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    DorothyV asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Atrophic vaginitis

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      petieagnor

      Hi Carm,
      I had 2 drs who couldn't agree re: my treatment for this. I ended up doing nothing & eventually it got better. I've since changed PCP & this issue hasn't arisen with my MBC. I still have UTIs, but it's those pesty kidney stones.

      over 1 year ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Petieagnor, if you have kidney stones and UTI's, I hope you've gone to a urology or nephrology specialist to be evaluated. Large medical centers also have specialists certified in both gynecology and urology, which would be good for all of us to see for the vaginal problem. Best wishes.

      over 1 year ago
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      sierra1

      After breast cancer treatment and atrophic vaginitis my gynecologist prescribed Vagifen, assuring me that the small amount of estrogen in it would not be enough to promote cancer. It was effective.
      After about a year of using it I had the Mona Lisa treatment which freed me from prescriptions and applications of Vagifem. After three years, with two yearly followups of Mona Lisa treatmentI have been very pleased. It solved the urinary urgency and frequency as well as relieving vaginal pain and discharge.

      over 1 year ago
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    Plastic Surgeon

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      Bmayrichards

      @mofields, curious as to why you see your surgeon every six months? I know others do too. I saw mine for a followup visit after surgery and that's it. The office isn't even calling to ask me to come in. I'm 4 years out now

      almost 2 years ago
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      Sheryl88

      My PS said I would need an MRI at 3 years to make sure the implants are ok.

      almost 2 years ago
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      petieagnor

      @ mofields & Bmayrichards, I saw my surgeon every year. She ordered an MRI as my BC was Stage III. She removed my port after 2 yrs & replaced a new one 10 yrs later. She also followed-up on my emergency Gall Bladder removal. I know I can call her for a consult if something arises. I did not like my oncologist even though he came highly recommended. Sometimes you just have to go with who makes you feel the most comfortable. For my MBC I have a different oncologist that the family likes, too.

      almost 2 years ago
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    DorothyV asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Dental problems

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      Marinace

      My Breast Cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes. My radiation went from my ear to mid torso, including under arm, and sternum to spine on right side.

      almost 3 years ago
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      PinkPeony

      My gut reaction is that you need more calcium. Talk with your doc, and if you haven't already done this, ask for a bone density test. I am now getting Xgeva shots monthly, and take calcium with D3 twice a day. When I forget to take the supplemental calcium, my teeth start powdering off and chipping. Best wishes, and hope this helps. :)

      almost 3 years ago
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      mofields

      I have breast cancer (3 years out), no chemo, but did 33 rounds of radiation. I am also on Anastrozole (generic Arimidex) but have not have the dental problems. Are you being checked for bone density? I've had 2 bone density tests since starting my AI, and was recommended to also take a Calcium/vitaminD pill to help combat the loss of the estrogen (which the AI is supposed to suppress) which is a bone strengthener. I would speak with your oncologist about this.

      almost 3 years ago
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