Qld) Cancer Council sites and can't find anything. Does anyone know about these vouchers?