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    summerg asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How long does it take to get the chemo out of your system

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      Loafer

      I just finished my final treatment on Friday 4x T&C. I asked my onc the same question and he said side effects for up to 3 months. Good luck to you!

      almost 5 years ago
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      HeidiJo

      It took about 20 months before I felt nearly 100% my self again. Now I know what they meant when they say you have to find a new normal. I still tire easily, and I had to work hard to get my muscle tone back. They don't really tell you what a long road back from chemo it is. You just have to be patient. (I wasn't very good at that)

      almost 5 years ago
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      Nomadicme

      1yr 4 months later I still feel not myself, but maybe this is the new normal? I've started to work out more ( weight lifting, lots of walking ) and I think that is helping. Exercise fixes many ills.

      almost 5 years ago
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    My last chemo tx. was in June, I have just recently started to leave the house without a wig or cap on. Only because I have been working out and it is hard to wear a wig and sweat. My hair is still very short and coming back curly and dark, completly different. My kids have given me the thumbs up to go in public without the wig so I guess its ok. Losing the hair has had to be one of the hardest issues to deal with. Have accumulated about 5-6 wigs and numerous hats and turbins. Not sure why but I feel it necessary to look as normal as possible when leaving the house, maybe for my kids. Thank God for make-up and wigs.

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    summerg asked a questionBreast Cancer

    exactly how long does one take the drug Herceptin for Her2 pos.

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      gwendolyn

      My current plan is the same as Judy's: Every 3 weeks for one full year.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Lindy

      The standard is one year. There is debate as to whether one or two years is best for disease free progression. From what I have read, one year is considered as effective as two. Stay tuned :-)

      almost 5 years ago
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      i also took my treatment every 3 weeks for one year. the infusion took about 30 minutes after i was finished with chemo. Best wishes to you!

      almost 5 years ago