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    Side Effects (See detail box): Burning of underside of breast in the 5th week or radiation. Pneumonia from the chemo.... hot flashes from the Tamoxifen.

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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): 5-FU, Methotextrate, cytoxin, every 3 weeks for 3 months, then radiation, them 3 1/2 years of tamoxifen, ovaries out, then 4 years of femara.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): However, I did have the axillary node dissection at the same time, and have mild lymphedema from it.

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    Side Effects (see box with Perspective, there have been many): Nausea, Chemo Brain, Fatigue, Low White Blood count, Pnuemoma, Bone aches, weight loss (2009), weight gain in (1999), Mild Lymphedema from 1999 axillary node dissection, vaginal dryness (still), hair loss, heart damage, constipation, and a unique thing that the oncologist said didn't exist, but I did find a number of women that experienced it. It was a body odor, that only I could smell, I had to have my sheets washed everyday, pillow cases, etc.. everyone said they couldn't smell it, it was a disgusting odor, and would begin about 15 minutes after they started the adriamyacin infusion.... but lasted the whole 8-9 weeks I was on it...