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    Samantha1964 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Brittle Bones

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      geekling

      No I have not.

      I can, however, suggest simple fixes to you to rebuild your bone health.

      1. Drink herbal teas which are rich in silica such as oatstraw & horsetail. Think of calcium as the rigid structure (your skeleton) and of silica as the flex in that structure.

      2. Eat for magnesium. Look up foods which are high in it and which you like. Your choices are myriad.

      3. Molybendum. Buy a bottle or eat celery & dark greens. It is a trace mineral which, like silica and magnesium, too many people have a deficiency.

      4. If you are taking D3, also take COQ10 or ubiquinol to protect your heart.

      Best wishes for a speedy healing and fun filled year end holidays.

      almost 6 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Tamoxifen can do that. Estrogen keeps your bones strong and Tamoxifen decrease estrogen. I'm pretty sure but not positive...of that.

      almost 6 years ago
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      Samantha1964

      Geekling, I already started drinking the horsetail tea; had to order oatstraw on-line because no store in my area has it. I will also take your suggestions on the other items you listed. Thank you very much for your information!!

      barryboomer, I think you are correct, take a pill to fix one thing....then it messes up something else. Just glad I'm off Tamoxifen. Will start my new prescription when I get my leg healed.

      Thanks again for your time, it is much appreciated. :-)

      almost 6 years ago
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    Loss (Lost loved one): My daddy passed away on January 7th, 2 days before my last chemo treatment. After my chemo was finish, the nurses wanted to give me a "celebration" with singing, blowing bubbles, etc..... but I couldn't celebrate cause I was crying because my dad couldn't be there.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I have had 17 treatments back to back (except the weekends) I have 11 more to go. No issues yet (but I did get a blood spot in my left eye which the doctor said has nothing to do with radiation) I must have sneezed to hard???

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I posted this after all of the chemo, which ended on Jan 9th, 2013. My biggest issue was being very tired a week after the treatment. I never got "throwing up" sick.

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    Samantha1964 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Is radiation right for me?

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      Ydnar2xer

      Oh, one more thing...remember the choice that Steve Jobs made? Hmmmm. I rest my case! Good luck!

      about 9 years ago
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      CountryGirl

      Knowing I did everything possible to live was more important than any timeline.

      about 9 years ago
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      Samantha1964

      Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I talked to my oncologist today, she assured me that the radiation was necessary since I had stage 3 cancer. (Althought it has been removed) She also explaind that yes the radition kills tissue, but our body will make new tissue (I was thinking it wouldn't so that helped me a little)
      My concern doesn't have anything to do with the inconvenience of the 35 treatments or any kind of timeline and I haven't even considered the cost...... My concern is WILL RADIATION cause cancer??? I realize I won't get a "warranty or guarantee" when all of this is over. But I don't want to do ANYTHING to my body if I KNOW that it will cause cancer.
      Oh how I wish God would answer this post.....But thank you again for your wisdom & advice.

      about 9 years ago