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    It is starting to get warmer here and I am wondering if chemo side effects are different during the summer than during the winter?

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      BoiseB

      I think different chemo cocktails have different reactions to weather. I have never felt warm since chemo. I had chemo in the late spring and all through the summer. Went to treatment in sweaters. However it was not a particularly warm summer that year. For me I feel little difference between 50% and 90% ever since chemo 7 even years ago. It is quite the opposite with some of my friends with different cancers particularly those with lung cancer.

      2 months ago
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      geekling

      Stay out of direct sunlight between 10am and 3 pm.
      Wear a hat and silk or cotton clothing.

      Best wishes.

      2 months ago
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      lisahal

      I was all covered and did not think about the area that was exposed when I bent over gardening. That area became a brownish orange color and lasted for four months. It was quite ugly and was a reaction from the chemo and direct sunlight. Hugs Lisa

      2 months ago
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    PattyMarie asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Did any of you have cancer as a child? If so, is your cancer that you have now suspected to be from the treatment you had then?

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      cards7up

      I think once you have cancer no matter what age or what type of cancer, you're always more susceptible than someone who hasn't had cancer. What did you have as a child and the treatment that you think this way? I know fellow lung cancer patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer after being treated for lung cancer and we're not talking years here. We all have cancer cells in our body and we don't know what it is that wakes them up.
      Take care, Judy

      2 months ago
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      My first oncologist from 28 years ago told me that due to the type of treatment that I had back then, that I was more susceptible to leukemia later in life. That's just a "bonus" prize for surviving two rounds of Hodgkin's lymphoma years ago.

      2 months ago
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      Molly72

      I had Melanoma when I was about 22, not a child, but they insisted it was due to spending long hours in the sun as a teenager. I was a lifeguard. Strange, as my skin rarely burns, and I am a brunette.
      Then, when I was 69, I came down with Angiosarcoma, a GIST, Thyroid cancer, and several other pre-cancers that all required major surgery. This was all within 2-3 years of each other.
      Now I am keeping my dermatologist financially stable with a constant battle with skin cancers.

      So yes, I think that cancer when you are younger, possibly pre-disposes you for more problems in the future, and not only cancer, but other medical issues as well.

      2 months ago
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    Have any of you used or had a "Henna Crown" put on when you lost your hair?

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      GregP_WN

      There was a few people talking about those on the site a month or two ago, I don't remember who they were. They are a neat looking option for those who've lost their hair.

      6 months ago
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      I think it's beautiful, but not my style.

      6 months ago