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    JanetteJolly asked a questionBreast Cancer

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      gillmomof3

      I had radiation and now I take Tamoxifen. No real bad side effects just pay attention to your body and if there is anything different let your doctor know. The only problem that I have is I find it hard for me to fall asleep without medication and I'm not sure if it's because of the meds/radiation or just plain stress.

      over 8 years ago
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      I have finished my surgery, chemo and radiation. Now taking the meds .. Have minimal side effects..hot flashes and one joint pain.

      over 8 years ago
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      Hello JanetteJolly-

      Congrats on your progress so far! While your immediate priority is getting through your treatments, start looking into an anticancer lifestyle: supportive nutrition, exercise, rest, stress management, etc. These make a huge difference in quality of life post-treatment, and help reduce the risks of recurrence. That way you're not just waiting around between followup tests wondering whether everything's OK. Instead, you're putting yourself back in charge and doing everything you can to make sure those tests come out OK!

      A great basic book is Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber. You can also look into local survivorship programs, seek the services of a cancer survivorship coach or visit a holistic physician specializing in the needs of cancer survivors.

      Best of luck, and seeing you returning to radiant health!

      Dr. Shani Fox

      over 8 years ago
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