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    Other Care (Psychosocial): My depression was difficult to manage during the radiation treatment because I was always so tired, and the daily appointments for radiation treatment just kinda got to me. The staff at the cancer care center were great, it was just having to go there. One of them (an angel!) noticed I wasn't well emotionally and suggested that I talk to someone there at the center that same day... and I broke into tears. After my radiation treatment I talked to a counselor and then the radiologist referred me to a Psychologist. The Psychologist diagnosed me with Social Anxiety Disorder and upped my anti-depressants. The medications with regular counseling has helped me improve my mental health. I think I've been adapting to my mental health and the cancer treatment made me unable to adapt forcing me to finally treat it properly. Come to think of it, I suppose that's a positive impact from the overall cancer experience.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Depression medicine): I was switched to Effexor (an anti-depressant) in preparation for the Tamoxifen after radiation treatment. It seems research shows that effexor helps negate the side effects of Tamoxifen. I think Effexor actually works better for me than the Zoloft I was on before.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Tamoxifen for 10 years): I am experiences symptoms of menopause because of the medication, but overall, the impacts haven't been too bad.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Radiation was completed in May 2012. As I type this it's June 2013 and I'm still free and clear.

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    Radiation (External radiation )

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