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    happygirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    radaition

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      fiddler

      Follow up to my post yesterday.

      CT scan shows 3mm lung nodule and suggested a 3 month follow up "CT chest" to see if it's growing or whatever. No pneumonia, scarring, peripheral radiation fibrotic changes, small hiatal hernia. Onco doc not worried about it at this time.

      Good to do follow up on shortness of breath!

      about 3 years ago
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      MaryChristine

      I have a lung nodule that precedes radiation and is not changing. I know someone who had surgery for a lung nodule. I'd rather not have surgery unless absolutely necessary. Whew...done with hospitals God willing. Glad you are well Fiddler!!!! Congrats!!

      about 3 years ago
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      fiddler

      Thank you MaryChristine! They're watching it - probably nothing. "Radiation effect" maybe - scarring, etc.

      May we all be healthy and happy for many years to come!!!!

      about 3 years ago
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    happygirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Diet

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      fastdog

      Do you mean "Forks Over Knives?" There is a website, video, cookbook, who knows what else available, and it's very interesting information. I get e-mail updates from them, and have the video and cookbook. Sure makes sense to me.

      over 4 years ago
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      Brielle

      Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen is another great book written by two cancer survivors. There is a website and the book can also be found on Amazon. I have found some great recipes and the reading is very encouraging with good recommendations.

      over 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      @Brielle, Kicking cancer in the kitchen was written by one of our WhatNexters @Kehdallhhc she has a blog on her page here as well as a guest blogger for our blog at www.whatnext.com/blog you can scroll down through the older blog posts and find several of her posts.

      over 4 years ago
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    happygirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Radiation and upper back pain

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      GregP_WN

      Hi HappyGirl, I was radiated in the neck and lower jaw area, and some on the shoulders. My pain was in those areas towards the end. If your getting your treatment in the chest area, it would stand to reason that you could be having some pain in your back associated with the radiation. Of course I can't say what it is, but I always told my Dr. about anything that was new or unusual. They will tell you if it's something to be concerned about.

      Here is a link to our Beginner's Guide to Cancer with a specific guide to what to expect with radiation treatments. Take a look and see if there is anything in there to help you. http://bit.ly/10BQKCi

      over 4 years ago
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      Risa

      Hi Happygirl,
      I had some pain in my upper shoulder. It also seemed to itch. It quick within a weeks or so of radiation. Good Luck.

      over 4 years ago
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      oceanblue24

      I got back pain from the table I had to lie on & I think the way I had to place my arms & turn my head. It got worse as I went on & then it progressively got better after treatment. Hang in there!

      over 4 years ago
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    happygirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    arimidex

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      karen1956

      I endured AI's for 3 1/2 years...I am one of the few who struggle with side effects from many meds and had more than my share on the AI's,...but that said, I know people who didn't have side effects on the AI's...it varies so much from perso to person. YOu can try the Arimidex and see how it goes....and if you have side effects that are too hard to live with, then you can stop it....but you may not have side effects.....

      over 4 years ago
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      JennyMiller

      I wanted to be aggressive against this evil and elusive enemy so I had a bilateral mastectomy, had chemo & radiation and I am now on Arimidex. My Oncologist told me that the Arimidex was more crucial in my treatment plan than the chemo was. Apparently, it is a powerful weapon. I have been on it since July 2012 and I am doing fine. Sometimes, I would get a little bone ache/pain in the mornings before I would get out of bed -- but once I got up and moved around, it would subside immediately -- and it is less often as time passes. The choice has to be yours but I would suggest that you at least try it. I wish you the best.

      over 4 years ago
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      gwendolyn

      If I were you I would consider how you will feel if you don't take the recommended arimidex and do get a recurrence, especially one that is metastatic. Also, I'm wondering why you are considering not taking it without even trying it first. You don't know what/if side effects you will experience.

      over 4 years ago
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    happygirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Fibromyalgia with breast cancer