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    Fighting cancer back is hard, nothing fun or good about that part. But, when you look around your immediate life, at what you have, you will see that it could always be worse. And even in spite of having cancer, life can still be good. I try to remind myself of this every day.

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    JustGrateful asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I can already see that I am going to have a body covered with scars after this is all over.

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      MarcieB

      This is the first I have heard of mederma. I use coca butter - straight, if you can get it. You will smell like a Hershey bar, but that can be kind of fun (!) It works for me.

      about 1 month ago
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      I used target brand (up & up) scar cream on my double mastectomy scars. My oncologist says they healed nicely. I continued to keep them moisturized for a year by using deep moisturizing lotion. Best of luck.

      about 1 month ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      I have found that Mederma, BioOil and plain vitamin E oil all help--but you do have to massage the scars with them, not just apply them, because the massage helps to break down the scar tissue. Don't buy pricy bottles of Vit. E oil--drugstore-brand generic E capsules are just fine. XXX them with a pin and squeeze the oil out. (That was what my PT recommended after extensive surgery to repair a tibial plateau fracture sustained when a car hit me 24 yrs ago).

      As to Aquaphor, I applied it daily--right after each radiation session (in the changing room before getting dressed again), and at bedtime, sometimes with 100% pure aloe vera gel (Fruit of the Earth, sold at my cancer center's pharmacy) or calendula cream. But that was to soothe skin (and in my case, prevent pain & damage), not scarring.

      about 1 month ago
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