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    Flu Shot

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      TerrieA

      I got my flu shot last year right before I started my treatments. I have already gotten mine this year. My onc said I should get the shingles vaccine too.

      about 4 years ago
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      KatieMarie

      Thanks for all your answers. August 16 was my Cancer Free birthday and have always been a little weirded out about the Flu vaccine. My Oncologist did have me take one last year before treatments and the pneumonia shot. I work in a hospital and it's free for employees, if you don't take one you have to wear a mask until flu season is over. So I've been wondering, right now my Onc has me on prescription vitamin D so it sounds like I should since I'm a bit deficient.

      about 4 years ago
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      ld_105

      I am taking AI and asked if it is OK to have a flu shot. MY oncologist said it is no problem.

      about 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Birthday): August 16, 2013 was my first mamo since I was treated. I am cancer free!!!

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    Tamoxifen now or when scheduled?

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      Nancebeth

      I started Tamoxifen one month after I finished chemo. I did not have rads. I had a bilat in Feb, finished chemo in Aug and started Tamoxifen in Sept. I went off Tamoxifen in Nov because I couldnt handle the side effects. I was told it is best to start the Tamoxifen sonner rather than later but waiting a month shouldn't be a problem, especially if that is when your onc scheduled you to start.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Diana60

      I had my DCIS surgery on November 12 with internal radiation at the time of surgery and started Tamoxifen just 2 weeks later. I haven't had any problems.

      almost 5 years ago
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      KatieMarie

      Thanks everyone I feel a better with all the feedback

      almost 5 years ago
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