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    AlexisJ asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Spousal issues

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      alivenwell

      I sense a LOT of stress. Try meditation, deep breathing, a pet, soothing music or exercise within your limitations. There is a huge connection between stress and disease.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      AlexisJ, don't delay going to a Counselor for yourself. You have to take care of yourself right now in cancer treatment, even if you have to tune out on your problems with your husband. Please call for a counseling appointment tomorrow if you haven't already.

      You are important, and you need to focus on getting yourself well. Don't depend on your husband. Get other help, and let us know what's going on. Best wishes.

      26 days ago
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      BarbarainBham

      If you go to a counselor, they can also help you find financial help. When you are sick, there are financial sources available to help, especially if you are single.

      26 days ago
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    Radiation rash

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      BarbarainBham

      Barryboomer, during radiation treatments I was checked every Monday by my Radiation Oncologist, and staff was available every day if I had a problem.

      8 months ago
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      Teachergirl

      I used a great cream I ordered on line called My Girls. It was made by a radiologist for breast radiation. You can use it as often as needed, no odor, non staining and not greasy. Best wishes

      8 months ago
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      petieagnor

      It's been since '06 so not sure if this is used any longer. Check with the radiation Dr. Mine prescribed something like silver oxide. I had severe burns, wore my husband's old t-shirts that were soft, no rash or bumps. I was raw meat. I had for 10 yrs. the redness that has SLOWLY faded. Good luck. I agree with JudyW, a badge of honor.

      7 months ago
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    AlexisJ asked a questionBreast Cancer

    hormone suppressors

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      ld_105

      I have taken Femara and Arimidex for almost 5 years. No one suggested additional surgeries. I would get a second opinion.

      8 months ago
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      Jill2015

      I had the bilateral oophorectomy and it was suggested by my oncologist. There seemed to be too many side effects with the medication and less with ovary removal for me. My gynecologist oncologist suggested a hysterectomy, but my research made me believe it was better just to have ovaries out to avoid further complications.

      8 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      The hot flashes are bad after removal of ovaries or with hormone blockers, so you should probably choose what's better for you medically. You could try hormone blockers first and if you didn't like them, opt for the surgery.

      Ask your doctor which he would recommend to his family member.

      8 months ago
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